Lot 308 (A|B|C Live Auction Online, 16th September 2020)
Sold for £4,725
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: LFO 821
Chassis No: 885052
Motor Car Location: Co. Offaly
Introduced in 1959 as the entry level Ford, the Popular 100E (or 'New Popular' as it was sometimes known) was a curious mix of old and new technologies. Thus, on the one hand it utilised a monocoque bodyshell equipped with Macpherson strut independent front suspension and on the other it was powered by an 1172cc sidevalve engine mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. Nigh on indistinguishable from its Anglia 100E predecessor (with whom it shared its bodyshell), the 'New Popular' boasted separate Lucas rear light units. As reliable as it was frugal, it proved a strong seller during its three years of production. Today, 'New Populars' exert a certain nostalgic appeal and are well catered for by the Ford Sidevalve Owners Club.
Finished in the handsome combination of Cream with Grey and Cream interior, the 100E is offered with logbook. Dating from the second year of production and riding on the correct type steel wheels, this Popular 100E is offered for sale with an odometer reading of 11,688 miles which the vendor informs us to be credible. Powered by the 1172cc straight-four side-valve engine.
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'