1965 • Ford Anglia Sportsman
Seller RN7 Historique
Location of the lot Mont Sainte Aldegonde, Belgium
Bullet point The Sportsman deLuxe version and its made in the USA style
and also An exceptional engine that has led to many sporting successes
Engine capacity997 cc
Number of cylinders4
Number of gears 4
Estimate €10,000 - 15,000
When Ford's design team began work on the Anglia, the key idea was to produce a small, light car - weighing less than 800kg - for the British market with features derived from American luxury models. In stark contrast to the rounded lines of its 1953 namesake, the 100E, the Anglia 105E/106E appeared in 1959 with a very wide grille incorporating indicators (deLuxe version), prominent round headlamps, prominent rear wings - albeit less imposing than on the larger Atlantic saloons - and an inverted rear window. The latter was reminiscent of the design of the Balboa X prototype unveiled by Packard in 1953. Ford used this design for the Mercury D528 (1955) and the Lincoln Continental (1958). Later, the Ford Consul and also, among others, the Citroën Ami 6 with its legendary Z-shape, were based on this concept. The Anglia is equipped with a 997 cc super-square in-line four-cylinder engine with 37.5 bhp at 5,000 rpm, which was used as the basis for sports and competition cars.
The made-in-the-USA styling of the time is even more evident on the Sportsman deLuxe version of the Anglia, which was built in Ford's Antwerp factory for Belgian customers. The spare wheel was mounted on the outside of the rear bumper. The proposed example is in this version. It was seen in the TV show "Des racines et des ailes" on France 3 and took part in the Route Nationale 7 Historique Rally in Brittany in 2016. It was also awarded first prize at the Concours d'Elegance in Charleroi in 2019. Put on the road in 1965, this Anglia is located in Belgium, where the collector's registration certificate is issued in the name of the seller. The seller acquired the car in November 2013 and is the third owner. The odometer shows 53,000 km, which the seller says is reliable and has been driven about 10,000 km. A full record of work carried out since 2013 and the manufacturer's manuals are provided. The vehicle has been parked in a closed garage, has not undergone a technical inspection and is neither pledged nor covered by a warranty.
The red and white colours are original but some paint work has been carried out. Since the purchase of the car in 2013, the bodywork has not been serviced. The seller reports no corrosion or damage, apart from a small scratch on the edge of the right front wing (photo 068). A square fog lamp (photo 023) has been installed at the left rear to bring the car into compliance with Belgian legislation. The 13-inch wheels are original, as are the wheel covers. The chromed fake spokes visible on some pictures (013 among others) are currently not fitted but are supplied. The tyres are Vredestein 155/60 R13 with white thermoformed sidewalls, the remaining profile of which is about 80%. An identical spare wheel with a new tyre is fitted in the boot (the original model did not have one) and is in addition to the one on the outside, which has a different tyre, but also new and original.
The interior is also original with red leatherette upholstery and trim, the dominant colour in the cabin. The seats, which have a patina consistent with the age of the vehicle, had minor imperfections (tears on the side of the driver's backrest - photo 066) which have been remedied (photo 065). The Spartan dashboard includes all the instruments and controls of the time in working order. A fire extinguisher is located under the dashboard.
The engine - matching number - and the four-speed manual gearbox are original and did not require any intervention other than regular maintenance (fluids, filters, platinum screws, capacitor, etc.). However, in anticipation of long journeys, some parts have been replaced: the dynamo - including brushes and bearings -, the front and rear shock absorbers, the complete exhaust (in stainless steel), the radiator, the tank, the hoses, the water pump, the brake and clutch master cylinder, the delco head and the spark plug cables. In addition, the brake drums have been rectified. The most recent service was in 2021 and involved the annual oil change, lubrication and ignition.
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Reserve almost met