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Ford Anglia 105E Saloon - Article No 20

" Bernie Ecclestone's Anglia For Sale" - RM Auctions Web Site - October 2007.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of London - Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bernie's Anglia

V5 Registration Documents
Current MOT Test Certificate

Estimate: €7,000 - €11,000
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

41bhp, 997cc inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, solid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and hydraulic drum brakes all around. Wheelbase: 90.5in. (2,298mm).

Introduced as an updated version of Ford's two-door Anglia 100E, the 105E of 1960 featured updated styling and a new powertrain. Most striking was the reverse-angled "Z-line" rear window, so named for its sharp profile. This design feature was intended to prevent rear window fogging. Small rear fins, a front-hinged bonnet, and a revised grille rounded out the new design. A new four-speed transmission, a first for British Fords, was mated to a smaller overhead valve four-cylinder engine. Output nevertheless increased to 41 horsepower.

Mr. Bernie Ecclestone acquired this particular 1964 Anglia in 1994 from the Patrick Collection in Birmingham. The only other owner of record is Mr. Henry Frank Godfrey of Leamington, whose ownership dates from before 1978, and who may in fact be the original owner.

As presented, this lovely Anglia remains unrestored and largely original with approximately 15,000 miles since new. With the exception of certain flaws and imperfections, the paint is of good quality; it appears that the body was repainted over the years, where and when necessary, although a complete repaint was never needed. While the exterior rubbers, as on the interior, are ageing, the chrome and brightwork are generally in very good original condition, with only minor signs of ageing evident.

Excepting minor spots attributable to age, the dash and trim on the interior are completely original and in very good condition. The red seat cushions and upholstery are in as new condition and fit well, while the original factory rubber floor matting remains in excellent condition.

The condition of the engine bay and undercarriage are consistent with a 15,000-mile unrestored car and generally quite clean overall. The vendor advises that an inspection revealed that a braking system rebuild and exhaust system replacement were needed. Both projects were conducted with original Ford components.

This unrestored Ford Anglia 105E is a time capsule survivor. While careful and occasional driving will not hurt it, the Anglia's originality makes it an ideal display piece, where its condition will delight viewers as much as its appealing design.

( RM Auctions - October 2007)