Pop­u­lar/Pop­u­lar Plus

Classic Ford - - SPOTTERS GUIDE -

EN­GINE CA­PAC­ITY: 957cc LC, 957cc HC or 1117cc (Pop­u­lar Plus only) YEARS PRO­DUCED: 1980 to 1983 PRICE WHEN NEW: £3160 (1980 950 Pop­u­lar Plus) Pop­u­lar by name, poverty by na­ture, Pop and Pop­u­lar Plus be­came Ford’s pau­pers’ trans­port in De­cem­ber 1980. Pop­u­lar was of­fered with low- or high-comp 950 en­gine (40 or 45 bhp), while Plus could also boast power- packed 1100 lump (53 bhp). Pop’s wipe-clean cabin in­cluded vinyl seats and rub­ber mats, and only the driver was deemed wor­thy of a sun­vi­sor. Out­side were black bumpers, han­dles and door mir­ror, lam­i­nated wind­screen, pin­stripe and Pop­u­lar sticker. Plus gained fab­ric trim and car­pets, cen­tre con­sole, clock, de­cal on the dash, rear par­cel shelf, tail­gate wiper, 55 bhp 1100 Econ­omy en­gine (from 1982) and even a pas­sen­ger sun­vi­sor…

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