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Lot 048: Ford Model Y

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

The Model Y was the first Ford specifically designed for markets outside the USA. It was powered by a 933cc 8hp sidevalve engine and was in production in England from 1932 until 1937 although it was also produced in France, Germany, Australia and Japan. Available in two and four door versions, in June 1935 the two door model was the only fully-equipped car ever to sell in Britain for just 100. Although of American design, the Eight took the British market by storm and made a major dent in the sales figures of Austin, Morris, Singer and Hillman, taking over 50% of the 8hp market. The suspension was by the traditional Ford transverse leaf springs front and rear and the engine drove the rear wheels through a three speed gearbox which, right from the start, featured synchromesh between the top two ratios. The maximum speed was just under 60mph and fuel consumption was 32mpg. Also offered was an attractive 5cwt van which proved very popular with small businesses. Dating from 1937, this particular two-door has been fully restored and is claimed by the vendor to be probably the finest Model Y on sale today. Presented in black with a green interior and white painted wire wheels with whitewall tyres, it certainly looks a million dollars and is sure to get you noticed. It is also said to drive beautifully with an engine that runs like a watch. It comes with a photographic album of the restoration, original buff log book, original sales invoice from 1937, original service document and is claimed to have only covered 27,000 miles from new. Currently taxed and MOTd, it is ready to show and enjoy right away.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number048
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£5900
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1937
Condition rating
Registration numberACJ 86
Mileage-
Chassis numberY185822
Engine numberY185822
Engine capacity (cc)933
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors