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New Ford Escort Mk 2 for sale shortly.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by kennyh, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

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  2. Konteebos

    Konteebos Ignorant Uninformed Hard Remainer

    Companies like Den Motorsport are already doing this, albeit with an old V5 applied to a (basically) new body shell. I've seen people selling Mk2 Escort Chassis plates for crazy money.
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  3. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Yes there was a firm doing a big wing Mk1 on a space frame (GRP body) that looked the part but was pricey, just forget the name of them at present. This looks to be quite a faithfull replica and with the 2.5 Duratec should be quick and reliable.
  4. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    A lovely idea, want one.

    A Mk1 Escort next? :)
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  5. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    It was SHP I've just remembered who do the Mk 1 replica...........just checked and their website is being updated at present!!
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  6. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    O God, how much I want one of them!!
  7. bor

    bor queue jumper

    It's a nice thing, and with the bespoke high end parts, probably not a huge mark-up, but stop for a moment and think what else you could get for 60k ?

    This or an immaculate Integrale ? Or a ropey McLaren 12C ?

    I love the idea of all these recreations, but I can't honestly see the value in them, but we are living in a mad bubble for this sort of thing right now.
  8. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    £60k is a huge amount of money for a toy car (to me at least), but I shudder at the potential running costs of an old Integrale or McClaren. I would have thought that the running costs of the Escort would be much more contained.

    I wonder to what extent the market for a new type 2 escort is mid-life crisis in males who drooled after an RS2000 in the late 1970s ?
  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    This for me. Much better stuff out at 60 k.
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  10. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    A powerful n/a engine up front, rear wheel drive, manual gearbox, a timeless shape, fun at sane speeds, sounds better than any Integrale, interior more tasteful than a 12C’s.... and hero status.
  11. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I think these have one eye on those who want to play at being Ari on a weekend. I'm not sure there's much else at £60k brand new ready to go that would be as much fun on a gravel stage.
  12. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    Better looking too....the Chevette has aged better than the Escort. How much is an HS worth now, about 60 grand I suppose?
  13. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    What looked like an absolute top- bollock rebuild 2.3 HS was £35k. Why would you buy a new car to play rally drivers?
  14. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Again, why buy new if all you want to do is race?
  15. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    I entered a few filters into Autotrader, said £40-60k, and new.

    Exiges, M4s and a couple of Caterhams.

    I’ve never been a Ford man, but I think I’d rather turn up at a ‘meet’ on a Sunday morning in that Escort than those three.

    I wonder what the depreciation will be like?
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  16. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    I’ve never raced, but buying something that hasn’t been, well, raced beforehand might be a more secure feeling.
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  17. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    I'm betting residuals will be solid Tony. I'd bet it's more a question of how much you'll make after your stint of ownership.
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  18. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

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  19. richgilb

    richgilb Admonishtrator

    having just watched this i think it still might be.

  20. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    SHP (mentioned earlier) GRP/Spaceframe Mk1 with Russell Savory V8


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