The car used an enlarged version of the side valve engine fitted to the Ford Model Y that was increased to a capacity of 1172 cc by increasing the bore from 56.6 mm to 63.5 mm but keeping the stroke at 92.5 mm. A standard engine would produce 30 bhp (22 kW) at 4000 rpm. This engine became a favourite for many engine tuners in post war days and gave a start to several sports car makers including Lotus Cars and remained in production until 1962. Suspension was by the Ford system of transverse leaf springs with rigid axles front and rear, a system little changed since the Model T. A three speed gearbox was fitted.
A four seat tourer, now much sought after, joined the saloons in mid 1935 and a de-luxe version, the CX, with chromium plated trim was available from late 1935 to early 1937.
The car could reach 70 mph (110 km/h) and return 35 miles (56 km) to an (Imperial) gallon.
The Model C in Australia
The Model C was released in Australia in 1935 and was offered in Roadster, Coupe, Saloon, Van and Roadster utility bodystyles.
|Ford of Britain vehicles|
|Classic production cars||1900s||Model T|
|1930s-1940s||Model B • Model Y • Model 48 • Model 91 • Model C Ten • Model 7W • Model 7Y • Prefect • Anglia • Pilot|
|1950s||Consul • Popular • Squire • Zephyr|
|1960s||Capri • Corsair • Classic • Cortina • Escort • GT40|
|1980s||Orion • RS200 • Sierra • Sierra RS Cosworth|
| Classic commercial vehicles
||A-Series • Model AA • Model BB • Model TT • Cargo • D-Series • E83W • R-Series • Thames 300E • Thames 307E • Thames 400E • Thames 7V • Thames ET • Transcontinental • Transit • Trader|