Tuesday 31st August 1937
The first 8-bhp Ford Model 7Y rolled off the Dagenham assembly lines in east London. The standard model cost £117 10s. Sir Percival Perry, chairman of Ford of Britain, claimed the 7Y to be all new, with the exception of the engine, and even that was treated to a 4-point mounting rather than the 3-point mounting as in the previous Y-type. A Deluxe 7Y Eight was produced costing £127 10s, which included the following items as standard equipment: twin windscreen wipers, ashtrays, a clock mounted in the fascia, a metal spare-wheel cover, an interior lamp, a map pocket, plated hubcap centres, a windscreen frame, trafficators, a glovebox lid, and windscreen and side-window openings.