Greetings from Germany

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Cologne_P7
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Greetings from Germany

Post by Cologne_P7 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:28 pm

Hello everybody. My name is Harry. My classic car is a Ford 26M, type P7b, built in 1971 in Cologne. After a long restoration, the car is back on the road, but only at really nice weather.
I was surprised by all the rare Euro Ford vintage cars in the US and Canada.
In Germany meanwhile 50-year-old Fords are very rare. Most were scrapped over the years.
There are a lot more expensive Porsche and Mercedes classic cars than historic Ford models, which means pedestrians will not turn around and take look tor these cars. The old Ford is quite different, as much rarer than Porsche or Mercedes and of course, great design, People are happy to see old Ford classic cars :D

My car:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... felgen.jpg
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zephyrgary
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Post by zephyrgary » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:02 pm

Welcome Harry. I am sure we would all like to see some photos of your car. There is a reader's ride section somewhere.
Gary
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Post by Cologne_P7 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:02 pm

zephyrgary wrote:Welcome Harry. I am sure we would all like to see some photos of your car. There is a reader's ride section somewhere.
Gary
Hello Gary, I could not find any upload button, so I put a link in my posting. It navigate you directly to a pic in wikipedia. It is my car. I use another pic for the german wikipedia P7 site, because I wrote some lines for this site.

If there are any interest about P7a and P7b Ford, take a look on this site:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_P7

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Post by zephyrgary » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:37 pm

When you post or reply. Look at title box and look to the far right. Under that is a URL button and under that is a "Upload Picture" button. The rest is easy.
Cheers
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Post by peteleo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:52 pm

Hi Harry, Glad to see overseas members join.

Ford did not officially import the Taunus by the 60's. There are still a few 50's 12m/15m/17m in N. America.
My uncle bought a new '70 20M coupe in Holland and while my brother and I were on vacation there he drove us around Amsterdam.
Ford Taunus are quality made cars.

Pete

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Post by Cologne_P7 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:21 am

peteleo wrote:Hi Harry, Glad to see overseas members join.

Ford did not officially import the Taunus by the 60's. There are still a few 50's 12m/15m/17m in N. America.
My uncle bought a new '70 20M coupe in Holland and while my brother and I were on vacation there he drove us around Amsterdam.
Ford Taunus are quality made cars.

Pete
Pete, great you has be driven with a 20M :)

Like all the other old cars, the P7 has problems with rust. Most of this ole beauties were gone. Another problem are the spare parts. It is nearly impossible to get several spare parts in a top condition today, like the original chrom stuff, whindshield etc. One of the reasons is, the central Ford ware house for Europe burn to the ground in 1977:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWiHhofD5tE

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Post by Cologne_P7 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:29 am

zephyrgary wrote:When you post or reply. Look at title box and look to the far right. Under that is a URL button and under that is a "Upload Picture" button. The rest is easy.
Cheers
Sorry, no upload picture button under the URL button. It must be link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC. Thats the info from "Formatting and Topic Types" of this site. Anyway, the wikipedia p7 site shows my car from the front and from inside.

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Post by Bob_S » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:16 pm

Hi Harry,
Welcome to the group. Growing up, one of our family friends had a Taunus P3. Nice car as I remember.
Welcome,
Bob
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German Vintage Gasstation in the Black Forest

Post by Cologne_P7 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:47 am

German Vintage Gasstation in the Black Forest

In 2016, the restauration of a an historical gas station got finished. They put a lot of work and love into the restauration. New technic, but in the style of the 50s and 60s. In 2017, it became the gas station of the year. Drivers of classic cars and motorcycles stop way over there for a break 8)

For all visitors of the Black Forest area in Germany: The location of this new-old station is in the area of Freudenstadt (in the Black Forest).

Take a look on the clips: A nice looking Ford P7a 20M TS stop at the station and an old Ford Eifel convertible is parking in the garage.

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU1z8ndzAro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaBtAMkrBPs

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/AVIATankstelle ... -R3hiIQhFo

Facebook-Video:
https://www.facebook.com/AVIATankstelle ... 005575508/

Greetings
Harry
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Ford P7b

peteleo
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Post by peteleo » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:17 am

Enjoyed watching those videos. Thanks for posting.

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Post by Bob_S » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:31 pm

Hi Harry,
More good video! I Enjoyed them!
Cheers,
Bob
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Post by Cologne_P7 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:02 am

zephyrgary wrote:Welcome Harry. I am sure we would all like to see some photos of your car. There is a reader's ride section somewhere.
Gary

Since it is a problem to upload pictures in the forum, here are links to my Ford 26M in the forum of Motomobil. Two pictures were taken during the restoration in the workshop. One shows the car still without windscreen:

https://www.motomobil.com/uploads/tx_mp ... 190405.jpg
https://www.motomobil.com/uploads/tx_mp ... 124336.jpg
https://www.motomobil.com/uploads/tx_mp ... 175030.jpg

Greetings
Harry
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Ford P7b

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Post by IFHP » Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 pm

Harry,

Welcome to this page. I have a soft spot for the P7b, great looking cars. For awhile I had a P7a RS 2300 coupe. It was a total project car and after several years of doing nothing with it, I sold it. It when to Sweden and I have not heard of it since. There are photos of it elsewhere on this site.

Michael
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Post by Cologne_P7 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:18 am

IFHP wrote:Harry,

Welcome to this page. I have a soft spot for the P7b, great looking cars. For awhile I had a P7a RS 2300 coupe. It was a total project car and after several years of doing nothing with it, I sold it. It when to Sweden and I have not heard of it since. There are photos of it elsewhere on this site.

Michael
Hi Michael,

it is nice, that you has been driven a P7 too. In Sweden and Norway, these P7 vintage cars are very popular and there are more of them than in Germany. In this two northern countries, the classic cars are very well maintained and elaborately restored.

Greetings
Harry
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Ford P7b

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