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Ford Corsair
I am in to inline 1500 Ford Corsairs, and am a member of the owners club.

It was only in August 2002 that I finally decided to buy a classic car. It was a toss up between a pre crossflow MK1 Cortina, an FB Victor or a Corsair. It just so happened that the Corsair came up first.

It was in December 2002 and I was staying in Bristol at the time with nothing to do on the Saturday. There was a Corsair in Classic Car Weekly which had been advertised for a while but it was more than my budget. I phoned the guy and negociated a price prior to seeing the vehicle on the understanding that I could walk away if I didn't want to buy it.. The car was in Newbury and so off we went down the M4. I saw the car and it seemed OK, (I am no expert) and so I bought it.

I drove it back to my home in Yeovil and my friend followed in my normal car. It was a freezing cold day and I soon discovered that the heater wasn't working. I had never been so cold. I could even see my own breath inside the car every time I exhaled (heater problem since rectified!!).

I was really apprehensive as I wondered whether it would get me home. I must admit that it was a fantastic feeling driving along the dual carriage way. Loads of other drivers glanced as they overtook me. I needn't have worried as the car was fine and since then it has never let me down.

I haven't done much to the car as it was in pretty good nick to start with. I joined the club and started attending classic car shows in the summer of 2003. The Corsair must have been a fantastic car new as it drives wonderfully now. The ride is smooth and the seating position suits me perfectly. I really like the styling and the fact that they are a little more scarce on the roads compared to a lot of its contemporaries.

I have even set up my own website, www.fordconsulcorsair.co.uk.

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