1952 Ford Anglia E494A

Well-sorted example in lovely order; featured on front cover of Michael Allen's 'From Ford Eight to 100E'; ready to go; mountains of history

In general terms, most foods have an E number and so it is with early post-war Fords. These come in an equally bewildering line up. Dagenham designed, first came the E93A Prefect, then the E04A Anglia, the E494A Anglia (as here), the E493A Prefect and the sit up and beg 103E Popular, a version of our car marketed at the same time as the new three box 100E and later 105E - got it????

Fortunately for the buyer of this lovely car, it comes with a (signed) copy of the definitive work - the 'Anglia, Prefect, Popular' by Michael Allen. Its new owner will be able to spot their car on the front cover!

Detailed records show that it was first registered in November 1952 and was supplied by The Luton Motor Company. They sold it to J Webdale and sons, their name showing in the buff logbook until 1964. Webdale and Sons were 'Hardware factors, Grocers and Sundriesmen'....

It moved to Norfolk with them and is later referenced as coming from a farm on the Sandringham Estate prior to a restoration in the mid-'80s when it is thought the rather fetching two-tone colour scheme was applied. An engine rebuild followed in 1997.

When built, the car would have had a 933cc Eight Horsepower engine, but by 2008 it was very tired and its then owner swapped it for a Ten, the car now running an 1,172cc motor. Bills show that this was rebored and reground and a correct reconditioned carb fitted. At about this time, much was also spent on new seals and overhaul parts according to the stack of invoices on file. The car in fact recieved a comprehensive restoration at this time.

The current owner acquired it in 2016 and fitted four new Waymaster tyres. He also added brake lights and indicators, spending much effort on making the car reliable. He reports that it goes really well and having driven it around onsite we agree.

There is also a handbook and garage lubrication chart.

This well sorted Anglia is ready for its next owner to enjoy, offering quirky motoring with reliability and enough performance to have some fun.

For more information - contact matthew.parkin@brightwells.com

Reg No: LBM764
Chassis Number: Y433813
Engine Number: RC1683261PC
Engine Size: 1172
Docs: V5C, Buff Log Book, 23 old MOT's, Hand Book, Books, Invoices.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £5,000-6,000

Lot 67

Lot ended

Wednesday 30/03/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£6,216
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