Classic Car Catalogue

Ford 1932

A – end of production
B / BF – new model
Model 18 new model
Y – new model

Great Britain

Produkcję nowego, całkowicie europejskiego modelu Y z silnikiem 933 cm³, 8 KM.podjęto w nowo wybudowanej fabryce w Dagenham. Henry Ford zażyczył sobie by zakład mógł być zaopatrywany drogą wodną, więc powstał on na 22000 betonowych pali na bagnistym brzegu Tamizy. Samochód będzie produkowany też w Kolonii w Niemczech.
Ford of Britain had made American Model T and A cars (and commercial derivations TT and AA) for many years at their Manchester plant. In May 1932 the Model B was introduced. This car is produced in the new Dagenham plant in three basic versions: Model B (4-cyl., 24 HP), Model BF (small-bore 4-cyl., 14.9 HP) and Model 18 (V-8-cyl., 30 HP).
Ford opened their new Dagenham factory in 1931 and the first all-British Ford car to emerge was the 8 HP Model Y. It is, in appearance, a scaled-down replica of the American Model B. It is powered by a 933-cc (56.6 x 92.5 mm) side-valve four-cylinder engine. Drive to the 5.42:1 spiral-bevel rear axle is transmitted via a single dry plate clutch and a three-speed gearbox with synchromesh. Wheelbase is 7 ft 6 in, track 3 ft 8 in. Early production had 4.00-18 tyres. Suspension is the same as on all contemporary Ford cars, using transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs. Ford 8 HP was restyled in the summer of 1932. The new 'Popular Ford' is again a small-scale version of the American Ford, this time the 1933 Model 40 (which is not marketed in the UK). Within the Ford organization the 8 HP Model Y is known also as Model 19E.

Model B, BF and 18


Ford B Saloon
Motor SportNovember 1932

The high-power weight ratio and even torque of the new eight-cylinder Ford has already brought it to the notice of the sporting public, and the announcement of a four-seater open body on this chassis make a strong appeal to the many motorists who remain faithful to this type of car.
Produced by Arthur Gould & Co of 290, Regent Street, W.1., and named the Greyhound, the two-door aluminium panelled body has good looking lines, which are not allowed to detract from the comfort of the seating accommodation. The swaged cycle-type wings, which do not move with the wheels, should afford ample protection from mud-slinging. The low build makes it possible to dispense with running-boards.
The front adjustable bucket seats have pneumatic upholstery, leather covered, and the seating position is such that the controls are easily reached. The single-pane windscreen is fitted with safety-glass and folds forward when required. Access to the rear seat is gained by tipping either of the front seats. The rear seat and squab are well padded and are just as comfortable as the front ones.
The car is fitted with a neat tonneau cover and hood-bag and the detail work, carpets and interior fittings, are substantial and well-finished.
A 2-4-seater, called the Terrier, is available on the 8 h.p. Ford chassis and is similar in design to the larger model. The prices are :-Greyhound £325 and Terrier £185.
Motor SportNovember 1932

8 HP model Y

Model Y short radiator (short rad) saloon. August 1932 – end September 1933.Production of the Model “Y” commenced at Dagenham on 10 August 1932. Initially, only two-door (Tudor) models were made, the four-door (Fordor) not being produced before 22 September. Although there were a number of design changes over the following year, the ‘short rad’ can be easily recognised by the nine louvres on the bonnet side, the straight, ribbed bumpers, the radiator grille too short to include a starting handle hole (this was in the front valance below the grille), ‘diamond’ shaped door handles and the mudguards without trailing skirts. A total of 26,895 short rads, including 2209 Fordor De Luxe, were built, many for export (LHD cars were built w.e.f. December 1932). The 933 cc sidevalve engine produced 22 brake horse power.

14 prototype 8 h.p. Ford saloon cars were designed, built and shipped to England over a period of only four months from 19 October 1931. They were unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall on 19 February 1932 and were also displayed in other European capitals. The cars were concept cars, unable to be driven, but heralded the entry of Ford into the European small car market. They were all destroyed at the end of 1932.

Model Y 8 h.p.

Ford Y 8 h.p.