Sweeney fan enjoys driving original car around circuit

 

This year's blockbuster remake of crime classic The Sweeney may have taken the box office by storm in recent months, but the Ford Focus ST would never have received all the attention it has after being featured in the movie if it hadn't been for the classic original TV series.

Ford car dealers across the UK have enjoyed an increased interest in the ST since the latest Sweeney was released in cinemas, but back in the 1970s it was the Ford Consul that appeared on screens all over the country and was involved in countless high-octane chases.

Now, one lucky fan of the franchise has won a competition which has given him the chance to drive the original stunt vehicle around the Rockingham Race Circuit in Northamptonshire, as well as receiving a cheque for £1,795, a Blu-ray box set of the entire series and even a bottle of ‘seventies' aftershave! The winner, Simon Gribble, said he was thrilled by the unique experience.

Although it may be hard to get your hands on one of the original Ford Consul models now, there are plenty of high quality and affordable vehicles available from new and used Ford car dealers throughout the South West and beyond.

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