Ford Classic 109E
1961-1962, 84694 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Ford introduced a new two car range in 1962, the 109E Classic saloon and Capri coupe. The new cars were intended to fit between the Anglia and Cortina and provide some American style and glamour to the UK range. Both cars shared the same floor pan and 1340cc four cylinder engine. A four speed manual gearbox was standard and could be specified with either a floor or column mounted change.
The Classic saloon sported a two or four door bodyshell which came complete with a four headlamp front grille, Anglia style "reverse slope" rear window and large "gull wing" tail-fins. The overall look of the 109E Classic was too American for most tastes and combined with the cars lack of power, the model failed to sell. After only one year in production the model was replaced by a slightly improved 116E Classic.
|1340cc||S4 OHV||Ford Classic 109E Engine||80.96mm x 65.07mm||8.5|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|79 mph||23 s|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|603||Radford De Ville Mini Cooper S (1966)||Cheffins||13 Oct 2001||Not sold|
Buyer Datafile: Ford Consul Classic and Capri 1961-1964
|Publication||Practical Classics September 2003|
|Buyer Datafile: Ford Consul Classic and Capri 1961-1964 - These daring designs weren't admired in the Sixties. But now?|
Marque Five 1960s Fords
|Publication||Classic Car Mart June 2004|
|Marque Five 1960s Fords - When it comes to economical, period, family motoring, they don't come much more classic or usable that a Ford from the early Sixties, insists Paul Guinness. Ford Anglia 105E, Ford Cortina Mk1, Ford Zephyr, Ford Zodiac, Ford Classic & Capri, Ford Corsair.|
Buying Power - Ford Consul Classic/Capri
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 21st April 2004|
|Buying Power - Ford Consul Classic/Capri - A commercial failure when new, but well loved now, RUSS SMITH takes a look at Ford's weirdest Sixties styling duo.|