Lot 108 - 1958 Ford 100E
|Result||Sold - £2,016|
In 1959 the old Popular was replaced by a new version which was in production until 1962. Like the previous model it used a superseded Anglia bodyshell, this time that of the 100E, and it was powered by a strengthened 1172cc side valve engine producing 36 bhp. The brakes were now hydraulic with eight inch drums all round. The basic model stripped out many items from the old model but there was a large list of extras available; on the De Luxe version many of the extras were included as standard. In total 126,115 Popular 100Es were built. The Motor magazine tested a 100E in 1960 and found it to have a top speed of 69.9 mph, acceleration from 0–50 mph in 19.6 seconds and a fuel consumption of 33.2 miles per gallon, the test car cost £494 including taxes with a comment that it was the lowest-priced orthodox saloon on the British market. In 1960, the manufacturer's recommended retail price of £494 was equivalent to 26 weeks' worth of the average UK wage.
This Ford Popular 100E was first registered on 1 July 1958 and shows only three keepers since then. Described as being mechanically sound, this Fords most recent adventure was in the remake of the classic film the Ipcress File. Presented to auction with a V5C registration certificate and offered without reserve. This is a perfect, entry level, classic car which is suitable to be taken to any one of the numerous classic car events that occur all around the UK.
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