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1954 Ford Popular 103e For Sale

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  • £3,995 As stated
  • 1954
  • Pontypool
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Price £3,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Ford
Model Popular
Year 1954
Mileage 31,385 miles
Country UK
Region Wales
Town Pontypool
Telephone 07745 389361
Status Private
Date 03-Aug-2020
Ref C1199829
Ford Popular 103e located in Pontypool

This car probably had a high value registration number originally such as MAX or PAM which was likely sold but the current registration and log book is from DVLA and registered in my name. The car was first registered on the 26 June 1954

There are 4 refurbished wheels and new tubes and tyres on the car together with a refurbished wheel, new tube and good tyre for a spare. There is also a refurbished rim for a second spare if required.

The chassis is solid and the bodywork reasonable for a car that is 66 years of age and she came with fibreglass rear wings which are quite sturdy and difficult to notice.

The interior has had replacement panels made, seats refurbished and although not perfect is of a useable condition. A new headlining supplied by "Pop Brown" has been fitted.

All glass has had new seals. The car has been previously converted to a 12V negative earth system and an 8 way fuse box fitted as this car came with no fuse box whatsoever as standard. Fuse protection included for the new 20A dash power socket for phone charging, tyre compressor etc.

The canvas roof has been replaced with a GRP roof and the vacuum wiper motor replaced with an electric one. The basic instrumentation has been supplemented with an oil pressure and water temperature gauges and ignition and main beam warning lights.

These upgrades required for todays driving but all original 6V equipment that came with the car, and vacuum wiper motor will be supplied in case the new owner wishes to revert to original spec.

There is a comprehensive renovation log of all works carried out over the last few years in a pdf format and can be emailed to prospective buyers. Invoices totalling £1000+ of which £400+ from "Vintage Tyres" will be handed over to the new owner. Mileage is showing 31385 miles but there is no evidence to verify this apart from two old MOTs from the 90s.The engine runs on lead replacement additives for the fuel available from places such as ebay

A few spares, manifolds. carbs etc will be included and a rear drum puller and a valve guide removal tool will be included together with a Ford Owners Instruction Book........they are quite rare so I bought them when they appeared on ebay. The car has a starting handle but no jack or toolkit.

To prevent flattening the battery by cranking the engine to deliver fuel via the mechanical fuel pump, a SU electric "pull" type pump has been fitted to give instant fuel to the carb when ignition is switched on. Mechanical fuel pumps will come with the car in case the new owner wishes to revert to original spec.

One small issue...........standard practice to insert a "dropping" resistor or voltage regulator to drop 12V to 6V on classic car gauges that require 6V and whilst there is 6V on the input of the petrol gauge, it only reads 1/2 full when in fact the tank is full...expert opinion required from a classic car auto-electrician or a Pop 103e owner that has done the same 6V to 12V conversion

This has been an enjoyable retirement project but it is time to take this lovely car to the next level with perhaps a respray etc but I don't have the facilities and is beyond my skill set.

Whilst drivable locally it is recommended the car be taken away on a trailer as it was never designed for motorways with a top speed of 55mph from its 1172cc engine and 3 speed gearbox so cruise speed should be about 40mph-45mph....ideal for a Sunday afternoon drive!

I have been as accurate as possible with this listing..............please contact me if any further information is required. Viewing is welcome applying the guidance

No guarantee offered or implied on this 66 year old car and no returns

Buyer responsible for arranging vehicle pickup

Price £3995

This advert has been relisted a few times over the last few months with a price drop each time.....this price drop is the final offer. A lot of money has been spent on this car including over £500 on a new roof, head lining and rod kit, over £100 on glass seals and door channels

If not sold I will put into storage and try again next year

Thanks for looking

Price reduced from £4750
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