Ford 10 Model C
1936, ERA Shed, On long term display
This popular saloon was owned by a Weybridge family for over fifty years, having been bought in 1937 when nine months old. It was used for over thirty years in and around Weybridge and also for family holidays which included a tour of Scotland.
This car recalls the Ford Gymkhana held at Brooklands in June 1939 when record crowds attended. Tickets were distributed through the Ford dealer organisation and variety was the keynote of the day, including ‘thrill’ drives and competitions open to the Ford owning public. It was described as the biggest day Brooklands had ever had, the Paddock was full of the latest Ford cars, trucks and trailers.
The Model C was introduced in 1934 and cost £135 for the cheapest 2-door saloon.