1956 Ford Consul

Arrival of classic tyres

Santa’s been and delivered our assortment of classic tyres ready to be fitted on our fantastic selection of classic vehicles. Santa of course being Graeme

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Is this Sierra really rarer?

This 33-year-old Ford Sierra Cosworth is set to fetch a cool £100k at auction because it’s claimed to be ‘the best one in the UK’ of only 500 ever made.

Is this Sierra really rarer?This 33-year-old Ford Sierra Cosworth is set to fetch £100k at auction because it's…

Posted by Bridge Classic Cars on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

We only have to take a look into our archives and current competitions to see that Fords are becoming increasingly popular.

Earlier this year we ran a Ford Mustang competition where over four thousand tickets flew off the shelf and one lucky winner was handed the keys after spending just £7.50 on his ticket.

We also ran a draw to win a 1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire which only had just over 4,500 miles on the clock. Another incredibly popular competition prize.

Our latest competition Ford is our awesome 1979 Ford Escort RS2000. A similar low-mileage MKII Escort RS2000, also finished in Diamond White, sold at Silverstone Auctions in 2017 for a whopping £97,000!

So could this mean the estimation on this Ford Sierra Cosworth could well be accurate? We’ll have to wait and see..

If you don’t happen to have 100 grand burning a hole in your back pocket though, you could spend just £15 on a ticket for our 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 competition instead and join our many classic car winners. It could well be worth a small fortune if Fords continue to flourish!

Re-chroming for 1956 Ford Consul

Some repair work and re-chroming required on our 1956 chrome-work. All complete and back with the owner to continue with the rebuild.

Ford Consul Interior Work

Donna has fitting out our 1956 Ford Consul with brand new carpets throughout. Whilst doing so, Brian has been busy cleaning up the existing interior and securing back into position.

1956 Ford Consul – now in colour

Our 1956 Ford Consul is now once again finished in the beautiful Sarum Blue finish. Mauro is busy piecing it back together with all of the refurbished bright work and components earlier removed for restoring.

Polishing parts and painting our Ford Consul

Brian and Owen have been busy this week perfecting the existing bright work for our 1956 Ford Consul ready for the rebuild to commence.

Whilst the bright work has been worked on Chris has been busy next door in the paint shop painting to body shell.

Arrival of classic tyres

Santa’s been and delivered our assortment of classic tyres ready to be fitted on our fantastic selection of classic vehicles.

Santa of course being Graeme from We Fit Any Tyres AnyWhere and the fantastic selection being: 1955 Austin Healey 100M, 1956 Ford Consul, 1959 Morris J, 1970 Mercedes 280SL Pagoda.

1956 Ford Consul in Primer

The body preparation of our 1956 Ford Consul is now complete and Chris has finished the week with the car in primer.

1956 Ford Consul: Body Repairs Complete

The body work repair is now complete on our 1956 Ford Consul. The corroded areas have been cut out and replaced with new metalwork. Next stage will be to get the car up and running and mechanically sound before heading into our paint shops to be prepared and painted.

We will also be manufacturing a new carpet set whilst here before returning the car back to the owner to be completed.

1956 Ford Consul: Strip down and body repair

The strip down and repair of our 1956 Ford Consul is now well underway with Mauro concentrating his efforts full time on the project.

Everything removed has been carefully wrapped,documented and accounted for and is now in storage awaiting refurbishing and/or refitting.

The welding work is currently on going and we would expect to hand over to our painters for preparation in around a week’s time.

Removing our Consul windows

The front and rear screens have now been removed from our 1956 Ford Consul in preparation for the works to start.

1956 Ford Consul Re-Paint

In our workshops today we have our 1956 Ford Consul. The floor requires attention with some welding work needing to be carried out. We will then look to prepare the body and undertake a full re-spray. Work will commence very soon…