This is Roy Patten’s very clean 1961 Series IIIB Gazelle saloon, which he bought in Winchester and drove home to Cheshire with no problems at all. This picture was taken in the Millennium Place in Coventry, where it was part of the West Midlands Vehicle Preservation Society display at the Coventry Historical Society Festival.
The car is in very good condition, although Roy tells me it needs a little work on the body, including some on the underside, plus a bit of tidying up on the upholstery and some new carpet for the centre of the floor. However, its engine has been rebuilt, it has a new radiator, new exhaust system, a fairly new heater system and new tyres. Roy thinks it has also had a new propshaft at some time.
The original handbook came with the car, and Roy has managed to get hold of a 1960s Workshop Manual, which he is very pleased with.