Lot 153 - 1965 Ford Anglia 105E Rally Car
|Odometer reading||64,960 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
- MSA Category 1 stage rallying logbook until 2026
- Fitted with a pre-crossflow 1560cc engine
When the Anglia 105E was introduced in September 1959, Ford switched to an overhead valve engine for its smallest family saloon. The 997cc four-cylinder unit proved to be a very reliable unit and lent itself to being tuned, hence the success in Formula 3 and Formula Junior. The suspension retained the McPherson strut at the front and live rear axle however the gearbox was uprated to a four-speed unit helping the Anglia to a top speed of 73mph. Styling of the 105E was interesting with an ‘open mouth’ grille and reverse sloping rear window. The Anglia was an outstanding success for Ford, selling more than a million units until production ended in 1967.
This Anglia is a rather special one, it is supplied with a category 1 MSA stage rally logbook, in date until 2026. The car has been a regular competitor in clubman rallying dating back as far as the 1991 Rally Britannia. Under the bonnet, you will find a pre-crossflow 1560cc engine with balanced bottom end and the vendor reports the cylinder head has seen some fettling too, but we don’t know the exact specification. An aluminium radiator with high-flow fan has also been fitted. Fuel is fed through a single Weber 45 carburettor and the engine also benefits from electronic ignition. All of this power is fed through a close-ratio ‘bullet box’ from a Lotus Elan. The car has also been fitted with disc brakes. Handling is improved by the addition of adjustable lever arm rear dampers, a new set of 6” Lotus style steel wheels with Yokohama tyres and a 4.9:1 limited-slip-differential. In the safety department, the car has a full Safety Devices roll cage, Sparco rally seats and a fire extinguisher system. This Anglia will be an excellent way into historic rallying, at a very modest price compared with many of the cars it would compete against.
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