Christmas 1986 holds a special place in Ken Wright’s heart as that is when his wife and two daughters presented him with the Christmas gift of a lifetime—a 1948 Ford Anglia. One look at the photos of this car and you immediately start noticing that it has some parts and bodylines not present on most reproduction fiberglass bodies, and that’s because this one is the real deal. Yes, this is a true survivor steel Anglia body!
Ken’s family found the soon to- be race machine in Ingersoll, Ontario which is close to their hometown of Woodstock. Ken had actually inquired about buying the car at one time, but the deal just never panned out. Eventually he gave a call back and the owner said he had soldit a long time ago. The car was sold prior to Ken’s call all right, but unknowingly to Ken the buyer was his wife Darlene. Christmas came and Darlene told Ken thathis gift would be to go pick up the car that he wanted. Ken explained that while he appreciated the thought, he had heard that it was sold. But Darlene insisted he go check nonetheless, and when Ken opened the garage at the previous owner’s house he was greeted by a huge Christmas bow as the hood ornament of the 1948 Anglia he had dreamed about owning!
Ken, also known as Wright Choice Racing, has been drag racing since 1975 with several different cars but he knew when he got his hands on the Anglia that it would be his best build yet. I mean, who doesn’t love the sinister look of these cars with a killer paint job and wicked rake?
Ken did all the work on the chassis, chopped it, lowered it and fabricated and installed the roll cage with his friend and fellow acer Harry Geris. He had a vision of the Anglia look and feel and new 100% from day-one that it would be a dedicated quarter- mile warrior. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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