Ford Model Y saloon car: 20th century
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Ford Model Y saloon car. The Model Y Ford '8' motorcar went from the drawing board to production at Ford's Dagenham, Essex factory in just 10 months. The first one left Dagenham on 10 August 1932. The little car was felt to combine modern looks with superior performance. Production of the Model Y ended in 1937. By the end of the 1930s, motor vehicles reigned supreme on London's roads with over 350,000 Londoners owning a car.
1932 AD - 1937 AD