LDM124 1954 FORD CONSUL Mk.I (EOTA)

In July 2020, Brooklin Models released the first all new Lansdowne Model for three years. 

This was the 1954 Ford Consul Mk I.

The Ford Consul Mk.I was first shown at the 1950 Earls Court Motor Show, going into production in 1951. The Consul was a 4 cylinder 1500cc powered 4 door family car, and was part of a three model range with the Ford Zephyr, and the Ford Zephyr Zodiac. Most Consuls were saloons, although a number of Estates were built by E.D.Abott of Farnham, and in 1953, the Coventry based company of Carbodies introduced the 2 door convertible. The Consul was available in four colour schemes; Winchester Blue, Canterbury Green, Dorchester Grey or Black. It was designed by George Walker of the American parent company, and the influence of the American Ford can seen when comparing them from the same period.

                   

Ford Consul. Winchester Blue.                                                                          Ford Consul. Canterbury Green   

                

Ford Consul. Dorchester Grey.                                                                          Ford Consul. Black 

The Consul Mk.I measured  13 feet 8 inches in length, with a wheelbase of 100 inches. Width was 5  feet 4 inches it and stood  at 5 feet in height. A top speed was recorded at 72 mph, and fuel consumption was 26 mpg. The Consul Mk.I cost 732 including tax. By the time the Mk.I was replaced by the Mk.II in 1956, a total of 227, 732 units had been built.

                       

Ford Consul Convertible by Carbodies.                                                                      Ford Consul Estate by E. D. Abott

         

Ford Consul Convertible closed.                                                                   Coup de Ville position 

THE LANSDOWNE MODEL.

The Lansdowne model is based on the 1954 Consul, the real car being housed in the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne, Wiltshire. Colour is Dorchester Grey with a red interior as the original Consul, and has the correct pattern instrument panel and bonnet mascot. Headlights have clear lens, as is now the normal practice with new products from Brooklin. Separate details include door handles, windscreen wipers, side lights, rear lights, bumpers, body trim, grille, rear number plate and hub caps.

                                

The Consul MK.I has been a long over due addition to the Lansdowne collection, having been proposed a few years ago, but was shelved due to problems with the master, or so I was led to believe. It is also the first Mk.I Consul to appear in 1/43rd scale since the Corgi toy of the 1950s, so its appearance has been welcomed by collectors, so much so that Spa Croft Models is ordering its third batch of models.

                                  

If you haven't already added the Consul Mk.I to your collection, you may do so by clicking on the Shopping Carts below. Order now and you should get your Consul in time for Christmas.

BrookIin's Recommended Price 125.

Price IncIudes "Signed For" Postage (UK only).

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK AT THE MOMENT.

MORE STOCK IS EXPECTED IN 2-3 WEEKS.

EMAIL ME AT spacroft@aol.com TO RESERVE YOUR CONSUL

No payment is required at this stage.

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