Five Stars Ahead (Ford Anglia & Prefect) - 1952
This is the 1952 launch film for the new E100A Ford Anglia and Prefect
range. Shot in 35mm, this film has some lovely shots of Ford's design
studios, the factory at Dagenham, the prototypes undergoing testing, and
finishes with the new cars being used by delighted families. Filled with
optimism, this film captures the mood of motoring from the time, where the
country was emerging from the post-war gloom days and looking to a brighter
Classic Austin Cars
1954 Austin Somerset, the last of the chassis A40 models. It has a 40 bhp
engine with 4 gears in the column. The performance with so little power, is
not up to today's fast moving traffic. The priorities shown in the details
in the construction of the grill, are at odds with the lack of a sun visor
for the passenger.
Still this car has personality and that is more than can be said of so many
OUR 1958 FORD PREFECT 100E CLASSIC CAR 1172cc WESTMINSTER BLUE
PLEASE SEE MY PHOTO ALBUM, SHOWING THE NOW FULLY COMPLETE IMPROVEMENTS WE
DID SINCE PURCHASE (ALL TO ORIGINAL STANDARD)
THIS IS THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR CLASSIC CARS. IT IS A 4 DOOR 1958 FORD
PREFECT 100E IN WESTMINSTER BLUE (NOT WINCHESTER BLUE AS I STATED VERBALY).
THE ENGINE SIZE IS 1172cc. IT IS A GENUINE 27,000 MILES FROM NEW. THIS
CAR WAS IN STORAGE FOR 20 YEARS, AND AT A SEPARATE TIME FOR ANOTHER 10
YEARS. IT HAS JUST HAD A RESPRAY IN IT'S ORIGINAL COLOUR. THE PREFECT IS
IN ALMOST PERFECT CONDITION, AND WE JUST HAVE A FEW SMALL BITS TO DO TO
FINISH IT OFF. IT HAS 3 GEARS AND A 'PULL' STARTER KNOB. THIS CAR WILL BE
FINISHED OFF TO THE EXACT ORIGINAL SPECIFICATION. NO IT IS NOT FOR SALE,
AND NO WE WILL NOT CUSTOMISE OR MESS WITH IT IN ANY WAY. I INTEND TO USE
IT MYSELF AS A MORE PRACTICAL EVERY DAY CAR, AS IT IS AN IDEAL LADIES
CLASSIC CAR. YES I KNOW OUR GIANT FINS N CHROME 1961 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
IS A LOT MORE EXCITING, BUT IT ONLY DOES 10 MPG AND TAKES UP A LOT MORE
ROOM. THIS CAR LIVES IN ESSEX, ENGLAND. FILMED BY RUTHIE ON 26TH
SEPTEMBER 2009.......UPDATE IN SPRING OF 2010.....THE CAR HAS NOW BEEN
FINISHED OF IN FINE DETAIL, WITH EVERYTHING NOW LOOKING PERFECT !
1955 Vauxhall Velox 6 cylinder
long time ago i saw a vauxhall velox in the streets of The Hague , looks
like a small US car , even has the 6 cylinder engine in it .
1953 Ford Prefect E493A
Our Ford Prefect on the first day we got it to move under it's own power,
it has just had a new battery supplied by Lincon Batteries, so it now has
the electric start option, I know it's lazy...