Ford v8 pilot. Marriage of the pre war 22hp chassisbody to the classic 30hp flathead engine. Its a very sound car which i use as a daily driver when the weathers good so very little lately. The first post war big ford was the v8 pilot launched in 1947.
Im reluctantly selling my v8 pilot after over 6 years of fun. The jacking system is fully. 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with the launch of ford uks zephyr six and consul models though v8 pilots were still offered for sale being gradually withdrawn during that year.
The ford pilot was manufactured at the famous ford dagenham works 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. And doesnt burn or leak oil.
Ford v8 pilot 1947 51. In essence it was an amalgam of the pre war v8 62 model body with a new 25 litre engine. Only 21487 units were built and the luxury saloon featured standard equipment such as huge butler chrome headlamps and a clayton dewandre heater.
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. The pilot used the pre war 22hp chassis combined with a 30hp sidevalve v8 which had been in service for some time. 1950 ford v8 pilot with recent engine and gearbox rebuild.
Find great deals on ebay for ford v8 pilot. The engine pulls strongly and its reliable even on longer journeys. This low mileage ford v8 was first registered in july 1950 as rhk 726 and was re registered in jersey following a detailed restoration.
4 door saloon estate car.