Post by 1954homemade on Oct 25, 2007 10:54:06 GMT 10
Good bit of detective work - it might be a Cordell, but it also might be a Propert !!!
A friend of ours came down to Coledale on the weekend to look at all the vans. We missed them but when I spoke to him on Sunday night, he said that his farther (now 90) used to work for Propert in Newtown (Sydney) and that he used to build the Vans. Anyway to cut a long story short. His father always used to talk to him about a one off aluminium van that Properts had made and from the description that Billy's father used to give - he thinks there is a chnace that it might be Marvin.
So Alan if you haven't already contacted Billy give him a call and take him some photos of Marvin. Billy said he will then show them to his Dad for you. Unfortunately neither of them are on computer.
Hi Kris Here is the picture of the Cordell Van that was in Restored Cars, March-April 2004. It says that it's a one off and was featured in a Motor Manual magazine in 1955. This would be a good project for someone if it's still around.
Post by sportsman 1 on Oct 31, 2007 9:30:55 GMT 10
I dont believe that one is the same one as the picture I have, similar color? but different place. I think the one I have is from a fairly recent Caravan mag so it may still be about. I am still trying to get the photo up.