Red HC Convertible Hampshire

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Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby Mjones » Wed May 31, 2017 11:35 pm

Returning home from Beaulieu Motor Museum in my S74 (half term holiday treat for my nephew :D ), I was astonished to pass a red HC convertible held up in a traffic jam caused by some errant New Forest ponies. I never knew that such a conversion existed, Crayford perhaps? Is this vehicle known to the V.V.O.C? Its appearance was immaculate. 8)
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby cooperman » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:44 am

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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby 1972nail » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:13 am

It was a DIY job I believe. Well exexcued and nicely done. I believe the owner posts here occasionally.
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby Colin » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:29 pm

Was it this one?

(I hope the owner won't mind me posting pics from Billing)
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby Kraken » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:58 pm

There's also this Magnum that sold on Ebay a few months back:
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby 1972nail » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:54 pm

I hadn't realised there were two! Both being red, I thought that there were the same car when I saw the magnum on ebay.
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby Kraken » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:49 pm

I seem to think I read one of the conversions (Magnum?) was done by an ex-Ford mechanic. I know there's a lot of love for Fords here so take that how you will :lol:
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby cooperman » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:52 pm

As far as I'm aware there are 2 HC convertibles, Dai Sharma from south Wales owns "The Foxy Lady" with roll bar and hood, I own the magnum which has no roll bar or hood. It wasn't me so I'm guessing you saw Dai. Funny how they are both red.
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby Mjones » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:35 am

Colin wrote:Was it this one?


Almost certainly. The vehicle that I encountered had rectangular headlights. Did not get a chance to view the numberplate though. In eight years of Viva ownership I have never passed another HC on a public road. :D
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Re: Red HC Convertible Hampshire

Postby Fred Dukes » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:12 am

It may be there is a 3rd one we don't know about :?: The New Forrest can hide a lot of things :lol:
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