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Martin Howey Classics
Thirsk Yorkshire

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  • £4,995 As stated
  • 1960
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Ford
Model Prefect
Year 1960
Mileage 75,000 miles
Country UK
Region Yorkshire
Status Trade
Ref C1240148
This is my 1960 Ford Prefect 107E. Most of you reading this will probably know exactly what she is. However, I shall offer you a brief explanation all the same. This model ran between 1959 and 1961 and was the last of the "100E." shape Fords. However, due to the ever changing face of British motoring, Ford decided that it was well beyond time to ditch their faithful old side valve engines and thus the Prefect 107E was born.

She was a well-trimmed, four door lookalike but with the engine, gearbox and running gear of the new ultra modern Ford Anglia 107E. You all know the one. The Anglia we all remember so well from the 60s. Yes, that's the one. The one with the trendy rear window arrangement!

Anyway, for a couple of years this 1950s designed Prefect ran alongside the new Anglia production - and actually proved very popular. Drivers were used to the shape and the design and were boosted by the newly improved 997cc overhead valve engine. Note the shorter gear lever as opposed to that ten-foot long stick that had previously dominated the car's cabin. This model is also a 4-speed, unlike the previous 3-speed 100E.

This old girl was restored around ten years ago and has done very little mileage since. Just a few thousand by the looks of it. She is a truly bonny little thing and drives really well. I would say that she must have been treated to a new interior when she was restored as the two-tone seats are in fantastic condition. Actually, apart from some minor paint imperfections, she is in super nick. Looks well, sits well and drives well. The period sun visor is metal by the way and not fibre glass as many are.

All my classic cars are treated as the equivalent of motoring antiques. This one, for example, is 60-years-old. They cannot be compared to the wife's six-month-old Chelsea tractor and they are bound to come with imperfections, quirks and bits and pieces that will need attention even if it is some time in the future. They do however come with oodles of charm, appeal and are there to be loved like a family pet. If you are new to the classic car scene, then please bear all this in mind. Most examples have clearly had work over the decades and I cannot predict how much or how little they will need in the future. That, I am afraid, is the nature of the beast in the world of classic cars. Motoring antiques is what they are. I love my Georgian dining table, but I can see all the scars and signs of previous woodworm. Had I wanted a brand new table, I would have gone to Oak Furniture Land. Well perhaps. Demand is outstripping supply these days and they don't make the old girls any more. So, make some allowances and drive away with a smile on your face. It goes with the territory, and therefore must be accepted, that they are always going to need on-going care, attention and repair. Don't tell me some way down the line that the full beam doesn't work or that you have discovered something I knew nothing about. They are bloody old. It happens. They come in and they go out. It seems as though I have become a "re-homer" of classic cars.
I accept all major debit cards and a ten per cent deposit is required at the point of sale with the balance due within three days. I can also assist with delivery and so please ask for a quote. Thanks for reading, Martin. the details below).

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