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Ford Model Y - Page number 3.

1. Two-door saloon.

To open this third page of Model Y photographs (following on from the second page), I'm featuring a car that belonged to Pete Jink's father during WW2 (thanks for emailing the pictures over). The first is a side view of the 8hp Ford, a two-door example of what was known as the "Tudor". Pete adds:
"My dad, Neville Jinks, was born in 1923, so the war had definitely already begun before he had his first car. Initially he had a motorcycle, but sold that New Imperial to buy his first car. It was a buyer's market, as with lots of people being called up for National Service they usually preferred some cash in their pockets rather than leaving a car sat around, away from wherever they were serving in the armed forces. After a lengthy stint in the Home Guard, he similarly sold his car when he was called up in 1942. When the war ended, he was de-mob'ed within about four months and I'd imagine bought another car fairly soon after returning home. He was always very proud of having at one time been the only person in his street to own a car!"
(Please click the thumbnail to view the full-size image.)
Side view of a Model Y Tudor
The car bears evidence of use during the war. Black-out restrictions were closely enforced during WW2, which is why the Ford has been fitted with headlamp masks, that diverted a slit of light down onto the road ahead of the car during hours of darkness. Driving once it had gone dark, with no street lighting and just the merest hint of forward illumination, must have concentrated the mind, especially in the rain, or fog. Evidence of white paint, applied to the edges of the running boards and wings, can also be seen. This helped road users spot other cars at night.
The second of Pete's photos shows his father sat in the Ford's passenger seat.
The owner sat in his car

2. A Birmingham-registered Model Y.

Thanks to Steve next for this family photo he emailed over. Once again it's an example of the two-door "long rad" Model Y, registration CVP 782 - a Birmingham series introduced during 1937. The earliest cars had a shorter grille, which didn't require a dip in the front bumper, the majority though were like this car - with the taller rad and the modified bumper.
When photographed, this old Ford was looking like a wash and polish was due. Perhaps it regularly had to traverse muddy lanes, which might explain the road grime, and also the fitment of Town & Country tyres to the rear wheels, for additional grip.
Production of the Model Y continued until September 1937, making this quite a late example of the type. Its replacement was the more modern-looking 7Y.
A dirty Model Y

3. Another time-worn Ford 8.

Again, a Ford 8 has been photographed looking more than a little time-worn. In this case it's a four-door example, to my eyes at least a very stylish low-cost buy for a motorist of the 1930s. Its registration is AJH 648, which according to this page in the registrations section of OCC, suggests that it lived in Hertfordshire, and was registered in 1935. Apart from the single spotlamp fitted to the nearside front bumper iron, it looks to be in standard condition.
Several fittings that would normally be chrome finish, appear to have been painted over (door handles, bonnet badge, headlamp surrounds for instance). This could be legacy of black-out restrictions during the war, or simply the result of a DIY re-paint at some point.
Ford Model Y 4 door

4. A Model Y, photographed in Ireland.

Thanks to Matt for this next contribution. The photo is a family shot that dates to 1936, the location being the family farm that was situated in Corrigeen, Castletown, Co. Laois in Ireland. Matt's Grandfather, Mr Matthew Keenan, is stood to the right, while the gent with the hat is neighbour Mr John Lyons. Both are pictured with their families in this rural Irish scene. While the car is partially obscured, there's enough in view to confirm that the car is a four-door example of Ford's Model Y 8hp saloon.
Side view of a Ford 8 Model Y saloon in Ireland

5. A 1934 four-door Model Y.

Steve ok'd the following old family photo to be shared on this, the third page of original Ford Model Y photos on Old Classic Car. Thanks Steve. Clearly it's a four-door example of Ford's pre-war 8hp car, and is registerd LJ 9974. This Bournemouth registration series was first used in July 1929, and ran until May 1934, which dates the Ford to early/mid 1934 also.
A 1934 Model Y
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