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by Delboy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:55 pm

Restoration just started on Interceptor MK1 115/3495. Been in family since mid 70s. Come of the road in early 90s and remained in dads garage until last year. All original.
Managed to fire it up briefly last year. Unfortunately newly purchased car cover neatly folded behind car exhaust become early casualty as car coughed and spluttered to life.

I believe it could be the car in photos celebrating the production of the 1000th car
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Engine out and slow process of cleaning off old sealant. Bodywork looking rot free so far...… fingers crossed
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Car entrusted to Graham at Culverland Classics as it begins its restoration
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Culverland Classics as it begins its journey of restoration
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Car briefly exposed to the elements last year after spending past 25 years in fathers garage.
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Factory photo shoot as Carl hands my car over to Pat Follet leading Jensen distributor in UK in 1969
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Car in 1969 being handed over by Carl Duerr to Pat Follett
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by Chris_R » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:22 am

According to the Richard Calvers Chassis Data Book, 115/3495 is indeed the 1,000th Interceptor and was the one handed over to Pat Follett as your pictures show. Nice to have a special car.
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by Delboy » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:28 am

Thanks Chris.
The photos look like the car is a darker colour than mine, but that could just be black and white photo.
Also guess the car colour may have faded with time.
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