Sunday, 29 September 2013

Ford Anglia shadow

This 1964 Ford Anglia was one of the classic cars seen on Hyde Civic Square for the 2013 Heritage Open Day.

My very first car was a Ford Anglia. I bought it the day after I failed my second driving test. I went on to pass my test in it but it didn't last very long - read about it here.

On this one the wheels seem to be wider than the originals and there are extended wheel arches to cover them. It looks like it's got a modern plastic bumper that extends up around the radiator grille and lower part of the headlights. Most Ford Anglias rotted away - the normal places being around the headlights and at the rear of the front wings just in front of the doors. There was no rust-proofing on them, so all the water and salt got thrown up inside the wings. Another problem was the sealed-beam headlight units, they would blow very readily because water got thrown up onto the hot casings.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.


  1. hee hee... The lack of rust proofing helped make Ford's efforts to import the Anglia into the U.S. short lived... Similarly in the U.S., Chevrolet marketed the Vega in the '70s. The joke was that it was the world's first car guaranteed to rust out whilst still on the show room floor!

  2. Fix or repair daily Is what the joke was but I did own a few Fords and did like them but never owned an Anglia

  3. Great shot of a wonderful vintage car

  4. Great shadows made by a beautiful car! Someone really took care of it!