Wednesday, 11 November 2015

1941 FORDSON E83W - 1172cc - Morris Leslie Auctions

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1941 FORDSON E83W - 1172cc

Chassis number C259027. Engine number C778416 - Fordson E83W 10 cwt light commercials where built between 1938 and 1957. The E83W was aimed at the small haulage, trade and merchant market, The E83W was powered by the 1172 cc Ford 10 hp side-valve engine, with a 3 speed gearbox, and was heavily geared down in the rear axle. This made the Fordson much slower than the saloons, with an effective top speed of not much over 40 mph. The E83W was a simple and slow but sturdy and lovable little commercial, which continued to serve well into the 1960s. Interestingly it is recorded that an E83W pickup was used by the President of Uruguay, Tabare vazquez during his ascension parade on March 1st 2015. This example has been restored into a Military vehicle by the previous owner, possibily the vendor states due to the fact it was used by the Danish Government between 1941 and 1946.


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