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Mk2 Escort 4 door wanted


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So very strange, when I was looking for a Escort MK2, they all seemed to be in the South when I was in the North, I ended up buying a 1979 Escort MK2 1600 Ghia with under 5k miles from Budleigh Salterton, so prob not very far from you at all, car has been on stands since I bought it in 1992, and has done about 11 more miles from the day I picked it up, if I was to sell today, I guess I would be asking about £25k ish, it still has the Ford plastic covers on the rear seat,  oh how time has changed.

 

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While my 4 door bias is well known, I think the price comparisons with 2 doors is about to equalise more. Four doors just haven't been preserved in as greater numbers and at a rough estimate two door cars out number them in Escorts something like 3 to 1 (based on what you see on display at shows). When that rarity value kicks in the huge price disparity will come closer together. Locally the issue with rescuing four doors is that last time I checked there haven't been replacement rear quarters. This is particularly exacerbated by the fact that on Australian cars in particular its the most susceptible rust spot. The C pillar rot often becoming so serious that they fail our MOT equivalent so they were just scrapped whereas two doors cars had multiple rear quarter sources added that most restorers prefer two door cars if they are going to go to all that trouble. So restoration of 4 doors languish still and now becoming rarer on the classic market. Its sort of like the situation with Mk1s there are more RS models on the road than original non modified base models.

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