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Ford Vans
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Ford Thames 400E Pickups, Vans and other Goods Vehicles
By 1957 the sidevalve-engined Ford E83W was looking very long in its Pre-war tooth, especially compared to modern forward control vans like the Bedford CA and the Morris J2. So in 1957 the 400e was launched with compact monocoque chassis and a new 4-cylinder engine from the Ford Consul. There were two versions, the 10/12cwt and the 15cwt, the payload appearing beneath the 'THAMES' badge above the grille. In 1965 the 'Thames' name gave way to the 'Ford' badge, but within 6months the 400E gave way to the new Ford Transit
Ford 400E  Thames rear
Ford Thames 400E 1958. 400E commercials could be bought as panel vans, minibuses, chassis cabs, and pickups.
Ford 400E Thames  front
The Ford 400E was introduced in September 1957. The 1703cc 53bhp engine (and later 58bhp version) were taken from the Ford Consul range.
Ford E83W Pickups, Vans and other Goods Vehicles
Ford Transit 1965-86
Commer Forward Control, FC 1500, PA, PB and Spacevan
Austin 152 and Morris J2 Vans
Standard Atlas, Leyland 15 and 20
Volkswagen Transporter and Microbus
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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