page we look at the previous Ford's that have
bourne the name Anglia,
leading to the legend that is the 105E
Ford Anglia E04A
just before the out break of the Second World War
in 1939, the Ford Anglia E04A would form the
basis of a model range that would remain in
production for the next 20 years. Based on the
old 7Y 8hp model the Anglia used a very simple
mechanical layout that included mechanical brakes
and a sidevalve engine.
All Anglia's used a two door, four seater saloon
body that was almost always finished in the
famous Ford black paint. Equipment and trim were
as simple as possible but helped Ford keep the
price as low as possible. Production of this
Anglia derivative ended in 1948, by which time
55,807 had been built.
The Van variant was designated the E04C and was
built from 1940 to 1948.
Ford Anglia E494A
updated the Anglia in 1948 and continued the
theme set by the pre-war E04A model, luckily the
"new" E494A Anglia was only intended to
be a stop-gap until the arrival of the 100E
series in 1953.
The Anglia retained the sidevalve engine used
previously and the only real changes were to the
front end styling and some minor trim
differences. Equipment for the Anglia was
incredibly basic, although trafficators and a
second windscreen wiper were now standard.
Despite being replaced by the modern 100E, the
Anglia received a new lease of life and continued
in even more basic form as the 103E Popular until
1959, by which time 108,878 had been built.
The Van variant was designated the E494C and was
built from 1949 to 1954.
Ford Anglia 100E
the success of the Consul/Zephyr, Ford applied
the same engineering and styling principles to
its new small car range in 1953, the cars were
new, but the names were familiar, Anglia and
The Anglia formed the lower end of the two car
range, although a De-luxe version was soon
available. Both Anglia and Prefect versions were
given the Ford model code 100E. The Anglia
featured an all new unitary body, with modern
"three box" styling and made use of the
patented MacPherson strut front suspension
system. The car looked very modern, however it
had to make do with an ancient sidevalve engine
(1172cc), 3 speed transmission and the breathless
vacuum operated wipers.
The model was well received despite its flaws and
enjoyed strong sales that lasted until the
arrival of the 105E Anglia in 1959, by which time
345,841 had been built.
The Van variant was designated the 300E and was
built from 1954 to 1961.
Ford Anglia 105E
leads us nicely up to 1959 and the Ford Anglia 105E Saloon, Estate and 307E Van