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1 hour ago, ETCHY said:

Bloody good job TripleRich, thanks for the info & the pics of the Consul GT. Also thanks for saving a bit of my & a lot of others childhood. That car was the other star of the Sweeney.

It wasn't even my childhood but I'm in awe of it! Might be time for a new desktop background on the pc tomorrow... 

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A great day out,left at 05.30 got to the NEC just after 9.00. Stopped at Woodhall services for breakfast.

Just so much to take in from Peel 50's to stunning Maserati's also a local  Rover 3500s P6 in white .



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8 minutes ago, plasticvandan said:

That's because it's not techincally* an original

haha yes iv heard its had quite the extensive rebuild/restoration :) 

but I understand that its been rebuilt to mostly original P50 specifications

(ie DKW engine etc)

the weird DVLA thing is because Stuart had to reclaim the reg, this was well before we discovered with XWC you could still V62 a non showing reg!

(also with FGH being "dead" since 1969 its questionable if the DVLA would of still had records on it or not)

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Apparently those Reliant drawings were discovered at a former specialists premises a few months back, after the proprietor died. 


Or so that's what I was told, by my Scimitar loving work colleague (the one with the Ogle)

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I went on Saturday. Spent a lot of time surrounded by Citroens and seem to have missed a few things when I went walk about. So thanks for sharing the pictures.

I paid £2 for a really tasty sausage roll which made me very happy. Otherwise spent nothing. Nearly spent £13k on the Edsel though!3B59ED83-59B0-41EE-B504-9346E63C0685.jpeg.cefafffc2ca4b1113fedc992c52afce1.jpeg An absolute bargain compared to £70k for an Escort which I’m sure was lovely but... well, it’s only ever going to be an Escort.070B6325-F09A-4284-8B8E-C971DB62C53E.jpeg.8a5fd5e34c6e42a3a5d611ddb0bdf509.jpeg

I can never get past the Friskies without stopping. I got so absorbed this time people started asking me things as if I belonged there. No idea how much on of those would cost.1BC34DE6-50B5-42E9-91C2-6EB4F923B4E6.thumb.jpeg.2ece2791b19157dda4c7b03b5f2deb47.jpegDA9F5412-29E8-4B19-A27D-DFB956B8F68F.thumb.jpeg.dbfa2335e5aeaadbd3f8530a00ddba03.jpeg

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On 11/8/2019 at 10:36 PM, trigger said:

Oh and here's a 79 mile Dolomite 1500 HL for £17500!

It's sold now. Not even a Sprint for that money.


There are so many other, better and more interesting cars I'd buy for that money. 

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On 11/9/2019 at 8:46 PM, TripleRich said:

I put the Sweeney Consul back together over the past 4 years.  The customer had limited budget so it was only worked on as and when funds where available.  Restoration was started in about 2004 arriving with us as a repaired & painted shell ready for reassembly in 2016.

Metalwork wise it was a mess.  I've seen the pictures of it from 1989 and it was just a pile of rust.  After it was sold out of the Ford press fleet in the late 70s it went through various owners who used it as a normal car.  By 89 it was never going to pass another mot and if it wasn't for its history it would have been scrapped. 

Most of the exterior panels had to be replaced such as wings, bonnet, doors etc.  The inner shell of the car is mostly original with the exception of the boot floor and one of the front chassis legs as they were too far gone to be of any use.  

Mechanically it’s original and rebuilt.  I replaced the brake lines & a number of bushes/ancillaries but all the big stuff is original.

Exterior trim wise I saved as much as possible and replaced only the bumpers, lights & some of the door handles.

The wiring loom is original but overhauled/repaired

Interior trim again I saved as much as possible but did have to change the headliner and various small parts.  It still has its original door cards, glass, seats & carpet.

Was a real challenge to do.  If you replace the lot its not the original car and if you reuse everything you're told it looks crap and you haven't really bothered.  Difficult to find the right mix of original & new...


Spent most of Thursday polishing it.  Nice to be able to finally talk about it!

One of the best looking cars Ford ever built.

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