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Asking Price:

R 60,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1959 Ford Prefect 100E

The 100E Prefect model was produced Ford and sold from 1959 through to 1967, when it was replaced by the better known 105E Anglia (a la Harry Potter). The Prefect weighs in at 765kg and while it won't win many robot-to-robot races will eventually hit 100km/h and eke out a bit more to max out at 110km/h.

Anyone remember The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Ford Prefect was a fictional character in this wacky book by the British author Douglas Adams. His role is as Arthur Dent's friend – and rescuer, when the Earth is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass at the start of the story, as Ford is an experienced galactic hitch-hiker and explains that he is actually an alien journalist. Although Ford had taken great care to blend into Earth society, he had "skimped a bit on his preparatory research," and thought that the name Ford Prefect would be "nicely inconspicuous."

The Ford Prefect was a popular British car manufactured from 1938 to 1961, and Adams later clarified in an interview that Ford "had simply mistaken the dominant life form" of Earth. Adams later observed that this joke was lost on United States audiences who assumed it was a typing error for 'perfect.' Nowadays, the joke is largely lost on younger audiences in Britain as well, since the Ford Prefect is now a rare sight on British roads.

This Example

Car has been redone and is in good running condition. Paintwork needs a bit of attention.

Papers are in order (status reflects 'Used/gebruik') and licence is up to date.

Available to view by appointment in Pinetown.

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Lot Status


For Sale

Special Features


Condition rating: 99/140

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000189
Seller: Private
Year: 1959
Manufacturer: Ford
Model: Prefect 100E
Derivative: -
Service History: -
Mileage: 0 Miles
Engine Size: 1,172cc
Engine Type: Inline 4-cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 3 Manual
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 31 BHP
Exterior: Blue/White
Interior: Blue/White vinyl

Photo Gallery

Ford Prefect  (3)
Ford Prefect engine (1)
Ford Prefect engine (2)
Ford Prefect engine (3)
Ford Prefect  (1)
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Ford Prefect  (4)
F Prefect Pg 1
F Prefect Pg 2
F Prefect Pg 3
F Prefect Pg 4
F Prefect Pg 5
F Prefect Pg 6
F Prefect Pg 7

Bidding

Bidding Information - 1959 Ford Prefect 100E

Estimated Price Range:

R 50,000.00 - R 60,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:

3

Time Left:

Closed

Start Date:

Friday, 01 April, 2022 - 08:00

End Date:

Friday, 08 April, 2022 - 18:00


Comments

SABEST
SABEST
1 month, 1 week ago

20k


Hi, in order to bid you need to be registered as a bidder (which requires ID, proof of residence and R250 registration fee). Once this is approved you login using one time pin that is sent to you and hitting the BID button. - Stuart CCA 1 month, 1 week ago


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AB1222
AB1222
1 month, 1 week ago

R35000.00


Hi, in order to bid you need to be registered as a bidder (which requires ID, proof of residence and R250 registration fee). Once this is approved you login using one time pin that is sent to you and hitting the BID button. - Stuart CCA 1 month, 1 week ago


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