This is Andrew McAdam’s 1967 Arrows Vogue Estate – DTE 775E
It is the earliest known surviving Vogue Arrows Estate. The original supplying dealer was Tarleton Engineering Co. Ltd, Liverpool Road, Tarleton. The car was delivered on 13 June 1967 to Mr Alfred T Thewlis from Liverpool. On 10 March 2002 Mr Thewlis sold the car to his son, Richard (who lives in Cambridge), and he subsequently put it through an auction near Cambridge in May of that year, the mileage by this time being only 68,267. The car attracted no bids at the auction, but a keen young enthusiast – Robert Kruger of Royston, Herts – approached the auctioneers and made a nominal bid, which was accepted. Andrew supplied a number of parts and panels over the next year and was pleased to hear it had been saved from the scrap man. At the beginning of August he had a phone call from Robert offering him the car, as he was moving to Cumbria and couldn’t take it with him. He collected the car on Monday 8 August – just 6 days before the Centenery Rally, where this picture was taken. The mileage then was 74,316. The car will be restored to her former glory over the coming year. It is a very practical classic, known affectionately as ‘The Hearse Mk 2’ on account of her ‘boxy’ looks and dark green coachwork – and it does have an exceptionally large load carrying area that would put some modern estate cars to shame!