Lot 421 - 1953 Ford Prefect E493A
|Odometer reading||52,750 miles|
The Ford Prefect is a more up-market version of its direct siblings, the Popular and Anglia. It was introduced in October 1938 and remained in production until 1961 (with a brief respite during the War). The car progressed in 1953 from its original sit-up-and-beg style to a more modern three-box structure. The E93A Prefect appeared a year or so before the outbreak of WW2, the vast majority of which, were standard four- door saloons. The E493A built between 1948 and 1953 was again an evolution of the outgoing car. Once more, it was propelled by the familiar 10hp side valve engine displacing 1,172cc as before although now the front end had been updated to freshen up the design once again. Headlamps were blended in to the front wings and a new vertically-slatted chrome grille was fitted bringing the styling into line with that seen on the larger V8 Pilot.
This hugely original example, complete with three-speed gearbox and running on the correct six-volt electrical system with fully functioning trafficators has been used regularly at vintage rallies. It runs well, the body is described by the vendor as presenting in very good condition with the interior as 'fair'. Interestingly, it comes with a large collection of instruction books and manuals as well as its original record of license, numerous receipts from Ford of Norfolk and a UK V5C registration certificate.
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