The first Ford car specifically designed for the British market, the 933 cc, 8 hp Model Y ‘Baby Ford’ Popular was unveiled at London’s Royal Albert Hall by Ford’s oldest British dealer, A E Rumsey of Bristol


Friday 19th February 1932

The first Ford car specifically designed for the British market, the 933 cc, 8 hp Model Y ‘Baby Ford’ Popular was unveiled at London’s Royal Albert Hall by Ford’s oldest British dealer, A E Rumsey of Bristol. The price of the new car available as both 2- and 4-door saloons was forecast to be £100 or less and was claimed to have a maximum speed of 55 mph, and when running gently was capable of 43 mpg. It had a three-speed gearbox with synchromesh on top and second gears – a first for a British car of such modest size and price.


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