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  1. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Saw a few cars sitting behind a auto repair place in Lexington Ky today. A couple of junk Chevelles and this car... what is it?


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  2. edseldude
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    from bedford va

    Its an English Ford or Anglia somewhere arourd 57-59. Same car used in the Harry Potter movies.......Yes I have kids.
     
  3. these little British cars had a four cylinder flathead.
     
  4. Consul around 1959.
     

  5. rld14
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    Ford Anglia 105E. It's an English Ford. Made those from 59-67, has a 997cc 4 banger.
     
  6. Kelly Burns
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    I drove back by it, I kindda dig it.


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  7. It is not a Consul and it did not have a flathead engine in it and it was built from 1959 to 1968. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Anglia This one looks to be a 105E - or maybe a 123E - Anglia Super from the mid 1960s. The early ones had the 997 cc Kent four in them - which was a short stroke ohv four - but the later ones were 1200s. They were a big seller here in NZ and many were hot rodded and raced because they were light and handled well. Many had bigger versions of the Kent four - 1500cc plus - transplanted and few received small block Ford V8s or English Essex V6s. They can still be seen racing in the Pre 65 racing series - http://www.pre65.org.nz/pages/photos/photos1.html
    More NZ racing stuff here - http://www.theroaringseason.com/showthread.php?95-What-happened-to-all-the-Breadvan-Anglia-s/page4

    Several were raced with V8s in them. The one I remember was Neil Doyle's Anglia Corvette - http://www.theroaringseason.com/showthread.php?351-Doyle-Dickie-Fastback-Anglia-Corvette/page5
     
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  8. upspirate
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    My Dad found one in 1970 when I was 16 and looking for my first car down here.....I said no damn way am I driving that nerd box to high school!!!!
     
  9. Rattle Trap
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    My Dad used to own one of those. Ugly as sin is all I can remember about it. I owned a Cortina about the same time. Positive ground and all. Those English Fords were very hard to find parts for back in the day. No interweb= lots of phone calls.
     
  10. Fenders
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    You could have been as cool as Curt Henderson in his Citroen !
     
  11. Bluenoseguy
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    Very popular here in NS as well.. those and Vauxhalls
     
  12. maybe its just me, but im diggin it.
     
  13. Mopar Jack
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  14. Man, I thought my Newport was homely looking. ;)
     
  15. jazz1
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    Looks good,,those headlight lids and the grill,,the car has great character. A special paint job and she'd be stylin'!
     
  16. mashed
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    My uncle had one just like it except it was an orange 4 door Buick.
     
  17. Is it for sale? I'd grab it just to have something to run around town in.

    Bob
     
  18. Gasser!


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  19. Goatdave
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    Those chevelles must be pretty clapped out for you to be looking at that one. I say grab it.
     
  20. English Ford, Anglia, ohv 4 banger. I think about 1957 to 1959. around 100 c.c.'s later. There was not a huge number of them maybe, but Winnipeg Mantoba had several on the streets that I remember. There was a '57 Vauxhall Grey and green wagon in kirkfield Park, Winnipeg. Chase car! It had a nailhead BUICK in it. Ask anyone who remembers Softys Speed Shop in Winnipeg abour 1962. Crazy fast.....
     
  21. J & D
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    I had one just like it in high school. You could not tear it up. Put bigger tires on rear and got rubber in every gear. Had a lot of fun with it. As i recall it got between 40 and 50 m.p.g.
     
  22. bt34
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    This was mine in 1982/3 in New Zealand where the odd one got
    turned into a race car...:eek: 289/C6/9" rear 10.7et 128/132mph
    Very popular with the circuit racer guys.
     

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  23. blind_rodder
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    Looks sick! I can see a straight axle hanging under the car!
     
  24. Buildy
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    I had one of these as a matchbox car when I was a kid. Also they used to have an oval track import class at Hershey Stadium back in the 60s and one of these Anglias was the fastest car of them all,as I recall.
     
  25. squigy
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    yup i had one.Dare i say mine had a rotary engine...
     
  26. john worden
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    Yeah, Harry's could fly. Beat that!!
     
  27. Royalshifter
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    Squigy your avatar....feeling alright you look thin?
     
  28. EnglishBob
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    My first car was one but the 'estate' (station wagon version.)
     
  29. bt34
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    re post # 24
    Just happen to have a Matchbox model in stock...lol..:)
     

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  30. bt34
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    re post #22 & 23
    If you look a bit harder you will see straight axles at both ends...:confused:
     
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