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Ford Popular 103E 1953

Classic Cars | Ford Popular 103E

Ford Popular 103E, classic cars 

Ford Popular 103E 1953Origin UK

  Engine 1,172 cc, straight-four Top speed 60 mph (96 km/h)
  By 1953 the Ford Popular 103E was an antique, the basic design of which dated back to the 1930s, as demonstrated by its separate fenders, rod brakes, three-speed gearbox, and side-valve engine. This did not stop Ford from selling it until 1959 to buyers for whom affordability mattered more than fashion.

The Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford had a personal mission in life, and that was to bring affordable motoring to the ordinary person. He succeeded beyond his wildest dreams with the Model T, selling over 15 million between 1908 and 1927. Economies of scale, a simple design and Ford’s use of the moving assembly line let him massively reduce prices during the life of the car. 

The Model T was used for everything it was possible to use a car for, including a sports car. Hot-up aftermarket parts were made for it, sports bodies could be bought from independent manufacturers and of course there were home made sports bodies put on the Tin Lizzie chassis. 

The Model T was obsolete by 1927 and on its last legs sales-wise. The Model A took its place for four years, when Ford’s next big one for hot-rodders came out - the legendary flat-head V-8 with 221 cu in and 65 bhp. It powered Ford cars to wins in the 1936 and 1938 Monte Carlo races and was used by Ford until 1954 when a new overhead valve V-8 was built.

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