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Ford 100E saloons.

Ford's sidevalve saloons of the 1950's continued to sell well, despite elements of its design dating to before WW2. The 103E Pop was the model with the strongest links to the earlier 8hp cars, but the three-box 100E saloon and 300E van ranges still featured, under their bonnet, an 1172cc sidevalve engine of similar design to the upright cars' pre-war engines, and a three-speed 'box. This page continues on from the first page of period Ford 100E photographs, and will grow as fresh images come to light.

1. Ford 100E Prefect.

Les sent these two photographs in. The first shows a four-door 100E Prefect that belonged to a gent by the name of Fred Page, a former driver for Jenner Construction. Firstly, a head-on shot of the 1950's Ford, displaying a fine brace of spotlamps (with covers), and a selection of motor club badges. The registration was 261 AXH, a series issued in London from May 1960 onwards.
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A front view of the Ford Prefect 100E

2. Ford 100E Anglia/Popular.

Initially we'd assumed that the same car appeared in both photos. However the Prefect was a four-door model only, and this 100E is clearly a two door car. The example in the second photo has Town & Country style tyres fitted to the rear wheels, and full-width trims fitted. Photograph #1 shows a Prefect with two Tex mirrors fitted to the front wings, whereas in this side view I can only make out a singular (circular) mirror fitted to the nearside wing of the Ford. Tiny rubber door bumpers have also been fitted to the trailing edges of the doors.
Side view of this classic Ford

3. Ford 100E Anglia.

Next in this set of 100E photos, a dark-coloured 100E Anglia parked at the roadside, with a gent leaning against the passenger side door. Several clues suggest that this could be quite an early example, dating to late 1953 (the model was introduced in October of that year) or early 1954. Early 100E Anglias were produced in "standard" no-frills spec only. Features such as the painted headlamp surrounds and bumpers, and lack of chrome or stainless trim to the screen rubber suggest a poverty-spec model. The cigar-shaped badge on the front wing is another identifier for the early cars. Just visible is the centre slim bonnet strip fitted to Anglias during the first few years of production, cars from 1957 onwards instead featuring a V shaped trim. Other than an extra lamp fitted to the offside, this Ford looks otherwise unaltered.
1953 Ford Anglia 100E

4. A Prefect in South Africa.

Four doors and extra chrome plating confirm that this classic Ford, photographed taking part in a club road rally in South Africa, is a 100E Prefect. Note the competitor's number plate attached to the front bumper of TP 788, and the lack of hubcaps. In the background is the 100E's great grandfather, in the upright form of an E493A Prefect, sporting an array of motor club badges.
Ford Prefect in S. Africa

5. Modified 100E Anglia.

The fifth 100E photo to go on this page also hails from South Africa, although this one features a modified 100E Anglia, photographed "at speed". Deviations from standard include the fitment of Prefect-type chrome headlamp surrounds, bumper over-riders, spot lamps, wheel rim embellishers, a sunvisor (painted white to match the car's roof), radio, and a rear window louvre. The Ford also has a small spotlamp attached to the windscreen pillar, handy for night-time navigation.
100E Anglia

6. Classic 100E Prefect.

Two photos now of a dark coloured 100E Prefect. The first shows a lady climbing out of the classic Ford, perhaps to admire its shining paintwork and glistening chrome. Prefects are slightly unusual for a four-door saloon, in that they don't feature a quarterlight (fixed or opening) in the rear doors, just a single pane of glass.
100E Prefect
The second photo shows a much younger lady behind the Prefect's steering wheel. Maybe she'd just taken her mother out for a spin in her new Ford, or perhaps was learning to drive in it, mastering the power put out by its 1172 sidevalve engine? Something vaguely in the shape of a nodding dog can just be seen, sat on the rear windowshelf.
100E Prefect, lady at the wheel

7. Four photos of a 100E Anglia.

The following four photos, two in colour, two in black and white, turned up a year or two back, and all feature the same 100E Anglia. The first is a nearside view of the classic '50s Ford, with two ladies stood alongside it. In three of the four photos, a small toy tiger can be seen - perhaps their lucky mascot? In photograph one, their furry friend is taking a rest on the Ford's roof.
Nearside view of the Anglia
The second of these pictures shows a gent plus lady stood in front of the car. The car's registration is partially obscured, it could be 244 DMV which would date the car to 1955. Tigger now resides on the Anglia's bonnet in this head-on view.
Front view of the Ford
Next, two colour photos of the car. While the b&w images were printed on Ilford paper, this third shot is printed on Kodak paper, and is dated October 1957. The car's offside is visible in this picture, as are two motoring badges (one of which is for the AA) attached to the front bumper. Aftermarket wing mirrors are fitted, otherwise it looks like a standard 100E. Just visible to the left is an example of earlier sidevalve Ford, possibly a 103E.
100E offside view
The last of this particular quartet sees the Ford parked in a different field, with the lady holding the stuffed toy. This Kodachrome photo was printed in February 1969, although the scene was probably captured on film somewhat earlier - possibly in 1957 as with the previous colour photograph, as the lady is wearing the same outfit. A sign, possibly marking the route of a car rally, is attached to a distant tree.
Nearside view of the Ford car

8. Another example of the Anglia version.

Hailing from the London area is this next Anglia, a largely original example bar for the fitment of a couple of non-standard bumper over-riders (ex-Austin Devon or Morris Minor perhaps?). The owner, pictured with his steed, has also chosen to hedge his bets by being a member of both the AA and RAC breakdown organisations, judging by the two badges affixed to the 100E's grille. Does anyone know what became of VGN 99?
Front view of an Anglia

9. Side view of an Anglia saloon.

Paul turned up this photograph of his grandfather and the Anglia saloon that he owned in the 1950s. The location of this side view is believed to either be Formby, or Ainsdale. Bar two aftermarket wing mirrors, the Ford looks to be in standard factory specification. The basic equipment levels found on the Anglia are evidenced by the fixed rear side windows, and plain rubber window surrounds, without the extra ornamentation that the more plushly-appointed (!) Prefect benefited from. Thanks for sending the photo over Paul.
Side view of an Anglia saloon

10. A 100E and its owner at rest.

Judging by the glare, it was a bright sunny day when this snapshot of a 100E Anglia was taken. A gent is shown sat alongside his trusty Ford, perhaps listening to tunes of the day, blaring forth from the one-speaker wireless that is fitted to his car - if the fully extended aerial on the passenger front wing is anything to go by.
Front view

11. Another early Anglia.

While the car was just incidental in the photographer's mind when this photo was taken in the 1950s, at least there's enough of it visible to confirm its identity. Neither the location of the scene, nor the children's names, are known sadly.
Two-door Anglia

12. A Prefect hire car.

Thanks to Val for this colour snapshot, of her father-in-law sat relaxing in front of a hired 100E Ford Prefect. The style of grille, and chrome headlamp surrounds, are the main giveaways that differentiate this car from more lowly-specified bedfellows such as the Anglia and Popular. The photo itself dates to 1963 or 1964, by which time the boxy 100E already had a few years of use beneath its crossply tyres (100E production ended in 1959). The WV registration series indicates that it was first registered for use in Wiltshire. Two rear view mirrors and a Lucas spotlamp have been fitted to this car.
Note the period portable radio, and the modestly-proportioned stripey deckchairs.
Front view of a 100E Prefect
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