Classic Car Catalogue
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.
Ford B Saloon
14 prototype 8 h.p. Ford saloon cars were designed, built and shipped to England over a period of only four months from 19 October 1931. They were unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall on 19 February 1932 and were also displayed in other European capitals. The cars were concept cars, unable to be driven, but heralded the entry of Ford into the European small car market. They were all destroyed at the end of 1932.
Model Y 8 h.p.
Ford Y 8 h.p.