Lot 66 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Sold for £562
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: D456TWF
Chassis No: WF0AXXGAGM24730
Mot Expiry: Oct 2016
- Current ownership for the past 14 years and MOT'd till Oct 2016
- Granada based and professionally converted by Coleman Milne
- Said to have given 'trouble free service' as part of a wedding hire fleet
The Dorchester MKVII was a stretched version of the Ford Granada. The conversion was carried out by the renowned coachbuilder Coleman Milne, which has been adapting vehicles for weddings, funerals and other special purposes since its foundation in 1953. Powered by Ford's lusty 3-litre V6 engine and driving through an automatic gearbox, it featured a division and row of additional rear seats, providing room for a total of six passengers.
The right-hand drive example on offer was manufactured in June 1987 and for the last 14 years has served as the second car for a wedding hire business. It is finished in Ivory and topped by a Black vinyl roof, while the cavernous interior is trimmed in Grey leather. The vendor informs us that 'it has been an excellent member of his fleet and never given any trouble. It always starts first time and the engine consumes no oil. The sale is a reluctant one and has only been brought about by the need to downsize'. He currently classes the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim and transmission as 'good' and the Ford V6 as 'excellent'. He is now offering the Dorchcester complete with an MOT valid to October 7th 2016.