The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:04 am

Really? That's the day production began. If we can verify the chassis number it would mean you have the oldest Bongo on the road.
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Doone » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:51 pm

=D> That would be a find! I'd like to know the mileage and service history on it, to see how its fared over the years? 8)
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by BongoBeeman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:33 am

Just picked up my bongo yesterday, not quite the oldest - 21/6/95, badged as a ford freda. Is there a seperate competition for oldest badged as Ford??
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by g8dhe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:12 am

The problem is there are crossbreeds as well to account for, Mazda badge on the front and Ford badge on the rear.

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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:36 pm

BongoBeeman wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:33 am Just picked up my bongo yesterday, not quite the oldest - 21/6/95, badged as a ford freda. Is there a seperate competition for oldest badged as Ford??
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The oldest Ford Freda we are aware of was made on 07/06/95 with VIN SGL3F-100029
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by BongoBeeman » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:11 pm

Ian wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:36 pm
BongoBeeman wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:33 am Just picked up my bongo yesterday, not quite the oldest - 21/6/95, badged as a ford freda. Is there a seperate competition for oldest badged as Ford??
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The oldest Ford Freda we are aware of was made on 07/06/95 with VIN SGL3F-100029
Ooh, so close, 2 weeks out, I'm 100253
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:13 pm

Still a classic. 8)
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by hon2109 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:50 pm

According to the Russian website our Bertie's date of manufacture is 8/5/1995 too.
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:18 pm

Brilliant, twins. 8)
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob the Bongo » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:44 pm

Hi,

Just browsing this topic, and thought I would check the Russian site for the age of my M reg 2.5TD 4WD. Seems SGL5-100014 was 09.05.95 manufacture date. Think I spotted one of it's previous owners posting a few years back. Think it was no.4 of the 2.5TD 4WD spec but I'm not sure.

It's still on the road, 174k miles. Yes, it has rust issues but I'm keeping it going! Mechanically not too bad. All belts just changed, coolant alarm fitted and Rusty's self bleed kit installed. Needs ATF change next. Otherwise good!

Just spent a week touring Wales, 700 miles done. No issues and a pleasure to drive.
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:01 am

Excellent! Can you post a photo on here? Or, if you can;t figure out how to do it, email one to me for the archives [email protected]
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob the Bongo » Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:31 pm

Hi,

Photo of our old Bongo :D
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Bob » Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:57 am

Still looks great. 8)
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