Ford Escort MK1 4 Door LHD 1100L 1973 - This very pretty rust free 1973 1100L MK1 Escort has recently arrived in the UK from sunnier climes in the south of France, hence being left hand drive.
Having been one family owned from new, who used it rarely, the odometer displays a low 53,451 KMs. While the vendor has no official way to support this and draws the conclusion that this could be correct on the strength of that was what he was told and its general condition. We do not state this is a warranted mileage, so have a good look and make your own mind up.
The body itself is very good with no signs or damage repair or rust, while under the bonnet where the suspension top plates that are famous for rusting are, same thing, never been replaced and basically as good as you will find. The silver paint still looks fresh and the chrome work is excellent.
Interior is also very good apart from a mis-match of the brown on the drivers seat due to a retrim being off colour and one small split on the dash, apart from the seat cover though all is original .
Mechanically the vendor reports that it drives very well, assisted by the fact that although only an 1100cc it has under French law the required brake servo which vastly improves the brakes over a standard 1100s system. All electrics function correctly and the general mechanics are all good including the tyres on their original rims with original hub caps.
While the values of 2 Door cars continue to rise month on month, pricing many people out of the market, 4 door variants are now becoming much more desirable (lets face it they are more user friendly if more than two people are going to regularly travel in it). Any MK1 Escort is hard to find in this condition and with a small amount of effort this car could be a show winner.
Supplied with French papers to allow age related registration if its to be registered here in the UK (advice freely given) or for the proof you need to register if exported out of the UK. Offered here with a very sensible reserve.
SOLD FOR £4000