The Model Y was designed as a replacement for the Model A, and went into production at Dagenham from August 1932, only ten months after the design work had started.
To stimulate sales being lost to Morris and Singer, Ford reduced the price, making it Britain's first £100 four-seater saloon. Two and four door saloons were standard factory models but convertibles were available from several outside companies. When vehicles were taxed by their engine size, the four cylinder, 933 cc engine was an economical choice and gave Ford over 40% of the 8 hp market.
Dagenham produced 157,688 Model Y's between 1932 and 1937. This particular Model Y is totally original, having never been restored.