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E83W Fords for sale.

Let me know if you want me to sell your 10cwt Fordson/Thames here

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Tempted as I always am, I can't really buy every E83W that is for sale (I'll try though!), so if you know of one that is available, or you yourself have a van or pickup that you'd like to sell on, by all means drop me a note and I'll feature it here if you like.

If you have an E83W for sale, just let me know via the contact page, and I'll see if a corner can be found on this page for it !

Below are details of those Fords I've been approached about recently.

1954 standard E83W van. *SOLD*

Details of this little beauty came along and I said I'd put it on here in case anyone was in the market for one, here are some details that have been sent to me (I've not seen this van in the metal so cannot comment on its condition etc etc):

For Sale 1954 Thames van

We currently have a Ford Thames RYA 372 that we are about to sell ... primarily due to the lack of space in our premises. She is called Betty and was sign written with our company details a few years ago. She was converted to a 12Volt system by a garage in Frenchay, Bristol, who specialise in vintage vehicles and restoration.

She was registered on 01/01/1954 with a 902 KG Unladen Weight ...The engine and gearbox were completely overhauled again by the same vintage specialist in April 1997. Prior to our ownership she was completely restored to which we have an original letter of authenticity.

She has currently got approx. 45000 miles on the clock.

There is a minor blistering on one of the seams around mid height on the side of her, waistband height. The only problem that I am aware of is that the fuel gauge does not work due to the conversion to 12 Volts apparently the sender would have required changing.

The MOT is current but due to be booked in as she expires May 24th 2005.

I have just found out that the vehicle was originally registered to Woodbury Bros. Haines a furniture manufacturer of Highbridge, Bridgewater, on the 1st Jan 1954.


Please only contact the owner if you're seriously interested in this van, thanks!

1947 standard E83W van *SOLD*

Roger got in touch and has reluctantly decided to part with his restoration project ....

Last year after a lot of searching I managed to buy a 1947 E83W standard van, centre throttle, wind up windows.
I had one 30 odd years ago ... where are you now high topped Hot Dog van 390 BRO or was it BRO 390?
Circumstances have changed as in although I have dry storage for her I now have nowhere to work on her (having moved to a smaller workshop), I don't want to be another one of those people who are "going to do it up one day", so she is for sale.
The bottom line is that I paid 500 for her and a very long day and a lot of petrol to get her home (400 mile round trip),I will let her go for 600 no haggling.
I did remove the engine and stripped it down, it is laid out as it is, no real problems, needs a set of rings and some guides and 2 or 3 valves, starter seems brand new and clutch etc looks good.
The running gear seems worn out although it does all work as in steers and even stops!
The radiator surround is shot as in the first 6 inches has rotted away.
Everything else is present and correct down to the ignition key BUT she needs a FULL restoration so not for the faint hearted.


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