WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Concours £6000-6500 Excellent £5500-6000 Usable £2500-3500 Project £450-600
The FSOC’s John Porter comments: ‘There’s little difference in values between the various models, apart from the Prefects, which are typically worth slightly more than the other derivatives. £450 buys a project car, while something usable can be picked up for £2500-3000 or so. Something really nice is a little over £3000 while the best cars will fetch £5500. The older models, such as the E04A and E93A, are quite scarce now; most of the cars for sale are 103Es but there’s a buyer for any model in any condition if the price is right. Buyers will pay a premium for a really nice car but be prepared to travel if you want a bargain. When cars come up for sale in somewhere remote they tend to be relatively cheap in a bid to tempt buyers to travel.’
HOW MANY LEFT?
Anglia: 99 taxed (cars built 19451953), 22 on SORN Prefect: 225 taxed (cars built 19381959), 76 on SORN Popular: 390 taxed (cars built 19531959), 128 on SORN
CLUBS & SPECIALISTS
Ford Sidevalve Owners’ Club, fsoc.co.uk Newford Parts Centre, Lancashire 01254 830343, newford-parts.co.uk Old Ford Auto Services, Berkshire 01344 422731, oldfordautos.co.uk Pop Brown’s, Essex, 01279 412794, popbrowns.co.uk Pop Parts Plus, Derbyshire 01773 580988, poppartsplus.com The Pop Shop, Norfolk 01760 721358, thepopshop.org.uk Small Ford Spares, Norfolk 01692 650455, smallfordspares.co.uk ford-aquaplane.co.uk
Engine 1172cc/4-cyl/SV Power 30bhp@4000rpm Torque 60lb ft@2000rpm Maximum speed 65mph 0-60mph 35sec Fuel consumption 34-43mpg Transmission RWD, three-speed manual Height 5ft 4½in (1.64m) Width 4ft 8in (1.42m) Length 12ft 8in (3.86m) (Specifications are for an E493A)
Clutch plate (exchange) £29.50 Front wheel bearing £70.60 Brake shoes (set of four) £69.95 Suspension bushes (axle set) £29.00 King pin set £79.95 Fuel pump £45.50 Dynamo (exchange) £89.50 Starter motor (exchange) £89.50
(Prices from the Ford Sidevalve Owners’ Club (includes post and packing)
1957 Ford Popular, valued at £4500: £81.03 or £99.03 including
agreed value. Quotes based on a 45-year-old male marketing manager, access to another car, no claims or convictions, club member, 5000 miles per year, no modifications, living in SP2 0HL.
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