Ford 7Y

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Ford Model 7Y
Ford 8 (7Y bodied version) 1937.JPG
Manufacturer Ford UK
Production 1938–39
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door saloon.
Engine 0.9 L straight-4
Wheelbase 78 inches (1.98 m)
Length 148 inches (3.76 m)
Width 57 inches (1.448 m)
Curb weight 1540 pounds (670 kg)
Predecessor Ford Model Y
Successor Ford Anglia

Ford 7Y is a car built by Ford UK from 1938 until 1939. During that time 65,098 cars were produced.

The car was officially marketed as a Ford Eight, and was a rebodied and slightly larger version of the Ford Model Y. The car was powered by a 933 cc 8 hp Ford Sidevalve engine.

A minor facelift, unveiled in September 1939,[1] resulted in the first Ford Anglia.

The car sported some unusual features such as openable rear windows that were located in the main body work as this was only a two-door vehicle. A rear wheel cover was available on the de-luxe models with the standard version also having a recess in the rear bodywork to accept the spare wheel, albeit not covered. The storage of the spare wheel in this manner mimics the styling of the V8 Ford Pilot. This model was also the last to be fitted with a 'kink' in the front bumper before the simpler straight bumpers were introduced on the Ford Anglia (E04A). The "kink" and the accompanying opening in the bottom of the grille allowed for starting the engine with a hand crank.

Sources and further reading[edit]

  1. ^ "Design Progress: Small Fords". Autocar. 134. (nbr 3918): 10–12. 29 April 1971.