This is John Cook’s 1964 MK ll Vogue, which he has bought as a restoration project. It has 98,500 miles on the clock, and there have been three previous owners – The first was John Thomas Renham, who purchased it on 07 April 1965, followed by Brian Cooper, who bought it on 21 January 2000. Third was Martin Foot, who acquired it on 6 September 2012, the car finally coming into John’s possession on 11 February 2017.
John says its condition now is pretty bad and that it has had some very poor attention. But it has that heart of gold feeling, and John plans to spend as much time and money as is necessary to restore it to a running project.
John says the photos make it look quite reasonable, but whilst they say the camera never lies, it is a big job, although it did come with a current MOT which he will try to keep up.
John tells us he has already attended the New Forest branch ‘Noggin & Natter’ meeting, and found they all have a wealth of knowledge and are a great bunch, and that he is looking forward to the future!
We wish him good luck with his project, and look forward to meeting him and seeing the results of his labours.
John has now created his own website – singervogue.co.uk on the progress of his ‘sympathetic’ restoration, with a diary detailing the work done and a gallery of pictures taken en route.