1961 FORD CONSUL CLASSIC
Brightwells Classic Vehicles | 2018-10-24 | Bicester Classic & Vintage | Venue : Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 5HA
Year : 1961
Engine Size : 1,598 cc
Registration No. : MSK 131
Chassis No. : Z36A091582M
Engine No. : 681F/KS29143
Estimate : £ 6,000 - 8,000
£ 6,440
Ford Consul Classic Sold
 
Ex-Bob Empson Collection; one of only around 280 surviving; older restoration in very good order throughout
 

which shows that it was first UK registered in 1983 and has had just one keeper since 2011. It also gives the engine size as 1,598cc so perhaps the car has had an engine transplant at some point, although you will have to make your own minds up on that score. An online MOT history check shows that it has only covered 2,019 miles since 2009, the odometer currently showing some 54,165 miles.
Clearly well restored at some point in the not-too-distant past, it has spent the last seven years in the Bob Empson Collection in Elsworth near Cambridge, Bob being the proprietor of Empson’s Garage, a family business in the town since 1919. The vendor bought the car earlier this year when the collection was dispersed, for no better reason than that his father used to have one when he was a child. Since he acquired the car it has sat gathering dust in a furniture warehouse which now needs to be vacated, hence the reason for sale.
In super condition throughout and sailing through its MOT in March with no advisories recorded, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a quirky family saloon from the Sixties, with distinctive American styling, that is ready to go and show.

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