A fairly early 2-door MK1 Escort is bound to attract a lot of attention, especially one as pretty as this!
From the seller: “This is a South African import, I brought it to the UK in 2016. The engine and body were fully restored from scratch in South Africa in 2016 and car is completely rust free, benefitting from living in the dry climate most of its life. Rolling on brand new deep dish MK1 style alloy wheels, brand new leather seats and panels, new upholstery throughout, 6×9 speakers in the parcel shelf, fuel tank in boot, you also have the Kent 1300 X-flow engine with drilled out bore holes for a little more power. It was tested and tuned on a rolling road in November 2020 and is pushing a whopping 90bhp but there is huge room under the hood for modifications. Since the engine rebuild this car has not been driven, other than to the UK MOT test centre and around the car park of the garage where it was worked on.
Since bringing it to the UK it’s had a new battery (this has been disconnected for a year and a half but I charge it regularly) new engine and oil filter, engine service and oil change, whole new break lines (seen in pics), new rubber exhaust mounts, gearbox drained and filled, new track rods, new steering rack gaitors, front wheel bearings, new gearbox oil, complete carb rebuild, carb linkage, new K&N air filter, mechanical fuel pump and gasket fitted, new headlights and side lights, I.K engineering electronic distributor and ignition kit, carb and distributor adjustment on rolling road, new chrome circular wing mirrors, new seat belts, brake light switch sorted, new handbrake cable, new rear wheel cylinders, wiper motor rebuild, stainless steel wiper blades fitted.
I would say this car is now about 85% complete, 15% away from being perfect. The remaining jobs aren’t too difficult or costly, the trickiest one probably being fitting 2 new wiring looms (body and engine) but even this should be easy for an auto electrician.”