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Ford Popular

Ford Popular

The Ford Popular, often called the Ford Pop, is a car from that was built in England by Ford UK between 1953 and 1962. When launched, it was Britain’s lowest priced car. The name Popular was also used by Ford to describe its 1930s Y Type model. The Popular name was also later used on basic models of the Escort and Fiesta cars.

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Ford Popular 103E

Electrics were 6 volts, a provided starting handle often necessary. Rod operated drum brakes, synchromesh only on 2nd and top gear. The boot accessed with a coach key, no heater or demister, semaphore indicators, pull-wire starter, manual choke. No water pump, engine cooling by thermosyphon – this was very basic motoring.

Ford Popular 103E 1956

Ford Popular 103E 1956

When production of the older Ford Anglia and Ford Prefect was...

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Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

The Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Ford positioned the Thunderbird as an upscale model and is credited in developing a new market segment, the personal luxury car.

Convertible models

While these Thunderbird models had a true convertible soft top, the top was lowered to stow in the forward trunk area. This design reduced available trunk space when the top was down.

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

The trunk lid was rear-hinged; raised and lowered via hydraulic cylinders during the top raising or lowering cycle...

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Ford Consul

Ford Consul

Ford Consul

Ford Consul

The Ford Consul is a car that was manufactured by Ford UK from 1951 to 1962. The name was later revived for a model produced by Ford in both Britain and Germany from 1972 to 1975.

Between 1951 and 1962, the Consul was the four-cylinder base model of the three-model Ford Zephyr range, comprising Consul, Zephyr, and Zephyr Zodiac. In 1956, the line was restyled. In 1962, the Consul was replaced by the Zephyr 4, the mid-range Zephyr model becoming the Zephyr 6, and the top-of-the-range Zephyr Zodiac just being called the Zodiac. At this point, Consul became a range of smaller cars in its own right, initially the Consul Classic and Consul Capri, shortly joined by the even smaller Consul Cortina...

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Ford Consul Capri

Ford Consul Capri

The Ford Consul Capri was a two-door coupé version of the Classic saloon made by Ford of Britain.

Ford Consul Capri

Ford Consul Capri

The Capri Project was code named “Sunbird” and took design elements from the Ford Thunderbird and the Ford Galaxie Sunliner. It was instigated by Ford’s Sales Export Director. He wanted a car to add glamour to the product line. It was designed to have sweeping lines, a large boot space and a pillarless coupé roof. Custom Car Cover

On its September 1961 announcement the Consul Capri was for export only but went on sale to the domestic British market in January 1962. The bodies were sub-assembled by Pressed Steel Company, with only final assembly of the drivetrain taking place at Dagenham and from February 1963 at Halewood...

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Ford Corsair

Ford Corsair

The name Ford Corsair was used for a car produced by Ford of Britain between 1963 and 1970.

Ford Consul Corsair (1963-1965), Ford Corsair V4 (1965-1970) – Britain

Ford Corsair

Ford Corsair

The Ford Consul Corsair (later known simply as the Ford Corsair), manufactured by Ford UK, is a midsize car that was introduced at the London Motor Show in October 1963 and available as either a saloon or estate from 1964 until 1970. There was also a convertible version built by Crayford, which is now very rare and highly sought after as a classic. Two-door Corsair saloons are also rare, being built only to order in the UK, although volume two-door production continued for some export markets.

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Ford Corsair – Abbot Estate

The stylish Corsair estate conversion was produced by Abbott...

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Ford Consul Classic

Ford Consul Classic

Ford Consul Classic

Ford Consul Classic

The Ford Consul Classic is a mid-sized car that was built by Ford UK from 1961 to 1963. It was available in two or four door saloon form, in Standard or De Luxe versions, and with floor or column gearshift. The name Ford Consul 315 was used for export markets.  Sales Brochure

It is sometimes referred to as the Ford 109E, though that was only one of four such codes utilized for the Ford Consul Classic, as explained below. Obvious competitor models at the time included the Hillman Minx and Singer Gazelle from Rootes Group.

Ford Consul Classic model codes

The Ford Consul Classic had the Right Hand Drive and home market Ford code of 109E (but 110E if L.H.D.) for 1961–1962 models with 1340cc engines, or 116E (but 117E for L.H.D...

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Ford Thames

Ford Thames

The Ford Thames 300E is a car derived van that was produced by Ford UK from 1954 to 1961. The Thames (or Thames Trader) name was given to all available sizes of commercial vehicle produced by Ford in Britain during the 1950s and until the arrival in 1965 of the UK built Ford Transit.           Auto Emergency Repair Tool Kit

Ford Thames

Ford Thames Trader

The Ford Thames 300E was introduced in July 1954, based on the Ford Anglia / Prefect 100E saloon range. It shared its bodyshell and 1172 cc sidevalve four-cylinder engine with the Ford Squire estate car versions of the line. Oddly, the bodyshell was optimized for use as a panel van rather than an estate with its two, short passenger doors and shorter overall length than the saloons...

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Ford Cortina Mk V

Ford Cortina Mk V (1979–1982)

The Ford Cortina Mk V was announced on 24 August 1979.

The Ford Cortina is a car which was built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom’s best-selling car of the 1970s.

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Officially the Ford Cortina Mk V programme was code named Teresa, although externally it was marketed as “Cortina 80”, but the Mark V tag was given to it immediately on release by the press, insiders and the general public.

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Ford Cortina Mk V

Ford Cortina Mk V

Largely an update of the Mark IV, it was really a step between a facelift and a rebody...

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Ford Cortina Mk IV

Ford Cortina Mk IV (1976–1979)

The Ford Cortina Mk IV was manufactured between 1976 and 1979

The Ford Cortina is a car which was built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom’s best-selling car of the 1970s.

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Ford Cortina Mk IV

Ford Cortina Mk IV

The fourth-generation Cortina was a more conventional design than its predecessor, but this was largely appreciated by fleet buyers. Generally a rebody of the Mark III, as an integration of Ford’s model range, this car was really a rebadged Ford Taunus...

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Ford Cortina Mk III

Ford Cortina Mk III (1970–1976)

The Ford Cortina Mk III was manufactured between 1970 and 1976

The Ford Cortina is a car which was built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom’s best-selling car of the 1970s.

Ford Cortina Mk III

Ford Cortina Mk III

In the late 1960s, Ford set about developing the third-generation Cortina, the Ford Cortina Mark III, which would be produced in higher volumes than before, following the recent merger of Ford of Britain and Ford of Germany into the modern-day Ford of Europe. The car marked the convergence of the German Taunus and British Cortina platforms with only minor differences between the two, hence the car’s internal name TC 1, standing for Taunus-Cortina...

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