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    I really couldn't resist

    My Wife went camping with some elderly friends and while away got talking about me and my old cars, the woman then asked if she thought i would know anyone who might buy their old car that's been in the garage since she retired in 2006, although they did have it Mot'd and serviced every year.

    Turns out it was a Mk2 escort 1600 ghia Auto, family owned since it was a couple of months old with 52,000 original miles showing.

    Well i didn't need telling twice i arrange to go and have a look this week and today we agreed a price and i picked the car up.

    Never been welded and from what i can see no panels replaced, it has a couple of minor scraps but nothing major :











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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    what you fooking like

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    You lucky lucky boy im very jelous mate thats a very tidy mk2 i want to swap it for mine!!!!
    ALL THIS AND THE OPEN ROAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    your a lucky man infact a very lucky man

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Lovely Mk2.
    Looks perfect!

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Cheers, not many left like this, no panels replaced and only 3 or 4 marks on the original paint.

    I've not cleaned it yet it's exactly as it's come out the garage including the cobwebs.

    Tax it in the morning and i need to try to fit some rear seatbelts for the kids.

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Bet the mrs wished she'd never said anything now
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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Yeah, she asked when i'm selling it as soon as i walked in the house !!!!

    But the kids were excited and she's calmed down now.

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Nice find bud

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    As has already been said, very lucky, I want one now

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    very nice motor you got yourself there

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Well tidy im suprised cars like these are still out there

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    We've known these people for over a year and they'd never mentioned it to us before, my wife has been to their house many times but it was always tucked away in the garage, i guess that's what happens they put them away and forget about them.

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    i have a full set of seat belts you can have just want the rear ones ?
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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Yes mate mainly the rears,although one of the fronts have been replaced.
    I got one new rear one today but can't get another til next week, i looked at the law side of things and even the kids don't have to wear them if they were not fitted new, but i'd rather they did.

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    i looked at the law side of things and even the kids don't have to wear them if they were not fitted new, but i'd rather they did.
    one of the most sensible posts i've ever seen

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    You're just being greedy now
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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Gave it a wash got the cowebs off, taxed it and fitted new rear seat belts.




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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Nice find

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Awesome find that - good home now too.
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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Went to Blenheim Palace to a show today, weather was nice so we gave it a polish, even the wife helped !!


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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    jammy git

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Quote Originally Posted by alladdin View Post
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    I can say i feel blessed, i've now done nearly 300 miles in it, with my back injury i get pins and needles in my left leg if i do a lot of driving, this is so nice for me a classic ford that i can do a few miles in without using my left leg

    It's looking great since we polished it, to say i'm happy is such an under statement





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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Does look very nice. Let me know if you decide to sell as a mate of mine is after one

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Alright stop rubbing it in now!!! Lol.... Stick some 7inch mini lights on it now mate would look realy realy realy nice then!!! It is a top mk2 more door tho......
    ALL THIS AND THE OPEN ROAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Hi, Just admiring your MK2 Auto escort, funny thing is I have just come across a similar find and am not sure what to do, Originally I was told of an old car that had not run for 30 years and has been in the garage since the owner died, and if it was any use to me "take it away" so the daughter could have the garage space. I had no idea what the car was untill we opened the garage, After removing cardboard boxes of junk a Blue P reg 4 door Escort 1300 GL appeared, rather dusty as expected but in bloody good nick for the year, a few rust bubbles on a couple of the door bottoms and a damaged front wing, but also in the garage was a new front wing and a complete new front pannel. Under the bonnet is like new and the car interior is as no one has sat in it, looking at the milage on the speedo it read just over 13,000 miles! (genuine) I said i would take it away and give her 200 scrap value.
    Since then she has told her son and now he wants at least 1,000 and may put it on ebay! what is A 1970's 4 door 1.3 GL Auto Escort with 13,000 miles on it worth restored?

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    you was a bit cheeky with the 200 offer mate but we all try.....they are goin up in value a scruffy mk2 4 door sells on ebay for about 1200-1500!!!! a nice tidy one can be 3000-3500 i would think.....id offer him 800 thats a cheap car then...
    ALL THIS AND THE OPEN ROAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    I beg to differ, I recently saw a near mint mk2 ghia sell for 1750 on ebay only last week.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    I would have had a punt on it if it wasn t so far away.

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    I've made a map of the local area and have spent the last few days stopping to say "Hello" to all the old biddies up and down the street.

    I've narrowed it down by only speaking to old peple who have garages

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoogi View Post
    I've made a map of the local area and have spent the last few days stopping to say "Hello" to all the old biddies up and down the street.

    I've narrowed it down by only speaking to old peple who have garages
    aint there a law about that???????????

    lmao

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    i'm off to the bingo,i hear they hang out there

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    yoouu never know... wot they have, especially after a lovely cup of ahhh tetley. best of luck lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by morcheen View Post
    i'm off to the bingo,i hear they hang out there
    They do indeed, the lady i got this from goes to Bingo every Thursday night ..................... along with my Missus !!!!

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Nice car mate and a great find. BTW thanks for pointing me in the direction of those rear belts they are spot on and as you say much safer for the kids ive just posted some pics of mine.
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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    I think he is asking if the car is any good for dogging

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Lovely car mate Maintain and enjoy.

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    Re: I really couldn't resist

    Hounding the old folk of this country what ever next im the same with my strange past time i collect WW2 Airborne kit from uniforms to weapons must be Airborne forces or Commando there you go ive come out and admitted it so im always asking the old dears if they have any of their husbands stuff left My old Granny finds stuff for me in the resie home it all started with my Grandads stuff he was a corp in the paras at Arnhem (Market Garden Bridge To Far) enjoy the car Gray.

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