Details of the Vehicles Covered by the FSOC

This page lists each of the Ford vehicles covered by the Club and includes passenger saloons, commercial vehicles, specials and specialist applications. Naturally all of the subjects (particularly those last two categories) can't be covered in full, but hopefully a suitable 'taster' has been provided.

If you hover over the thumbnail image, a larger version is displayed and clicking on the expanded picture will open a PDF containing much more detail about the specific vehicle. The list is quite long, so pleased be prepared to scan quite a way down the page!

Unfortunately we don't as yet have any further details of the 7W, 300E, E494C, Specials and Special Applications - but watch this space!

Pre-war cars

Model Y (1932-1937) First true Ford for Europe and went on to become Britains's first £100 car. Two- and four-door saloons available, as well as commercials and tourers.

Model C & CX (1934-1937) 10 hp Ford saloon available in both saloon and tourer forms. The first outing for the 1172cc Ford side-valve engine.

7Y Saloon (1937-1939) Essentially a slightly updated version of the Model Y and naturally powered by the same 8hp side-valve engine.

7W Saloon (1937-1938) Similar to the 7Y but slightly larger and fitted with the 10hp side-valve from the C & CX. Notice the very distinctive three-slat grille. Not made in huge numbers and now very rare.

E93A Prefect (1939-1949) Derived from the 7W and with the same 10hp motor. Available in tourer, two- and four-door saloons as well as a drophead coupe. Production continued after the war with the E493A.

Post-war cars

E04A Anglia (1939-1948) The original Ford Anglia. Derived from the 7Y and went on to form the basis of the E494A and 103E Popular. Fitted with the 8hp engine.

E494A Anglia (1948-1953) Heavily based on its predecessor the E04A Anglia, the E494A had the same basic body shell with a sloping grille, not unlike the pre-war Ten. Not as rare as the E04A.

E493A Prefect (1948-1953) Naturally very similar to its pre-war predecessor the E93A, this model had headlamps in its frong wings, rather than on them. Mainly four-door although two-door and pick-ups available in other countries.

103E Popular (1953-1959) Probably the best-known side-valve Ford of the lot! The Popular was based on the E494A Anglia but presented in an even more basic form and, like its ancestor the Model Y, was for a time the cheapest car on sale.

100E-derived cars

100E Anglia (1953-1959) The 100E was Ford's first small car of unitary construction like its bigger sister the Consul. Literally years ahead of the 'Uprights', the 100E was also available in estate form known as either the Escort or Squire.

100E Prefect (1953-1959) The four-door version of the two-door Anglia 100E but mechanically identical. Like the Anglia, the Prefect also boasted hydraulic brakes rather than the mechanical set-up fitted to the Uprights.

100E Popular (1959-1962) Another very successful attempt by Ford to provide the buying public with one of the cheapest cars on the market. Like its namesake forbear, this 'Pop' was also a stripped-out Anglia and ran alongside the 105E Anglia.

107E OHV-engined Prefect (1959-1961) Stop-gap model intended to offer the car buyer a familiar-looking, four-door saloon but using the OHV engine and four-speed gearbox from the new, two-door, 105E Anglia. Now quite rare.

Commercial Vehicles

E494C Van (1948-1954) Basically an 8hp Anglia commercial available with several body styles or supplied as a bare chassis. It was replaced by the 100E-derived 300E Van.

E83W (1938-1957) One of Ford's most long-lived commercials and available in many body styles plus the usual bare chassis. Fitted with the 10hp engine, the E83W was eventually replaced by the OHV 400E in 1957.

300E Van (1955-1961) Basically a 100E Van, the 300E is the archetypal small delivery van beloved of builders, TV repairmen, the AA/RAC, and so on all through the '50s. The 300E was eventually replaced by the 105E-derived 307E van in 1961.

Non Model-specific Vehicles

Ford side-valve engined specials In the austere post-war era a lack of money and 'Export or Die' meant you built your own new car at home using a rusted out Ford and a plastic body. Bewildering number of shells available.

Ford side-valve engined specialist applications Being cheap, durable and easy to repair, the side-valve Ford engine was soon employed in all sorts of strange places: boats, planes, locomotives, tractors, rollers, even a mechanical elephant!