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Midland Red
Cherwell
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166 of 181  Wed 1st Mar 2017 8:12pm  
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Thanks NL for that information Thumbs up - I'd forgotten that there was a Ford Consul Capri Oh my
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MisterD-Di
Sutton Coldfield
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167 of 181  Thu 2nd Mar 2017 12:40am  
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On 1st Mar 2017 4:37pm, Beesman said: I'm guessing that lower photo is around 1962/63 by the Ford Capri. Is that a Ford Classic next to it too?
You are pretty much spot on, Beesman. The Ford Consul Classic was produced from 1961-63. Beyond it in the showroom is a Ford Cortina Mk1, produced from 1962-66. The black car beyond the Cortina cannot be a Prefect as they ceased production in 1961. However, the old Ford Anglia/Prefect shape was kept on until 1962, marketed as the bottom-of-the-range Ford Popular 100E. So by a process of elimination it must have been taken in 1962. Thumbs up My father bought his first car from that Rugby Autocar showroom in 1960, having just passed his test aged 47. It was a black Ford Prefect 105E. My mother would have preferred the new Anglia but it was too 'modern' for him, so he used the excuse that the Prefect had four doors.
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Not Local
Bedworth
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168 of 181  Thu 2nd Mar 2017 2:55pm  
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Ford used the Consul prefix on the Capri, Classic, and Cortina to give some continuity to the previous generation of Ford Consuls which had always been the 4 cylinder versions of their much more luxurious cousins the Zephyr and Zodiac. The cars that are missing from this lineup are the Consul Corsair (later revamped just as the Corsair) and the 105E Anglia with the distinctive raked back window.
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MisterD-Di
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169 of 181  Thu 2nd Mar 2017 3:57pm  
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Yes, you are right, Not Local. Ford's ranges always seemed to be logical, as did the trim levels - L, GL, GT or whatever. Completely unlike the random models churned out by BL in those days. My father was very pleased with his Ford Prefect and kept it for four years. I desperately wanted him to upgrade to the Corsair, a lovely car in its day and one many people seemed to aspire to, and I would have loved to be dropped off at the school gates in one of those. No such luck, I'm afraid. He traded the Prefect in for a Vauxhall Victor. Blush
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Not Local
Bedworth
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170 of 181  Thu 2nd Mar 2017 5:41pm  
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Happy days, I owned a 1965 Cortina, a 1966 Corsair, and a 1964 Vauxhall Victor Estate at various times in the mid to late 70's. Unfortunately they were all at the old banger stage of their lives but I liked them all for what they were and I could go down to the scrapyard for bits and pieces when they needed them.
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Mr Blue Sky
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
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171 of 181  Mon 13th Mar 2017 2:44pm  
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I bought this 1964 Ford Classic 1500 in 1969. The following year I got married and bought a house and we could not afford two cars. Reluctantly, we had to see the Ford Classic, as my wife's 1966 Austin 1100 only had 19,000 miles on the clock.
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Diane Sparkes
New Zealand
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172 of 181  Sun 7th May 2017 4:39am  
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On 4th Jun 2012 5:17pm, artful said: The BLUE STAR Garage and a workshop behind, occupied by Alec Farr who was a car body repair specialist. He eventually moved to Lythall's Lane. Behind his workshop there were some 40 or so lockup wooden garages.
Hi Artful, The Blue Star Garage was owned by my grandmother's friend's Arthur and Cynthia Bailey when I was about 10 or 12. I actually pumped gas on the forecourt, would not be allowed today but I made a few shillings, that would be around 1950-1952. The pumps must have been changed, probably updated from the ones in the picture. My grandmother was Edith Middleton, great memories from when I was a Coventry kid. Diane
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Foellus
Nuneaton
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173 of 181  Wed 12th Jul 2017 8:37pm  
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Does anyone have any photographs of Whitehall Motors? Whitehall Motors operated on the corner of Longford Road and Blackhorse Road. There may have also been another branch near the canal basin in the centre of Coventry, close to where there is now a block of flats, but I can't be certain about this. I'm not sure when Whitehall Motors ceased trading, but it may have been the late 1960's or early 1970's. The premises were taken over by Martin Rumble and is currently Listers Garages outlet. Being Longford / Exhall, I acknowledge that this may be slightly outside of the scope of this site.

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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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174 of 181  Thu 13th Jul 2017 9:30am  
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Hello Foellus & welcome to our forum. I will highlight your post as a question & hope for a quicker response. Best wishes.
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mickmitro
tile hill coventry
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175 of 181  Tue 10th Oct 2017 11:40am  
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Anyone remember a petrol station on Tile Hill Lane next to Ash Priors Close close to St James Church on the opposite side of the road. I seem to have a memory of one being there but locals that I have mentioned it to have no memory or have heard of one being there.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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176 of 181  Tue 10th Oct 2017 12:05pm  
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I think a similar question was asked in post #16 of this thread - I'm not sure there was a definitive answer, though Oh my
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NormK
bulkington
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177 of 181  Tue 10th Oct 2017 12:25pm  
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Isn't that the garage that closed because of ground contamination?
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matchle55
Coventry
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178 of 181  Tue 10th Oct 2017 1:51pm  
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I'm not sure about that Norm, as a boy living in Templar Ave I knew the area well in the 50s and 60s. Dad used to go there to fill up and I seem to recall the old boy telling dad that he was closing as Tile Hill Lane was being widened. I have no idea about the date but it must have been late 1950s.
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Heathite
Coventry
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179 of 181  Tue 10th Oct 2017 4:38pm  
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Hi, here's some info that seems to support the idea. C Hudson was there from at least 1935. Then in 1960 he is no longer on Tile Hill Lane. See the images for the other years. Although he wasn't listed on Tile Hill Lane during 1960, he was still living at number 3 Ash Priors Close. Edited by member, 10th Oct 2017 4:40 pm
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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180 of 181  Tue 10th Oct 2017 4:51pm  
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Heathite - he died in 1978, still resident at 3 Ash Priors Close
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