- Entered from a private collection - Resident in Eire since 2006 but previously UK registered as '748 AME' - Red upholstery, column gearchange, 57,522 recorded but unwarranted miles
A beautiful surviving example of Ford’s first post-war design success. In traditional black with red seating and carpets, this saloon is bodily very sound, runs like a dream with some useful upgrades to allow it perform successfully in today’s conditions and is nicely patinated all round.
Ford Consul Mk 1 1954 finished in black with red upholstery. This stunning example was purchased by its long term custodian in 1955. (Original purchase invoice, HP agreement and insurance certificate from 1955 supplied in the vast history folder). He kept the car until 2003 by which time the car had covered 57,850 miles from new. The car was in very good original condition. It was then purchased by the last owner who spent GBP 30,000 having a last nut and bolt restoration to top show condition carried out. This work entailed a complete colour change from beige to black, complete retrim, all the brightwork was replated by The London Chroming Company and all the mechanics were recommissioned. Supplied with a huge history file containing the original Consul instruction book, original buff log book, 1955 HP agreement, a large amount of invoices, MOTs and correspondence before the car was restored in 2004 plus all the invoices and a photographic record of the 2004 restoration and servicing invoices since then. The car has now only covered a genuine 58,496 miles from new and is in top show condition and drives like new.