PRESS RELEASE - June 2012
1970 Mk 1 Escort in Ermine White with Zetec conversion
Having restored and converted several previous vehicles - Mk 2 Fiesta's, Capri Laser, Mk1 & Mk 2 Escorts, P100 Pickup and Mk4 Escort Cabrio, all fitted with engines that we planned to change for the 16 valve Zetec, this time around it seemed more logical to buy a "complete" car, needing work ( but without engine & gearbox ) and rebuild it from a shell upwards.
One was found that seemed ideal, a Mk1, 2 door Escort, tax exempt, complete with good original interior, chrome bumpers, straight body, roof & wings and with a 2 ltr Zetec engine & Retroford fitting kit and 5 speed gearbox also up for offers.
The post code indicated somewhere south of Glasgow, so we telephoned, made an appointment with the vendor, went to see him and bought the lot !
Collecting it all was another thing, but we hired a good trailer & drove up in the trusty Volvo estate, the last 25 miles or so over single track roads with grass growing down the middle.
What follows is a pictorial set of snapshots of the restoration and conversion of our Mk 1 to a Zetec powered Mexico replica.
This car is now sold. Please contact us for more details.
Chester Sportscars. Tel. 01244 822244