CAR OF 1959 FORD ANGLIA 105E

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 6-page Nostalgia Special -

In late 1959 Da­gen­ham an­nounced the im­pend­ing launch of ‘the world’s most ex­cit­ing light car’, one pow­ered by a new over­square 997cc OHV en­gine and sport­ing a re­verse slope rear win­dow. ‘ TAKE A LOOK!’ or­dered the ad­ver­tise­ments, vir­tu­ally de­mand­ing that the reader rush to their near­est dealer in or­der to see the first Bri­tish Ford to be equipped with elec­tric wind­screen wipers and a four-speed man­ual gear­box. The prices were keen – the De Luxe cost £610 – and the highly dis­tinc­tive coach­work gave the Anglia 105E, to use a pop­u­lar phrase of the day, the ap­pear­ance of a car of ‘ The Mo­tor­way Age’.

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