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Ford Prefect 1938–1961

1959 Ford Prefect 4 Door Sedan Tyres

1959 Ford Prefect 4 Door Sedan

  • From 1938 to 1945 the first generation of Ford Prefect (E93A) cars were equipped with 450 - 17 Tyres.
  • Our recommended tyre in this size is the 4.50 x 17 Avon Tourist.
  • Between 1945 and 1946, Prefect models began switching to 500 - 16 Tyres. We recommend the 5.00/5.25 x 16 Avon Tourist as the ideal tyre in this size.
  • The 5.00/5.25 x 16 T/T Classic Roadmaster provides a good quality alternative that is gentler on the wallet.
  • The 1949–1953 Ford Prefect E493A continued to fit 500 - 16 tyres, until it was replaced by the 1953–59 Ford Prefect 100E.
  • In 1953 the 'New Prefect' was introduced sporting a new design, and 520 - 13 Tyres. Today there is not a good quality crossply tyre in this size; the 5.20 x 13 Camac could be fitted if one was adamant about fitting a crossply.
  • We suggest the fitment of a radial tyre for the 1953–59 Prefect 100E. The radial equivalent size to 520 - 13 is 145 R13, which allows for the fitment of the fantastic 145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67.
  • Ford Prefect fans often choose the 155 R13 Tires because it's hard to find 145R13 sizes or they just like a wider, taller tire. If you're thinking about the 155R13 size, the 155R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 is a great pick.
  • The 1959–61 Ford Prefect 107E also fitted 520 - 13 tyres, we recommend the 145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67 for these cars.

Ford Prefect Innertubes

1960 Ford Prefect 107E Tyres

1960 Ford Prefect 107E

  • For 4.50 x 17 tyres we recommend the Michelin 17MG Central Valve innertube or the Michelin 16E Offset Valve innertube depending on your wheel type.
  • Although the Michelin 16E is not an exact fit for 4.50 x 17 tyres, Michelin doesn't produce a tube in this precise size. Given that Michelin innertubes provide superior quality compared to other brands, we would recommend fitting a 16" Michelin tube rather than opting for a budget 17" tube.
  • For 500 - 16 tyres we recommend the Michelin 16E innertube.
  • For the 520 - 13 and 145 - 13 tyres the Michelin 13CG is the ideal innertube.
  • If you need a good 155R13 innertube, go for the Michelin 13D.

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Ford Prefect History

1956 Ford Prefect Canadian Tyres

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The Ford Prefect, produced by the Ford Motor Company in the UK from 1938 to 1961, went through four major redesigns and model name changes during its production. The first model, the E93A, introduced in 1938, had a 1.2-liter inline-four engine, a top speed of 60 mph, and a stamped-steel body, which was a revolutionary design innovation at the time. The E93A underwent minor design changes during its production, including the addition of front and rear flashing indicators.

The Prefect was also used by the military during World War II, despite the production being suspended to allow the factory to be used for military production. The car was used as staff cars and ambulances, demonstrating its versatility and reliability.

In 1949, the E93A was replaced by the E493A, which had a more spacious interior, a 1.2-liter side-valve engine producing 30 horsepower, and a slightly revised grille and headlamps. The Prefect was popular among the British police in the early 1950s due to its reliability and durability, serving as a patrol car. The car's stamped-steel body was considered more durable and easier to produce than traditional wooden frames, making it more affordable and reducing production costs.

The 100E, introduced in 1953, had a modern, streamlined body design, a more powerful 1.2-liter engine producing 36 horsepower, and a more comfortable interior. The car was popular in Australia, where it was used as a taxi due to its spacious interior and fuel efficiency. The car popular in rural communities, where it could handle rough terrain and had good ground clearance.

The third generation of the Prefect was replaced by the 107E in 1959, which featured a slightly larger engine with 39 horsepower, updated exterior design, and improved instrumentation. The 107E was produced until 1961, when it was replaced by the Ford Anglia.

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