Wheeler Dealers: S10 E2 – Ford Escort Mk1

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Budget:  £5,000
Purchase Price:  £4,500
Final Cost: £8,500
Selling Price: £11,800
Profit/Loss: +£3,300

Work Completed: Front drum brakes and suspension upgraded to 2.8L Ford Capri based air vented disc brakes and shock absorbers and springs. Limited slip differential fitted. New brake hoses and servo assisted dual brake master cylinders. Replacement near-side “Mexico” front wing. Full body respray from brown to Daytona Yellow. New window rubbers. Pair of 1970’s Lucas rally spot lights, sports steering wheel, chrome wing mirrors and replacement original chrome bumper fitted. Replacement front seats, re-trimmed rear seat from brown to black. Replacement black door cards, carpets and dashboard panel. Centre of front grille resprayed satin black. Wheels swapped with repainted 13″ units.

Notes: Previous owner swapped original 1300 cc motor with a 1600 cc unit. Restored car taken to Ford Dagenham’s heritage fleet prior to sale. Mike and Edd were presented with a 1:43 scale Minichamps diecast replica of the Escort 1.6 RS by the fleet’s curator Colin.

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