Property of a deceased's estate,c.1960 Falcon Competition MkII Sports  Chassis no. C175438
Lot 307
c.1960 Falcon Competition MkII Sports
Registration no. AJA 831 Chassis no. C175438
Sold for £10,925 (US$ 17,446) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1960 Falcon Competition MkII Sports  Chassis no. C175438 Property of a deceased's estate,c.1960 Falcon Competition MkII Sports  Chassis no. C175438
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1960 Falcon Competition MkII Sports
Registration no. AJA 831
Chassis no. C175438

Footnotes

  • It is understood that this vehicle's creator purchased a 1939 Ford Prefect in 1958 and over the next two years converted it using a Falcon MkII Competition glassfibre bodyshell for use in club racing. He also fitted Bowden independent front suspension and Bellamy wheels. Unfortunately, the owner died before completing the Falcon, which remained in a shed until his widow passed away circa 1985. The late vendor then purchased the project from The Real Car Company in Wales in 1986. Complete except for the windscreen, albeit still in primer, the Falcon was run for a short while before being returned to storage for a further 24 years.

    Re-commissioning and finishing commenced in 2010 with rebuilds of the suspension and engine. Already fitted with an Aquaplane alloy cylinder head and Aquaplane water pump, the latter was re-sleeved to its original 1,172cc capacity and fitted with new pistons. The twin SU carburettors were rebuilt and re-jetted for road use, and the gearbox replaced. Final preparation was carried out by Vintage & Sports Car Services of Chard, Somerset, who rebuilt the engine, fitted a windscreen and painted the car (photographic record on file). Accompanying documentation consists of an old-style buff logbook plus papers detailing the components purchased by the original owner.

    No Reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • This vehicle comes with a V5C Registration Certificate, a large history file, and the most recently expired MoT was March 2013.
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