Friday 8th March 1963
The first car to be produced at Ford’s new factory at Halewood, Liverpool, a Ford Anglia, rolled off the production line. Its 997 cc engine was the first overhead valve unit used on a small Ford, which was coupled to a four speed gearbox. The car has a distinctive body shape with a ‘reverse-slope’ rear window. completion it was featured as the prize in a competition in the Liverpool Echo newspaper, which was won by a Mr Taylor. The car was ceremonially driven off the production line by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and handed over to its new owner with a special registration 1KF. Mr Taylor could not drive and sold the car on. Fords bought the car back three years later and donated it to Liverpool City Museum, as World Museum was then known.