Ford v8 pilot. The ford pilot was manufactured at the famous ford dagenham works between 1947 and 1951. It was effectively replaced in 1951 with the launch of ford uks zephyr six and consul models though v8 pilots were still offered for sale being gradually withdrawn during that year. Find great deals on ebay for ford v8 pilot.
The v8 pilot was the british ford flagship immediately postwar. Marriage of the pre war 22hp chassisbody to the classic 30hp flathead engine. V8 pilots were produced between 1947 and 1951.
The ford pilot model e71a is a medium sized car that was built by ford uk from august 1947 to 1951. The ford pilot is a full size family saloon was manufactured at the ford dagenham works after production of the bren gun carrier came to a close. Hydro mechanical brakes and bent wire column shift.
And doesnt burn or leak oil. The pilot used the pre war 22hp chassis combined with a 30hp sidevalve v8 which had been in service for some time. The first post war big ford was the v8 pilot launched in 1947.
This low mileage ford v8 was first registered in july 1950 as rhk 726 and was re registered in jersey following a detailed restoration. In essence it was an amalgam of the pre war v8 62 model body with a new 25 litre engine. The jacking system is fully.
Though it was produced exclusively post war and a model intended to get ford back into business quickly the pilot was to all intents and purposes a continuation of what ford had been doing in the years coming up to 1939 and contained few if any new components. 4 door saloon estate car. The engine pulls strongly and its reliable even on longer journeys.
Im reluctantly selling my v8 pilot after over 6 years of fun.