Finished in a Caspian Metallic Blue this rare Crayford convertible presents in good order. The body is solid with a comprehensive photographic record of a past full body restoration around 6 years ago, the blue paintwork is presentable and smart at distance but showing some imperfections and micro blistering around the body on closer inspection.
The jet like styling has been enhanced with lower sill trims giving the body a squat and more sporty look. Chrome trim is in good order along with the steel trim around the car. Rubber seals have been replaced around the windows and windscreen and remain soft and supple with only the front quarter window seals showing signs of age.
The interior is spacious with room for five comfortably seated with the roof down. The wood trim fitted to the face of the dash is in excellent order as are the carpets throughout. Seat covers and door cards present in good condition with only a few marks to note.
The convertible hood mechanism has been completely rebuilt and along with a new fabric hood which all works perfectly although with some patience and delicate handling to ensure it is done correctly.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Essex V6 starts on the turn of the key. It idles smoothly and pulls well having been subjected to recent mechanical care and a full fluid refresh throughout. Clutch operation is positive and connects the drive to a floor mounted 4 speed gearbox from a 2000E.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Wheels are courtesy of Revolution, a 5 spoke design 14 inch alloy wheel with black centres. These are fitted with sticky Toyo R888 tyres.
The car runs a Lotus Cortina front disc and caliper setup on the front with larger 3L Capri rear drums.
First registered in January 1967 this rare Crayford Corsair has been recently verified by the secretary of the Crayford owners club, noting that the roof is the best working one in existence!
It’s current owner has spent the last 8-10 months ensuring the car is running well having comprehensively been through the mechanics and interior of the car.
The history file is full with a huge amount of invoices for recent parts, a photographic record of its body restoration, some past MOT’s and a Corsair owners handbook.
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The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.
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