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1955 Ford Consul MkI [EOTA]

1955 Ford Consul MkI [EOTA] in Look at Life: High, Wide and Faster, Documentary, 1963 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1955 Ford Consul MkI [EOTA]

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chris40 UK

2013-12-02 20:16

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Ford Consul Mk.I [EOTA], 1951-6.

130rapid PL

2013-12-02 20:38

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Brand new Consul Cortina background.

dsl SX

2013-12-02 21:50

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TOH series was April-May 56.

zodiac SE

2013-12-03 00:05

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Interesting...

Ford stopped making the Mk1 in February and on Tuesday, February 21, 1956 the much better looking Mk2 was introduced, something that should have made the interest of new Mk1's rather frosty.
Does anyone know for how long after the intoduction of a new model the old one was still being sold as new? (Any make, any model)

Sandie SX

2013-12-03 00:07

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Sometimes there is an overlap but here it is more likely to be something held in stock and sold after the MKII came out at a large discount.

-- Last edit: 2013-12-03 00:08:07

dsl SX

2013-12-03 00:13

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Have rechecked plate date and it still says April-May 56, so probably old showroom stock (sold at nice discount?? or was UK situation in early 56 that supplies to UK private buyers were still so restricted, that any car would still sell easily??). But as you imply, likely to be 1955 production in the circs ahead of the changeover to Mk2.

JCB UK

2013-12-03 07:37

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Old stock can easily take a year to run out or more .
Obviously the last few months production aren't going to be sold 100% on day production ends.
In bike world it is still very common to be selling last years model.

-- Last edit: 2013-12-03 07:47:57

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