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On 7/10/2021 at 8:53 AM, Austat said:

Ford Customline from the mid 50's?

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With that particular side-trim it is probably a 1958 model.

These were part import CKD and some Australian content - particularly most of the body and some engine parts.

I think the CKD components came from Ford Canada to minimise import tariffs.

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1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

According to the post it was factory built. Possibly at a factory that makes camping equipment 

There was a factory Jaguar XJ convertible (well, technically a Daimler - called the Corsica), based on the next-gen X300. It was most definitely a touch* more professionally built. Never made production, and remained a concept car (or cars? - it seems like there are others/replicas around, as well as the metallic green original one).
 

 

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On 7/13/2021 at 3:32 AM, bunglebus said:

Australia - what's the pickup?

 

 

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On 7/13/2021 at 7:25 PM, MorrisItalSLX said:

It’s a Holden FE or FC, hard to tell which from the rear.

Yeah, either an FC or an FE:

1956 FE Holden Ute

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From what I gather, FCs had a small staright-lined chrome strip on the front fenders near the door gap instead of a "Holden" script as seen on FEs. If only the door wasn't open in the surfing photo.

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On 7/13/2021 at 10:54 AM, Formula Autos said:

There was a factory Jaguar XJ convertible (well, technically a Daimler - called the Corsica), based on the next-gen X300. It was most definitely a touch* more professionally built. Never made production, and remained a concept car (or cars? - it seems like there are others/replicas around, as well as the metallic green original one).
 

 

I think I`m right in saying that the Corsica was purchased from JDHT & running gear etc installed so it now works.

I went to the JDHT museum several times when I worked at a Jag dealer, I particularly liked the XJ40 Coupe & estate concepts, such a shame they didn't make them to complete with Merc & BM.

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IIRC the Corsica was built as a static show car but a few years later JDHT sent it to a specialist who made it roadworthy. It's definitely still owned by them and lives in the Collections Centre at Gaydon, and it and the XJ40 coupe and estate are my three favourite Jags there, all very elegant missed opportunities.

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