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1968 Ford Escort MK1.


Supplied when new by Candor Motors of Colchester whose invoice is included in the history.

Total "on the road" price amounted £769-14-0. (Those were the days!)

Judging by the recent value increase in performance Fords, it is a golden opportunity to secure a very much in demand classic!

I have just had a long and interesting chat with the previous owner & builder of this car .
He came by the car in 2001 and at that time it was a standard Ford Escort Super.  Owned by husband and wife and showing 60,000 genuine miles. 
The car was ultra solid and required the smallest amount of new steel work, in fact one or two areas 'around the size of a 20p piece' was how it was described.
The car was stripped and strengthened where require before the Zetec / Retro transformation took place.
The car also runs a limited slip rear diff and a bullet gearbox with Quaife internals. Linked rear axle, front & rear disc brake conversion, uprated coilovers, sump guard & rollcage etc...
Paul Dunnell of 'Dunnell race engines' supplied the current 2.0 Zetec CFMS injection engine which was eventually fitted to the car around 2009 after the original 1600 Zetec conversion was removed.
Built as a fun hillclimb car and used by the builder until finding a new home 2012.
Here now and can be viewed anytime.


  • Lot Number: 34
  • Year: 1968
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Escort MK1
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 2000
  • Estimate: £25,000 ~ £27,500
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