Issue 179 (May 2021)
Gracing the cover of the May 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene is a highly original example of an uncommon classic Ford – the Corsair carried a lot of promise when it was launched in 1963, featuring memorable frontal styling and a very spacious interior courtesy of a lengthened Cortina chassis, but somehow it never set the sales charts alight before it was discontinued in 1970. This beauty is a Cork-built 1700 V4 that’s been in Dublin all its life, and is a cherished part of the family for its owners. Our second featured car is another rare Irish survivor, a 1927 Austin 12/4 registered new in Co. Tipperary that’s one of only a handful of survivors featuring its two/four-seat Special Bodies coachwork. Following a twelve-year restoration by its owner, it’s motoring happily towards its hundredth birthday.
Our tractor feature this month is a lovely tale of one family’s connection to the 1975 International 475 they bought second-hand in 1982 and have worked ever since – it’s now resplendent in factory condition after a lockdown restoration by a fellow enthusiast last year. Our motorcycle slot goes to an amazingly original and unmolested Yamaha 350 R5 two-stroke that’s only needed an engine rebuild in its life, while our commercial feature showcases a mighty V10-powered 1970s Mercedes 1632 truck that’s been kitted out beautifully as a period-correct livestock transporter.
All of the usual favourites are in there too, so don’t miss out – pre-order your May 2021 issue of Irish Vintage Scene right here, and receive it before it’s in the shops, with FREE POSTAGE on the island of Ireland!