The Ford Anglia was launched in 1959, the same year as the much more avant-garde Mini, but was a wholly different take on the small economical car, being a conventionally engineered front-engined rear-wheel-drive package. Its styling, however, was very influenced by Ford's larger Detroit-designed American market cars and that infamous reverse-rake rear window was the work of American stylist Elmwood Engel. Crucially it sold well, and profitably, for Ford who did not produce a small front-wheel-drive car along the Mini's lines until the Fiesta was launched in 1976. The Anglia's new free-revving overhead-valve 'Kent' engine began a family of 'over-square' power units which, much modified as the 'Crossflow' and then subsequently 'Valencia', would endure into the early 21st century and gain numerous competition victories.
Engine: 997cc 4-IL OHV
Maximum speed: 76mph
0-60 mph: 26.9secs
Age Recommendation: 14 years and up
Display Size: W15.2 x H7 x D6.6cm
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