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#1 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 11:06 AM

Hi Folks,

 

The time has come to sell my old Ford Escort.

I don't necessarily expect anybody here to be interested, just thought I would show you as its a fairly iconic 80's car.

Any feedback on my ad is welcome :yes:

 

https://www.ebay.co....AYAAOSwxcZdCUkJ

 

 

 

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#2 Reli

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 11:28 AM

Very cool, vintage 80s.  Dig the tubular header.



#3 Fatdog

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 12:42 PM

I once had a black, 1986 Escort GT.  The Escort was a lovely car in its time.  Good luck with the auction!

 

EDIT:

I just now noticed the mileage!!  You only have 107,000 on the odometer?



#4 Transistorized

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:00 PM

It's unique to me how the Escort was in other Countries versus the US. It's a completely different car in the US

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM

It's unique to me how the Escort was in other Countries versus the US. It's a completely different car in the US

 

 

Yep, US got stuck with low-powered cars during the 80s

Same with the Fiesta, GTI, RX7, 240SX, Corolla, and lots of Euro cars 



#6 T-STER

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:35 PM

XR3i such an iconic car, good luck with the sale :)



#7 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 09:42 PM

The last Escort available here was the MKII.

#8 lupogtiboy

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 03:35 AM

Quite a rare beast on UK roads now, looks to be worth what you're asking too, in nice original condition, which is a rare thing these days too!



#9 hardmen

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 04:07 AM

We still have LOTS of them riding in Brazil (in many versions since 80s to 2000s).

l'm a really FAN of that "Little Fords"...   ...have myself a 2000s Ford Fiesta with 260.000km and still Rocks!!

 

Lovely Escort, soon this one will find a new lucky owner...

 

Cheers.



#10 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 11:45 AM

Hey Guys, thanks for all the positive comments.

Will be a bit sad to it go but I just don't use it, if I had a lock up I would probably keep it forever.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:17 AM

I once had a black, 1986 Escort GT.  The Escort was a lovely car in its time.  Good luck with the auction!

 

EDIT:

I just now noticed the mileage!!  You only have 107,000 on the odometer?

 

We had an '89. Put a glut on miles on that thing!

 

Good luck with the sale



#12 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:35 PM

Thanks Dude :-)



#13 Hisrudeness

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:10 PM

Dave, that brings back some memories! Perfect time to sell and the new owner will be pleased.

#14 Styleking

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:07 AM

That things pretty sweet! GLWTS

#15 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:08 AM

Thanks guys, ive got a viewing on Saturday :yes:



#16 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:24 AM

Just to complete the story, the car sold to the first viewer.

I came down a small amount from the asking price but myself and the buyer were happy with the result.

 

It was a bit strange seeing it loaded up on somebody else's trailer but I soon got over it. It actually felt somewhat of a relief for the whole, ownership, upkeep, repair and then finally selling process, to be over with.

 

On to other things :w00t:



#17 MyOhMy

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:16 AM

I couldn't help but raise a smile when I saw the cassettes, proudly sat in their holder, ready to select from the choice on display - ah, the memories warmly flow back like it was only yesterday.  I mean, tossing a couple of memory sticks somewhere just doesn't cut it with me.  :thumbsdown:



#18 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:36 AM

I couldn't help but raise a smile when I saw the cassettes, proudly sat in their holder, ready to select from the choice on display - ah, the memories warmly flow back like it was only yesterday.  I mean, tossing a couple of memory sticks somewhere just doesn't cut it with me.  :thumbsdown:

 

The trouble is I left my "BBC Sporting Classics" cassette in the Escort, oh well, a free gift for the new owner :-D



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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:21 PM

Back in the 90's my wife brought her 1990 Escort from Germany to the States. The 4-speed manual and that 1.9L, I couldn't touch it with my 1991 16v GTI. Her car would do 60 in 2nd gear with no engine stress, we took it to sea level (Michigan) and I swear I couldn't start from a stop without squeelching the front tires. 

 

BTW Alan, your guy's Cosworth's are bringing 60-70K over here in the States. 



#20 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:13 PM

Back in the 90's my wife brought her 1990 Escort from Germany to the States. The 4-speed manual and that 1.9L, I couldn't touch it with my 1991 16v GTI. Her car would do 60 in 2nd gear with no engine stress, we took it to sea level (Michigan) and I swear I couldn't start from a stop without squeelching the front tires. 

 

BTW Alan, your guy's Cosworth's are bringing 60-70K over here in the States. 

 

Thanks Hajidub, a good Cosworth is at least that price over here too :yes: