Ford 100e Anglia DeLuxe - SOLD
1957 Ford Anglia Deluxe
- Original Buff Log-Book
- 1.1 Side-valve, 3 speed
- Locally owned and cherished
In 1953, Ford released the 100e model designed by Lacuesta Automotive. It was a completely new design reflecting the same three-box styling cues of the larger Ford Consul introduced two years earlier. With two new models, the four-door Prefect and the two-door Anglia offered new levels of refinement in motoring, moving away from the antiquated 'sit up and beg' style of motoring drivers had been used to. During the 6yrs of production the 100e models retained the robust 36bhp side-valve engine with 3 speed manual gearbox and due to a number of subtle styling changes the 100e remained popular with buyers, circa 300,000 examples built until the introduction of the 105e model in mid '59.
Originally sold by Harry Nash Motors Ltd, Hammersmith, this Ford Anglia was first registered on the 23rd Feb 1957, meaning that she is now celebrating her 60th year on the road. With only 3 previous keepers we understand the car has been within the same local, family ownership for a considerable period of time, never taken out in the rain and has only become available as the elderly local gentleman has recently retired from driving.
Finished in a period shade of green the Anglia has a wonderful patina to her. An inspection of the car confirms that she is in remarkably original condition, subject to an older repaint the bodywork now shows some minor blemishes, but she still presents remarkably well, great panel gaps, structurally very original, not dents, nice clear scratch-free glass and lovely bright chrome work all round, remarkable for a car of this age.
The Deluxe interior features the lovely brushed aluminum twin dial dash, added to models built after '56 and its great to see that this car is fitted with the 'optional' heater! At some point in the past the seats have been recovered and these remain nice and comfortable with plenty of interior space for front / rear passengers.
As for her mechanical condition, the Anglia is a real gem....with the key in the ignition and a pull of the 'starter' button the 1172cc side-valve 4 cylinder engine fires instantly without any fuss or smoke and within a matter of seconds she settles into an almost silent tick over. The 3 speed manual transmission selects smoothly and the little Anglia is soon upto a comfortable driving speed, the engine surprisingly having plenty of low down torque when pulling away from tight bends in top gear. With a top speed of 69mph our Anglia will happily run along at 50mph, so she's perfect for quieter A/B class roads and on a recent 30mile drive this wonderful Anglia was a real pleasure to drive, no undue rattles or wind noise and brought many smiles and waves from the people we passed by.
Ready to be enjoyed or should a buyer wish take her to the next level, a 60th Birthday refresh maybe, which we can also undertake this fantastic '57 Ford Anglia makes a great starter classic and with a good sized boot it would be fabulous to see her being enjoyed on family picnics or weekends away. She comes with her current V5C, original buff log-book (so often lost), she has her original Anglia 'Instruction Book', 2 sets of keys and mixture of MOT records from '75 (her mileage was 47687) through to her most recent MOT (exp Jun '17) and now shows only 50600 miles, which could quite easily be original.
Note - Since offering this wonderfully original Ford Anglia we have decided to revamp the interior. Our fab in-house trimmer will be retrimming the front / rear seats in dark beige leatherette and we'll also be replacing the carpets with a bespoke tailored set in black. Updated photos to follow
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