A car made by the British division of the Ford Motor Company, built between 1938-1959 (not including the period of World War 2). It was basically a four door version of the sit up and beg Ford Popular, which like its two-door counterpart, is popular on the hot rod circuit since the 1960's. It was lightweight, rear wheel drive and mechanically simple.

The Second incarnation was the 100E, which bore a resemblance to scaled down 1955 Chevrolet. A more advanced design that used a monocoque construction and a McPherson Strut front suspension. However, it still used the outdated flathead (sidevalve) engine that was in production until the early 1960's. It was replaced by the Ford Anglia 105E in 1959.
Incarnations of the Ford Prefect:

1938-1953 sit up and beg
1953-1959 100E (Which looks like a scaled down 55 Chevy]

Trivia: The car gave Douglas Adams the inspiration for the character of the same name in Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy .
by Chris Henniker May 19, 2006
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Field researcher for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Pretends to be an actor from Guildford, England, but is actually from somewhere around Betelgeuse. Concvinced his name in inconspicuous. Believes in never buying your own drinks.
"How reliable is he?"
"How reliable? How shallow is the ocean? How cold is the sun?"
by Jonah Rowley January 09, 2005
A pretty hoopy frood, visits LUE often.
FordPrefect visits LUE and touches himself at night.
by dan July 23, 2004
A woman on her period.
Me; Man my g/f last night was a fordprefect.
by Anonymously Anonymously Odd December 26, 2008
An insult used against African-Americans.

See nigger
"yo man I put them fordprefects in my trash can"
by Nate Higgers December 22, 2004
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