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1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby MinorMatt » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:18 pm

So yesterday I put down a deposit on a white Hallmark 8) with 77 thousand miles and a lot of rust :(

For those of you who don't know - a Hallmark is a 76PS 100S low roof "Custom" spec van, with the addition of electric windows, heated windscreen and some snazzy hallmark decals. They were produced to celebrate 30 years of the Transit. Ford made 200 in white, 200 in silver and 200 in blue. They were not made available to Joe Public, but were offered to Ford's preferred customers.

As for pictures... well you are going to have to wait until I collect it. I plan to do a "Concours" type resto - with it ready before 2025 (i.e. 30 years after the 30 year celebration!)

"Pictures, Pictures!!!!" I hear you cry! Of course I will oblige! Just not yet :lol:

http://www.transitvanclub.co.uk/mk5-tra ... lmark.html
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby Altransit » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:46 pm

Where are the pictures :roll: :P :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby 00353theking » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:52 pm

That will be nice and worth a few quid when its done aswell

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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby Adam mk1 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:52 pm

Do u need any bits im going to a scrap yard tmo have single wheel long wheelbase 6 stud (514or513) diff old people carrier with good front seats, ower drivers seat been retrimmed but look very clean seats, im have floor mat from it they also have a mk5 tourneo there breaking
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby walt1984 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:42 am

My mates grandad had a hallmark
I remember the mk1 mk5 shape decal on the front wing

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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby MinorMatt » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:03 am

It landed on Sunday

And other than a smashed screen, rotten windscreen pillars, ancient rat sh*t, rotten sills/steps/arches - you know - all the standard smiley stuff, it seems to be ok.

Somebody has made a start with some of the work, it looks to have been done reasonably well but I don't know if its just plated over rot so may have to cut some of it out.

77,000 miles. It has the certificate of conformity, the original dealer handover sheets and every MOT. It was bought new by a truck maintenance/curtain side fitter and has a (hand written) record of every service they undertook (last one at 63,000 ish) miles. Its got the red key, but not the other 2 :(

It also came with LOTS of stuff in the back - including most of the panels needed to do the work but lots of other bits which won't be needed.

Its a really good basis to make a really nice van 8)

Shame I only took 1 picture :lol:
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby 00353theking » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:20 am

You will have to get some pictures up soon ,
Did many of them survive ?

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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby MinorMatt » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:26 am

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/f ... t_hallmark

Suggests there are 13 hallmarks on the road and 20 SORN'd

So 33 out of the 600 Made
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby 00353theking » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:43 am

Not to bad considering the abuse most of them got , were any exported at all ?

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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby MinorMatt » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:08 am

I don't know, but according to that website only 450ish were registered in the UK... but some of them may have been mis-registered
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby MinorMatt » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:36 am

The obligitory collection picture...
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby ColinJack » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:50 pm

MinorMatt wrote:So yesterday I put down a deposit on a white Hallmark 8) with 77 thousand miles and a lot of rust :(

For those of you who don't know - a Hallmark is a 76PS 100S low roof "Custom" spec van, with the addition of electric windows, heated windscreen and some snazzy hallmark decals. They were produced to celebrate 30 years of the Transit. Ford made 200 in white, 200 in silver and 200 in blue. They were not made available to Joe Public, but were offered to Ford's preferred customers.

As for pictures... well you are going to have to wait until I collect it. I plan to do a "Concours" type resto - with it ready before 2025 (i.e. 30 years after the 30 year celebration!)

"Pictures, Pictures!!!!" I hear you cry! Of course I will oblige! Just not yet :lol:

http://www.transitvanclub.co.uk/mk5-tra ... lmark.html

This will be well worth following ...
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby Nordic Blue » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:54 pm

Hi Matt,

Glad to see you got it. Even though I have nothing to do with it, I feel part of the club after you told me about it when we met on Saturday!

Good luck with the restoration - have subscribed and will be following with interest - it is way more than I could ever hope to undertake but I love to read about it!
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby ned » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:02 pm

Nice van sir, for some reason I thought it would be silver
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Re: 1995 Hallmark Rustoration

Postby MinorMatt » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:47 pm

ned wrote:Nice van sir, for some reason I thought it would be silver


33.3% chance of being right! Good news is that it will be cheaper to paint the white :lol:
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