1974 Ford Escort Mk1

MODELEscort Mk1
LOCATIONBradford, West Yorkshire BD11

1974 Ford Escort Mk1

Current bid: £1,000.00

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  • 1600cc engine 
  • Many new parts 
  • European import 
  • LHD 
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  • 1600cc engine 
  • Many new parts 
  • European import 
  • LHD 

As a replacement for the Anglia, Ford Launched the Mk1 Escort in 1969.   

The Escort stuck with the engine pointing north to south, rear wheel drive with leaf-springs and Macpherson front shockers. 

Ford kept it simple and once again, they struck gold. The engineering was traditional, the execution perfect. The combination of distinctive styling, gutsy engines and sharp handling meant all Escorts drove brilliantly.  

The potential was there though to make the Escort into legendary a race car. From the Lotus Twin Cam through the Mexico to the RS, Ford turned the Escort into a legend. 

This Mk1 Escort is, er, interesting. 

Our vendor has produced a short, concise video. We must congratulate him a on witty, honest description. We love it. You will too. It tells the story of this Escort much better than we can, so we’ll be brief. 

The Escort was imported from Serbia. The original paperwork is with the car. Our vendor purchased the Mk1 Escort like this then set about improving it and spent a fair few quid doing so too. However, he still describes it as an “unfinished project” 

It was originally White, as you can see it still is. The decals have been added later. Overall, the exterior is in good condition. Our vendor points out a couple of points. There is a kink in the nearside front door edge. That is how it was when he bought it. There is a badge missing. At the rear there is a “dink” in the chrome bumper blade. There wasn’t anything reported on the offside. 

Pop the bonnet up. The engine bay, battery tray, chassis legs are all described as being in good condition. 

On the front we have four instantly recognisable Cibies. These are not wired up. Our vendor has left the choice to wire them up to either work in conjunction with the headlamps or on a separate switch to the new owner. 

Inside is described as ‘brand new’. It certainly looks it. Our vendor tells us a new full interior was purchased and fitted a few months ago. 

One key fits all the locks. The door cards and chrome door furniture are all good. The carpet is new, as is the headlining. 

The offside sun visor is described as ‘annoying’. Watch the video, you’ll see why. There is a dummy switch in the dash which refuses to stay where it is. A radio is in place. Watch the description to learn more about that. You’ll smile. 

A nice touch is the six gauge instrument panel. These can be tricky to find now. The foot operated windscreen washer still works. 

Under the bonnet we have a 1600cc crossflow engine (*please note that the V5 has not been updated with this so still shows a 1089cc engine). You can see from the Gallery this has been rebuilt. There are two new shock absorbers to go on the rear before the new owner picks it up. 

The tyres are all good. The wheels are brand new too. Although with refreshing but humorous candour, our vendor describes the wheel nuts as “a bit cr*p”.  


The classic car world owes a massive debt to the Ford Escort. Where would we be without it? We all have memories of them, all different, all very enjoyable. 

In recent years, prices have rise Escorts beyond all expectations. But now and again Escorts pop up that still do provide real value. Minor projects like this are one example. We don’t need to tell you anything about Ford’s Mk1 Escort that you don’t already know. Nor do we need to outline the potential one like this has. Good luck bidding. 

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Vehicle Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire BD11 – it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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