English T – Ford Model T

Ford Motor Company started manufacturing vehicles in 1903 and that same year three Model A’s were exported to Great Britian, by 1909 the Ford Motor Company (England) was established and began working from an Office in London on March 8th 1911. Ford’s first overseas assembly plant was opened in 1911 at Trafford Park in Manchester […]

Vote Johnny – ’29 Ford Model A Pick Up

A couple of weeks I befriended one of Gary L Wales neighbours Johnny Martinez on Facebook, turns out Johnny like Gary is accustomed to winning the odd motor show prize. Johnny built his ’29 Ford Model A pick up from a TCI chassis with a Currie rear end, small block Chevrolet motor and 4 speed […]

Glass Side Windows – Healey Tickford

In 1950 Donald Healey and Samuel Elliot fell out over their Healey Elliot 2 door saloon car which resulted in Donald turning to Tickford to build further 2 door bodies. Tickford was founded as a builder of horse drawn coaches in the 1820’s by Joseph Salmons on Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell and diversified into building […]

Honest No Nonsense Teresa – Ford Cortina Mk V 1.6 L Estate

On the 24th August 1979 Ford launched the final iteration of it’s Cortina model that had dominated the British sales charts every year since 1972 except 1976, when the more economical Ford Escort Mk II took the top spot. Developed under the project name Teresa the Mk V Cortina featured new front wings, bonnet and […]

Archbishop – Ford Consul Cortina Super Estate

In the early 1960’s Ford of Britain’s Project Archbishop the code name given to the family car designed by Roy Brown Jr that was to be launched on the 20th of September 1962 as the Ford Consul Cortina range. Initially the car was offered only with a 1.2 litre / 73.2 cui 3 bearing Kent […]

Queens Abbott – Ford Zephyr 6 Abbott Estate

Former Wolseley designer Edward Dixon Abbott turned his attention to coach building after taking over Page and Hunt based in Farnham in 1929. His company Abbott’s of Farnham building bespoke for a range of manufacturers chassis including Bentley, Bristol, Frazer Nash, Healey, Lagonda, Rolls Royce, Sunbeam Talbot and even a one off Ferrari 212 Export, […]