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Lot 002: Ford Popular 100E De Luxe

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (18 July 2012)

The modern three-box Ford Popular 100E was available alongside the pre-war styled sit up and beg 103E model. One step up from the basic ladder framed design, the 100E had a monocoque bodyshell, coil springs and hydraulic brakes. In production from 1953 until 1959, its strengthened 1,172cc side valve 10hp engine gave 36bhp, sufficient for a top whack of 71mph, whilst 60mph took 32.2 seconds to reach from a standstill. Probably of more importance to the general public was an average of 33mpg and whilst service intervals were still every 1,000 miles, the number of grease nipples had been reduced by half. Well over 100,000 were sold making it a very common sight on the roads of Britain in the period. A dashboard transfer shows that this late 1959 example was supplied by John McBain and Sons in Berwick-upon-Tweed. The original invoice which accompanies the car shows that it cost 759 and was ordered to De Luxe specification. This added chrome side strips and, most importantly, a heater! The file also includes the original warranty slip (now sadly expired), service chit, accessories pamphlet, original sales brochure and even a copy of the Highway Code. Painted in Ambassador Blue, the car has only covered some 65,000 miles and was recently treated to an engine overhaul which included new rings, valves and valve springs. The coachwork has also been waxoiled and is said to be in very sound condition. The interior is in very good shape and is believed to be all original. Currently taxed and with an MOT until April 2013, the car is said to drive very well and is ready for immediate use.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
Lot Number002
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberMSK 650
Chassis number100E 797137
Engine number100E 797137
Engine capacity (cc)1172
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2