1961 Ford Consul Mk 2 deluxe convertible

Lot: 844

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.703L 1961 Ford Consul Mk 2 deluxe convertible manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 104 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

In 1956, the Consul MkII appeared with the Ford code of 204E. The car was still the four-cylinder sub-model of the Zephyr range, with which it shared the same basic body shell. Compared with the original, it had a longer wheelbase, larger 1703 cc, 59 bhp (44 kW) engine and a complete restyle, borrowing cues from the 1956 models of America's Thunderbird and Fairlane The roof profile was lowered in 1959 on the Mk2 version, which also had redesigned rear lights and much of the external brightwork in stainless steel. Front disc brakes with vacuum servo appeared as an option in 1960 and were made standard in 1961 and the name became the Consul 375 in mid-1961. The convertible version continued to be made by Carbodies Ltd.

Here we have the second example of a fabulous fifties Ford in today's sale. It's a '61 Consul MkII Deluxe Convertible. This rare and desirable Ford family 'drop-top' has been totally restored over a number of years and completed in 2014 by a previous keeper. The car was stripped down to the bare shell and all sub-standard panels were cut out and new repair panels professionally let in. The car was naturally carefully prepared and painted in this lovely shade of Maroon. The bespoke interior was made to original designs and a new 'power hood' was fitted. You really need to have a look at this 'turn of the decade' rock and roll icon. You will be hard pushed to find a better example.

 

Lot Details

Registration: JJC 672 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1961 Engine size: 1.703L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 200
Model: Consul Mk 2 deluxe convertible MOT expiry: 2017-05-24
Warranted: No Chassis number: 5406/4BE

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 104 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Totally repainted professionally, All new chromework.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

New interior, seats, carpets, door cards etc professionally made to original designs including new power hood.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Reconditioned engine, new radiator core, rebuilt carburettor etc

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

Smooth gear change and good clutch.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Overhauled as required during restoration including new brake wheel cylinders and linings and refurbished calipers.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

All reconditioned as required

Vehicle History

Remarks

Some old MOTs going back to the 80's and 90's. Car was stored several years before being rebuilt. Original transferable registration number.

About the Condition Report

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history