Following the success of the Consul/Zephyr Ford applied the same engineering and styling principles to its new small car range in 1953, the cars were new, but the names were familiar, Anglia and Prefect. The Anglia formed the lower end of the two car range, although a De-luxe version was soon available. Both Anglia and Prefect versions were given the Ford model code 100E.
The Anglia featured an all new unitary body, with modern "three box" styling and made use of the patented MacPherson strut front suspension system. The car looked very modern, however it had to make do with an ancient sidevalve engine (1172cc), 3 speed transmission and the breathless vacuum operated wipers.
Buyers Guide Ford 100E and 107E featured in Practical Classics January 2006 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.