Ford Popular 103E

Overview
Produced: 1953-1959, 155340 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats

When Ford announced the 100E range in 1953 production of the old Anglia and Prefect ceased. However in an effort to offer a budget "entry" model, Ford dusted off the Anglia E494A tooling to produce the "new" 103E Popular, an old Anglia with a new name.

The 103E really was "no frills" motoring. The styling was pure 1930's, as was the old sidevalve four cylinder, although it was at least larger than before at 1172cc. There were few creature comforts in the Popular, it had a single wiper (vacuum powered!), no heater, vinyl trim and little chrome plated brightwork. Despite the Popular's poverty specification over 150,000 cars were produced from 1953-1959. 

Buyers Guide Ford Popular/Anglia 1937-1959 featured in Practical Classics June 2008 – available from our sister site Bookbase.  Click Here to view

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1172ccS4 SVFord Sidevalve63.5mm x 92.456mm6.16
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
61 mph35 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
010 Ford Popular 103E Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 27 Nov 2013 £2600.00 -
176 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 3 Speed Manual Silverstone Auctions 25 Aug 2013 - £25300.00
005 \Ford Popular 103E Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 27 Nov 2011 £3000.00 -
306 Ford 103E Popular Historics at Brooklands 3 Mar 2011 - £3808.00
Unknown Ford POPULAR Anglia Car Auctions 22 Jan 2011 £3000.00 -
102 Ford Popular 103E Barons 3 May 2005 £1900.00 -
106 Ford Popular 103E Barons 22 Mar 2005 Not sold
626 Ford Popular 1,172cc Two Door Saloon Bonhams 6 Dec 2004 £4800.00 £5520.00
648 Ford Popular 103E Cheffins 4 Dec 2004 Not sold
108 Ford Popular 103E (1954) Barons 24 Jun 2003 £1500.00 -
486 Ford Popular Saloon (1955) Bonhams 13 Jun 2002 - £390.00
647 Ford Popular Saloon (1954) Lambert & Foster 16 May 2002 £1200.00 -
057 Ford Popular 103E (1958) BCA 23 Jul 2001 - £803.00
070 Ford Popular 103E (1954) BCA 23 Jul 2001 - £1525.00
216 Ford Popular 103E (1957) RTS Auctions Ltd 7 Jan 2001 £1150.00 -
214 Ford Popular 103E (1954) RTS Auctions Ltd 8 Oct 2000 Not sold
302 Ford Popular (1955) Cheffins 2 Sep 2000 Not sold
848 Ford Popular 103E (1958) Brooks 27 Jul 2000 Not sold
247 Ford Popular (1955) RTS Auctions Ltd 18 Apr 1999 £4200.00 -
303 Ford Popular Saloon (1956) Sothebys 7 Dec 1998 £950.00 -
218 Ford Popular 103E (1959) RTS Auctions Ltd 11 Jan 1998 £850.00 -
208 Ford Popular 130E (1956) RTS Auctions Ltd 12 Oct 1997 £600.00 -
569 Ford Popular Saloon (1955) Brooks 25 Jul 1997 Not sold
219 Ford Popular 103E (1954) RTS Auctions Ltd 20 Jul 1997 - -
228 Ford Popular 103E (1958) RTS Auctions Ltd 9 Nov 1996 £2000.00 -
217 Ford Popular Saloon (1956) RTS Auctions Ltd 9 Nov 1996 £1175.00 -
218 Ford Popular Saloon (1956) Greens 5 Oct 1996 £800.00 -
247A Ford Popular (1956) RTS Auctions Ltd 1 Sep 1996 £1770.00 -
009 Ford Popular 103E (1958) ADT 12 Feb 1996 £1900.00 -
232 Ford Popular Saloon (1954) RTS Auctions Ltd 12 Nov 1995 £850.00 -
074 Ford Popular (1953) H&H Sales Limited 20 Apr 1995 £3000.00 -
084 Ford Poular (1956) Christies 12 Sep 1992 Not sold
Magazine Articles
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Article Snap crackle & pops
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Publication Practical Classics March 2007
Snap crackle & pops - Practical Classics finds out why the humble Ford popular became such a favourite with drag racers.
Article Side by Side - Automotive Family Fare
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Publication Practical Classics January 2001
Side by Side - Automotive Family Fare - 1946 Morris Eight Series E, 1954 Ford Popular 103E, 1966 Austin Cambridge A60, 1973 Hillman Hunter, 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier.
Article Starter classic - Ford 'Popular'
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Publication Classic & Sports Car March 2007
Starter classic - Ford  'Popular' - Almost unchanged since the 1930s, Fords bargain-basement car of the 1950s makes a good first classic, explains Malcolm McKay.
Article Buying Power - Ford Anglia/Prefect/Popular
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 3rd December 2003
Buying Power - Ford Anglia/Prefect/Popular - Post-war Blue Oval motoring, with the emphasis on basic.  Richard Gunn guides you through buying the cars that sit up and beg.
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