Lot 255 - 1956 Ford E83W Pick-up
|Odometer reading||52,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,640|
The Ford E83W, also sold under the Fordson brand, was a 10cwt (half ton) light commercial vehicle, built at the United Kingdom's Dagenham plant between 1938 and 1957. They were powered by the 1172cc Ford side valve engine, with a commercial gearbox, and were equipped with a very low ratio differential, making them much slower than the saloons, but giving them far greater torque.
Anthony Hoists Ltd was a coachbuilder who specialized in modifying new commercial vehicles for the major motoring manufacturers, they built the steel back bodies for the E83W and others, with the Fords it was listed as a Builders Truck, rather than a pick-up it was certainly much beefier than the standard Ford offering which was made from wood. The E83W was aimed at the small haulage and support vehicle market. Vans were the most common, along with builders' flatbed pick-ups with wooden side and tail boards. The rarest by far is the steel back Side-Step pick-up, with less than 20 known to exist in the world.
Offered here is an extremely rare Ford E83W. Acquired by the current vendor in 1997, it has been extensively restored and has been dry stored ever since. In excellent condition the Pick-up looks superb with period correct sign written livery. The Ford has been used for shows and classic car rallies throughout the current tenure. Offered with various sundry invoices, old MoT test certificates and the current UK registration document. Coming to the open market for the first time in over two decades, this wonderful example is offered without reserve and will be huge amounts of fun for the new owner.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.