Lot 111 - 1959 Ford Popular

Lot 111 - 1959 Ford Popular

Lot 111 - 1959 Ford Popular

Lot Number 111
Registration WLF 286
Chassis Number C943631
Engine Number C943631
Odometer reading 29,174 miles
Result Sold - £2,490

Rather than ditch the pre-war designed cars altogether, the brains at Ford decided that they still needed a cut-price new car offering to undercut the boxy 100E. It was a simple set-up, much of the chrome disappeared, the dashboard, as a Bakelite unit, also went and it became, as a result of its now much reduced price, highly desirable. Today, the Ford 103E, as with all the small side-valve Fords, continues to be a sound choice for classic car ownership, spares are still readily available from various marque specialists and its reliability is legend. There is a new collector though for these little Fords; enthusiasts have noticed that if you shoehorn a V8 under the bonnet, it becomes a handy contender at Santa Pod!

This charming example has only had two owners from new. The original owner was the custodian of this Ford from its original registration date of 26th March 1959 until 2018. Supplied with the car is the original sales invoice from Phillips Motors of London NW 1. The price at the time was £465-19-5d this included an eye-watering amount of £148-17s worth of purchase tax! Presenting in sound condition, this Ford ‘Pop’ benefits from having had an engine rebuild and a new clutch. New suspension bushes have been fitted, all the lights work as they should and we are advised she drives well. This Ford Popular is a great entry level into classic car motoring and is supplied with the original logbook and a collection of previous MoT’s, together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 27th October 2023.

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.

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