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  • Help needed with identifying my Grandad's car!

    Has anybody got an idea what the car is in the photo taken late 1940's?

    It was my grandad's car and my dad is trying to find out what it was. From what he can remember it was second hand in 1949.

    It had a wooden framed body like a Morris Traveller but was a lot bigger.
    The back doors were wood framed and split horizontally.
    It had 5 doors, both of my uncles fell out of the back seats on to the road on separate occasions!
    It may have been a 1940s Ford but he cannot remember any name or badges
    It had a floor gearshift.

    I tried googling but loads of american stuff comes up. I thought it might be a 1940s Ford Prefect utility but it isn't.

    Any ideas?????
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    Ford Pilot woody?

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    • #3
      No this was post war Ireland and a V8 Pilot with 6 kids to feed was never going to happen! I think it was something simpler, like a Morris, Austin, etc but I have no clue!

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      • #4
        Looks like a WOLSELEY SUPER SIX

        ​​​​https://www.mecum.com/lots/AN1116-27...ies-iii-woody/
        Last edited by GeeTI; 21-06-2022, 05:13 PM.

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        • #5
          Tvr ??

          Deadly Dave

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          • #6
            I would not dismiss it as being a big Ford V8 though - I recall my Dad talking about them being around in his youth and he was in absolute awe of them. Perhaps this is a UK version of the american one?
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            • #7
              On further research I believe it is a mid to late 40's Ford Prefect. There is just a trace visible of the little crease these cars had above the windscreen.
              1946 Ford Prefect E93A in Anglia Car Auctions June sale

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alfaguy View Post
                On further research I believe it is a mid to late 40's Ford Prefect. There is just a trace visible of the little crease these cars had above the windscreen.
                i think you are right, they made a woodie version

                87F4CC6D-88DE-40BD-8AD4-695A40F2B148.jpeg

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                • #9
                  I'm thinking similar, either a Ford Prefect/Anglia or possibly a Fordson/Thames 83W commercial based car which could be had in other bodystyles besides the regular van - e.g either factory or aftermarket woody estate. You know like how you can buy a transit with just a cab and chassis and have the rest built to your needs.


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                  • #10
                    Bump looks different.
                    Bedford?
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                    E39 M5, Mk2 GTI, Mk1 GTI, E30, Caddy vanyadda yadda

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tristan View Post
                      Bump looks different.
                      Bedford?
                      Maybe a Bedford PC or related Vauxhall 10-4 / 12 -4?

                      Last edited by crank_case; 21-06-2022, 11:37 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the replies lads! I did mention to him a 1940s Ford Prefect Utility but he said no. Anyway I will pass on these other suggestions, thanks!

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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't entirely rule out a Ford Pilot btw.

                          A V8 might seem mad now, but remember we were on the arcane RAC horsepower tax system back then rather than simple CC bands and it might have been classed a commercial or PSV. Pilots were often used as taxis I believe. The V8 was quite small too, 2.2 or 3.3 and even the "big" 3.3. only put out 81bhp. Totally different era of performance.



                          Another possiblity is a Ford 7Y - the predecessor to the Anglia/Prefect

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                          • #14
                            Anglia woodie?

                            walden.jpg

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                            • #15
                              That Anglia Woodie looks very promising, I will pass it on!

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