As stated in the title, my little Escort is a 1985 1.6 Ghia and completely original.
I have owned the car since 2008 during which time he has been garaged, and I do know the family that owned him (from new), before me. Unfortunately, I only have a little paperwork history, as the previous owner who would have been in his mid 80's by now, became very ill very quickly, and his wife could not find all the paperwork.
2004 MOT - mileage 31,805
2005 MOT - mileage 32,766
2012 MOT - mileage 33,390
2017 MOT - mileage 33,602
As you can see, the mileage went up by 212 miles in 5 years, and this is the reason that I am selling him. Personal reasons meant that he has been just not used, however every time I go to him, he starts first time, every time and drives perfectly.
He had been up for sale without an MOT, but due to numerous questions, I ended up taking him last week. He did not Pass first time, needing some welding on the inner wing, rear brakes were stiff through lack of use and a new exhaust back box.I am happy to share the failure sheet if interested.
At 32 years old and original there are some small marks, on the door and bonnet and also some surface rust on the sills and valance, and a door fell on him in the garage and put two small dents in the O/S wing. I have not got these done as the question is, do you want a Concur winner that has been resprayed or an absolute original??
The registration number has been valued by click4reg at £575, and is the original given.
The plastic airbox was broken, and trying to find the right one has been frustrating, and I have three in the garage that do not fit. My thoughts are to put a K&N conversion on just for simplicity until I find the correct original.
The hydraulic lift supports for the boot will need recharging or replacing as the boot will not stay up.
In Summary and to cover off some of the questions that I have been asked :-
1 - Yes it is all original
2 - No I do not have the FSH
3 - Yes - he does have some surface rust and minor marks
4 - Yes he starts first time and does not smoke.
5 - Yes all the electrics work and even the radio.
6 - Yes - I do have some more photographs but please do not ask me for hundreds and of every conceivable part of the car. See Point 7.
7 - Please - If you are serious, COME AND LOOK AT HIM, it will save countless emails/texts and wasting time.
That seems about it really, but I am happy to answer any questions on points that I have forgot to cover.
If anyone has an airbox that would fit please let me know!