Finding Lucinda – Restoration Project #1

In a weak moment on Trade Me we ended up buying Lucinda, a 1950’s Ford Thames flat deck truck. Lucinda will eventually represent Arrowtown Garage at VCC events after a light restoration – it will be our first restoration project as Arrowtown Garage, but certainly not the first for Alister – he’s been doing this sort of thing for years.

Lucinda has so much great character we’ll be doing as little as possible for now – getting her tiny motor some much needed compression for a start. You can follow our progress here, on the restoration page, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (once we figure out how to drive them!).

Arrowtown Motors Limited / Arrowtown Garage, Yellow Land Rover, Green Ford Thames truck, New Zealand, Mechanics workshop in Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes District, Otago, Salvage and restoration, vintage car.

This is our new workshop parts truck Lucinda, parked outside the garage next to The Frog, one of our clients’ cars. Both were built in the same Ford factory in Seaview, Wellington.

Taken when Mike went to pick up <em>Lucinda</em> our new workshop parts truck from Christchurch.

Taken when Mike went to pick up Lucinda our new workshop parts truck from Christchurch.

Arrowtown Motors Limited / Arrowtown Garage, Lake Pukaki, Yellow Land Rover, Green Ford Thames truck, New Zealand, Tekapo, MacKenzie Country, Otago, Salvage, vintage, car, trailer,

Not long after taking this Lucinda – our new workshop parts truck almost lost her bonnet to the wind. Any excuse to stop again and soak up the views.

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