Ford Classic 116E
1962-1964, 26531 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Ford attempted to revive its struggling Classic and Capri range with an engine transplant just one year after the model range had made its dramatic entrance. The Classic had been criticised for its lack of performance and its brash, American styling. The cost of re-tooling the bodyshell was prohibitive so changing the cars exterior appearance was out of the question.
To improve the performance of the Classic Ford replaced the original 1340cc engine with a 1498cc (1500cc - 116E) five bearing unit taken from the more successful Cortina Super. Despite the extra performance the Classic 116E was doomed and production ended in 1964.
|1498cc||S4 OHV||80.96mm x 72.75mm||8.3|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|082||Ford Consul Classic||Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers||26 Sep 2012||£1500.00||-|
|690||1963 FORD CLASSIC CAPRI DELUXE 116E TWO DOOR COUPE||Christies||1 Jul 2005||£10575.00||-|
|501||Ford Consul Classic Saloon||Bonhams||1 Mar 2004||£1100.00||-|
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?|
Road test - Ford Classic
|Publication||Classic Car Mart May 2011|
|Road test - Ford Classic - Fifty years ago, Ford launched the classic, a medium-size car which was intended to impact on its sector as strongly as the Anglia two years earlier. As Peter Simpson explains, it didn't wort out commercially, but that doesn't mean the Classic is a bad car.|
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.|