"ONE WAS OWNED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
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In the 1960’s my late Father Conrad Davis (known to everyone who knew him as CON) was the owner of a Vauxhall Cresta PA Estate car, one of only 200 ever made and indeed one was owned by Her Majesty The Queen at the time for many years.
"ARE RARE CARS TODAY"
The Cresta PA is probably the most well-known version. It mimicked the American fashion for giant tailfins, wrap-around windows, "major league" chromework and whitewall tyres but in an understated way compared to the Cadillacs and Buicks of the time. It bears a strong resemblance to a 1955 Packard Caribbean. All factory-built PA's were 4-Door Saloons, the Estate cars were converted by Friary of Basingstoke, Hampshire and are rare cars today.
"AS A BUSINESSMAN HE WAS ALWAYS AHEAD OF THE TRENDS"
Although ‘Cherished Numbers’ are a common sight today, in 1962 it wasn’t such a ‘big-deal’. My Father (who as a Businessman was always ahead of the trends) then chose to purchase from the local DVLA Office a number that spelt his name ‘CON’ & had his lucky number 7 in it - CON 7.
Many happy family years were spent traveling in CON 7 around Europe & the UK by my brother & I with Mum & Dad.
"THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO SELL THE CHERISHED NUMBER CON 7"
The Cresta is now owned by my brother Richard and is under the extensive, expensive & time consuming process of restoration, with CON 7 currently registered to his own personal vehicle and after much sole searching the decision has been made to sell the Cherished Number CON 7 with the hope of assisting the restoration.
If anyone is interested (or you know someone who might be interested?) in the Cherished Number CON 7 and considering purchasing it, continue the story with their Family, please get in touch.
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