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Lot 010: Ford Popular 103E

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

The Ford 103E is best known to most enthusiasts as the sit up and beg Popular. Launched in 1953 as a budget addition to the Anglia and Prefect range, it hit the market at the perfect time as second-hand cars were virtually unobtainable. For sale alongside the more modern three-box monocoque Prefect/Anglia it won many friends for its unpretentious basic design which, despite a lack of such luxuries as a heater or passenger windscreen wiper, performed sterling service with considerable charm. This 1954 example was purchased by the vendor at the tender age of 15. Now 62 years old, he has decided that it is time to move on! As a young lad he had managed to get hold of an Aerial Square-4, but followed his father's advice (shouldn't you always) and traded it for the 'Pop' (perhaps not!). Dry stored ever since, he has had it running in the distant past and sees no reason why it shouldn't run now. This straight and original example has a current V5 with a transferable number. With the ready source of cheap and plentiful spare parts it would make a super winter project and be ready for some spring motoring come the New Year. CATALOGUE AMENDMENT: ThIs car was road tested on Monday and has been fitted with a new 6v battery.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number010
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1954
Condition rating4
Registration numberMCJ 114
Mileage-
Chassis number820325
Engine number820325
Engine capacity (cc)1172
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2