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1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon

Sale price: £13,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon
Year: 1968
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 99,853
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Left-hand drive
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1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon for sale

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  • 1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon
  • 1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon
  • 1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon
  • 1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon
  • 1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon
  • 1968 Ford Escort Mk. I 1300 Two-door Saloon

For sale by auction on Saturday 12 March 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Mk. I Ford Escort was introduced in the UK at the end of
1967. making its show debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January
1968 and replacing the successful long running Ford Anglia. It was
presented in continental Europe as a product of Ford's European
operation. Escort production commenced at Halewood in England
during the closing months of 1967 and for lefthand drive markets
during September 1968. at the Ford plant in Genk. Initially the
continental Escorts differed slightly from the UK built ones under
the skin. The front suspension and steering gear were differently
configured and the brakes were fitted with dual hydraulic circuits;
the wheels fitted on the Genk-built Escorts also had wider rims.
The Escort was a commercial success in several parts of western
Europe but nowhere more than in the UK where the national best
seller of the 1960s. BMC's Austin/Morris 1100 was beginning to show
its age while Ford's own Cortina had grown. both in dimensions and
in price. beyond the market niche at which it had originally been
pitched. In June 1974. six years into the car's UK introduction. br/>Ford announced the completion of the two millionth Ford Escort. a
milestone hitherto unmatched by any Ford model outside the US. It
was also stated that 60% of the two million Escorts had been built
in Britain.

This very early lefthand drive Ford Escort two-door saloon was
subject to a restoration within the last fifteen years; at that
time the vendor believes the engine was uprated to 1300GT
specification and the front seats were replaced with Ford bucket
seats. Finished in red with black interior. this completely rust
free Escort has recently been imported from Finland and is supplied
with the Finnish registration document. a UK MoT test certificate
which expires in February 2017 and. if the car is to remain in the
UK. a NOVA certificate will be issued. Very early Escorts are
hugely sought after and collectable amongst classic car
enthusiasts; many of whom fondly remember the iconic vehicle as the
first car of their youth. 

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