Here we have our newly completed ford escort 1600 sport, this was 1 owner, never welded shell with no rust, rot, dings or scratches so was the perfect base for this restoration.
Everything pretty much is restored or new old stock, the only welding carried out was to have the arches fitted and tubbed correctly.
The engine was rebuilt it's a 711 block, matching numbers with new core plugs, gaskets, seals, burton power rocker, Ashley four branch manifold, twin 40 carburettors, burton exhaust, alluminium radiator with electric fan, fuel pump, oil pick up, the list goes on.
The front suspension is new, the calipers are new, discs are new, gearbox has been stripped and rebuilt, axle is fresh, new burton springs and blocks.
The body was media blasted, coated and then coated again in primer, blocked (there is NO filler in this car what so ever) white under coat, baked, then the colour (a fair few coats) baked again, wet blocked and then machined under floresent light, there are no imperfections in the paint, the car was disassembled into its indeevidual parts before hand, every window seal, rubber, door catch, mechinisim etc is either new, or disassembled and re coated as per factory spec.
We wanted to upgrade the interior but in keeping with its originality, the seats were stripped, metal was re painted, new runners, and then re foamed and re apolstered in black cloth, (original stitch pattern) with orange piping, RS clocks, up graded steering wheel (in keeping), new carpet, new kick plates and new brushes aluminium floor side strips from the escort agency.
Original style radio fitted (ford item).
Very clean door cards with no speaker holes.
1600 sport decals
New grille, badges, lights, indicators, wiring loom.
Rs2000 spoiler in Duluth condition,
Wheels are a brand new reproduction of Rs 4 spokes but dished to 7.5j to fill out her new arches and fitted with new tires.
This car has done 0 miles since restoration and has covered 45,909 miles in its life time.
She's currently being set up on the rolling road and a few minor things finishing (powder coated wiper stalks and tracking)
She will be available from 1/02/15
First with a deposit secures it,
Full uk log book 1979, and you will be the first owner on it. Escort flew through an mot so comes with 12 months and 6 months tax, this truly has to be one of the finest examples out there.
These are the only photos I have until she is back, under the bonnet is immaculate, and fully original inner wings, front panel, no dents, kinks or bad paint.