The premise of the programme has the presenters on a mission to save old and repairable enthusiast vehicles, by repairing or otherwise improving an example of a particular make and model to a budget, then selling it to a new owner. Work Completed: Replaced gear knob, passenger door and door mirrors, pulled and filled dent in rear nearside quarter panel, repainted wheels and replaced the centre caps, applied new door sill decals, replaced handbrake lever, replaced handbrake warning light, adjusted rear exhaust section to prevent it from knocking against the undercarriage, fitted a new stereo, engine service including replacing the engine oil, spark plugs, rotor arm, distributor cap and air filter, cleaned up the leather interior, polished the bodywork. Work Completed: Refurbished the gear linkage, fitted a new brake master cylinder, 2 new interior air vents, new decals around the rear windscreen and on the door sills, new clock, ammeter and rev counter, new front spoiler, repainted the front VW badge from silver to black, repainted GTI-spec front grille insert from chrome to red and replaced the non original steel wheels with a refurbished set of Pirelli alloys.
Original Poster. Steve in Stoke. Working class.
CDM on Sun Jan 06, pm. Sponsored content. Rally Model Forum. Some time ago I started building a collection of cars that had won the British Rally Championship.
JP is a self-confessed car and motorcycle addict, having saved thousands over the years working on and maintaining his vehicles himself. Now that the cold weather is back, we'll be whacking the car's heater on the second we turn the key. Or not if your car heaters are not working.
Produced late in the manufacturing history of this iconic motor car, one could argue that the rare Aubergine colour is the most desirable for the Escort Cosworth. As you would expect of a well-kept car, this Cosworth is available having been detailed and is kept indoors. This Escort Cosworth also comes with a full service history.
Having worked in and around the motor trade most of my professional life, I have been lucky to drive many makes and models of motor cars. Some underwhelm, some disappoint and some make you loathe them, in extreme cases some cars can manage all three, and in my opinion one model captures all three of the previous factors — The Escort XR3i. The Escort MkIII was launched onto the motoring scene inseemingly ticking all the boxes and offering what Ford had always done — keen pricing, a dealer on every street corner, huge model range and being cheap to run.
The Focus was a major step forward from the Escort for Ford's mid sized model when it was released and it is now on its third incarnation. The ST and RS represent the warmed up models. The RS received many a shining review. Mk1 RS 2.
It looks fantastic electric blue is said to have all original paint. Sun International Racing imported of these when nearly new, and this is very likely to be one of the nicest left anywhere, let alone Stateside. Fortunately Ford was able to squeeze the airbag fitted to these later cars into a moderately sized three spoke design as opposed to the massive, bread box shaped units still commonplace at the time.