I’m not saying this is the one referred to in the SPC but this is the only one I have seen. I bought it from a lovely old chap ca 10 years ago at Stoneleigh, UK. He was selling his MKV Saloon and everything related to it. He said he used it only once to tow a caravan to the races at Goodwood. I forgot to ask which decade that was but surely over 50 years ago.
So it appears to be made of steel L-angle stock?
Attaches to the frame by using the 1/2" bumper mounting bolts?
I wonder if you can open the spare tire door with that thing on there?
The fact that it has a maker’s badge stamped Mark V suggests it was a standard market offering by a regular tow hitch manufacturer, not a single home-grown effort.
Not like mine anyway.
Yes, exactly. And that’s one of the reasons I did not mount it, it is in the way if the spare wheel door. Of course one can leave the brackets attached to the rear bumper bolts and just remove the center section.
This is how it looks put together. Only one out if four original 7/16 BSF nuts and bolts is present and I have no idea where to find some, but the metric nuts and bolts there seem to be a pretty good fit.
Not really, the hood is falling apart and the wings and spats have dings and scratches and I have removed most of the black paint on the original WHITE 18” steering wheel (with my fingernails only) so I think I would loose a few points on that and completely non-original old two-tone paint job.