Lot 216 - 1936 Ford C Ten Saloon
|Sold - £1,232
The opening of Fords plant at Dagenham in 1932 saw the introduction of the first true British Ford, the model 'Y'; this was joined by the model 'C' Ten in 1935. The Model 'C' was much more streamlined with no running boards, a teardrop shaped rear and was wider than its predecessor. Because of its bulbous shape, it was commonly known as the 'Barrel Ford'. Boasting a larger side valve engine producing a 32bhp, 10bhp more than the Model 'Y', the Model 'C' had a plain radiator grille and horizontal louvres on the bonnet sides and was distinctive for the lack of chrome. Having been unveiled at the Ford Dealers' Convention at Blackpool on 17th September 1934, a total of 17,244 Model 'C' De Luxe saloon cars were manufactured during the 14 months of its production.
This four-door saloon Ford has, we are advised, been driven recently although we are also informed the brakes will need some attention. The interior appears to have been re-trimmed quite recently and, to be expected, the bodywork has periodically had work carried out on it, not unusual for an 81 year old vehicle. Finished in black with red interior and sitting on red wire wheels, this pre-war Ford was purchased by the vendor in 2016 and is only being sold due to a change in his personal circumstances. Supplied with a registration document, this Ford C Ten Saloon is offered for sale without reserve.
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