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photoblog image Ford Consul Capri GT 1963

Ford Consul Capri GT 1963

Ford only made a couple of thousand of these between 1962 and 1964. They were expensive to produce and rather got lost, I think, after the successful launch of the Cortina. I always liked this car and the Saloon version which was called the classic.

 

A rare sight and this one was at Hanbury Fete yesterday.

 

Ah nostalgia Laughing

Ford Consul Capri GT 1963

Ford only made a couple of thousand of these between 1962 and 1964. They were expensive to produce and rather got lost, I think, after the successful launch of the Cortina. I always liked this car and the Saloon version which was called the classic.

 

A rare sight and this one was at Hanbury Fete yesterday.

 

Ah nostalgia Laughing

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jun 2013, 00:46
They were introduced into Australia in about 1969, Bill...I test-drove one and rated it the worst car I had ever had the misfortune to handle.

I think most of Australia came to the same conclusion.

Fine set of pics, though.
Bill Phillips: The Cortina and the fact it was expensive to make killed it here.
It is a very cool car. Nice collage to show it off.
Bill Phillips: Very heavily American influence as were a lot of cars in the UK at that time
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Jun 2013, 07:35
Yes, nostalgia, and the jumps of some oldtimers might jump up! In this week I'll post some cars from RicoRally I saw recently in Ashford.
Bill Phillips: This was a rare sight on the roads even in the 60s. I must admit I love seeing old cars like this
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jun 2013, 07:37
I had forgotten about these but you're right, they were comfortable & good looking vehicles in their day without the mass market appeal of the Cortina
Bill Phillips: They were expensive to produce and I think Ford lost money on them
I too had forgotten these,Bill,it looks very American now.Nice photo's.
Bill Phillips: A lot of cars were then Frank. Remember the old Cresta?
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in UK
  • 16 Jun 2013, 11:52
Monkeys with drawing boards could have produced a better design.

But I guess its rarity value makes people think that it's fantastic.
Bill Phillips: It is of its time when a lot of design was heavily influenced by American cars. The bloke who designed this went on to Ford's HQ at Dearborn and this was the last design he did. I remember loving this design when I was about 14!
I do remember seeing one of these, they had a very American look didn't they.
Bill Phillips: Very. A lot of cars did in the late 50s and early 60s
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jun 2013, 14:30
Not much of a car buff but I like the collage smile
Bill Phillips: Well that's all that matters Sarah smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jun 2013, 17:53
A blast from the past
Bill Phillips: Very much so Anne.
An uncle of mine used to have blue one end of the 60' in Madagascar Bill! A super car it was.
Bill Phillips: Overtaken by the Cortina and largely forgotten Richard, but I used to think it was great!
Some cracking shots Bill. Love this era
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jun 2013, 22:43
Ah yes, I remember those. You can see the Amercian influence on these very much.
I've always liked and desired one of these. Followed one for a while the other day and realised just how tiny they now look.
This is a beauty Bill and this would look very good with some subtle HDR!

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