For context my first car was a Mk1 Ford Escort with fibreglass bubble arches and the obligatory furry dice (well seat covers) and over the years I have undertaken some automotive tinkered until in 2000 I embarked on the build of a Fisher Fury kit car which was registered in 2005 and left my life in 2010, a sad day. The Fury shaped gap was partially filled by a Mazda MX6 scrapper which turned into a science project to see if I could get the lovely 24v v6 running on distributor and motorcycle carbs, this project is now on ice.
So, whilst idly browsing the classified I spotted what looked like a promising project in the shape of 1968 Ford Anglia that seemed to have everything I desired in a project.
After exchanging emails a viewing was arranged. I arrived and it was clear, even from 50 paces, that this car was an absolute gem. Lots of care and attention to detail had been lavished on it, all the right things had been carried out to a high standard and she was ripe for someone to come along and complete the tremendous work that the previous owner had carried out.
1968 Saloon Super Shell which I could not find any any signs of being welded, the owner confirmed that it was all original steel panels with no filler, this has been bare metal resprayed with Zinc and 2 coats of primer and then top coat in the original colours (Ermine White and Anchor Blue).
The modification and additional parts are sympathetic and will add to the driving experience. These included 5 link rear with standard axle and 8" drums, front bulkhead recessed, large gearbox tunnel, Escort World Cup cross-member, Escort quick rack, adjustable TCAs, Adjustable top mounts and Gaz coilovers all round. The car came with a load of bits including a radiator, two gearboxes, all glass, rubbers and interior.
So, I guess it was love at first sight, negotiations commenced and the deal was done. I now owned a 1968 Ford Anglia 105e Super rolling chassis and several boxes of bits. An ideal project for me and my Son to share.