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Mash

posted on 9/7/20 at 07:53 AM Reply With Quote
Long shot, Mk2 Escort ????

Really long shot, and apologies for it but.......

Anyone got a mk2 Escort they want to sell me?

A rolling shell would be ideal, not bothered about interior, engine, or gearbox. State of running gear not really important either, it would just be easier to shift about.

Must have a V5 or a NOVA though, and not a real basket case as I want to rebuild it, not pull a fast one on the DVLA.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 9/7/20 at 08:34 AM Reply With Quote
That's going to end up one very expensive car. I'd suggest you start with a complete running car that needs a little tlc, in the long run you'll save a lot of money plus actually have a car you can drive and enjoy at the same time.
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02GF74

posted on 9/7/20 at 12:13 PM Reply With Quote
£3k she'll on ebay.

Unless you can afford to live with no income, I'd suggest that you wait until the Covid-19 fall out ends, there's been loads of job losses and I'm sure more to come. If it continues as it is now, 4 months from now people will be giving them away to buy a loaf of bread.

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nick205

posted on 9/7/20 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
That's going to end up one very expensive car. I'd suggest you start with a complete running car that needs a little tlc, in the long run you'll save a lot of money plus actually have a car you can drive and enjoy at the same time.



Ditto ££££££££££££££££££££££££

I you have the money aim higher for something that needs less work or you'll be pouring lots of money into a project like that for a long time!

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nick205

posted on 9/7/20 at 01:11 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by 02GF74
£3k she'll on ebay.

Unless you can afford to live with no income, I'd suggest that you wait until the Covid-19 fall out ends, there's been loads of job losses and I'm sure more to come. If it continues as it is now, 4 months from now people will be giving them away to buy a loaf of bread.



I hear (and follow) your logic on this. SWMBO and I are looking to replace our tintop. I'm of a mind to wait for a while until there's some car reposessions taking place and dealers getting a bit keener to see if prices drop a bit. May well be hopeful, but given the credit burdened society we live in I can feel it coming.

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cliftyhanger

posted on 9/7/20 at 01:46 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nick205
quote:
Originally posted by 02GF74
£3k she'll on ebay.

Unless you can afford to live with no income, I'd suggest that you wait until the Covid-19 fall out ends, there's been loads of job losses and I'm sure more to come. If it continues as it is now, 4 months from now people will be giving them away to buy a loaf of bread.



I hear (and follow) your logic on this. SWMBO and I are looking to replace our tintop. I'm of a mind to wait for a while until there's some car reposessions taking place and dealers getting a bit keener to see if prices drop a bit. May well be hopeful, but given the credit burdened society we live in I can feel it coming.


Secondhand cars are in short supply as nobody has been buying new. So expect prices to be high. Not a good time to buy used, though I expect some bargains new. If there is such a thing.

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perksy

posted on 9/7/20 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
Been looking for a new secondhand car for Mrs P and have actually seen the asking prices rise
The value of her current car has also gone up a little bit aswell

I think folks might start sitting tight with what they already have and wait and see what the new normal really is...

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theconrodkid

posted on 9/7/20 at 03:18 PM Reply With Quote
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02GF74

posted on 9/7/20 at 03:44 PM Reply With Quote
Hmm going on the above comments, prices may go the other way.

Thing is, if we knew what was happening in 4 months time, we'd all be millionaires.

In both cases, it is reasonable to expect it will be a money pit so buy the best one you can.

Keep us posted as to what you get, I'm intrigued as
mk2 were pretty mundane and gobsmacked by the imo crazy amounts they are selling for, next we will be seeing Austin allegro selling for £20k.

BTW I do have a diesel crossflow crank that can take capacity to 2.0l if you decide to wild.

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steve m

posted on 9/7/20 at 05:06 PM Reply With Quote
£3200 for a V5 and a chassis plate, and a bin bag of rust seems an awful lot of money





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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r1_pete

posted on 9/7/20 at 05:21 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by steve m
£3200 for a V5 and a chassis plate, and a bin bag of rust seems an awful lot of money


It is, and there aren't enough major components of that car left to build it to that id.

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Shooter63

posted on 9/7/20 at 07:52 PM Reply With Quote
Not an escort but I had been looking for a mk1 mini for a fair bit of time, I saw loads of so called project cars, good runners, rebuilt etc most of which were total crap, in the end I bought one from over seas, all original panels and no rust ( totally unknown in this country). Mechanicals are easy, bodywork is expensive and time consuming you can have 15k in a body no problem if you count in your hrs.

Shooter

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rusty nuts

posted on 9/7/20 at 08:40 PM Reply With Quote
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femster87

posted on 9/7/20 at 08:58 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 02GF74

I'd suggest that you wait until the Covid-19 fall out ends, there's been loads of job losses and I'm sure more to come. If it continues as it is now, 4 months from now people will be giving them away to buy a loaf of bread.




The number of job losses coming through now if frightening

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Mr Whippy

posted on 10/7/20 at 06:37 AM Reply With Quote
Again this is where buying a decent well desired classic car in the first place, maybe on a loan actually makes sense since at anytime things change and you want to get rid of the car you should not come out at a loss. You just have to very carefully check there is no fee for ending the loan early.

However I mirror the comments above in that unless your circumstances are quite different to the norm, I'd stay away from taking on any large financial commitments till we see what happens to jobs, tax increases or any potential second wave. I went round the centre of Aberdeen yesterday and the number of To Let signs up was truly breath taking

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Big T

posted on 10/7/20 at 09:25 PM Reply With Quote
Try the TurboSport forum. Full of cool old fords and they have a free wanted section.

quote:
Originally posted by Shooter63
Not an escort but I had been looking for a mk1 mini for a fair bit of time, I saw loads of so called project cars, good runners, rebuilt etc most of which were total crap, in the end I bought one from over seas, all original panels and no rust ( totally unknown in this country). Mechanicals are easy, bodywork is expensive and time consuming you can have 15k in a body no problem if you count in your hrs.

Shooter


Indeed they’re getting expensive and hard to find in decent shape. Even decent project state is hard to find. The amount of things with no floors and incredible structural rot where they’ve been left in a field are demanding thousands. I bought my Mk2 Cooper nearly 10 years ago now. Glad I bought it when I did because I wouldn’t be able to justify the expense now. Parts are even harder to locate. Good luck with yours, I am fond of a mini.

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James

posted on 13/7/20 at 01:33 PM Reply With Quote
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk1-Escort-1660-Mexico-RS-V5-Rally-Car/254642141538?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D2018081608540 1%26meid%3D602628ed06d44150b58f61bd72110ec3%26pid%3D100970%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D254642141538%26itm%3D254642141538%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D 1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100970.m5481&_trkparms=pageci%3A49050560-c1f7-11ea-bd8b-2267b6d73291%7Cparentrq%3A34270d781730aaeee62f5a15f fec6d64%7Ciid%3A1

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Mash

posted on 13/7/20 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks guys.

Might seem mad, but I've always regretted selling mine all those years ago, and now I have the space and time to build one up. Plus I have loads of bits to put in it, 4 linked disc brake rear axle, rear bilsteins, front struts with brembos, engine, box, seats, just need the shell.

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Russell

posted on 13/7/20 at 04:43 PM Reply With Quote
It's not such a long shot. I've got one that I want to move on. RHD South African 1.6 Sport 2-door with NOVA.

It's complete and running and I drove it before I bought it about 3 years ago but it needs fixes here and there to get it MOT-able, then UK registered. I'm currently repairing part of the passenger floor. It won't run at the moment because I cut the battery tray out of the engine compartment to relocate the battery in the boot.

Good bits:
Pretty sound shell. Some holes in places but I'm working my way through the shell and replacing it all with new metal. So far no big and nasty surprises. Items like sills and chassis rails and the floor (except the passenger footwell) are sound.
1.6 crossflow with 4 speed 'box, was running fine
Brake master cylinder had failed, now fully overhauled and working fine. New rear brakes, fronts are fine.
New battery tray to go in the boot.
New wiring kit to pass the battery cable through the bulkheads.
New rear light lenses.
Steering rack overhauled.
New rubbers in trailing arms and ARB.
Other various spares I've collected over the last few years - can't remember what..

Less good bits:
Interior needs a damn good clean and general tart up. Some of the carpet is missing in the front.
Windscreen is cracked and will need replacing. About £90 I think?
'Interesting' wiring in places but nothing challenging if you've built a kit car.
Driver's door could do with a new skin (about £70). Another one on my to-do list of bodywork. The passenger side door is sound and needs no work.
When the body repairs are done the shell would benefit from a respray.

I guess all that is more than just the rolling shell you are looking for but you could get some cash back for the bits you don't want. My plan was to get it MOTd then UK registered (tax free!) then gradually convert to a rally replica but life has changed and so have my interests and I'm looking to move on. I'm not at all desperate to sell and if it doesn't go I'll keep on with the little fixes here and there until it's done. Prices seem to be steady or increasing and most of the stuff for sale is LHD now.

Any offers? I'm in North Wales by the way.





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Mash

posted on 6/8/20 at 08:42 PM Reply With Quote
Bugger

Serves me right for not checking here enough, but to be honest the initial responses didn't seem to suggest I'd get any where, so I snapped up an estate, Mk2, 1976, from a dealer up in Durham. I'm getting SQL errors when I try to upload photos, otherwise I'd post a picture.

It's really solid, been all over it now, and it's got no rust anywhere to speak of, it's had 2 new front wings, and some repairs to the rear arches, but otherwise seems pretty good. It has been painted and the paint job is rubbish, but looks Ok from a distance and it suits what I want it for. Came rolling on crap wheels, but has had a new twin brake master pedal box(with bias adjustment on the dash and 2 remote reservoirs) and the back axle had been lowered, so he was obviously going to do something with it. Disc brake struts(although the ones with the fixed steering arms), plus all the trim needed to get it back on the road apart from the rear windows. they'll probably be like the proverbial rocking horse poo, but I'm thinking polycarbonate for those.

All in all, I'm happy and paid just over £4K for it including the transport down to Dorset, which I'm guessing is a good deal less than you'd have been after for your Sport Russell. Plus it gives me a bit of room for buying more goodies for it.

Thanks for all the input though folks

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Russell

posted on 7/8/20 at 07:06 AM Reply With Quote
Sounds like a good price. I would have wanted a bit more than that for the Sport just because it's a 2-door etc. and there's undoubtedly more to do on it than the estate you've bought. Have fun with the rebuild! :-)





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Mash

posted on 30/9/20 at 07:48 AM Reply With Quote
Still can't upload photos, but it's all here:-

https://www.oldskoolford.co.uk/ipb/index.php?/attachments/



[Edited on 30/9/20 by Mash]

[Edited on 30/9/20 by Mash]

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sebastiaan

posted on 30/9/20 at 08:05 AM Reply With Quote
here?

https://www.oldskoolford.co.uk/ipb/index.php?/topic/89306-mk2-escort-estate-going-to-be-my-daily/

Looks cool!

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Mash

posted on 30/9/20 at 10:10 AM Reply With Quote
Aye, that's the one
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