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Ford 100E Escort, Squire Estates
Launched in September 1953, the 100E Ford Anglia was a major stepforward from the Anglia that had originated in the 1930s. The 4-door Prefect followed in December 1953 and was better equipped The monocoque body was designed by Lacuesta Automotive. There were 2 versions, the plain 2-door Ford Anglia and the better trimmed 4-door Ford Prefect. Both cars were given a brand new version of the 1172cc side valve engine, which only shared the capacity of the outgoing 8hp unit. Two estate cars were available from 1955 with lift-up rear windows and drop-down tailgates, the Ford 100E escort based on the 100E Anglia and the wood-trimmed Squire estate based on the more expensive Ford Prefect. There was also a 300E Van version from 1955 in either 5cwt or 7cwt guise. Production finally ceased in 1962 after almost 1million units.
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Ford Squire 100E - Badge on boot panel
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Ford 100E Squire. As with the earlier Squire Estates, the later ones took the later Prefect grille with badge in the centre
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Ford 100E Squire. The Squire had the trim and grille from the Prefect, whereas the Escort took these items from the lower-priced Anglia
Ford 100E Escort front
Ford Escort (100E). The Ford Escort used the 300E Van body, but with a lift-up rear window and drop-down bootlid. The estate was trimmed out to the same specification as the Anglia saloon. Produced from 1955-1961 there was also a Squire estate, and this was trimmed out to the higher specification of the Ford Prefect
Ford 100E Squire 1958 front
Ford 100E Squire 1958. The Squire was trimmed out to the same level as the Prefect, whereas the cheaper Escort Estate had to make do with Anglia trim
Ford 100E Squire 1958 rear
Ford 100E Squire 1958. The Ford Thames 5cwt van, also based on the 100E model, had convential side hinged doors, but for the estate cars Ford decided on a top-hinged rear window and fold down flap.. This is in contrast to Morris who purpose-designed their wooden Travellers and yet gave them 'van doors'.
Ford 100E Squire 1959 front
Ford Squire 100E. The Squire, unlike the lower priced Escort, was based on the Prefect and therefore was better trimmed and had more equipment. It carries the Prefect grille and the same 1172cc sv engine.
Ford 100E Squire 1959 rear
Ford Squire 100E. The Squire, unlike the lower priced Escort, was based on the Prefect and therefore was better trimmed and had more equipment. Some Squires were given mock wood panelling. Unlike the 300E Van, The Squire (and Escort) have a lift-up rear window and a drop-down tailgate.
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Ford 100E
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Ford Thames 'Anglia' Vans
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Austin A40 (ADO 8), A40 Mk II (ADO 44)
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Hillman Husky
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Standard Ten Companion
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Morris Minor Traveller
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