A one-proprietor ‘highly original’ 1979 Ford Escort Ghia is currently being auctioned this 7 days.
For sale with Auto & Classic, the Escort, nicknamed ‘Bessie’ by its proprietor, was initially registered in 1980. It was his very first new auto order and has protected just 58,366 miles because.
The on the internet vehicle auction internet site suggests the Escort was generally garaged, seldom ventured out in undesirable climate and has been carefully managed in excess of the past 41 years.
The vehicle is remaining bought right after its owner handed absent. It will come with a big history file that catalogues its lifestyle tale, such as the unique product sales files and a duplicate of the cheque for £4,200 made use of to get it. There is also a wad of MOTs and tax discs, as effectively as the owner’s handbook and equipment brochures.
The Ford Escort is 1 of the most well known British cars and trucks ever. It aided transport families, organization individuals and the crisis services in excess of the study course of 4 a long time.
A total of 4.1 million examples were sold over five generations, right before Ford replaced it with the Target in 1998.
According to Motor vehicle & Vintage, the chassis plate suggests this auto was requested by a British isles Ford seller and developed in December 1979 at the Saarlouis plant in Germany. It nevertheless wears its authentic Strato Silver paint, with a blue inside and black roof.
The plate also confirms the other features, like H4 RHD headlamps, a 1,300 engine and regular suspension, whilst the bill shows the customer specified a locking petrol cap and underseal for £38.15.
“With 1 operator, entire record and no thoughts, this is a very rare option to very own a definitely first, unmolested Mk2 Escort,” reported Chris Pollitt, head of editorial at Car or truck & Traditional.
“Whilst the RS2000s and Mexicos command significant figures, it’s the significantly less sporting styles in the assortment that have become the ‘unicorns’ and disappeared.
“In first situation and with all the add-ons of the time, this Escort will immerse the new operator correct again in the 1980s with a sensible and prepared-to-use common.”
Daniel Puddicombe writes for Motoring Study