Registry: 1958 Ford Thames Estate Van

Mark H.'s 1958 Ford Thames Estate Van
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California van used in Hollywood in the 1960s to haul people around for a production company. This has been the longest-term project I've ever undertaken, primarily due to outside forces. Engine is done, seats reupholstered in leather (not OE!) and hopefully on the road within the year. These were often used by motorcycle racers in Europe during the 1960s to go from track to track. I bought it to haul bikes too, new and old. And to freak out the squares...

Vehicle Information

Owner: Mark H.   [Whitworth Ranch]
Location: Deep Crag, California, South, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress

Model Year:1958
Current Colour:Willow Green
Engine Type:1.7L 3-main MK2 Consul
Transmission:Late model Ford 4 spd
Last Updated:2008-07-10 20:17:13


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Member Comments on Registry: 1958 Ford Thames Estate Van   ↵
2010-12-21 15:29:30 # 2434
Comment by dick Duncan
Mark, nice looking project! Can you share info. on how you got the later model 4 speed to work? Is that a later model Thames tranny LHD?
PS I like your taste in cars, I have owned at least one of each in your collection at some point in time - very nice!
Dick Duncan
2015-04-02 14:19:51 # 25083
Comment by Nathan Wilson
Mark, I am embarking on a complete resto of this same vehicle, I'd love to talk with you about where you sourced some parts, if possible can you email me?
2018-02-23 03:22:04 # 48661
Comment by Warren Cox
Mark Warren Cox - don't know if you remember me from the Thames website. Site is still going but I'm also at a good facebook Thames site with about 220 members I found your photo above and posted it on the site and now I have other US Thames owners interested in getting in touch with you Link to the facebook group free membership

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2008-07-10 20:17:13

Changes from 2008-07-10 20:17:13 to previous 2008-06-04 08:21:18
Engine Type 1.7L 3-mail MK2 Consul → 1.7L 3-main MK2 Consul

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jan 1, 2002 Mark H.  USA Added to Registry (ID 4636)

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