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Ford Escort Mk1: Buying guide and review (1968-1975)

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From affordable road car to highly competitive race and rally car, the Escort Mk1 has worn many hats over the years. And in all the intervening years nothing has changed – Ford’s hugely successful Anglia replacement still offers cheap and fun motoring, with reliability and style. Some examples offer more of these elements than others (1.1-litre cars don’t go too large on the fun factor), but whichever version you buy, those revvy engines and rear-wheel drive combine to give a great mix of driver satisfaction. 
 
During seven years of production, more than two million Mk1 Escorts found buyers. Such success was guaranteed by low pricing and a huge range of derivatives thanks to various body styles and a wide range of engines. So it didn’t matter whether your thing was a 1.1-litre runabout or a snarling high-revving twin-cam, there was an Escort for you. 
 
Now, the Escort Mk1 remains eminently affordable, although some versions are more attainable than others. The RS1600, Mexico and Twin Cam were all the work of Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) department, and these models are now the most sought after – although the RS2000 is also coveted. But you don’t need massive performance and go-faster stripes to enjoy Escort motoring. 
 

Which Escort to buy? 

 
The choice of Escort Mk1s may be bewildering, but that’s because there really is something for everyone. From unfeasibly cheap load carrier to tyre-smoking sportscar, there’s a version for every occasion. Even better is the fact that tuning and upgrading the cars is so straightforward, with dozens of suppliers able to sell you bits to modify any of the mechanicals. 
 
But you have to be careful; the most desirable Mk1s – and hence the most valuable – are the ones most likely to be faked. So before parting with your cash, join a club and make sure that all is what it purports to be. 
 
Set your sights on something with at least a 1.3-litre engine. Two-door cars carry a premium because they’re often converted into rally weapons, so four-door cars and estates tend to be the most accessible. But it’s the sporting Escorts that will always be the most collectable as they’re the most fun, so hunt down a cracking Mexico or RS2000, having made sure it’s the real deal. Or if your pockets are much deeper, a Twin Cam or RS1600. You’ll pay plenty for one of these, but it’s these editions which provide the most fun as well as the best investment potential. 
 

Performance and specs

 
Ford Escort RS Mexico 
Engine 1599cc, four-cylinder 
Power 86bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 92lb ft @ 4000rpm
Top speed 99mph
0-60mph 10.7sec
Fuel consumption 33mpg
Gearbox Four-speed manual
 

Dimensions and weight

 
Wheelbase 2400mm
Length 3975mm
Width 1568mm
Height 1384mm
Kerb weight 785kg
 

Common problems 

 
• The Escort Mk1 rusts badly, but most panels are available as well-made repro items. Check the MacPherson strut top mountings, the inner wings, the scuttle and all outer panels. The transverse leaf spring hangers dissolve, along with the sills, rear wheelarches and floorpans. So does the windscreen surround and the boot floor. 
 
• Cooking Escorts use Ford’s Kent engine, in 1098cc or 1298cc guises, with a 1598cc edition in the Mexico; the RS2000 got a 1993cc Pinto unit. The RS1600 has a 16-valve Cosworth-developed 1599cc twin-cam BDA engine and the Twin Cam features a Lotus Cortina-derived powerplant. The BDA and Twin Cam are much harder to work on and parts are far more expensive. 
 
• The Kent engine suffers from worn cam followers, so listen for noisy tappets. 
 
• The Pinto engine has a rubber timing belt that can fail prematurely, but it’s cheap and easy to renew. 
 
• Escorts with a Kent engine could be fitted with a three-speed Borg Warner automatic transmission, but most cars got a four-speed manual gearbox. Of the three different manual transmissions fitted, the 1.1 and 1.3-litre cars have their own ‘box, but with closer ratios if the car was a GT or Sport. The Twin Cam, RS1600 and Mexico had a unit like that in the Cortina and Corsair (known as the 2000e gearbox) – while the RS2000 had its own transmission. 
 
• Autos just keep going. Listen for rumbling bearings in the first three gears of a manual gearbox; once they start making a noise they’ll soldier on for years without problems. 
 
• If the gearbox crunches as you’re changing ratios, it’s probably a stretched clutch cable, which eventually breaks. Replacements are very cheap. 
 
• Although a constant whining from the rear suggests a worn differential, if the noise is only there during cornering it’s because the wheelbearings need replacing. Changing them requires a press. 
 
• Knocking from the front suspension suggests the anti-roll bar bushes have worn. The steering will also be very vague, but replacing the bushes is easy and cheap. 
 
• Exterior trim is largely unobtainable, with used quarter bumpers and the ‘hockey stick’ trim around the rear window particularly difficult to find. Most of the external brightwork is chrome-plated Mazak, so it can’t be restored. 
 
• The wiring loom and switchgear (including the column stalks) can be unreliable; the contacts contacts oxidise and the plastic insulators within the rocker switches break up. 
 

Model history

 
1968: The Escort two-door saloon is announced, in De Luxe, Super and GT forms. There are 1098cc or 1298cc four-cylinder engines. Soon after, a van appears and the 1.1 and 1.3-litre saloons get an automatic option.
1969: A four-door saloon reaches showrooms, along with an estate. 
1970: Engine revisions mean power increases and amended model names. The standard range now consists of standard, L, XL and GT derivatives. The RS1600 also debuts, with a Cosworth-developed 16-valve 1599cc BDA powerplant. The Mexico completes the performance Escort line up, with a 1.6-litre Kent engine. 
1971: The 1300 Sport is announced; it’s a lower-spec 1300GT. The Escort Sport also arrives, with XL interior, GT running gear and RS bodywork. The one millionth Escort is built. 
1973: Two-door 1300E arrives, using 1300 Sport mechanicals but with luxury trim. Whole range gets improved suspension design and GT model is discontinued at the end of the year. RS2000 appears, with 1993cc Pinto engine. 
1974: Four-door 1300E goes on sale with metallic paint, vinyl roof and high-spec interior. 
1975: Mk1 Escort is replaced by Mk2 version. 
 

Owners clubs, forums and websites

 
• www.avoclub.com
• www.seoc.co.uk
• www.1300eownersclub.org
• www.rsownersclub.co.uk
 

Summary and prices

 
Escort Mk1 prices have been steadily rising for some time, with the top of the range Twin Cams and RS1600s dragging up prices of the more ordinary versions. Basic models can still be picked up for around £3000 to around £10,000 for good cars. For a concours Twin Cam with undisputed history, you can expect to pay more than £40,000 today. Projects start at £10,000, with runners coming in at £15,000 and decent examples starting from £25k. 
 
Even more special are the RS1600s, which today command figures approaching £50,000 in perfect condition. Projects start at just below £20k, with everything else falling in between. As always, watch out for fakes. 
 
The happy compromise has always been the Mexico and RS2000, with sporty looks and its more robust engines, it sits in the happy medium. Top cars command up to and above £25k, with average cars sitting between £7500-£13,500. 
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  • Ford Escort

    £29,950 £29,950

    Comprehensive history Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 Gulf Racing replica with a 2.0 Pinto Burton engine.This is a credit to its previous owner who has meticulously built this car with a photographice file of the stages of the restoration. A previous Classic Ford magazine cover star, this 2.0 pinto powered MKI was built as a tribute to the Gulf liveried race cars of the 60's. Details of the full specification can be found amongst the photgraphs contained in our file together with some invoices and MoT's.Call us for the full specification of this iconic beauty.

    • Mileage: 63000 mi
    • Engine size: 1998
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  • Ford Escort

    £29,950 £29,950

    Comprehensive history Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 Gulf Racing replica with a 2.0 Pinto Burton engine.This is a credit to its previous owner who has meticulously built this car with a photographice file of the stages of the restoration. A previous Classic Ford magazine cover star, this 2.0 pinto powered MKI was built as a tribute to the Gulf liveried race cars of the 60's. Details of the full specification can be found amongst the photgraphs contained in our file together with some invoices and MoT's.Call us for the full specification of this iconic beauty.

    • Mileage: 63000 mi
    • Engine size: 1998
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  • FORD ESCORT 1.3 L 1988

    £2,999 £2,999

    FRESH IN STOCK, FORD ESCORT MK4 1.3 WITH JUST 34K GENUINE MILES FROM NEW.;;THIS CAR NEEDS TO BE VIEWED TO BE BELIEVED, IT IS NOT SOME TARTED UP CRAP LIKE MOST PEOPLE TRY TO PASS OFF AS "STUNNING", THIS VEHICLE REALLY ACTUALLY IS A GENUINE HONEST VEHILCE THAT HAS BEEN QUITE CLEARLY CHERISHED FROM DAY 1.;;BELIEVED TO BE OWNED BY AN ELDERLY LADY " AUNTY PEARL " UP UNTIL SHE LOST HER DRIVING LICENCE IN HER LATE 80's, WAS THEN SOLD ON TO A FAMILY FRIEND WHO SHORTLY AFTER SOLD ONTO ANOTHER FRIEND. ;;THE FIRST KEEPER OWNED FOR CIRCA 25+ YEARS.;;STACKS UPON STACKS OF SERVICE HISTORY ALONG WITH OWNERS MANUALS.;;ALL ARCHES ARE SOLID, NEVER WELDED UNDER NEATH.;;BOOT FLOOR and ENGINE BAY ARE LIKE NEW.!;;STILL HAS ORIGINAL BRISTOL STREET MOTORS FORD DEALER WINDOW STICKER and ORIGINAL NUMBER PLATES (ALTHOUGH REAR IS A MODERN ONE FROM SAME DEALER);;STARTS ON THE BUTTON and DRIVES OUTSTANDINGLY WELL, AFTER IT BEING SAT FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS I DID A 35 MILE RETURN TRIP HOME INCLUDING THE MOTORWAY and IT NEVER SKIPPED A BEAT.;;FURTHER DETAILS ALONG WITH BETTER IMAGES ARE TO FOLLOW SOON.;;PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH SOMEONE ELSES 10 OWNER TARTED UP RUBBISH.;;FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME IN THE MEANTIME.;;KIND REGARDS, MATTHEW.;;01942 836940 or 07921 923884

    • Mileage: 34980 mi
    • Engine size: 1.296
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  • 1988 Ford Escort 1.3 Popular

    POA POA

    - A pleasingly original example finished in Blue with Grey cloth interior - 19,000 recoded miles and a current MOT certificate into April 2016 - Offered with a collection of old MOT's and original owners handbook Debuting in early 1986 the Escort Mark IV was very much an evolution of its Mark III predecessor albeit that the newcomer was instantly distinguishable thanks to its more rounded nose and smoothed over, rather than 'straked', rear lamp clusters. Internally, the MKIV featured a revised dashboard and various other refinements. Finished in Maritime Blue with Grey cloth upholstery, this particular example represents an interesting proposition for the Blue Oval collector. Equipped with a 1.3 litre carburettor-fed engine and manual transmission, 'F609 EAO' currently displays just 19,000 miles to its odometer (a figure which is reportedly substantiated by twenty-two previous MOT certificates). Reportedly very original, this 'time capsule' Ford is offered for sale with owner's handbook and current V5C Registration Document.

    • Year: 1988
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  • Ford Escort

    £44,295 £44,295

    FOR SALE An immensely rare AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000 detailed to perfection. EQUIPMENT Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light, cigar lighter, heated rear window. Factory fitted options; Driver/passenger seat headrests. EXTERIOR Finished in the only optional and very desirable metallic colour available, Stardust Silver, (Code 3), this genuine RS2000 is stunning. Amazing detailing throughout and extending to the underside will please the most critical of owners and onlookers. AVO workmanship is laid bare for all to see. The chrome, rubbers, and badges are in immaculate order with the distinctive wide blue decals adding the perfect and immediately recognisable RS look. The correct 7” diameter round sealed beam Cibe quartz halogen headlamps are fitted along with the windscreen wiper anti-lift aero-foil to the drivers side. Very difficult to fault in all repects and most certainly show winning quality. INTERIOR Fabulous in every respect and true to a Ford RS2000 interior with incredible attention to detail. The brushed nylon RS sports seats, (Code A1), with optional headrests match a spotless loop pile carpet throughout and unmarked door cards. All sports instrumentation functions including the correct 130mph and 7000rpm speedometer and tachometer providing at a glance concise information. The padded facia top has no cracks and the boot area continues the showroom experience. This is one for the RS connoisseur wanting to enjoy a top class motoring legend. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Prepare for gasps of amazement as onlookers marvel under the spotlessly clean bonnet of this Escort RS2000. The 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit offers ample performance thanks to a downdraught compound twin-choke Weber carburettor and a free-flow exhaust manifold so 100bhp and 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds with a top speed of 108mph is possible. The metal Ford Motor Co chassis plate has been replaced but the original has been retained in the history file for authenticity. The factory AVO plate remains attached. The single selector rail shift four speed synchromesh gearbox offers short, positive snappy gear changes and is an absolute delight to use. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES 5 ½ J X 13” RS alloy wheels are all stamped H71AB-1007-AC and are unmarked shod in matching branded 175/70 R13 tyres. An unused spare is strapped and angled in the boot on the correct RS wheel. The direct acting vacuum servo assistance dual-line braking system works effectively. HISTORY FILE Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in April 1974 this vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000’s built for the UK market, of which only a fraction now survive. Purchased by Mr M Holland from the RS Dealer, A.Gray & Co Ltd Guildford, for the sum of £1,883.36 on the 1st January 1975. The original service book remains with the history file along with a lever arch file of other documents including a photo of the car in its amazing discovered original condition. With just six former keepers in total this car has remained with Ford enthusiasts throughout and should be preserved as one of the finest examples currently available. MOT October 2017, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/2T0dVzdbpZw To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskLK4dkf 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 22263 mi
    • Engine size: 2
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  • 1980 Ford Escort 1100L, 11992 miles

    £14,995 £14,995

    This is an unrepeatable opportunity to purchase a truly outstanding Ford Escort 1100L that has covered just 11992 miles from new and comes with an extensive history to include the original bill of sale and all original handbooks. LLE 719V was supplied new by Ford agents Godfrey Davis (London) Ltd to a Mr J Mellor of Kingsbury, North London, invoiced on the 18th January 1980. Including factory deliver charge, a passenger door mirror, reflective number plates and four gallons of fuel, the Ford was charged out at £3348.98. The vehicle was supplied new in Cordoba with a Beige/Chocolate interior and is today still in totally original specification. The Ford spent from 1980 to 2007 with Mr and later registered to Mrs Mellor and extensive paperwork has been kept with the car. We have MOT certificates dating back to 1988, supplying dealer warranty work paperwork from 1980 and invoices for maintenance and service work right throughout the 1990's and 2000's. Remarkably, the Ford has spent most of its life roadworthy, it has just covered very low mileage each year and proven from the MOT certificates that run from the late 1980's to date. The car is an absolute time warp and could be mistaken

    • Year: 1980
    • Mileage: 11992 mi
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  • Ford Escort

    £34,995 £34,995

    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A genuine AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS Mexico in impeccable award winning condition. EQUIPMENT Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light. Factory fitted options; Cigar lighter, Custom Pack – nylon seats, sound deadening material, RS centre console with Kienzle clock, varnished wood trim panels, reclining RS type contoured front seats, heated rear window. Dealer Special Build Programme; Minilite Sport alloys, RS wiper blade wind deflector. EXTERIOR Finished in brilliant Diamond White this genuine Mexico is outstanding. Impeccable detailing extending to the underside and engine bay will please the most critical of owners and onlookers. Vital components such as the rear stone deflector held in by eight bolts in the boot floor and strengthened AVO workmanship are laid bare for all to see. The chrome, glass, and badges are in immaculate order with much of the glass still number plate etched. Tiny splits exist to the rear glass rubber. A chip on one side decal and a few historic micro blisters to the passenger rear wheel arch, boot corner tip and front drivers sill are barely visible. These markings have been constantly present during the current 14 year ownership and never prevented the car finishing in the top ten since 2004 at the prestigious Ford AVO National Days. A second place at the 2013 event being a true testament to the meticulous condition. INTERIOR True and exact in every respect to a Ford Mexico Custom Pack interior with hidden attention to detail beyond belief. Removing the pristine door cards will reveal components carefully removed, refurbished and painted. This theme is painstakingly continued throughout. The rare Kienzle clock housed within an uncut RS centre console joins all the other fully operational sports instrumentation providing at a glance concise information. The brushed nylon RS sports seats with optional headrests and button RS logos match a spotless loop pile carpet throughout. Only the varnished wood trim panel to the dash facia shows slight fade in an otherwise perfect interior. The boot area continues the showroom experience with unused tools complete with stickers neatly wrapped in the hessian bag resting on an impossible to source genuine unmarked boot mat. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Prepare for gasps of amazement as onlookers marvel under the bonnet of this Escort Mexico. The GT crossflow unit with the 711M block has been worked on by renown Vulcan Engineering with the aim of originality in their costly 110 Spec upgrade including conversion of the cylinder head to run on unleaded. Photos of the stripped engine are in the history file. Near impossible to source and correct components grace this engine from the obvious Fomoco radiator to the inconspicuous dipstick bracket. Expect performance of the 1660cc engine to easily match the quoted 85bhp with 0 to 60mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph. The 4-speed synchromesh gearbox was fully rebuilt in November 2006 by BGH Geartech Ltd with an aluminium bell housing and AP heavy duty clutch proving perfect changes every time . WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Correctly dated and optional Minilite Sport Alloys, as available through the Ford Dealer Special Build Programme, are pristine and shod in matching Goodyear Eagle Ventura 185/60R tyres. The correct pressed steel spare is strapped and angled in the boot with the same tyre. The vacuum servo-assistance brakes run on the standard single line braking system with M16 front calipers on solid discs and Lockheed 9” rear brakes. HISTORY FILE Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in July 1973 this vehicle has only had six owners from new. The third owner, Mr Farris joined the AVO club in 1979 and this rare car became the 50th Mexico to be added to the register. A beautiful catalogue of history accompanies the vehicle with detailed photographs taken each time any work has been carried out. This encompasses a 14 week engine rebuild in 1983 as featured in HAVOC, (The AVO Owners Club publication) to a bare metal respray in 2002, to a recent CD file revealing intricate detailing work such as the removal and refurbishment of the fuel tank amongst other things. An extensive collection of invoices, MOT certificates and home produced technical specification sheets are included. The original owner literature including the Escort Mexico Owner’s Handbook encased in the A5 Ford Sure wallet remains with the spare keys. A previous owner has requested, after making the difficult decision to part with the car, that all trophies, medals, plaques and crystal awards remain with him as a memento of his tremendous efforts. Photos of all the awards are provided. Last sold by KGF Classic Cars in 2013 we are delighted to offer this vehicle again to the next discerning collector and blue oval enthusiast. MOT Oct 2017, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/NIkz8_rWxDc To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kgfclassiccars/sets/72157635295419771 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1973
    • Mileage: 6477 mi
    • Engine size: 1.6
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  • Ford Escort

    £19,990 £19,990

    Alloy wheels, Sports suspension, Webasto SunroofWe are absolutely delighted to be able to offer this lovely 1979 Ford Escort RS 2000 for sale.It's sad to think of how many of these cars have passed through my fingers over the years for, mostly when hot hatches hit the market and they were worth a few hundred pounds!The car is presented in the perfect black on black colour combination, is the custom model, has sparkling newly refurbished original RS Alloys, and a full length Webasto sunroof.Looking very well for it's age and with just 90, 000 miles on a 30 year old car and a file of receipts to show the love it's had this car is ready to move onto its next owner, but be quick these cars are appreciating rapidly., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 90000 mi
    • Engine size: 1993
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  • Ford Escort

    £19,995 £19,995

    FOR SALE A Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 Custom Recreation in Press Car Carnival Red EQUIPMENT Two circular halogen headlights, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, unique bodyside stripes, ‘RS1800’ decals, laminated windscreen, simulated leather covered sports steering wheel, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. Optional Equipment: Vinyl roof, remote black door mirrors, Custom Pack comprising of, centre console, glove box, facia mounted clock. EXTERIOR The exterior of this RS 1800 Recreation is stunning in every respect. Finished in the same colour as the Ford Press Car, Carnival Red, it has a wonderful polished sheen and uniform appearance. The distinctive squared-up nose styling and front air dam are iconic features of this Ford Rallye Sport Escort and remain free from damage. The glass, rubbers and lights remain in excellent order along with the optional factory fitted vinyl roof. Correct decals adorn the flanks as per the Ford Press Car and Geneva Motor Show car. Utterly gorgeous and a real show stopper. INTERIOR The interior of this RS1800 offers simple sporting pleasure. The twin high back reclining Scheel front seats in Black fabric, (code A7) with head restraints are amazing, perfectly clean and offer incredible support. The carpets, fully trimmed door cards and black fascia are all very clean. All the gauges and warning lights function correctly with the ‘RS’ logo within the five white needle instrument cluster reminding the driver how special this Ford is. The correct 120mph speedo is fitted. The headlining is correctly finished in black and the boot area is spotlessly clean still protected by the almost impossible to source fitted mat and the rubber strap holding the spare wheel. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION This example is fitted with the desirable Zetec E Ford RS1800 engine which powered the Fiesta RS1800 between 1992-1995. The engine has had a complete rebuild with new pistons, oil pump, water pump, core plugs and a full tune and service. 128bhp is quoted for the standard engine with 0-60mph of 8.3secs and a top speed of 112mph on par with the original. The engine bay has been detailed and is spotlessly clean. A rebuilt 5-speed Type-9 gearbox with a new clutch and quick-shift gives an exhilarating drive. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Standard and very rare 5.5JX13 bright silver painted steel styled wheels with metal RS centre caps are shod in matching 185/60 R13 tyres. The braking system has been upgraded with larger front discs and rear drums from a Capri 2.8 Special with brake bias control to offer adequate braking performance. HISTORY FILE With only 109 road cars built between March 1975 and September 1977 the Escort RS 1800 Mk2 is an exceptionally rare and sought after car. All RS1800`s were produced in Diamond white with the exceptions of one Geneva Motor Show car and one Press Car JJN 100N that were produced in Carnival Red, and to date another road car leaving the factory in Venetian Red XYD 992S. (Source Ford RS Owners Club). This example is a recreation of the Ford Press Car and was originally supplied by Rallye Sport dealers, Thomas Motors Ltd in Cleveleys to Mr Todd as a 2 door 1300 Ghia on the 10th August 1976. On his passing in 1981 his wife, Mrs Nora Todd, took ownership and it remained largely unused until blue oval enthusiast, Martin Jones bought the car in November 2013 with 31,200 miles. Mr Jones, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, had restored a number of Lotus Cortina’s but always wanted to own a Mk2 Escort RS1800. Realising that sourcing such a project was becoming increasingly unlikely he set about sourcing the best Escort Mk2 2 door he could find and built his own recreation. His efforts are truly remarkable with an appearance at the NEC Classic Car Show where the owner of the genuine Venetian Red RS1800 example remarked, ‘it’s a credit to the owner, it's a fantastic car!’ MOT September 2017, HPI Clear To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/9rZkDQA6Gss To see a full set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskJwjeZS 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1976
    • Mileage: 32107 mi
    • Engine size: 1.8
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  • Ford Escort

    £29,950 £29,950

    Comprehensive history Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 Gulf Racing replica with a 2.0 Pinto Burton engine.This is a credit to its previous owner who has meticulously built this car with a photographice file of the stages of the restoration. A previous Classic Ford magazine cover star, this 2.0 pinto powered MKI was built as a tribute to the Gulf liveried race cars of the 60's. Details of the full specification can be found amongst the photgraphs contained in our file together with some invoices and MoT's.Call us for the full specification of this iconic beauty.

    • Mileage: 63000 mi
    • Engine size: 1998
    For sale
  • Ford Escort

    £29,950 £29,950

    Comprehensive history Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 Gulf Racing replica with a 2.0 Pinto Burton engine.This is a credit to its previous owner who has meticulously built this car with a photographice file of the stages of the restoration. A previous Classic Ford magazine cover star, this 2.0 pinto powered MKI was built as a tribute to the Gulf liveried race cars of the 60's. Details of the full specification can be found amongst the photgraphs contained in our file together with some invoices and MoT's.Call us for the full specification of this iconic beauty.

    • Mileage: 63000 mi
    • Engine size: 1998
    For sale
  • FORD ESCORT 2.0 Cosworth 1977

    £19,995 £19,995

    Mk2 FORD ESCORT COSWORTH X PACK ROAD LEGAL AND REGISTERED TRACK CAR! ;;Full Ford stamped X Pack kit ; Cosworth engine running 203.6 bhp at the rear wheels and weighing in at well under 1 ton. 242nm at the wheels with graphs to prove. The engine was removed from a sapphire with all running gear. Usual mods to breathers and chip. Green cotton filter custom front mount intercooler ect; Full cosworth running gear including fully polly bushed independent rear suspension from a sierra sapphire cosworth. ; World cup crossmember with a quick rack. WillWood discs and calipers at front cosworth rear brakes with yellow stuff pads. ; Suspension is set up for track on new two way gaz coil overs and further polly bushing. New revolution wheels group a fitment with Toyo R888 tyres all round. ; Safety devices full roll cage Inc door bars ect. 5 point harness, wired intercom, full plumbed fire extinguishers stem, full bronze polycarbonate windows all round! Electric front windows. Laminated front screen. Fuel cell and swirl pots in boot bosch fuel pump and braided lines. Quick release fibreglass bonnet and internal pull cord boot release. Custom exhaust system stainless front pipe with Simpson race exhaust. ; This is a very competitive track car with the added bonus of road registration and a mot test. The independent suspension sets this car apart from the rest and handles on the track like no other. The level of grip is unlike any other mk2 I have ever driven. The power is delivered hard and brutal as you would expect from the cosworth power plant. The fully rebuilt cosworth gearbox with short shift kit selects perfectly. The prop shaft was fully rebuilt with the cosworth gearbox a month ago. ; The cars not a show queen but is not bad body wise. No rust some light scratches and marks on body kit. be aware It's a out and out race car and if your into being frightened it's the car for you! ;;12 months MOT for the new owner.;;Any viewing welcomed, finance available subject to status.;No test drive until a proven payment method is established. ;;Call us on 01724 851 113 ;;Email sales@fstsales.co.uk;

    • Engine size: 1.993
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  • Ford Escort

    £169,995 £169,995

    This represents a unique opportunity to buy a collection of rally Escorts through the ages and to varying stages of tune. All immaculately prepared by specialists Motoscope of Northallerton, on the button and ready to rally: Ford Escort RS 1600 Mk 1 Originally a factory press demonstrator, subsequently converted to a very successful historic race car before being meticulously rebuilt to FIA Group 2 tarmac rally specification with a 2.0 litre Alan Sherwood BDA, Brian Wileman ZF box, ZF LSD and fully floating Atlas. Detailed records of mileage on all significant components. Second in the 2012 Tour Britannia, and eligible for many prestigious events worldwide, including Tour Auto. Complete with new HTP papers and ready to rally (or race with minor modifications). Ford Escort RS Mk 2 Built to works Group 4 specification, with no expense spared. Current HVIF and stage rally logbook. Immaculate and ready to use, having competed on two tarmac rallies since full overhaul. Specification includes Gartrac body shell, Sherwood 2 litre alloy block BDG on carbs (but can be converted to injection), Brian Wileman ZF gearbox, fully floating Atlas axle, and professional competition wiring loom. Detailed records of mileage on all significant components. Currently in tarmac specification, but gravel suspension, guards etc are also available. Ford Escort RS 2000 Mk 2 Built to works Group 1 specification using original Ford Motorsport bodyshell in 1980, and placed in long term storage shortly after. Fully rebuilt during 2011 and has covered 3000 miles since including 16 HRCR Clubman Championship Rallies gaining several top 3 results and numerous class wins. Current HVIF and stage rally logbook. Specification includes 2 litre Pinto by Dave Brookes on twin downdraught 44 IDF carbs, period correct 'Rocket' gearbox and narrow Atlas axle. These proven and competitive cars are available to buy as a collection or individually. Please enquire for further details.

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  • Ford Escort

    £59,995 £59,995

    Variant name:Twin Cam ,Derivative:Twin Cam ,Variant: Twin Cam After having been dry-stored in a barn for 29 years, this car was originally purchased in 2009 as a restoration project for use as a track day car however, as the restoration progressed the precision to detail become more apparent and the car was meticulously rebuilt to such a superb standard, far exceeding any original expectations. From 2009-2010 this car had a full ground up restoration which included a complete bare metal respray by Brewsters Motors in the traditional Ermine White you see today, paying close attention to detail with the door handles and headlamp surrounds being re-chromed and the fitting of 'new old stock' front quarter bumpers. The interior was fully revived with new carpets, new door cards, new headlining, new windscreen, a Springalex steering wheel, immaculate period Contour bucket seats and a re-trim to the original rear seats to match the pristine fronts. The owner even managed to find two new rear ashtrays to complete the finishing touches. The engine had an unleaded head conversion and was fitted with Elan Sprint inlet valves and FIA-spec exhaust valves. The now fully-lightened and balanced engine was rebuilt by Mountune and features +40 QED cast pistons, ARP bolts, Piper L14 camshafts and a full Janspeed exhaust system. Covering just over 600 miles since the renovation, this car comes complete with a lovely invoice file detailing all components of the restoration including a large digital photograph file with over 170 photos.

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 607 mi
    • Engine size: 1.6
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  • Ford Escort

    £11,695 £11,695

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after A truly delightful Ford Escort Mk1 1300L with just 29,855 miles from new. EQUIPMENT Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, sealed beam headlights with combined sidelights, separate direction indicators, rear number plate illumination lamp, water temperature gauge, oil pressure and generator warning lights, two speed windscreen wipers, hazard warning flashers, foot operated windscreen washer/wiper, ignition/steering column lock, safety padded steering wheel, push button door locks, dipping rear view mirror with breakaway stem, ashtray in fascia, aluminium scuff plates, face level ventilation system, demister nozzles, two speed heater/demister fan, rear ashtrays, two padded sunvisors, padded front parcel shelf, door operated courtesy light, map pocket. Factory Options: Static seat belts, heated rear window, vinyl roof covering, passenger door mirror, locking fuel filler cap. EXTERIOR The exterior of this stunning Mk1 Escort is simply superb in every respect having been professionally detailed. Finished in Ford Royal Blue (colour code G5), the paintwork has a deep gloss shine which is outstanding and an absolute joy to polish. The panel fit is pleasingly good with uniforms gaps for the era. All trim sections are excellent and the 1300L wing badges remain intact. The factory optional black vinyl roof is exceptional with no lifting or damage and the glass is the correct Ford Triplex factory fitment. Original steel number plates remain fitted to the vehicle. An example that proudly displays its low owner and low mileage credentials, and one which has enjoyed a very cossetted existence. A real rare survivor. INTERIOR The interior of this Escort 1300L is beautifully preserved and commensurate with a low mileage cherished example. The original seat coverings in blue vinyl, (code EA) are clean and show no damage. Only faint markings to the top edge of the rear bench backrest are visible. The headlining is tight and unmarked, and the black deep looped pile carpets are in remarkable order. Two small holes and a hairline crack can be seen in the rear parcel shelf. The thin steering wheel with padded centre is in amazing order, as are all controls and rockers switches. The padded dash top and wood effect trim are both exceptional. This car really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be and just as Ford intended. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The immaculate engine bay with factory plates, stickers and wing top stampings still present is home to the original 1298cc OHV engine which fires up immediately and provides a delightful engine note. With 57bhp, 0-60mph in 15.9 seconds and a top speed of 90mph current day usage is possible. The diaphragm spring type clutch feels positive and smooth with a precise four speed gearbox. An absolute joy to operate and a true reflection of the low mileage this car has covered. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The standard pressed steel wheels with original chrome centre caps remain on the car and are shod with quality branded Firestone F-560 155/R12 tyres with masses of tread. The wheels and hub caps are in outstanding condition. The boot area has factory markings visible and houses the spare wheel alongside the near impossible to source original boot mat and blue jack. The all-round drum brakes fall short of modern standards but bring the car up to a straight assured halt. HISTORY FILE Registered new on the 1st August 1975 this Mk1 Escort would have been one of the final cars off the production line and has been father and son owned since it was less than two years old! Purchased by Mr Hubert Powell in July 1977, it was kept by him until ownership passed to his son David in September 1988 who has owned it ever since. The supplying Ford Main Dealer was Tricentrol Cars (Luton) Ltd and even the original dealer tax disc holder is in the history file! Having covered a mere 29,855 miles from new, this cared for and very much loved Escort remains unspoilt and a real credit to its former keepers. The history file consists of a substantial collection of previous MOT certificates and service invoices to help track the mileage. The most recent full service was carried out with less than 500 miles covered since. Quite literally a time capsule from the seventies and now available to a lucky individual to enjoy and show. HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/q3hItGVyYMw To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskBm5WB7 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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  • Ford Escort RS1800

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    Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 This is a genuine factory-built RS1800 and one of the first off the production line. The RS1800 model was a highly specialised variant of the second Escort series and designed specifically for competitive rallying. The key features included a strengthened 2 door saloon body and significantly uprated power delivered via a 1.85 litre version of the 16-valve/twin-overhead-cam Cosworth BDA engine, which produced some 115bhp. Other characteristics were a four speed gearbox, MacPherson strut independent front suspension, solid rear axle and disc brakes to the front wheels. The example offered here was constructed at Ford in 1975 and, being one of the earliest cars, was virtually hand built. The car was assigned the Kent registration number KKL280P and further prepared by RS dealership Haynes of Maidstone for use by John Taylor who campaigned it over the next 2 seasons, achieving outright victory in the 1976 Irish Tarmac Championship. With the arrival of a newer car, KKL280P was then sold to Stuart Pegg (Roger Clark’s co-driver) in June 1977 and used by a number of other well-known drivers including Jan Hettema, 5 times South African national ch

    • Year: 1975
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  • Stolen

    £300 £300

    From Twickenham Middlesex Registion number Ford Escort 1.3L ULN 924X 5 door in beige colour. There is a reward for information into it's recovery of £300.00 email: brianthurtell@yahoo.co.uk or : 07507438058

    • Mileage: 94500 mi
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  • FORD ESCORT MK2 2.4 MILLINGTON-TRACTIVE DEN MOTORSPORT 1981

    £65,995 £65,995

    TEST MILEAGE ONLY SINCE RECENT BUILD COMPLETION;DEN MOTORSPORT FORD ESCORT MK2;FIRST REGISTRED JUNE 1981;2.4 ltr MILLINGTON DIAMOND SERIES 1;DTA S60 ECU;SIMPSON EXHAUST MANIFOLD;6 SPEED TRACTIVE SEQUENTIAL GEARBOX;COMPLETE DIGITAL DASH DISPLAY;BREMAX AIRCRAFT LOOM;MOTORDRIVE FIA SEATS / BELTS;3 WAY PROFLEX;DEN SPEC WIDE REAR AXLE;AP BRAKES;FULL DEN MOTORSPORT BODYSHELL WITH MULTIPOINT WELD IN CAGE and BRACES REFINISHED INSIDE and OUT IN PURE GREY , CARBON BONNET and BOOT PANELS , HEATED WINDSCREEN , CARBON BOOT TRAY / FLOOR TRAYS / DOOR PANELS and FLOCKED DASH WITH DEN LOGO !!!!!;;ALL DEN MOTORSPORT BUILT CARS HAVE A BUILD NUMBER , NDV764W IS BUILD NUMBER :064.;;THIS CAR WAS BUILT FOR THE TOUR OF MULL , HOWEVER A MAJOR CHANGE OF PLANS FORCES A VERY RELUCTANT SALE.;;A VERY HIGH SPEC CAR OFFERED AT A FRACTION OF THE BUILD PRICE .;;NO PART EXCHANGE @ THIS PRICE !!!!!;;;FULLY WIRED FOR PADDLESHIFT and MILLINGTON S2 UPGRADE ( if you fancy );;FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL 01309 676787 Liam;;;;;;

    • Engine size: 2.4
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  • Ford Escort

    £49,995 £49,995

    Chassis number BB49KT79413 was built in April 1970 and subsequently had a distinguished motorsport career in South Africa. Converted for race use by Lambert, Harry and Roelof Fekken, it was campaigned throughout the 70s and competed in the Springbok series. The car was then little used until being completely rebuilt by Harp Motorsport in 2008, who were able to retain the original rustfree shell and many of its original parts which had been preserved through being kept in such a dry climate. It has subsequently been raced in historic events such as the Springbok Revival Series. Fitted with an 1800 BDA engine on 48 DCOE Webers with Lucas electronic ignition. ZF five speed gearbox with sintered paddle clutch and single piece prop. Atlas rear axle with 4.6 CWP and LSD. Brakes are vented discs with AP 4 pot front and AP 2 pot rear calipers. Front suspension features gas filled Bilsteins with adjustable platform to Group 4 spec with alloy hubs, World Cup cross-member, quick rack, and double width ARB. The rear has original leaf slipper spring with turreted Koni adjustable dampers, 5 link with rose joints, Group 4 alloy axle brace and alloy fully floating hubs. The specification also includes a Jaz 35 litre tank with twin Facet pumps, alloy collector pot and an auxiliary Ford tank for long distance events. 75 amp alternator, boot mounted battery, new wiring loom with circuit breakers and master switch. Slicks and wets on 8" and 10" Group 4 alloys. Fully plumbed throughout with Aeroquip, original works type dry sump tank, oil cooler, high capacity/flow brass radiator, electric cooling fan, laminated top tint screen, FIA seat, 5 point harness, OMP plumbed in fire extinguisher system and 6 point bolt in roll cage. Complete with a South African HTP dating from 2009 and a history file including period photos. In superb condition throughout. Ready to race or would readily convert for rally use.

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  • Ford Escort

    £79,995 £79,995

    Very successful RS1600 race/rally car ... This iconic car was originally a factory press demonstrator. It was converted to a very successful historic race car before being meticulously rebuilt to FIA Group 2 tarmac rally specification with a 2.0 litre Alan Sherwood BDA, Brian Wileman ZF box, ZF LSD and fully floating Atlas. Shell authenticated by the RS1600 Registrar. Maintained and run to the highest standards by Motorscope, with all major components lifed. Second in the 2012 Tour Britannia, and eligible for many prestigious events worldwide, including Tour Auto. Complete with new HTP papers and ready to rally (or race with minor modifications) Immaculate, competitive and unique.

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  • Ford Escort

    £175,000 £175,000

    This is a rare opportunity to purchase an ex-works Escort which has had a full nut and rebuild by leading specialists Motoscope and is now presented in absolutely pristine rally ready condition. RWC 456K was a works RS1600 driven in period by Makinen, Mikkola and Cowan. It also won the Ypres 12hr in the hands of Staepelaere and Aerts. The history of the car is very well documented and is accompanied by a collection of period photographs. Less than 50 road miles have been covered since the completion of Motoscope’s comprehensive rebuild. The build quality and specification is outstanding, and combines FIA homologated components with high tech instrumentation and camera systems: •FIA specification 2.0 litre Alan Sherwood BDA, producing 250 BHP •Direct top ZF box •ZF LSD with 4.6 CWP •AP twin plate clutch •Steel sump pan •Alloy radiator •FIA bag tank •Tony Law exhaust with ceramic coated manifold •Works spec semi floating Atlas with alloy hubs •Watts linkage and short four link system •AP forest 4 pot front callipers, AP 4 pot twin callipers on rear •Gartrac billet front struts •Steel bubble arched shell •Alloy door skins •Alloy bonnet and boot lid •Toyo R888s on Minilites •Motorsport loom •6 Piaa spot lights •Full Racelogic camera system •Stack instrumentation •Peltor intercom •Twin tripmaster system •Lifeline plumbed in and hand held extinguishers •Full safety equipment Everything on the car is brand new or rebuilt, and the shell has been immaculately repainted by Normandale Refinishing. The spares package includes steel bonnet and boot lids, 7 sets of brand new Minilites and 6 unused Dunlop tyres.

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  • Ford Escort

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    *SIMILAR CLASSIC CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A club registered very rare AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS1600 Custom in original condition. EQUIPMENT Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared front wings, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, leather rimmed sports steering wheel, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, cowlside map pocket. Factory fitted options; Vinyl roof, Custom Pack: Brushed nylon seats, sound deadening material, centre console, heated rear window. Push-button radio. EXTERIOR This incredible, fully traceable and enthusiast owned example is finished in ultra-rare Stardust Silver (code 3). Both the colour and factory fitted vinyl roof is listed on the AVO metal plate. The discreet and neat triple coach line that follows the body moulding line informs a knowledgeable fraternity of the Custom Pack option. All original trim sections, rubbers, glass and lights are in very good condition and help confirm this previous 1st place RS1600 National Day winner as a champion showpiece. Sympathetically restored in the mid 1980’s in preparation for the show circuit the condition today reflects the quality work carried out at the time but now shows slight ageing in a completely inoffensive manner. Pleasing attributes such as the original pressed steel number plates and the dealership rear screen sticker remain. An extraordinary example and very special. INTERIOR Correct to manufacturer specification, the interior of this RS1600 is a credit to the dedication and resolve of the former keepers to stay true to Ford AVO’s vision and keep the car away from the often inevitable fate of modification. The rare and optional Custom Pack reclining sport seats finished in nylon, (Code A1), have never been re-trimmed and present well with only a small section of loose stitching on the driver’s seat, largely hidden from sight. The original wood trim deservedly shows slight fade. All equipment housed in the flawless dashboard with padded top fascia and correct six pod binnacle operates perfectly but the correct Kienzle centre console clock and Ford push-button radio are not connected. The boot area is very clean and has the original and impossible to source genuine boot mat. A wonderful interior born from a devoted quest for originality and accuracy. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The competition-bred Cosworth BDA twin-cam 16 valve engine has a cubic capacity of 1601cc and vitally is the rare, highly sought-after aluminium cylinder block only fitted to the last of these models. A beautifully original engine bay will delight those seeking hidden and correct AVO features but also prominent impossible to source ancillaries such as the unique washer bottle and oil cooler unit are still fitted. 113bhp is quoted with 0-60mph dispatched in 8.3 seconds and a top speed in excess of 110mph. Drive comes through the original three rail shift, close ratio heavy-duty 4-speed gearbox. Changes are snappy and precise although reverse is difficult to engage at times. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Optional RS Sport Alloys with centre caps, as available through the Ford Dealer Special Build Programme have been fitted from new and are shod in matching branded 175/70 R13 tyres with masses of tread. The vacuum servo-assistance brakes run on the standard single line braking system with 9.625in front discs and 9.00in rear drums to offer ample stopping power with an assured feel. HISTORY FILE Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in February 1974 this vehicle incredibly has a fully traceable owner history from new and throughout just three former keepers. The order this homologation limited number Ford RS1600 was placed by a Mr J.C Leigh, owner of Leigh’s Pharmacy in Liverpool on the 26th July 1973 through Ford RS Dealers, J.Blake & Co. Ltd. A £300 deposit was placed to secure a build with the balance of £2052.60 paid on collection on the 6th May 1974, an indication of the lead time required and substantial cost of these cars when new! Both the dealer wallet and receipts remain in the history file. On Mr Leighs passing the vehicle was acquired by RS devotee and all-round Ford enthusiast, Mr Michael Taylor in 1988, when just 40,000 miles had been covered. Shown at various concours events over his 10 year ownership span (with a box full of awards included), a magazine feature in Fast Ford dated 1992 reveals his dedication to the car. Sold to Martin Clough in 1998 who served his apprenticeship with Ford, another magazine feature dated 1999 in Classic Ford continues the story of this cars privileged ownership record. Eventually sold in 2013 to the current serial Ford collector. A fantastic history file exists with the car from old MOT certificates to cover the 66,778 miles and every registration document issued. The original service book provided when new is included complete with stamped entries along with a substantial number of invoices and paraphernalia. An expired valuation certificate dated 10th August 2014 by AVO Owners Club RS1600 Registrar, William Arnold, is recorded at £50,000 and more recently by Haggerty in 2016 for £70,000. An incredible Rallye Sport machine. Tax Exempt, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/dhg1AEQMAps To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskwcRaKd 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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  • Ford Escort

    £12,495 £12,495

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A fabulous Ford Escort Mk1 1300XL with a subtle modified twist. EQUIPMENT Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, square sealed beam headlights, rear number plate illumination lamp, water temperature gauge, oil pressure and generator warning lights, tachometer, two speed windscreen wipers, foot operated windscreen washer/wiper, ignition/steering column lock, safety padded steering wheel, ashtray in fascia, aluminium scuff plates, demister nozzles, two speed heater/demister fan, rear ashtrays, two padded sunvisors, simulated wood fascia and door cappings, door operated courtesy light. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer options; Static seat belts front, reflective number plates, Endrust treatment. EXTERIOR The exterior of this range topping 1300XL is truly fantastic both in its condition and originality having covered a mere 25,336 miles from new. Finished in optional Ford Tawny Brown (code S), the largely factory original coating has a deep polished shine and a pleasing uniform finish which is outstanding. Very minor touched in stone chips and light scratches in no way detract from the fantastic appearance of the car. Equally the immaculate boot area houses the jack with correct and often lost rubber bung and spare wheel with the original cross ply tyre. Structurally this car is remarkable having been Endrust treated from new, the injection holes holes still visible in the door shuts. A very discreet lowering of just one inch gives the car an awesome stance without detracting from its humble beginnings. A real eye catcher! INTERIOR The interior of this cherished top of the range example has been beautifully preserved. The XL specific deeply embossed upholstered seats in Black (code AA) are virtually unworn and absolutely commensurate with the cars incredible low mileage. The headlining is tight and very clean. This XL model features the GT style larger instrument binnacle to house the extra gauges including oil pressure, temperature, battery indicator and tachometer. The fascia remains absolutely intact with all simulated wood cappings present and all functions and controls operating perfectly. Only minor wear to the black loop pile carpeting can be seen. This interior really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be and exactly how Ford intended. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION Originally fitted with Fords 1298cc OHV Crossflow unit, a 1650cc Crossflow engine has been fitted out of an Escort Harrier with twin 40 Webber carburettors and full Ashley exhaust system. The work has been completed to an exceptional standard, the previous keeper being an engine builder by trade. Importantly, absolutely all components have been carefully retained to enable simple conversion back to standard should the new owner desire, including the matching numbers factory fitted low mileage engine. The engines fires up immediately and provides an exhilarating engine note with more than enough capability to keep up with modern traffic. A wonderfully original and spotlessly clean engine bay still displays the factory plates and tags and the strut top chassis number remains clearly visible. Even the hardboard sump guard remains intact, virtually unheard of! The four speed gearbox with synchromesh on all forward gears allows light and precise progression up the range, an absolute joy to operate. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Four desirable and valuable Lotus Cortina pressed steel wheels are in pristine condition and shod in matching quality 185/60 R13 Avon tyres with masses of tread. The wheels give the car an tremendous presence whilst retaining the classic ‘oldskool’ Ford look. The standard pressed steel wheels with original chrome hub caps have been retained with the car. A conversion to Capri 2.8 front struts with vented discs and single leaf rear springs allow improved handling and stopping capabilities, again with all original components carefully stored and retained with the car. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 5th January 1973 by Ford Main Dealers Temple Meads Motors of Bristol, this brilliant example has had just three owners from new and covered a mere 25,336 miles. A new vehicle order form and subsequent invoice made out to first owner Mr Eric Beaver depicts a purchase price including optional extras of £1,047.74. Upon his passing in 1990 ownership of the car went to his son Colin Beaver who garaged the car unused until the third keeper Mr Martyn Compton purchased it. A substantial MOT history fully documents the exceptionally low mileage with MOT certificates missing only for the years between 1991 and 2003 when the car was off the road and inherited by Mr Beaver Jnr. Mr Compton has enjoyed the car for classic shows and no less than six Snowdonia Tours. It is highly regarded within the Ford community. The original Temple Meads Motors black plastic document wallet contains the service booklet, handbook and even the Endrust guarantee card and ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ rear view mirror hanger! The large history folder further consists of many receipts and invoices throughout the life of the vehicle, including supporting documentation and list of modification undertaken whilst owned by the previous keeper. The car represents a fantastic testament to a true Ford icon with tasteful modifications undertaken sympathetically by an individual aware of how special this car is. Absolutely all components to convert this example back to factory standard have been carefully stored to be retained with the car. HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/JRJNNdg2wKM To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskv3qkvY 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

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