Ford Popular 100E
1959-1962, 126115 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Following the success of the Consul/Zephyr range of 1950 Ford applied the same engineering and styling principles to its new 100E range launched in 1953. The two car range consisted of the two door Anglia and the four door Prefect, both versions being available in "standard" and Deluxe versions.
The 100E Prefect had a more up-market appearance than the lowly Anglia with chrome headlamp surrounds and a distinctive chrome grille. The door window surrounds were chrome finished and many Prefects carried two-tone paintwork. Standard equipment included the gutless 1172cc sidevalve engine, three speed gearbox and vacuum wipers. The Prefect sold well and was eventually replaced by an OHV, 107E Prefect in 1959.
Buyers Guide Ford 100E and 107E featured in Practical Classics January 2006– available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|1172cc||S4 SV||Ford Sidevalve||63.5mm x 92.456mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|69 mph||36.4 s|
Buyer Guide - Ford 100E and 107E - Spash out on a sidevalve (1953-1962)
|Publication||Practical Classics January 2006|
|Buyer Guide - Ford 100E and 107E - Splash out on a sidevalve - It's not very fast, but it is a lot of fun. Ford's overlooked 100E is a little charmer.|
Side by Side - Passion Victims
|Publication||Practical Classics October 2002|
|Passion Victims - Legislation often stifles inspiration in car design, and sometimes the rules cause as many problems as they solve. John Simister gets to know five cars shaped by the rulemakers, and finds a bit of anarchy along the way. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Daihatsu Compagno Berlina, Ford Popular 100E, Toyota Celica GT-Four. Triumph TR250.|
Buyers guide - Ford 100E & 107E
|Publication||Classic Car Mart June 2007|
|Buyers guide - Ford 100E & 107E - Period charm, surprisingly practical and ridiculously undervalued - so why have the 100E and 107E been forgotten? Time to set the record straight.|
Starter classic - Ford 'Popular'
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car March 2007|
|Starter classic - Ford 'Popular' - Almost unchanged since the 1930s, Fords bargain-basement car of the 1950s makes a good first classic, explains Malcolm McKay.|
Six Of The Best - Fifties Saloons
|Publication||Classic Car Mart November 2005|
|Six of the best - Fifties Saloons - Austin A30/A35, Ford 100E Series, Wolseley 1500/Riley 1.5, Rover P4, Ford Consul/Zephyr, Zodiac MkII, Vauxhall Cresta/Velox 'PA'.|
Starter Classic - Ford 100E
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car August 2004|
|Starter Classic - Ford 100E - Ford’s people’s car of the 1950s is a good first classic, explains Malcolm McKay.|