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1981 Ford Escort Mk2 1600 Sport For Sale

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  • £24,995 As stated
  • 1981
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
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Price £24,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Ford
Model Escort
  Escort Mk2 1600 Sport
Year 1981
Mileage 9,800 miles
Country UK
Region Durham
Town Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone 01915 630367
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 13-Sep-2020
Ref C1266193
A really lovely Mk2 Escort 1600 Sport all the way from South Africa via Nottinghamshire. It has the ‘export’ shell and long range fuel tank.

In 2015 I promised myself a really good Mk2 Escort if one ever came up for sale at a sensible price. After three years of searching this was that car.

I wanted one with the 1600 Kent pushrod engine because with DCOE’s they sound lovely. The high torque starter makes starting hot or cold as easy as it gets. It has a 5 speed gearbox fitted but retains the 4 speed gear knob. It looks standard but it’s a lot better on the open road in 5th gear. I don’t know the exact engine spec but it is very tractable and sweet running.

It isn’t concours but you’ll struggle to find another example anywhere near as good for any less.

It was bought with the intention of long term ownership in the summer of 2018 - right in the middle of the World Cup heatwave and only for sale now due to an unexpected opportunity to buy the only car I said I would replace it with.

Properly maintained during my ownership by someone who knows Escorts. It was MOT’d last month without any problems (apart from avoiding getting it wet). It hasn’t been out in the rain since I bought it. It’s so shiny underneath that it would be a shame to get it dirty.

The suspension looks new and has polyurethane bushes and adjustable GAZ rear shock absorbers. Steel road wheels with low mileage 185/60 x 13 tyres.

I believe it’s Signal Amber or something very close. I say it’s yellow but some say orange.

Inside there are Fishnet Recaros and the interior appears to have been re-trimmed during the restoration. It looks all but new for the most part.

I do fully appreciate it’s not cheap but nothing really nice is these days is it?

It’s for sale because I need the space for one more car. I’m sorry to disappoint but I won’t be considering offers from anyone before they have viewed it. I didn’t buy it without going to have a look first and I would not expect anyone else to spend that much money without seeing it.

Since you can’t buy it online and it’s too big to post you may as well come and have look- Covid-19 permitting of course.

If not sold by mid October I will have to keep it. So, if you’re interested don’t hang about - treat yourself like I did!

Thanks ever so much for looking.
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