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HOTROD,ROCKABILLY. 1954 FORD ZEPHYR SIX. Re-listed due to time-wasters.
Sale price: £5,100.00 make an offer
Car location: Downton,, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: MOT & TAX FREE. Complete, sound, running. Much restoration work carried out in 2010. Has had many 'upgrades' fitted since then, (see main listing) but original parts included.
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
FORD ZEPHYR SIX (MARK 1).
RE-LISTED DUE TO TIME-WASTERS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CAR. PLEASE DON'T SEND AN EMAIL THE SIZE OF A SMALL BOOK & ALSO ASK FOR MORE PHOTOS 3 HOURS BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS & IT IS DARK! ALSO. PLEASE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE COST OF TRANSPORTING IT HOME. I HAVE STARTED THE LISTING AT THE MINIMUM I WILL ACCEPT AS I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME & MONEY ON THE CAR.
TO SAVE YOU ASKING I CAN'T GUARANTEE IT WILL DRIVE YOU HOME TO OUTER MONGOLIA WITHOUT PROBLEMS AS MY CRYSTAL BALL IS IN FOR REPAIRS. ALL I CAN SAY IS. nbsp;IT ALWAYS STARTS & HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN BUT I HAVE ONLY USED IT FOR SHORT TRIPS (MAX 40 MILES). REASON GIVEN BELOW.
ALSO. nbsp;I DO NOT HAVE EXHAUSTIVE DETAILS OF WHO DID THE INITIAL RESTORATION. HEIR SHOE SIZE OR NAME OF THEIR DOG. nbsp;JUST A LOAD OF RECEIPTS FOR WORK CARRIED OUT PRIOR TO MY OWNERSHIP. MOT'S GOING BACK TO THE MID 1990'S & RECEIPTS FOR WHAT I HAVE BOUGHT & FITTED.
THE OTHER THING I WAS ASKED (AT THE LAST MINUTE) WAS HOW IT HAD BEEN LOWERED! THE SUSPENSION IS STANDARD. IT IS JUST ON LOW-PROFILE (60 ASPECT RATIO) RADIALS INSTEAD OF THE ORIGINAL CROSSPLIES WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN 'HIGHER' IN THE SIDE-WALLS THAN EVEN 'NORMAL ASPECT' RADIALS.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CAR: CONTACT ME.
IF YOU WANT TO VIEW THE CAR BEFORE BIDDING: CONTACT ME. /strong>
IF YOU WANT ME TO SWAP IT FOR SOMETHING I DON'T WANT OR TO OFFER AN INSULTING PRICE: PLEASE DON'T CONTACT ME!
O. K. END OF 'RANT'. (APOLOGIES TO ALL GENUINE EBAYERS). HERE IS THE ADVERT!
This is a solid car which had a LOT of work professionally done in 2010. The underside is solid. the bodywork had any rot cut out & new panels/part-panels fitted before being re-sprayed in satin black & a new headlining & carpet set fitted.
It is now tax & MoT free. (the last MoT only ran out on 23/04/13).
The leather seats are in good condition (see photo without 'leopard print' covers!).
Since I bought the car. nbsp;I have finished styling it as a Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly Hotrod. (as you may have noticed in the photos!).
It may not be everyones 'cup of tea' but it certainly gets noticed! Also any original parts which have been changed/removed would go with the car.
It is fitted with stainless steel 'Moondiscs'. a genuine 'Cherry Bomb' silencer (sounds gorgeous!). Leopard-print seatcovers & a Maltese Cross door mirror.
For ease of use in modern traffic I have converted it to Negative Earth to enable the fitment of a 12V dash socket. a modern 4-speaker CD/Radio. electric screen-washers & fitted a complete. new kit for self-parking. 2-speed wipers (don't laugh. they didn't come with ANY washers & the wipers were vacuum-controlled & feeble!)
It also has a new thermostat-controlled electric cooling fan with relay. a modern high-performance coil & an additional fuse-box. Plugs. points. condenser. leads. fan-belt & hoses have also been replaced.
Other than where items such as the fuse box & relay have been fitted & needed holes drilled. the structure of the car has NOT been cut or hacked about. The rear speakers have been set into the rear parcel-shelf but fitted through the original holes in the metal. ONLY the 'hardboard' trim was cut & that was slightly warped anyway & could be easily replaced.
The bodywork is sound with only a few small 'bubbles' forming on the trailing edge of the front off-side wing. so the car could mainly simply be 'flatted' & re-sprayed in the original green. the new parts removed & originals re-fitted & with a little work it could be put in standard condition. or it could be enjoyed in Hotrod trim as it is now (not an option for people who don't want to be noticed or end up having a conversation every time they park the car)!.
There is a wad of receipts for parts fitted & work carried out. also MoT's going back to 1995 which SEEM to prove the stated mileage is actually genuine!
I'm happy for the car to be viewed before making an offer.
Now for the boring bit:
Cash only (unless YOU want to pay the PayPal fees coz I'M not). /strong>
NO overseas bidders/scam merchants (you can't pay with a stolen bank draft. camels or other foreign currency). /strong>
I DON'T want a swap for a Corsa or any OTHER modern car/bike. /strong>
If you want to view it & have a test drive. I WILL BE DRIVING & you won't take it anywhere unless I have the full price in my hand. in BRITISH cash!
Oh. reason for sale. just a BIT too old-fashioned for me. I owned a 1964 Vauxhall Victor for 4 years recently & it was my ONLY car for 2&1/2 years of that time &I thought this would be similar. It sounds gorgeous & gets lots of attention but if I was going to use this regularly. I would want to fit a more modern steering rack & discs at the front-end. I won't do that as it would change the whole car & I respect it having survived 60 years too much to do that. (Having said that. the brakes are fine. it's just the steering I can't get on with. must be getting old)!
Thanks for looking. any questions. please ask. I don't bite! (Our DOG does but only time-wasters. tyre-kickers & hagglers)!
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