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1948 English Ford Anglia

Another image from the car show in town this past July.

This was a new one for me...had never heard of an
English Ford Anglia,
a British car from Ford made in the UK, rare as hen's teeth.
The front hood lifts up like wings on both sides.
(and I just happened to find a
on it)

1948 English Ford Anglia

Another image from the car show in town this past July.

This was a new one for me...had never heard of an
English Ford Anglia,
a British car from Ford made in the UK, rare as hen's teeth.
The front hood lifts up like wings on both sides.
(and I just happened to find a
on it)

comments (52)

  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Sep 2009, 00:23
Reliable old Fords, never let you down. I like the framing here smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm not much of an American car person, SAVO, even though my maternal g'pa ran a Ford dealership in New York back in his day. But this car did catch my eye! smile Thanks.
A grand old car Ginnie, my pseudo uncle (he was not a real uncle just a friend of my dads) had one of these in Black. Nice detail view.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing you Brits have known all about these cars for a long time, Les. It amazes me that at my age I had never heard of them! Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 00:31
Beautiful capture...love those clouds in the reflection, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kay. It was a gorgeous day and all those shiny cars loved the clouds...or vice versa!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 14 Sep 2009, 00:52
wow you are REALLY GOOD at these vehicle pictures, normally i find pics like this sooo hard to take and make look good, well done you!! and about my 70's photo action, i just spent like 12 hours yesterday processing a month and half's worth of photos in that style and now i'm sick of it, but have all those posts ahead of time lol so i have to look at them for a while smile
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Elaine. grin Thank you kindly. Just think...after all that processing, you can rest for awhile and find something else to do. HA!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2009, 01:05
Beautiful work, Ginnie.

Quite a few pf these vehicles were imported into Australia during the 1950's.

About 1960, Ford started building Australian Fords.
Ginnie Hart: Very interesting tidbit, Ray. I wonder how many Americans are like me, totally in the dark about these cars. It amazes me! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Sep 2009, 01:09
Ginnie this is wonderful capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Love the sky reflections and the three-part grille. Was it really that purple?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Larry. I did NOT mute/change the color for this image because I loved the rich feel of it. It looked so...luxurious! Thanks.
I did not realise just how good these cars looked Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And I never even knew about them, Chad, so we're in the same boat!
I have a friend who spent years in Europe photographing autos professionally for manufacturers. I've seen some of his work, and this photo is just as classy.

His work was all for glossy magazines, so there probably are technical differences I don't understand, but as for the image itself - it's beauty and appeal - this is great!
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Linda. Thank you! Your words are very kind.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 14 Sep 2009, 04:33
Great capture of this magnificent old car
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tony. Like I said, it's a new one for me!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2009, 05:33
I can tell you had all the fun in the world capturing this.
The YouTube is wonderful, same colour and that engine looked great.
The reflections are perfect, so is the symetry.
The clouds come in exta.
MLS, jij kan trots op jezelf zijn met deze foto.
Ginnie Hart: That whole car show took me by surprise, Astrid. I'm so glad I went home to get my camera and then went back. Thanks a million for your kind words. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 05:35
What a cool color this one is. Love all the cloud reflections too. If my car is this shiny, it's not leaving the garage smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Maria. I had a nice chuckle reading this this morning. grin Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2009, 05:40
I remember these Ginnie - a long time ago
Ginnie Hart: And to think I never knew they existed, Chris!
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 14 Sep 2009, 06:12
whaou, qulle belle rutilance !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. smile
c'est tout simplement superbe
Ginnie Hart: Merci, O-P. You're very kind.
I remember the Ford Anglia from my childhood. The one in the video is a long way from the original though! Those wheels!tongue

The Anglia name was used up until the 60's when the first Ford Escort came out.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for the added trivia, Bill, which I love. As I told SAVO, I'm not much of an American car person, even though my maternal g'pa ran a Ford dealership in New York back in his day. But this car did catch my eye! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 07:13
That's quite a car and as always your capture is superb. I like how the clouds are so well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sherri. It was a gorgeous day and all those shiny cars just gobbled up the clouds! smile
Lovely reflections of the clouds. love the framing as well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Debola!
My first car was Ford Popular ... a close cousin to the Anglia.

It was my pride and joy but actually in reality was a heap of old junk and only lasted a few months before it was too expensive for me to repair.

Happy days.

Ginnie Hart: I have told a couple others, Richard, that I am not a fan of American cars, even though my maternal g'pa owned a Ford dealership in New York City in his day. I stay away from buying American cars...until they can compete with what else is out there! I have had 2 different Honda hybrids now for 9 years and have been a happy camper, especially when I get to the gas pump!!
Absolutely wonderful Ginnie. My father had an Anglia!
Ginnie Hart: I love how you Europeans know all about this car. It's totally new for me! Merci, Richard.

The best to you for your up-coming surgery!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2009, 09:42
I had a much later model but it didn't look as good as this one Ginnie! Amazing reflection of the clouds on the bonnet (hood!). Strange how American and English chose different names for the front and back ends of the car!
Ginnie Hart: And didn't you tell me you wrecked one, Ingrid?? grin BTW, it's almost like learning another language when you start comparing American and British English! I declare.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2009, 10:01
Beautiful colour - I think I have only seen them in a two tone dingy green and cream. Also one or two slight styling modification ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I was surprised what I found when I started Googling these, Mike. I really did get my education. Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 14 Sep 2009, 10:31
Great framing and I love the color. My dad has a similar color on his Magnum Cobra he built himself.
Ginnie Hart: Man! Your dad actually built his car?? That's amazing, Frida! Thanks.

P.S. Thanks for sending me the link:
Different is col. This is cool smile
Ginnie Hart: A model of a different color, S&S. smile Thanks.
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 14 Sep 2009, 11:00
Wow!!! Impresionante fotografia de un coche impresionante, como me gustan los Ford antiguos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Alex. As I said, this was a new one for me!
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 12:41
Very nicely done, Ginnie. Cloud reflections are a bonus! :o)
Ginnie Hart: The clouds were smiling on all the cars that day, Jennie. smile Thanks.
Wonderful shot Ginnie.My sister married an American Service man over here in 1955..He had at the time a Nash. It wasnt long before he sold it and bought a used Ford Anglia..just like your picture.
Ginnie Hart: Man! All you Brits seem to know all about this car! It amazes me because I had never heard of it before now. Thanks, Ron.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 13:16
Fantastic detail!! Love how you've framed this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. It really is a beauty of a car!
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 14 Sep 2009, 13:48
what a beauty this is ginnie - i bet there is one very proud car owner, standing just out of shot, beaming at your interest smile
Ginnie Hart: Or sitting, as the case was that day, Eliza. grin Yes, all the owners were popping their buttons, so I tried to give my attention to everyone, even though some cars, like this one, stood out above the rest. Thanks.
Thanks for the memory Ginnie, my dad had one of these, it was only the second car he had at that time, money being tight, and he was so proud.
Ginnie Hart: I can see why anyone would be proud of this car, Brian. I've been so shocked to read how many here today have one of these in their past! Thanks for sharing your own history.
  • kiji
  • France
  • 14 Sep 2009, 14:04
Spendid reflections indeed smile

That was "car"!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Kiji. It amazes me that so many know all about this new car for me!
  • david
  • Coumbus, Ohio
  • 14 Sep 2009, 14:07
a real beauty...what a great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a bunch, David. Load time still seems a drag for me...for you, too????
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2009, 14:14
They were like VW's in Germany in the UK and all its earstwhile colonies (of which we are one). I think they went off the market at the beginning of the 1970's when replaced by the Ford Estcort.

This one is in excellent condition.

Happy move smile
Ginnie Hart: Someone else said the same thing about the Ford Escort, Louis, so you must be right. Ford Escort has also come out with a hybrid. Good for them. I've had a hybrid for 9 years now...first a Honda Insight and now the Honda Civic sedan. It'll be awhile before I will trust the Americans will make as good of a car as the Japanese, I'm afraid.
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 14:56
I love this framing and shiny red full of little clouds smile)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mariana. It was a gorgeous day for shiny cars. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 15:04
woah.. that looks really beautiful.. especially with the clouds reflected on it.. great shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Rian. It was such a beautiful day...even though a bit hot! smile
Una imagen excelente.

Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo!
Funny that it should be called the Anglia... you can see the reflection of the angel's wings! Definitely a page taken out of the great days or British motoring.
Ginnie Hart: And to think I had never heard of it till now, Duane. I have really gotten my education! smile Thanks.
Ur not by any chance a petrol Head tongue Superb shot of a magnificent automobile. Love the reflections and ur framming.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA, Fotografa. Absolutely not! Totally above board...and just having fun with some beauties. grin
Great shapes, and again that reflection. I've been at car shows and thought...way to many people to get a decent picture. Now I see what I should have done...get in close wink
Ginnie Hart: Well, in this case I was just lucky, Aksel. All my other shots were NOT like this. I learned something, too. grin Thanks.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2009, 21:10
I lve those three arches, like some batmanesq city hall type building.
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Padraig. I really like your imagination. grin Thanks.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2009, 21:31
I've never seen one of these, Ginnie, and hen's teeth either, haha tongue I love the color of the car, its just wanting to be taken a picture of. A prize.
Ginnie Hart: You and I both, Mia. Where have we been all our lives...other than on the other side of the Pond! smile Thanks.
Brilliant!!In all possible senses. Really good Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Albert. Thank you kindly.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2009, 22:46
I remember the Ford Anglia - great picture Ginnie btw
Ginnie Hart: All you Brits seem to remember it, Paul. It's amazing, especially since I had never heard of it before now!!! Thanks.
Hey Ginnie,

This is such a neat and clean shot! Beeeeautiful work!!

Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bhavesh, for stopping by again.
I don't believe I have ever heard of that brand before but that is certainly one interesting looking grill there.
Ginnie Hart: So you and I are in the same boat, Brian. Little did we know what Ford was up to all those years ago! smile Thanks.
Awesome shot , with those clouds reflections

a beautiful pink sky ;-)

Créative Ginnie , as always , a big Bravo !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Jean-Luc. It was a gorgeous day and all the cars and clouds were greeting each other. smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 15 Sep 2009, 10:43
Gorgeous work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie. I've missed you!!
The reflections really brings it all together.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Christopher. It was a gorgeous day!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2009, 21:43
nice abstract from the front, capturing its unique details!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Liang. I took many pics of this car and this one ended up being my favorite, so I'm glad you like it.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 16 Sep 2009, 15:35
Wow love how this fills the frame. Great reflections of the clouds too!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Andy!
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 16 Sep 2009, 22:44
All the reflections on the hood are awesome. Very cool image!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, P.J. Thanks.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 2 Oct 2009, 20:35
I love this one, Ginnie ... really a piece of art! Have a good weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Julian. Thank you and you, too.

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