1975 Ford Escort Two-Door
SaloonAustralian-built Escort; fitted with 2.0-litre Pinto;
fresh interior; RS lookalike
As with most Mk I Escorts, this
impressive RS lookalike didn't start life in Ford's AVO department in Dagenham.
Part of its appeal (other than being offered for under £50k) is that it lived
until recently in Australia, a country well known for its dry climate and for
driving on the correct side of the road.
An official letter on file
from Ford Australia, confirms the spec details of chassis number CK44RS96168,
which was a locally produced at their Geelong factory just outside Melbourne,
It was built in July 1975 and delivered to the selling
dealer Anderson Ford in South Australia. Ford confirmed that it was built as a
two-door XL with a 1,300cc engine and three speed auto, painted in Frosted Lime
with saddle interior - wow!
What you see before you however is a bit
different, the car having been radically updated in around 2017. A list of the
work done at this time includes a new dash top, rear bumpers, six-dial binnacle,
steering wheel and boss kit, quick shift, badges, exhaust system including
'headers', alloys and tyres etc etc.....the inference being that this is when
the 2.0-litre Pinto engine was installed too but we don't know for
It was sold by a gent in Lawson, NSW to Blue Mountains Mazda in
2020 who sold it to our vendor, who has recently returned to the UK after a
change of plans and no longer has a use for the car.
with duties paid, it has a NOVA number which will allow easy UK registration and
an original handbook, although that refers to the basic 1,300 auto as originally
Well updated and with a solid Australian two-door shell, it
looks great value and a lot of fun.Contact email@example.com