Edward Dixon Abbott took over the Farnham based company of Page and Hunt in 1929 and used the experience he gained as a designer at Wolseley to form a succesful coachbuilding company. Building bodies for Frazer-Nash, and Lagonda and then Sunbeam-Talbot and Healey after the war, with some one-off Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari. At the end Abbotts was best known for its 'Farnham' estate cars built on the Ford Consul and Zephyr-Zodiac cars of Mark One to Mark Four.
Ford Corsair 1965 V4 Abbott Estate - badge on tailgate
Ford Zodiac 1964 MkIII Abbott Estate, with coachwork by Abbotts of Farnham.
Ford Zodiac 1964 MkIII Abbott Estate, with coachwork by Abbotts of Farnham
Ford Zodiac MkIV 1971 Abbott Estate
Ford Zodiac MkIV Farnham Estate. The Zodiac MkIV was announced in Spring 1966 and the estate version launched later at Earls Court in 1966. Estates were built by Abbots of Farnham and cost £460 on top of the £1220 price for the Zodiac.
Lanchester LD10 Abbott DHC. The post-war LD10 had an 1,287cc ohv 40bhp engine usually mated to a fluid flywheel to an epicyclic preselector 4-speed gear box