Produkcję nowego, całkowicie europejskiego modelu Y z silnikiem 933 cm³, 8 KM.podjęto w nowo wybudowanej fabryce w Dagenham. Henry Ford zażyczył sobie by zakład mógł być zaopatrywany drogą wodną, więc powstał on na 22000 betonowych pali na bagnistym brzegu Tamizy. Samochód będzie produkowany też w Kolonii w Niemczech.
Ford of Britain had made American Model T and A cars (and commercial derivations TT and AA) for many years at their Manchester plant. In May 1932 the Model B was introduced. This car is produced in the new Dagenham plant in three basic versions: Model B (4-cyl., 24 HP), Model BF (small-bore 4-cyl., 14.9 HP) and Model 18 (V-8-cyl., 30 HP).
Ford opened their new Dagenham factory in 1931 and the first all-British Ford car to emerge was the 8 HP Model Y. It is, in appearance, a scaled-down replica of the American Model B. It is powered by a 933-cc (56.6 x 92.5 mm) side-valve four-cylinder engine. Drive to the 5.42:1 spiral-bevel rear axle is transmitted via a single dry plate clutch and a three-speed gearbox with synchromesh. Wheelbase is 7 ft 6 in, track 3 ft 8 in. Early production had 4.00-18 tyres. Suspension is the same as on all contemporary Ford cars, using transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs. Ford 8 HP was restyled in the summer of 1932. The new 'Popular Ford' is again a small-scale version of the American Ford, this time the 1933 Model 40 (which is not marketed in the UK). Within the Ford organization the 8 HP Model Y is known also as Model 19E.