Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Mileage 
    68 520 mi / 110 273 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    GAECTE02029
  • Engine number 
    TE02029
  • Lot number 
    37
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    3
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Former Autocar magazine front cover car

- Part of Ford's pre-production press fleet

'VHK' registrations will be familiar to fans of 'The Professionals' TV series which featured several vehicles wearing such plates; not least one of Bodie's Capris. This example was from the same pre-production batch as Bodie's and, like that car, started life as a member of the company's press fleet. And according to the vendor, as a result of that role, it appeared on the front cover of the March 4th 1978 edition of Autocar magazine. He has owned the 'matching numbers' Ford for the last 12 years, during which £5,000 has been invested in an engine overhaul. He tells us the car's been 'lovingly looked after and never modified or welded' and classes it as 'an original, well looked after example that's been gradually restored to its current condition'. Apparently he's driven it to numerous European destinations with total reliability. 'VHK 493S' now registers 68,520 miles and is MOT'd into March 2018.