Whilst 1960s America got the Ford Mustang, we got this; the 997cc Ford Anglia 105E. Like the Mustang though, the fourth generation Anglia was phenomenally successful, selling over a million units in an eight year production run. It was just – with a top speed of 73mph and 0-60mph in 27 seconds – a little slower than its American cousin.
One of those million-plus owners was of course Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series, who outfitted his light blue Anglia 105E with the ability for magical flight, and cued the creation of a thousand blue brick-built Anglias.
But not today, because regular bloggee 1saac W. has not built the Harry Potter Anglia, rather a normal non-magical one, and we’re all in favour of that.
That’s because unlike say, a DeLorean DMC-12, which was total garbage as a car and only survives thanks to some time-travelling movie modifications, the Anglia was an excellent and widely celebrated little British car long before its starring role in the movie scene where it crashed into the Buggering Birch.
Which means we love this humble white Ford Anglia 105E, devoid of wizards, enchanted flight, and a tree with a lust for violence, and there’s more to see at 1saac’s photostream, where Harry Potter is nowhere to be found.
Harry and Ron are heading back to school, thanks to Ron’s Dad’s 1960s Ford Anglia 105E and a sprinkling of magic. TLCB regular Jonathan Elliott has recreated the flying Ford beautifully and there’s more to see at his photostream. Head to Hogwarts via the link above.
Ford’s humble Anglia has enjoyed something of a resurgence thanks to Harry Potter, but it was a neat classic car before J.K Rowling included it her books. Before that of course it was a rather neat modern car, with some pretty distinctive styling for the time. Whilst not a Jaguar, a Singer or a Humber, the little Ford was still a respectable middle-manager-y sort of car, driven by clerks, accountants and bank manager-types throughout the 1960s.
This lovely 5-wide mini-figure scale version of Ford’s popular European sedan comes from regular bloggee _Tyler of Flickr and it’s both built and photographed beautifully. There’s more to see at _Tyler’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.
A double post today, as two previous bloggees appear here with a pair of black mini-figure scale classics. First up (above) is _Tyler‘s glorious 5-wide Ford Anglia 100E in police specification, complete with a brilliantly authentic 1950s British police officer.
Today’s second black classic comes from Jonathan Elliot who has built a lovely 6-wide ‘anonymous black sedan’ from a similar era. Smart techniques abound on both models and there’s more to see of each via the links above.
Crashed into the Buggering Birch, Ron Weasley’s 1960’s Ford Anglia has never been the same since. Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist imagines happier times, before the horny tree had its way with the unfortunate car, with this superb Lego recreation of the little blue Ford, Ron and Harry. There’s more to see at Ralph’s Flickr photostream – click the link above to lube up.