father acquired this car for the sum of one pound ($00.50) back in 1959 ? as
a pile of parts. The car had belonged to a country doctor in NSW but had only
covered 7000 miles from new. It had been dismantled by an inquisitive young
man on a farm and then stored away in various places. It was re-built by my
father and is shown here in 1965 finished, with him at the wheel. As a boy,
I remember great times in this car, on many Veteran car rallies we participated
in. My duties were to polish the brass on the car, and to hand crank start it.
I even drove it, as a Learner driver.
Dad and I started to restore this "A" model Ford in about 1982. My Dad rebuilt
the chassis and engine etc whilst I did the bodywork at night school, replacing
much of the rusty metal. Unfortunately, due to a shift of location, my Dad was
unable to take the car with him and it was sold to a lucky restorer with all
of the hard work done.