North Coast 500

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Sep 2017, 09:34

Thanks for the clues Davie, I would have been struggling for a long time to get that one! I'll have to give myself 8 points for being close with the Standard 8. Even if you know its a Standard 10 and search the net for pictures of the interior very few come up!

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 10 Sep 2017, 09:35

Or better still the fiesta that the guy bought!
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 10 Sep 2017, 13:57

myglaren wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 09:31
Attach the number plates to a Corsa and send that in in it's place.


Good thinking Steve :lol:
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 May 2018, 12:42

Davie...can you remember the light blue Standard 10 at the Ford Dealers in Thurso?
daviemck2006 wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 21:50
It could be worth 10 points for you Neil. Theres a bit of a sad story about this car, a crying shame when you hear it sand see the full photos. t is sitting in the back yard of the ford dealers in Thurso. Just as Chris and I spotted it an elderly gentleman was heading for it. Turns out he was a previous owner of it. He sold it to a mate a few years ago, and the car has lain unused inside for 3 years, its absolutely perfect inside, there is some surface corrosion on both wings and the bootlid has some tinworm on the bottom corners. According to the ex owner she runs perfectly, and is solid as a rock underneath. The car was traded in a few days ago under a Ford approved scrappage scheme, the allowance for it was £2000 only if it gets crushed. I was very tempted to go into the dealer and see if I could rescue it, but the old man seemed to think that had been tried and the poor old thing has its fate sealed. It is a mid 50's car quite a standard looking 4 door saloon.


It features in the December 2017 issue of Practical Classics! The article is titled
"Ford to scrap 'mint classic" PC locks horns with car giant to save Historic Vehicle from destruction but Ford stands its ground
I will see if I can put up some more info from it later.

regards Neil
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 22 May 2018, 13:03

Well done, Ford.
Another wonderful item consigned to scrap . . . a bit like the latest Ka+, which has just had the heated rear window deleted, not even available as an optional extra.
What!?!
Your days are numbered, you know. :gt:
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Michel » 22 May 2018, 13:26

white exec wrote:
22 May 2018, 13:03
a bit like the latest Ka+, which has just had the heated rear window deleted, not even available as an optional extra.
What!?!:gt:


I can't remember the last time I switched my HRW on. I think modern ventilation systems are so good they're not needed any more. I couldn't even tell you where the switch is for it on the Scenic!
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 May 2018, 13:27

white exec wrote:
22 May 2018, 13:03
Well done, Ford.
Another wonderful item consigned to scrap .


The article may be readable from this pic, but if not click on the spoiler and I have extracted Practical Classics offer to Ford UK
Spoiler: show
PC's offer made in writing to Ford UK
Let us register the car and put it back on the road. We take the car on a drive from John'O'Groats to the Practical Classics Workshop for detailing and careful revival. We then spend six months making the car famous, telling its story and Ford's part in it-consciously stating that Ford made an exception in this case owing to the condition and age of the car. Then at the PC Restoration Show at the NEC next March, we enter it into the CCA Classic auction with a blaze of publicity. When the car is sold every penny of the sale price goes to the Charity of Ford's choice. You (Ford) will be our guests at the show along with your chartity representatives. I'd like to offer the magazine's services putting any dealer in touch with a relevant owner's club if a vehicle has "Historic Vehicle" printed on its V5 comes through on a scrappage scheme trade in. If saving these cars against destruction goes against protocol than maybe allowing owner's groups to take parts from these vehicles would be a superb gesture.
fordscrap.jpg
December 2017 Practical Classics
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 22 May 2018, 18:40

Update :-D
white exec wrote:
22 May 2018, 13:03
Well done, Ford.
Another wonderful item consigned to scrap .


Common sense has prevailed and Ford have changed their view
Ford agrees not to destroy a classic Standard Ten under its scrappage scheme
"..Tim Holmes, Ford UK’s executive director, Communications & Public Affairs, now says that "we have been in discussion with Danny Hopkins, the editor of Practical Classics magazine, and we have found a solution that satisfies both the terms of our scrappage scheme and all the parties concerned".
Well done Practical Classics!

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 22 May 2018, 19:28

I knew at the time it was going for scrappage and thought that was a crying shame. The paintwork was very faded but there didnt seem to be any rust or dents to worry about. Chris and I spoke to an elderly gentleman, who had known the car when we were there. Glad its going to be saved.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 22 May 2018, 19:34

That's brilliant news! Ford have finally made the right decision, which any student of marketing would have spotted a mile off. Well done, Practical Classics!

Getting old and polluting cars 'off the road' is laudable, but there might be no certainty (in this case) that the 1959 '10' was actually less polluting than the Transit Van (!!) which replaced it. Maybe.

Davie and I were lucky to stumble across the Standard in the Perth dealer's yard, and even luckier to find the previous long-time owner also looking on. Extraordinary stuff.

Davie, I am raising a glass of Talisker tonight in celebration of the little blue '10' being rescued . . . :wave1:
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by van ordinaire » 27 May 2018, 00:10

Makes you wonder if Ford would've been so difficult had it been, say, a 100E Prefect.

Just goes to show, you can't be too careful who you sell anything old/interesting to.
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North Coast 500-new attraction!

Post by NewcastleFalcon » Yesterday, 17:27

New Attraction in a couple of years time....

Image

Maybe someone should tell them there are no roads north of the A838
UK eyes multiple spaceports with £30m funding for Sutherland launch site

UK Business Minister Greg Clark said the new site on the A'Mhoine Peninsula at Sutherland on the northerly-most tip of mainland Scotland would provide facilities for vertically launched space rockets and satellites to take off into orbit.

Under the plans announced on Monday, US group Lockheed and its partners will receive £23.5m in grants from the UK Space Agency that will go towards establishing launch operations at Sutherland and developing a new system for deploying small satellites in Reading, southern England.
Always good to read a bit of carping in the comments

"Millions given to american companies again. LockheedMartin do not need any more state hand outs......"

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » Yesterday, 19:56

Davie and I drove right across that peninsula on our NC500 last September, after stopping off at Durness and Balnakiel old wireless station, now craft village. Remote and spectacular.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Michel » Yesterday, 20:54

" developing a new system for deploying small satellites in Reading, southern England"...

I'm not sure there's a need for small satellites down here in Reading.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » Yesterday, 21:54

Reading is a densely populated place. The satellites will need to be small. :dunno:
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