Collectors Mk1 Ford Escort 1300L, Genuine 11,464 Miles from New, and Supporting History - SOLD!
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Collectors Mk1 Ford Escort 1300L with a genuine 11,464 miles from new, and
Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, sealed beam headlights with
combined sidelights, separate direction indicators, rear number plate
illumination lamp, water temperature gauge, oil pressure and generator
warning lights, two speed windscreen wipers, foot operated windscreen
washer/wiper, ignition/steering column lock, safety padded steering wheel,
safety styled door handles and window winders, push button door locks,
dipping rear view mirror with breakaway stem, ashtray in fascia, aluminium
scuff plates, face level ventilation system, demister nozzles, two speed
heater/demister fan, rear ashtrays, two padded sunvisors, padded front
parcel shelf, door operated courtesy light.
The exterior of this Mk1 Escort is impeccable in every respect. Finished
in original Ford Onyx Green (colour code 5-E5) it has a deep gloss shine
which is outstanding, an absolute joy to polish. There is very minor
evidence of paint imperfection to the grill section on the front scuttle
panel, however this in no way detracts from the fantastic appearance of the
car. The colour name and information plate is still present in the
immaculate engine bay.
Supplying Ford Dealer, F. English Ltd pressed aluminium number plates are
present. The matt black front grill section is slightly chipped. The
period touches for the true enthusiast even extend to the vintage RAC tax
disc holder. All the trim is perfect, window rubbers are black and all
decals are correct and present including the 1300L badges. The original
factory glass is mark free. Wonderful.
The interior of this Escort 1300L is outstanding and as new. The original
twin reclining front bucket seats are covered in tan vinyl with no damage.
All the headlining is tight and clean, and the black deep looped pile
carpets are in remarkable order. All the gauges operate as does the two
speed heater fan. The boot area including original covering, spare wheel
and jack are as new. This car really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be
and exactly how Ford intended.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
An immaculate and unrestored engine bay is home to the original 1298cc OHV
engine which fires up immediately and provides a delightful engine note.
The diaphragm spring type clutch feel positive and smooth. The four speed
gearbox with synchromesh on all forward gears allows light and precise
progression up the range, an absolute joy to operate. A true reflection of
the incredible low mileage this car has covered.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard pressed steel wheels with original chrome centre caps remain
on the car and are shod with the original Michelin 155 SR 12 radial ply
tyres. The wheels and hub caps are in outstanding condition, however the
tyres are showing signs of minor age related cracking. The all-round drum
brakes feel assured and bring the car up to a straight and prompt halt.
Purchased new by Mrs A L Sorton on the 1st February 1974 from Ford Dealer,
F. English Ltd in Bournemouth. The original service book with owner
certificate is present in the history file, as is the original registration
document. Many previous MOT certificates support the genuine low mileage
of 11,464. The vehicle has since been owned by four further enthusiasts
who have retained the cars condition and originality. Further elements of
the history file include the original Mk1 Escort sales brochure and the
British Heritage Auction catalogue featuring the car in 2012, which states
"a real collectors piece and probably one of the best available, being like
a time capsule from the seventies".
HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
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