Classic Car Catalogue
Ford Model B with 24 HP four-cylinder engine (3285-cc, 98.425 x 107.95 mm) and Model BF with 14.9 HP engine (as B but 77.6-mm bore, 2043-cc) are produced in Britain from 1932. They are originally similar to the 1932 US Ford Model B and Model 18 (same car with V8 engine; produced in Britain as C1 8R, 1932-33) but when the US Ford Motor Co. replaced these models by the modernized 1933 Model 40, the British Dagenham plant continued the Model B body shell with the four-cylinder 14.9 and 24 HP engine. These later models differed from the original in having skirted front wings with streamlined side lights, different bumpers and a straight, rather than curved, headlamp tie bar. Wheelbase is 8 ft 10 in, tyre size 5.25-18, price £225. The models B and BF are also known as the AB and ABF and their chassis serial number prefixes consist of these designations.
Ford 8 HP Model Y underwent some further styling changes. The radiator grille is deeper ('long-rad' model ; earlier models now known as 'short-rad') and the matching bumper have a curved-down centre section. Body style availability now include four-door model. The 8 HP two- and four-door saloons are named Tudor and Fordor respectively, following the American Ford custom. Later the more British sounding terms Single- and Double-entrance Saloon were used.
Model 18 Roadster