Ford Model Y: Henry's Car for Europe

Ford Model Y: Henry's Car for Europe

by Sam Roberts
     
 

The Model Y was the first Ford designed to sell outside the USA, Ford's first 'world car.' 165,000 examples, plus 30,000 rolling chassis for export, were built in Dagenham between 1932 & 1937, capturing half the British small car market in 1935. This definitive history is published in association with the Michael Sedgwick Trust.See more details below

Overview

The Model Y was the first Ford designed to sell outside the USA, Ford's first 'world car.' 165,000 examples, plus 30,000 rolling chassis for export, were built in Dagenham between 1932 & 1937, capturing half the British small car market in 1935. This definitive history is published in association with the Michael Sedgwick Trust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781901295887
Publisher:
Veloce Publishing PLC
Publication date:
08/05/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.62(d)

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From the Publisher
Classic Ford, May 2008
UK magazine
 
Sadly overshadowed by many other Fords from both pre- and post-war periods, and moving budget motoring onto a more sophisticated footing than some of the toot foisted on the British motoring public, the poor little Model Y deserved far more recognition than it received – until Sam Roberts' book was published.

Like Thacker's '32 title, this looks at the reasons behind the car's creation, how its design evolved, the various body types and the more peculiar versions, including a tiny bus, a tipper and a three-wheeled 'tug' version. The vans are stunning, and Roberts' book is crammed full of illustrations and drawings, one of the best being the shot (on page 188) of a Ford dealer workshop in Southsea in 1948.

And like all cars, there were several key people behind their concept and eventual production, and the author looks at them. He also looks at the plants that assembled the Y around the globe.

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