Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1960 Ford Prefect Farewell

1960 Ford Prefect farewell

We have been together for 12 years. During three of them she was my best mate. Most reliable piece of machinery I've ever had. Everything with this 1960 Ford Prefect could be fixed with nothing but the simplest tools, a few cheap spare parts and two hands. No computer experts. With a 997 CC, 4 Cylinder engine and more than a ton of steel acceleration was not the best on the road (OK, it was horrible.) but since you can not go faster than 80 KPH anyway it really did not matter much. Safer and better fun looking at the view too.

1960 Ford Prefect: 957 cc Engine

Love matters but nonetheless, after a few years life had its say and attention had to put in some other more important aims. You know. Family oriented "nothing about that old wreck" ones. So, the heart is broken, but - knowing she'll get a good care and be back on the road soon - the mind fills with of joy. The snapshots below were taken in 2 separate occasions. The first - in 2003 during a general work session. The second a few weeks ago, when it was taken after sold. $600 for those who are interested.

2003

1960 Ford Prefect: Front
Front view, 2003

1960 Ford Prefect: Back
Back view, 2003

1960 Ford Prefect: Left side
Left side view, 2003

1960 Ford Prefect: Internal view
Internal view, 2003

2009

Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Side view
Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Left side, 2009

Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Front view
Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Front side, 2009

Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Up on the tow truck
Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Going up on the tow truck, 2009

Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Up on the tow truck side view
Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: Up on the tow truck, 2009

Departing 1960 Ford Prefect
Departing 1960 Ford Prefect: farewell

3 comments:

  1. I always found it amusing you owned a "ford prefect", as a child when reading "The Hitchhikers guide to the the galaxy" i realized the reference was anachronistic and ill never actually see what that car looks like. better yet, a few years later i got to ride one! Farewell old British friend...

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  2. That's funny!!.

    I didn't realize where his name came from (I'm in the US not in UK). Somehow that fits.

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