Wheeler Dealers: S12 E13 – Ford Escort


Budget: £10,000
Purchase Price: £6,750
Final Cost: £12,350
Selling Price: £12,999
Profit/Loss: +£649

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Work Completed: Suspension strut mount and bulkhead strengthened, engine bay and interior repainted, sound deadening removed, roll cage fitted, straight cut gearbox fitted, new fuel tank with uprated fuel systems fitted, FIA-approved fire extinguisher fitted, competition-spec center console installed, new footrest for navigator fitted, competition bucket seats fitted, new steering wheel fitted, rally-spec mudguards fitted, rally tires and wheels fitted, door stickers and windshield stickers installed, exhaust system replaced, twin carburetors and strut brace installed.

Notes: Car was originally a 1.3 litre Ghia model from Holland which had been converted into an RS2000 both cosmetically and mechanically by a workshop specializing in rally car conversion. Purchased from an internet auction. Purchase price includes a competition-spec straight cut gearbox. Restored car taken to Walters Arena rally stage in Wales for a small competition between Mike and Edd.

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