With a major change in body styling in 1954
(the 100/300E models), the older, upright-style was on its way
out of vogue. Resale value was grim and within a few years, these
cars and trucks were worth very little on the used car market.
But in the early sixties, hot rodders saw this small, light-weight
vehicle as a great racer, and within years, the Ford Anglia saw
a new demand from drag racers across the States.
The heyday of the Ford Anglia as a gasser was during the late
sixties and early seventies. The popularity of these vehicles
as a street rod would not catch on until the late seventies and
early eighties. Nowadays, the 1948-style Anglia, Prefect and
Thames are very sought after cars for Pro Street projects. Currently,
according to our records, less than 3000 of these vehicles still
exist in North America (in any form or condition!)
Our goal at Anglia Obsolete is to offer what parts and information
we can for the early model Anglia, Prefect and Thames Panel -
stock or high-performance applications. Due to the limited market
size, we only do this part-time. Yes, we have a real job. E-Mail
is without a doubt the best way to get in touch with us. But
you can call us here in Vista, California, and we will be in
touch. We have helped hundreds of owners with their Anglia projects.
Cars that feature our parts and window rubber have been spot-lighted
on the cover, and inside many top automotive publications (including
Hot Rod, Street Rodder, Rod & Custom and many more). Thanks
for stopping by our web site and feel free to drop us a line.