Ford Prefect 100E 1957-59
See specifications and old advert below illustration.
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Ford Prefect 100E 1953-59 Specifications
4 Cylinder in line
Bore: 63.5mm
Stroke: 92.5mm
Displacement: 1,172cc
Piston area: 19.6 sq in
Valves: 8, side
Compression ratio: 7.0:1
Carburettors: Solex downdraught
Power output: 36bhp at 4,500rpm

Maximum speed: 69mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 39.1secs
Overall fuel consumption: 42.8mpg

Burman worm & peg
Steering turns lock to lock: 2


Gearbox: 3 speed, Rear wheel drive
Clutch: Single dry plate (centrifugal vacuum control)
Ratios: Top 4.429, 2nd 8.89,
1st 17.246, reverse 21.228 to 1
Propellar Shaft: OpenHardy Spicer
Final drive: Spiral bevel

Construction: All steel monocoque,

Hydraulic, drums all round

Front: Coil & wishbone
Rear: Semi-elliptic, leaf spring

Wheels & tyres
Bolt-on 13in pressed steel wheels
with 13 x 5.20 tubless tyres

Sump:3.5 pints
Tank: 7 gallons
Cooling: 12 pints
Rear axle:1.5 pints (S.A.E.90 E.P.)
Gearbox: 1.75 pints(S.A.E.80 E.P.)

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 7ft 3in
Track - front: 4ft
Track - rear: 3ft 11.5in
Overall length: 12ft 5.7in
Overall width: 5ft 0.5in
Overall height: 4ft 10.5in
Ground clearance: 7in
Turning circle left: 32ft
Turning circle right: 30ft
Unladen weight: 15.5cwt