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Hot Rods Angilia ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wright, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. wright
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 54

    from illinois

    Can anyone ID this for me ? My father just picked it up. I can't find anything just like it on the internet. He was told it was a 48 Angilia. I hope the pictures show up??

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  2. Try again,,no photos. HRP
  3. 33sporttruck
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 532


    Your pictures are loaded upside down. Try again..... The picture of the grille appears to be the 3 hole Anglia Version. The way the door is stamped is also similar to an Anglia door. I have never seen a 2 seat model with a trunk and spare tire (Continental Kit) But what the Hell. It could be a Highly Modified Car that started life as an Anglia. I have owned 2 Anglia Cars......... Good Luck, Jeff
  4. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,422

    Barn Hunter

    Grille looks Anglia. Tail lights look 39 Ford.

  5. inthweedz
    Joined: Mar 29, 2011
    Posts: 425


    I had an English,1938 Ford 8 (4 door) that had the same 3 slot grille, the rest of the body looks custom..
  6. I still don't see the photos. HRP
  7. HRP..There must be some clairvoints looking at this,,as I dont see any photos either
  8. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,137


    HRP When I clicked on pics a screen came up to open a file. 3 pics in each one. The car looks like a anglia coupe with the roof cut off and doors cut roadster style. Not the usual Anglia. The more coupe looking one.
  9. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,052


    It looks like it started life as an Anglia prior to some serious custom work. It appears to have been built by a pro body shop or a very skilled amateur as the flow of the panels is very good with none of the normally funky transitions seen on most "lets make a roadster" conversions. The rear fender stretch is especially nice. Pretty cool little car that should be restored.

  10. wright
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 54

    from illinois

    Thanks for the responses. I know the pictures are upside down that is the way they opened up when I opened them up from my email my mother sent me. I was able to use the rotation button to make them correct. I do not know how to save them into a different file they are zipped whatever that means? I am about 2 hours north of my parents but am going down that way in the next few days. I will try to get more pictures then. He was told that there were only 17 of this type car made. He was also told it was a 1948 ford angilia made in England for America because it has left hand drive. Where would I look for a vin number for this car? I have looked on the web and have found similar cars angilia coupes but can not find this roadster type version. there is no engine in the car. no title. I will post some more pictures hopefully right side up in a few days.
  11. skinnydude
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 169


    I am from Walnutport Penna. still don't see the pics.
  12. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
    Posts: 1,265


    The beauty of this car is the mystery of it, and the fact that it looks slick as hell. Build it back up and it will steal the show.

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  13. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,304

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Agreed. The front sheet metal is definatly Anglia. No clue as to the rest. Though I have seen (both a restored car and various pictures) an Anglia roadster with doors that are very simillar to those shown.

    Have "you" done an internet search ?

  14. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,664

    from Oregon

    I think they don't show up in Walnutport, Pa.
  15. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,816


    it's not a factory conversion either; those had rear hinged doors with a more "MG"-like swoop to the cutaway. literally dozens of really talented metal fabrication shops existed in England post WW2 due to the thousands of demobbed vets with specialised training, so it could be an amateur job.
  16. Cli
    clik on 'em they are in zip files.
    willbe likes this.
  17. TomWar
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
    Posts: 727


    I have no idea, BUT the other day on "The Pickers" they ran across parts for an "American Anglia" which I had never heard of.
  18. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,915

    seb fontana
    from ct

    They probably meant American Austin [Bantam] me thinks..I'd open the pics again if it wasn't such a pain to have another look but the rear sorta looks Bantam like..
  19. Here is a few photos for those who cannot see... I say it was a very well build custom...

  20. wright
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 54

    from illinois

    I got to see it today and I got some pictures of it. I hope I can load them and they are right side up. It is defiantly English made ford. Here are some pictures.

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  21. HunterYJ
    Joined: Jul 2, 2010
    Posts: 119

    from Buda Texas

    I like it. Re-contour the rear of the top to flow better( looks to be a rear roof section that was shortened ? ), bring the top of the doors up and you would have a nice profile. I get all kinds of ideas looking at it. What else can you tell us about it's story now you have seen it?
  22. wright
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 54

    from illinois

    according to the vin number it is a 1948. I found 1 site that says about 3000 were bought in America. I still do not know if this is a custom or if it is a very rare stock car. it had a 10 hp engine originally.
  23. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,523

    Limey Steve
    Alliance Vendor
    from Whittier

    Not stock, rear fenders are stock as is front clip, cut down doors, coupe style rear & top are custom made, cool little piece you have there
  24. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    It's been sectioned as well, the hood sides should have a grille running above the fenders, which are the only things that haven't been touched.


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  25. waldo1949
    Joined: Oct 9, 2012
    Posts: 9

    from Illinois

    It's an ANGLIA
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 431

    from KS
    1. The Gas House Gang

    its cool as hell. and no one else has one.
  27. plywude
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
    Posts: 700

    Member Emeritus
    from manteca ca

    Well it's seven months later what have you done A. Still thinking about it.
    B: Restore it.
    C: Hot Rod it.
    D. Leave it alone ,(BARN FIND)
    E. SELL IT ???????????????????????????
    I would think that you could get enough bucks to buy a runing driver.

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