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By rpba18205
Bit of indulgence on my part here. This is an image taken from an old transparency slide of my very first car. Itís the only record that I have of the vehicle as I didnít own a camera in those days and wasnít at all interested in photography. I have no idea who took the photograph or what camera was used. (It certainly wasnít me; Iím the one in the passenger seat). It was taken in the summer of 1964 on the I.O.W and I havenít seen or heard from the other three in V2 for more than 40 years.
The car is a 1962 Ford Consul 375 soft top, which I bought second hand at a cost of £595. It was less than 6 months old when I bought it and had only1200 miles on the clock. It only had 3 forward gears and reverse and was steering column gear lever change, but I loved it. The quality of the photo is not very good but itís all I have.
Iíve attempted to improve it by digitally manipulation in Ulead PhotoImpact using the paintbrush, clone and blur tools. Itís open to Mods if anyone is interested as Iím certainly no expert in this field.
Many thanks for all C&Cs on all past postings. Rob.

Tags: Car General Transport Digitally manipulated Ford Vintage car Before and after Consul 60ís

Voters: BarryC123, johnjones, thebopper and 44 more

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BarryC123 14 43 25 Ireland
9 Jun 2010 12:26PM
It looks a classic car indeed. Nice to have even this one memory of it.
9 Jun 2010 12:31PM
two great shots nice to see v1 and v2 together great what you have done in v1 spot on
thebopper 14 8 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 12:33PM
Nice MkII Consul..
newty1 17 3 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 12:36PM
Brings back memories my Dad had one back in the 60,s

metro074 13 8 Australia
9 Jun 2010 12:41PM
Excellent images. Wondeful work on V1. Well done Rob
andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 12:50PM
they dont make them like that any more cracking work rob nice one Wink
PattiW 17 24 2 United States
9 Jun 2010 1:06PM
Oh this is superb! Fantastic image and presentation! Patti
NobbytheNobster 13 33 5 England
9 Jun 2010 1:12PM
A real beauty. Great presentation.
Nice one
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
9 Jun 2010 1:23PM
Don't you wish you had it still. Nice shot..........Sandy
tmann 18 4 2 United States
9 Jun 2010 1:57PM
wow, love it!
PeteLowe 15 3
9 Jun 2010 2:06PM
Great Classic, modern cars just don't compair.
EAS 14 1 13 Scotland
9 Jun 2010 2:19PM
One superb car. They don't make cars of real character these days. Your skills with digital manip have worked well.

glyndwr 16 103 10 Wales
9 Jun 2010 2:35PM
My father never owned a car but my uncle would occasionally hire onr even though he could not drive. So it was really a nice treat for us as Dad would take us all for a ride through the Brecon Beacons and on one occasion it was a Consul.
Great upload.

mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
9 Jun 2010 3:16PM
Not a driver myself Rob,but my mate had one of these.We used to think we were the ''bees knees'' driving along Princess Street getting the eye from the girls !!
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4354 Canada
9 Jun 2010 3:30PM
Youve done a good job with the tools you had. The background would work better another colour, perhaps a gradient, and it should be visible through the window.

I loaded a mod to show what I mean. Im off sick today so I had a little fun with this.


9 Jun 2010 4:55PM

Quote:Youve done a good job with the tools you had. The background would work better another colour, perhaps a gradient, and it should be visible through the window.

I loaded a mod to show what I mean. Im off sick today so I had a little fun with this.


Thanks Willie. Nice one.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 5:15PM
nice one
Canadiann 13 2 Canada
9 Jun 2010 6:10PM
Hi Rob, this is a great photo indeed. I have to say brings back memories LOL. V1 shows wonderfully what you have done with it.
Great job.
9 Jun 2010 7:31PM
I remember them well, my ex and I owned a Ford Anglia in the early 60s. Good image from a slide Rob.

cameracat 19 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Jun 2010 7:32PM
FAB motor........A rag top Consul is worth a lot of money today....Smile
Roly 15 Wales
9 Jun 2010 8:59PM
Two good shots Rob.Great bit of nostalgia here.
colmar 15 42 35 Scotland
10 Jun 2010 1:59AM
Always good to revisit old images of any kind and have a play using todays software you have done it proud here !

Evgenya 13 Russian Federation
10 Jun 2010 3:36AM
Good morning Rob. Wonderful images.
Regards Evgenya
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
10 Jun 2010 4:17AM
Brings back memories from way back! In those days cars seemed to have so much more character and individuality, whereas today everything is designed in a wind tunnel and all look much alike.
Regards, Ronnie.
astyag 15 12
10 Jun 2010 5:34AM
V1 has its own real and genuine touches, I love both actually, well done and what an interesting write up
10 Jun 2010 6:14AM
Great images - I wonder what we will think of today's cars in 40/50 years time, and what cars will be like then.

Adderwatcher 13 60 19 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 7:53AM
Nice work Rob! Great capture.
heids 13 1 1 Scotland
10 Jun 2010 10:18AM
Great work on the image. Love these old cars, bring back childhood memories.. Just realised, I'm giving away my age now. lol
Billyray 15 70 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2010 4:56PM
Excellent memories with this shot Rob. I hired one of these (or something very similar) the day before I went to do my National Service in '58 and took my girlfriend (now my wife of 49 years) for a day out in North Wales. Great work on the mod by Willie (Banehawi).

Dave_Holdham 14 4 1 Wales
10 Jun 2010 6:52PM
Nice work to v1, well captured
13 Jun 2010 10:12AM
Both versions are gorgeous, i love that car!
have a nice Sunday,
TonyWatson 13 1 England
24 Jun 2010 6:01PM
Ahhhhh those were the days of column change and bench seats.
Nice work

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