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Ford: Prefect E493A

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October 1951.
1952. Ford Prefect E493A.
1953. Reg No: PYG 786.
1953. Reg No: PYG 786.
1953. Reg No. NUV 180.
1953. Reg No: NUV 180.
1953. Reg No. RFO 351.
1953. Ford Prefect. Reg No: ONN 640.
In RAF colours. Reg No: KWA 372.
Reg No: NUV 180.

Note: This is a sub-section of Ford: Cars

  • Perfect E493A 1948-53 - (192,229 produced)


The 10 h.p. Ford Prefect is a somewhat larger version of the 8 h.p. Anglia, with a four-door saloon body, but has a similar economical fuel consumption and useful maximum speed.

The Prefect is also in the lower price range of British cars and appears to offer extremely good value for money.

The car's instruments are mounted on a Bakelite panel and include an electric petrol gauge, speedometer, central zero ammeter, clock and combined ignition and light switch. The headlamp dipper is foot-operated.

ENGINE. Type: 10 h.p. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 63.5 mm. X 92.5 mm. Compression ratio: 6.16 to 1. Maximum b.h.p.: 30.1 at 4000 r.p.m.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed: 60 m.p.h. Fuel consumption: 35-45 m.p.g.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 12 ft. 11.25 ins. Height: 5 ft. 3.5 ins. Width: 4 ft. 7.635 ins. Wheelbase: 7 ft. 10 ins. Track: 3 ft. 9 ins. Weight (dry): 1,808 lbs. Fuel capacity: 7 gallons. Tyre size: 5.00 X 16.

BRAKES. Mechanically operated.

PRICE. £310 plus £86.17.3 Purchase Tax. Total: £396.17.3.

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