Ford 7W is First Produced

The Ford 7W Ten was a car from Ford built in the United Kingdom between 1937 and 1938.

The car was an updated version of the Model C Ten with the same 1172 cc engine and used the same transverse leaf front and rear suspension but the chassis was now of box section type. The brakes were mechanical and bought in from Girling.

Manufacturer Ford of Britain
Production 1937–1938 41,665 made.
Predecessor Ford Model C Ten
Successor Ford Prefect
Body style(s) 2 and 4-door saloon, tourer.
Engine(s) 1.2 L Straight-4
Wheelbase 82 inches (2.08 m)
Length 156 inches (3.96 m)
Width 57 inches (1.448 m)
Curb weight 1790 pounds (810 kg)

The 10hp Ford 7W was the first Ford car to be wholly designed and developed in Britain. Introduced in March 1937, it is recognisable by its 3 slatted radiator grille and longer wheelbase. Technically more advanced than the earlier Model CX it replaced, it included "easiclean" wheels and fully compensated Girling brakes.The bodyshell was completely new and it allowed the occupants to be comfortably installed within the extended wheelbase with generous leg room. The 7W was supplied in 2 door and 4 door form, both deluxe specification with the option of a fixed or sliding roof.

Total Production amounted to 29,686 cars and 1639 tourers. It was superceded by the Prefect E93A in October 1938.