Restoration Of My 1978 Ford Escort
Restoring a 1978 Mk2 escort began in march 2010 and finished in september
2011, The car was got whole but needed alot of welding, lots of parts were
changed for better ones, the brakes and suspension were replaced with
higher quality items along with a long list of others, All work was carried
out by muself including painting
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Show Winning Ford Escort Mk2 1600 Ghia, Perfect and only Two Owners - SOLD!
SOLD - MORE URGENTLY REQUIRED
Unrepeatable and show winning Mk2 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia with only two owners
Laminated windscreen, all-round tinted glass, childproof locks on rear
doors, bright grille surround, protective bumper inserts with overriders,
tobacco vinyl roof, bright Exhaust
trim, ghia badging, tachometer, trip recorder, chrome gearshift lever, cut
pile carpet, loop pile carpet on foot of doors, head restraints, real wood
fascia, remote control drivers door mirror, quartz clock, vanity mirror on
sun visor, glove box.
The exterior of this Mk2 Escort is impeccable in every respect. Finished
in Diamond White it has a deep, gloss shine which is amazing and an
absolute pleasure to polish. The colour code and description sticker is
still present in the spotless boot. The Tobacco vinyl roof is unmarked.
Supplying Ford Dealer, M & J Quick Ltd pressed aluminium number plates are
present. This Dealer branding even extends to the Tax disc holder and
window sticker for the true enthusiast. No marks, dings, blemishes or
imperfections can be found. It has no stone chips. All the trim is
perfect, window rubbers are black and all decals are correct and present
including the Ghia badges. The bronze tinted glass is mark free but a few
marks can just be seen on the front screen. Paperwork included in the
comprehensive history file reveals that the car was treated to Cadulac
corrosion application at a cost of £28.75 in addition to Zibart treatment
when new. The Zibart plug holes can be seen in all the doors and sills
explaining why when detailed in 2010 only two new outer wing panels were
fitted. This nut and bolt detailing extends to the under body allowing
onlookers to be amazed when mirrors are placed under this vehicle if the
new owner chooses to show the car in this way. A very slight colour
The interior of this Escort Ghia is outstanding and as new. The twin
reclining front seats are covered in the luxurious Crushed Velour/Verona
Chocolate Fabric with no damage. All the headlining is tight and clean,
all the gauges including the fascia mounted clock operate as does the two
speed heater fan. There is a minor mark on the passenger sunvisor. The
boot area including carpet, spare wheel and tools are as new. This car
really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be and exactly how Ford intended.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1599cc OHC with twin venturi carburettor and a 4-branch Exhaust manifold performs faultlessly producing
86bhp. Factory standard specification including a high lift camshaft and
larger valves make this car a modern classic. The only modification is
hardened valves so the car can run safely on unleaded fuel. It is a
testament to the thousands spent that the engine bay is a visual delight
with every component spotlessly clean just like the day it rolled off the
production line. Opening the bonnet on this car will produce a gasp to
fellow admirers that the new owner will enjoy time and time again. The
four speed close ratio gearbox is precise, light and a joy to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This vehicle it fitted with the factory correct and immaculate 13" silver
painted sports road wheels with bright rim embellishers. Five brand new
Pirelli P3000 155/80 R13 tyres have been fitted. The dual line servo
assisted brakes operate faultlessly.
Purchased new by Mr Arthur D Burgoyne on the 1st October 1979 from Ford
Dealer, M & J Quick in Manchester he owned the car for over 30 years.
Entrusted by Mr Burgoyne to S.A Sullivan Engineers for all maintenance and
servicing for over 20 years, he promised the proprietor first refusal if
and when he sold the car. On acquisition the preserved Escort was detailed
to show level before being sold to the second custodian, Mr Darnell.
Available now due to the owners desire to downsize his collection and
purchase an immaculate Mk 1 Ford Escort Twin Cam this car presents its self
as probably one of the finest available for a lucky new keeper to cherish.
All the original Ford manuals are present including, Ford Car Owner
Handbook, Ford Escort Operating Guide, Ford Escort Accessory Book, and the
Vehicle Rustproofing Certificate. All keys are present on Ford key fob and
fit all doors, boot and ignition.
best driver of the world
probably one of the best drivers in the world. A Ford Escort rs2000 mk2
driving at the hillclimb in ireland. the driver is Simon Mc Kinley. He
drives a 301Hp powered 2.4l Pinto engine with 16V cylindre head (warrior
head) and only 780kg car weight.
The car is so damn fast that it can compete against formula cars at
13B turbo rotary Ford Escort MkII - FAST!
Bill Nabhan piloting this Ford Escort to a personal best pass. The car is
backed by a Liberty 5-speed transmission and 9in rear end through 28x9in
Fusch's APSA Pro Street Shootout at Calder Park, Melbourne.