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Easy-reference Escort-buying checklist
In-depth illustrated inspection guidance
Tips on how to avoid buying a fake
Advice about choosing the right model
Useful pointers for online auctions
Real-world cost considerations
Tips to spot the rot
Notes on modifications to avoid
Details of clubs and specialists
Fords Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts (1967 to 1980) are collectable classics, and this guide aims to aid potential buyers or restorers through the purchasing process.
A one-stop package offering great advice, this is the ideal companion for anyone sampling and assessing an Escort, for sale privately, at a dealer, or an online auction.
With at-a-glance tips, illustrated inspection guidance, valuation data, specifications, modifications you should avoid, real-world cost considerations and even checks for spotting a fake.
Fords rear-wheel-drive Escorts achieved legendary status through their amazing success on roads, rally stages, and racetracks. Millions were sold worldwide, and they proved to be winners in the hands of the car-buying public and motorsport champions alike.
Today, Mk1s and Mk2s (1967 to 1980) have become collectable classics, and values continue to rise, often equalling traditionally more desirable marques.
This book is a handy, quick-reference guide for anyone considering buying, owning, or restoring an early Escort. It aims to aid the purchasing process and help to avoid the potential pitfalls of a car thats not only simple to work on, but also easy to bodge for an overpriced sale.
Written by a motoring journalist and long-term Escort enthusiast, this one-stop package of great advice is the ideal accompaniment to sampling and assessing a Mk1 or Mk2 on sale privately, at a dealer, or an online auction.
It includes at-a-glance tips, illustrated in-depth inspection guidance, valuation data, specifications, notes on modifications to avoid, real-world cost considerations, and even checks on how to spot an Escort claiming to be something its not.
All the mechanical and bodywork problems encountered in buying any secondhand car are covered in fully illustrated and specific detail for the models in question ... Together with tips which include buying at auction, restoration viability, general running and deciding just what the car is worth, these publications can indeed be considered essential guides for anyone considering buying a second hand example of these 'classic' Fords.
With good photos and info on where to spot the rot, advice on choosing the right model and even how to spot a fake, its a great ... companion to take with you when looking at cars for sale
This great series of 64 page pocket-sized books just keeps growing ... The author is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about these models, but he clearly wants to help you get the best one possible. Taking his advice is likely to save a lot of grief!
Classic Driver Monthly
Period covered: November 1967 to July 1980.
Models covered: Ford Escort Mk1 1100cc and 1300cc two-door, four-door, estate and van, including base, De Luxe, Super, GT, L, XL, Sport and 1300E. Also including Twin Cam, RS1600, Mexico and RS2000.
Ford Escort Mk2 1100cc, 1300cc and 1600cc two-door, four-door, estate and van including base, Popular, Popular Plus, L, GL, Ghia, Sport, Linnet, Harrier and Goldcrest. Also including RS1800, RS Mexico and RS2000.
Does not cover Ford Escorts produced from August 1980 onwards, including Mk3 and all other front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive models.