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PAUL. S

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581 posts

130 months

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Monday 16th May 2011 quote quote all
Hello all,

bit of a long shot as the above dealer is long gone and you dont see many 80s ford on the roads around South Wales these days.

My RS500 Cosworth was originally supplied by them from new, its had a few plate changes since then but I am hoping to get it back to as it was when it left the forecourt.

I can get the dealer stickers, plates etc remade but the chap needs to see an original rear window dealer sticker to copy.

If anyone spots an old 80s ford on the road, or a scrapyard could they take a pic of the sticker if its a baker one for me please.

I used to see them all the time around Cardiff, but since I have started looking again they have all gone to ground.

Appreciate any help

cheers

PAUL

zasker

394 posts

88 months

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Monday 16th May 2011 quote quote all
Might be a long shot but you could try the guy who runs this site?

http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/Images4-A-H/BakersGara...

A mates brother in law bought a RS turbo from there in the eighties so will ask to see if he's got any pictures that might show it.

PAUL. S

Original Poster:

581 posts

130 months

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Monday 16th May 2011 quote quote all
thanks for that, I have even thought of taking a trip to Merthyr and having a drive around to see if I can spot an old local fiesta or escort in a carpark.

LuS1fer

31,685 posts

129 months

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Tuesday 17th May 2011 quote quote all
PAUL. S said:
thanks for that, I have even thought of taking a trip to Merthyr and having a drive around to see if I can spot an old local fiesta or escort in a carpark.
Just don'tr take the car or you might not need the sticker.... wink

GLLHG

155 posts

50 months

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Tuesday 17th May 2011 quote quote all
This is a bit of a long shot but there are quite a few guys who used to work for Malcolm Baker still in the Pentrebach area working for other garages ( I htink this was, for example, true of a couple of the bodyshop guys at Citroen
If you could track one of them down, they might have some old stuff which would help?
G
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adt310

24 posts

73 months

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Friday 20th May 2011 quote quote all
Malcolm Baker and Eric Baker are friends of my family, Eric Baker passed away a year ago.
I know some of the mechanics who work in Thomas & Davies who use to work for Malcolm.
I will ask around and ask Malcolm if he still have any of the stickers left.
He had dealerships in New Tredegar, Haverfordwest, Aberdare and Merthyr.

Andrew

PAUL. S

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581 posts

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Saturday 21st May 2011 quote quote all
adt310 said:
Malcolm Baker and Eric Baker are friends of my family, Eric Baker passed away a year ago.
I know some of the mechanics who work in Thomas & Davies who use to work for Malcolm.
I will ask around and ask Malcolm if he still have any of the stickers left.
He had dealerships in New Tredegar, Haverfordwest, Aberdare and Merthyr.

Andrew
That would be fantastic, thanks very much, even just a pic of one would help.

I am still trying to trace the cars early life, if he remembers selling a moonstone RS500 back in August 1987 that would be a bonus - it went straight off to Leicester from the dealers, she is a rare example as still standard and low miles, has dealer fit aircon (one of only 2 such cars made)

cheers

PAUL



Edited by PAUL. S on Friday 12th August 20:59

adt310

24 posts

73 months

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Saturday 21st May 2011 quote quote all
No Problem Paul.
I contacted Malcolm today but they are away. Just been going through my house looking
for any W.H Baker letter headings, invoices and other stationery that they made
but I can't find anything :-( . I remember the Ford Sierra RS 500'S coming to his garage
and being invited to have a look at them, I was 15 at the time. There were 2 of them and one was
a demonstrater. I don't remember the registration of the Demonstrater but the other one in
the showroom was unregistered. I know one of the salesman who now works for Aberdare Ford, his name
is Tony Pugh, I think he would have been the person who sold it back then.

I have contacted a few mechanics who use to work there about the rear window decal and asked
them if they knew of any Ford cars sold back in the 1980's which are still on the road that might
have the decal. I'm also trying to remember what the decal looked like.
My email address is adt310@hotmail.com.
I will try my best to find what you are looking for.
Cheers
Andrew

PAUL. S

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581 posts

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Saturday 21st May 2011 quote quote all
Hi Andrew,

Really appreciate all the trouble you are going to.

Most of the RS dealers were only allocated a couple to sell, so the chances are mine was the unregistered one, as the first keeper was the company in Leicester.

I am hoping to get it back on its original Merthyr plates, here are a few recent pics.










adt310

24 posts

73 months

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Sunday 22nd May 2011 quote quote all
Hi Paul

Your RS 500 looks like it have just come out the factory it looks like it is in excellent condition.
I can't promise anything but I will try my best to get a decal, a photo of one or I will
get a friend who will photoshop it for me. Baker's use to sponser a Bowls Club in Merthyr,
that I know a few people there and Baker's adverts were in the Club Programs, so I'm asking
people to hunt for those programs because on the advert there was the rear window decal on the
bottom of the page. It's a shame that there is no 1980's photographs of W.H Bakers on the net.

Cheers
Andrew

SLKen

593 posts

119 months

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Monday 23rd May 2011 quote quote all
Dark blue with white writing "W.H Baker"

AlanBarber

1 posts

37 months

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Tuesday 19th July 2011 quote quote all
Hello all
my first time on piston heads,
regarding W.H.Baker ex Ford garage Ammanford Wales
I am restoring a 1986 Mk 4 XR3i & the tax disk holder has W.H.BAKER, Ammanford --
( 0269 591351 ) on outside & W.H.BAKER FORD MAIN DEALER AMMANFORD O269 591351---
on the inside.I thought this may be of interest to the owner of the RS 5OO .
REGARDS A.B.

PAUL. S

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581 posts

130 months

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Thursday 28th July 2011 quote quote all
Thanks Alan for the info

Andrew managed to find a pic of a can with the baker logo on it, so I will send that to the plate maker for him to copy.

DVLA have now confirmed at last I can have the original registration number back on the car, so will get the plates made up and post a pic when its done

cheers

PAUL

TankRS

1,908 posts

38 months

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Thursday 28th July 2011 quote quote all
in no way a help. but just couldnt leave this thread without commenting on how awesome your car is looking!!

hope you get the info you need.

PAUL. S

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581 posts

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Saturday 13th August 2011 quote quote all
Thanks Tank.

Well she is all sorted and back to how she was in August 87

Thanks again for the interest and help smile








Oi_Oi_Savaloy

1,911 posts

144 months

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Thursday 25th August 2011 quote quote all
That really is stunning.

My Dad had a new E reg (E525TCS) Sapphire Cosworth (nothing like as rare as your RS500 of course). We lived in Anglesey at the time but having rung around a number of dealers locally he eventually found the one he wanted up in Scotland. So he got the train up to Aberdeen (iirc) and used the journey back to partially run it in.

Then he he had BBR tune it to 300bhp or so.

I was 17 at the time. Fantastic car.

It died after a service though. caught alight in Menai Bridge about 2 hours after he'd brought it back from a service. Sadly missed.

He got a 309 gti after that. good car but not a patch on the cossy.

ad220

132 posts

111 months

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Thursday 25th August 2011 quote quote all
Lovely looking car and great commitment to restoring/returning car to orignal position. Best of luck finding the decal.

TankRS

1,908 posts

38 months

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Thursday 25th August 2011 quote quote all
ad220 said:
Lovely looking car and great commitment to restoring/returning car to orignal position. Best of luck finding the decal.
he found them!

shows in the pics.

Looks fantastic mate, could easily do councourse events with this! thumbup

Che MPS

84 posts

67 months

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Friday 26th August 2011 quote quote all
Looks stunning Paul. I will be keeping an eye out for it if you decide to drive by the birth place of your car smile

Edited by Che MPS on Friday 26th August 19:58

brutalbobby

54 posts

67 months

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Monday 29th August 2011 quote quote all
What a car!Wasn't moon stone blue also the rarest colour for an RS500?
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