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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Michael's Corsair Reply with quote

Here are some photos of my 1964 Consul Corsair, which Iíve decided to keep after all. Though Corsairs were never officially available in North America, Ford of Britain would build them to North American specifications (LHD with MPH speedo and red turn signals Ė I know of three other Corsairs like this) on request. This car was built at Halewood for an American resident from Portland, OR through the European-delivery program. This car was apparently in an accident as there is a substantial amount bodywork on the front fenders. At that time (probably the Ď70s) this Ermine White car was repainted two shades of metallic blue. Power is from a 1500 Kent.

I bought the car in 2000 from fellow member Steve Broady. It ran, just barely, when I bought it, but I havenít had the time or money to get it roadworthy. But now I have new dream, to restore (or at least refurbish) this car along with my 1961 Taunus 17M 1500. They would make for a really interesting early Ď60s Ford UK vs. Ford Germany comparison duo.

Considering how long it has been sitting, the car is in pretty solid condition with the only rust in the front floorboards.

Michael




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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: BUYER'S GUIDE CORSAIR Reply with quote

HI MICHAEL. IN APRILS CLASSICFORD MAGAZINE IN THE TECHSECTION THEY HAVE THE BUYERS GUIDE FOR THE CORSAIR. NEVER KNEW THAT ESTATES WHERE BUILT AND THAT CRAYFORD CREATED CONVERTIBLES MODELS. DO YOU HAVE PIC. ON THE ESTATES AND CONVERTIBLES CARS. IT WOULD BE COOL TO SEE HOW THEY LOOK. THANKS GREGORY
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is actually a guy (Brit ex-pat) in Texas with a Corsair Crayford. I'm trying to get him to join this list. I'll see what I can do about posting a Corsair Estate photo.

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may not know this but there are two types of Corsair convertibles although both were built by Crayford. Some are convertibles and some are cabriolets which are rarer. I'm not sure on the differences but I could find out. The estates are pretty rare, not too many were built. A friend did have one back in the 70s complete with slot mags! Glad you are keeping your Corsair Michael, there is a club here in the UK and they are very helpful so I've been told.

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,

Yes I was a member of the Corsair Owners Club for a couple of years, but with the value of the dollar going down, the fact that the club is prohibited from shipping spares to N. America for insurance reasons and the fact that I haven't actually been doing any work on the car, I let it go. I know that at some point fellow N. American Corsair owners Doug and Glenn also were members, but I don't know if they still are.

I would consider rejoining if I ever get serious about the car.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked Shocked I love your Corsair Michael !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before joining here it seemed that there was only 105e,100e,300e,and the 100e wagons -Squire and Escort and old sit up and begs in the US . Oh I've seen 2 Consul Capri coupes , and 8 mk1 Cortinas and 4 mk2 Cortinas , but I've been into ENFOs for 8 years so I'm shocked and soooo happy to have found this forum .
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky,

I'm glad you found us too. It is cool that you have been keeping track of what you have seen over the years.

Given what you just said about yourself, you woud probably enjoy our club too. It is called European Ford Owners North America and there is a section elsewhere on the Forum for it.

Michael
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes , I posted , " I'll join after Christmas "

You should know that from now on I'll be endlessly trying to get your Consul Corsair from you Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky,

If you are fired up for a Corsair, you might try trying to track down the white car shown in this link. It used to belong to Doug Milota but was sold to some folks in the LA area who tore it apart with the idea of fitting a V8, but then lost interest. The last I heard of it was in 2005. I can give you what contact info I have if you like.

http://www.fordcorsair.com/Intl_USA.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can give you even more info on the car,
if you're interested.
I just hope that it hasen't ended up at the crusher.

- Doug
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I adore the Corsair...
Michael, please take a picture of both together!!! It would be the first one in all history.
I never saw neither a pic of a Cortina MK3 and Taunus TC1 together...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The White Corsair is no longer. I do have some press photos of Corsairs-
- including the estate.

- Doug

See this post: http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2248#2248
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ale,

I can't park a Mk III Cortina and a Mk I TC Taunus together, but here is the P3 and the Corsair. Feel free to repost on your website.

Michael

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excelente picture Michael! If you have one showing the fronts it would be the most!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ale,

Have you looked at my introduction page lately? Lots of photos of my cars, including the Corsair & 17M together.

http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=343&start=0

Michael
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