1949 English Ford Prefect - $3800 (raleigh)

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Brett Wilkie
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1949 English Ford Prefect - $3800 (raleigh)

Post by Brett Wilkie » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:04 am

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/ra ... 04622.html

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True survivor. Rare find. Owner now deceased & subsequently his son recieved it in the will. Father had it last registered in Ohio in 1979. Had the engine completely (professionally) rebuilt & put less than 500 miles on it before it went back in the garage for decades. Son cannot find the title but is happy to write out a sworn affidavidt detailing history of the car. All you'll then need is a $100 bond to apply for a North Carolina title registered in your own name.
The Ford Prefect was a very interesting car as you study its history. This particular model (as tested by motor trend magazine) would top out at a whopping 61 mph. And get 27mpg. Quite a feat for such a tiny flathead 4 cylinder engine. After World War 11, when the English Ford Co resumed manufacturing, they continued building cars with the technology of the 30's cars (to keep price low) which resulted in this particular car becoming the top seller of its era in England. Retains the 30's style crank out windshield, wooden "floor boards", mechanical brakes, canvas top, a hand crank in case the battery failed & you had your fiance out on a dinner date.
Engine turns freely by hand. We have not made any attempt to crank it up. Confident it will be easy to get going again.
This classic would make a killer street rod.... although it would be a hard decision for some to alter it from its current original, unrestored, amazing cond
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Post by enfoprefect » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:31 am

Great project for someone.
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Brett Wilkie
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Post by Brett Wilkie » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:45 am

enfoprefect wrote:Great project for someone.
Yes, I thought it has good bones.
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Post by zephyrgary » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:37 pm

What's in pic 9? Is that the heater?
the older i get,the faster i went...

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Post by angliagt » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 pm

Nope - that's the radiator.
You can see the air filter right behind it.
Remember - Nobody EVER says "COOL PRIUS!"

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