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 A collection of photos taken during 20th Anniversary Rally 

September 1999


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                               1935 Ford  C Coupe

entrant number 13   Cyril and Gail  Johnson

While Ford's Model A was becoming a smashing success in the United States, Chevrolet factories across the pond were busying themselves with several new models that never made it to the American market.  The first non-American-made Ford was the Model Y which had either two or four doors, a 933 cc, 8 hp Ford Sidevalve engine and was manufactured in England from 1932 to 1937, in France from 1932-1934, and in Germany under the name "Koln" from 1933 to 1936.  The 1935 two door model sold for an astoundingly and incomparably low price of 100 pound sterling.  Although it was manufactured in Europe, the Model Y was not an entirely European car, as it was based off of a design sent by the American Ford company. 

After the smash success of the Model Y, Ford tried out a Y7.  It's from here that things get a little hazy.  In 1934, the Dagenham, Britain and Cologne, Germany sectors of Ford began to manufacture a Model C vehicle.  In the United States, Ford had already produced a short-lived Model C--back in 1904--as a modernized version of the Model A.  The European Model C was considered to be the "big brother" to the Model Y and had been inspired by the 1934 Ford V-8.  When 1935 rolled around, the body design was altered slightly and the cars were sold under the CX model designation.  The rare and chipper little 1935 coupe featured here seems to be a CX that emerged not from Europe, but from the Geelong, Victoria (Australia) Ford Factory which was founded in 1927.  

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