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Author:  oily66 [ Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:50 pm ]
Post subject:  A couple of classics on the m1

On my way up the m1 today from Leicester to gods country ( Yorkshire for those not in the know)
I was having a multiple overtake and be overtaken by a wonderful Zephyr in a lovely shade of salmon.
He wasn’t hanging around at some points, think he went off at Mansfield.
Then there was a MGB rubber bumper on a W plate, he was fully loaded in the back with all sorts.

Author:  Galileo [ Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:17 pm ]
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A Zephyr eh? That reminds me of my dad's brief flirtation with a Zodiac (MK4), which in 1970's Bradford was less than ideal according to my Dad because most of the car was out in the road before he could even get the chance to look left or right!

Author:  Sundowner [ Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 pm ]
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Boy, I bet you'll be sorry you mentioned Zephyrs.
Meet "Purdey".
She's my '55 Mk1, Australian assembled, example.
Isn't she gorgeous? (What, me biased?)
Rob

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Author:  Galileo [ Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 pm ]
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Okay, so that has a fair amount of wow attached, so much so that it looks ridiculously perfect, that's a credit to you that is!

Author:  dollyman [ Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:32 pm ]
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I love the killer bonnet motif on those :lol: :lol:

Author:  Sundowner [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:19 am ]
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I should mention that Purdey is for sale.
Should anyone be interested, 12,000 UK Pounds will secure her.

Author:  Mad Mart [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:21 am ]
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I should mention that Purdey is for sale.
Should anyone be interested, 12,000 UK Pounds will secure her.
Does that include delivery? :lol:

Author:  Sundowner [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:42 am ]
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NO sorry, it doesn't include delivery.
Although I wouldn't mind it if it did, because I'll be in the UK next August & September, and it'd be great to have her there for our touring.

I named her after this Purdey.

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Author:  oily66 [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:28 pm ]
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Should have said was a mk2
That’s a great car sundowner out of my league at the mo all efforts into the dolly now

Author:  tony g [ Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:13 pm ]
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I love early Zephyrs, and if it was 12k and around the corner I'd be looking at that. Knowing you as a forum guy Rob i'd bet it was as good as it looks there and I'd have a bargain :)

Cheers

Tony

Author:  Sundowner [ Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:36 am ]
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Thanks for the compliments gents, but I fear I've hijacked oily66's thread. Sorry.

Tony, these things are not popular here. They were Fords opposition to the so called, local car, the FJ Holden. Despite the Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac being a superior car they were just a little more expensive and the Humpy Holden outsold them. They, Holden FX's & FJ's, have now reached cult status down here. As a result I would be lucky to get A$12,000 (7,000 pounds) for Purdey, but I know that if she was in the UK she's probably fetch double that. She's far from perfect though and needs her front struts rebuilding.

This pricing anomaly is the same for my Dolomite SPRINT. Down here its worth around the equivalent of 5 to 7 thousand pounds. But I'd guess that it'd fetch a lot more than that in the UK.

I am about to buy a Mk2 Zephyr ute. (Dependant on final price) Photo attached. The owner is presently tidying it up..... repairing some minor rust, repainting it a correct light green and swapping out the wheels and tyres for standard spec ones. Its mechanically very good, having a Mk3 Zephyr engine and 4 speed gearbox fitted. I hope to use it to transport vintage farm engines to rallies..... yet another of my "expensive" interests. Rare as rocking Horse Manure....even down here where they built 16,000 of them.

Again my apologies for hijacking the thread.

Cheers,
Rob

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Author:  Carledo [ Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:12 am ]
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Thanks for the compliments gents, but I fear I've hijacked oily66's thread. Sorry.

Tony, these things are not popular here. They were Fords opposition to the so called, local car, the FJ Holden. Despite the Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac being a superior car they were just a little more expensive and the Humpy Holden outsold them. They, Holden FX's & FJ's, have now reached cult status down here. As a result I would be lucky to get A$12,000 (7,000 pounds) for Purdey, but I know that if she was in the UK she's probably fetch double that. She's far from perfect though and needs her front struts rebuilding.

This pricing anomaly is the same for my Dolomite SPRINT. Down here its worth around the equivalent of 5 to 7 thousand pounds. But I'd guess that it'd fetch a lot more than that in the UK.

I am about to buy a Mk2 Zephyr ute. (Dependant on final price) Photo attached. The owner is presently tidying it up..... repairing some minor rust, repainting it a correct light green and swapping out the wheels and tyres for standard spec ones. Its mechanically very good, having a Mk3 Zephyr engine and 4 speed gearbox fitted. I hope to use it to transport vintage farm engines to rallies..... yet another of my "expensive" interests. Rare as rocking Horse Manure....even down here where they built 16,000 of them.

Again my apologies for hijacking the thread.

Cheers,
Rob
AW MAN! I have had more than a dozen MKII Zephyrs and Zodiacs (and a lone Consul) including 2 "hens teeth" Abbot of Farnham Zodiac auto estates. And I was for many years the official technical advisor to the UK MkII CZZ O/C. Always wanted an Aussie ute, but could never find one for sensible money (or, at the time, afford the shipping, which used to be much more expensive)

I am now as green as that ute is going to be, though I can't help feeling that I like it just as it is, a real 70s throwback custom job!


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My only Consul, circa 1974, as you can see below, I started modding/customizing at a very early age!

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Steve

Author:  oily66 [ Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:56 pm ]
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No hi-jacking going on here !!!
Great to see other examples and hear tales from people that have owned them.

We are all car people here!!

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