Ford Model 7Y
"The car in the photograph is a Ford
Model 7Y Popular, made in 1938/1939.
It has been fitted with indicator
lights. Indicators were not fitted in the 1930s but by the
1960s kits could be purchased for owners to fit.
The car also has two windscreen wipers
and a full length canvas sun roof. This indicates the 'De
Luxe' model .
This was the last Ford fitted with the
'kink' in the front bumper. All later cars had straight bumpers.
The 'kink' was necessary to allow the starting handle to be used.
It went through a hole in the radiator grill and through a tube in
the bottom of the radiator to fit onto the crankshaft pulley.
Just over 65,000 of this model were
built. Many, sadly, ended their days on the Stock Car tracks
in the 1950s and 1960s. The 7Y was superseded by the first
of the Anglia models.
Prestonfield, Edinburgh: February 7, 2011