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May 14, 2014 at 10:45 am #32031
The car definitely has the Standard style front apron with horizontal bars in radiator opening, but has Deluxe grille trim over top, Deluxe boot lid badge, Deluxe ribbed seats/interior, and Deluxe external chrome/stainless side trim along the body line. It also has shiny trim pieces on the steering wheel spokes, which I havn’t seen before either. Strange little beast ;) Keen to find out a bit more about it if I can.May 14, 2014 at 11:26 am #32033
Here’s a bit of a photo posting guide from the forum. I use photo bucket on a mac (and iPad and iPhone) and I find it pretty simple…
Your car sounds like it would be one of the earliest in Australia. The metal inserts on the steering wheel were only used on the earlier models as it was then deemed a hazard due to glare.
I’m wondering if your car might have been one of the first cars brought here to test the market with? It’s really hard to tell due to the records having been destroyed by Ford. What colour is it?May 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm #32041May 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm #32042
Thanks Cherrydanish !
Photos are from when she came home, still filthy ;)
I found it for my wife on internet with intentions of restoring, but found out that a previous owner had forklifted the car via the passenger side door frame/roof and bent it all out of shape :( Bought it anyway as they are hard to find here in Oz. We have another roof salvaged from a wrecked Anglia that we were hoping to have transplanted if it couldn’t be repaired, but this week we bought another white 105e in much better condition and will restore that instead. Only just realised the differences in this blue one when comparing grille trims whilst looking for the best one for our white project -now I am intrigued about the blue one lolMay 15, 2014 at 11:25 pm #32043
Wow! It’s very organic haha!
It’s certainly different to any others I’ve seen. The Deluxe badge has the extended ‘e’ which is not common. And do the door armrests have a decorative metal plate on them or is it vinyl? Either way, I’ve never seen that before.
Does it have the ID plate in the engine bay? It would be interesting to see how the numbers compare to other Aussie ones.
DaniMay 16, 2014 at 3:35 am #32044
Ok, so curiosity has got the better of me, so here is some more photos to help identify!
The armrest on drivers side has a white/cream trim piece on top, but the left side has padded vinyl armrest. Door trims are two-tone – the piece around the armrest and handles is different to rest. Rear seat seems to be vinyl with cloth inserts on the 2 seat areas. Also noticed the interior roof lining is in a patterned/textured material different to usual. And floor vinyl is different to my others as it has ribbing… Also, firewall numbers look completely different to all my others too!May 16, 2014 at 4:01 am #32046
Lol Ive managed to end up with 4 105e’s in my yard… Still have my very first car #1 (all black) which I bought when I was about 15 (i’m 40 now) and registered for a few years when I got my licence-but it is getting pretty rusty, although I am hoping to repair it and install 1600 xflow and type 9 5 speed at some stage. #2 is a badly rusted (blue) I bought for bits and pieces. #3 is the oddball we are currently discussing ;)
and #4 is our latest acquisition which I have been trying to buy off its previous owner since I was 15… 25 years later he finally gave in! Thankfully, as it had been moved from the shed and been left to sit under a dreaded peppercorn tree for many years (same thing caused the rust in my black 1) -fresh battery, fuel and coil and she ran!May 16, 2014 at 7:37 am #32048
Hi Rox. You’ll need to put the pictures onto a picture hosting website like Photobucket (it’s free and easy to use). Then you’ll be able to add them to your posts using the “Img” button in the “Full Editor”.May 16, 2014 at 9:46 am #32049May 16, 2014 at 9:46 am #32050
Latest acquisition :)
Serial Prefix is ABSEC, so what would be the build date? I just wanted to check because 2 other 105e’s I have in the yard are also ABSEC -could they all have been built at the same time?!
The only one here that is different prefix is the strange blue Anglia with the Standard front sheet metal under Deluxe grille trim….
Appreciate any assistance :)May 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm #32047May 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm #32045
Sorry I’ve taken so long to reply!
I’d say you’re right. Three Anglias born in April 1963! The strange blue one is likely to be April 1960. I can’t find out anything about the 2118 code unfortunately.
Does this seem right for your trim code on the white one?
A647 P.V.C Trim:Sierra Beige/Thaxted Beige Floor:Beechwood Brown 9/62 – 9/63
The headlining on your blue one is another mystery. It’s a design called ‘Nimbus’ and I’ve not known it to be used for a 105e before. The usual is either Confetti or Lodestar depending on the build date and very early ones may have used the wave pattern. http://www.anglia-models.co.uk/tech-interior-head.htm
Also with the armrests, the one you have on the passenger door is the early 2piece 105e armrest. I’ve never seen the drivers door one before but I have a feeling that my car had them originally as there’s a mark on the door card that looks the same shape and doesn’t match either the 2piece or the regular style.
The ribbed flooring I’ve seen on a friend’s 1960 Anglia. Might have been only on early models too?
I’m still wondering if your blue car was a model used to test the Aussie market?
DaniMay 27, 2014 at 2:00 am #32118
Thanks Dani! Yes, I think the interior for the white one is about right.
The blue one is proving to be quite interesting! Of course it’s the car I had decided to sell in order to help fund the restoration of the white car, as I already have another (blue) wreck to donate parts for my restoration of my white car and modification of my first black car…. Now it sounds like it could be the most interesting of the 4 lol! I’m sure it could be restored -I even have a full replacement roof for it from the donor car if needed- but I have too many projects already ;) Hopefully I can find someone to love it!May 27, 2014 at 9:24 am #32122May 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm #32124
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