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In 1950, the best selling import manufacturer in the U.S. was Ford. Cars like the Anglia and Prefect were manufactured by Ford UK, and some of them came to the States. In 1959, the year of this advertisement, 42,413 English Fords were sold in the U.S., and most were 100E Anglias.


Matt Brown is an automotive engineer, writer, and builder of unconventional things. Mostly vehicles.

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So the other leading imports of the day didn’t keep out drafts and water from coming in through the...pedal box?? What were the other two leading imports mentioned in this ad? In 1959, it would have been the VW Beetle and...what else?