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Old 13 Jan 2012, 19:03 (Ref:3011352)   #1
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Mk1 Escort Special Saloon

Hi all, i bought this mk1 escort special saloon of the dreaded ebay, and am trying to track down as much info on it as i can. was hopeing that someone on here might reconise it or have an incline of the previous drivers. The original colour seems to have been predomantly blue, but on the doors i have stripped back the blue to find it was white and has "Oakhill garage" hand signwritten on them. hope this might jog some memories. thanks

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Old 13 Jan 2012, 20:12 (Ref:3011374)   #2
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Hello pal spoken too you on our ctcrc forum hope that link was some info
ill email this picture u supplied here too a few friends who may know it
too help you it looks a great car am glad its found a good owner
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Old 13 Jan 2012, 20:18 (Ref:3011378)   #3
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Welcome dohnut, there's plenty of national racing historians on thisn section who i'm sure will be able to offer some help as to the car's past.

What's your plans by the way, the Classic Special Saloons/Modsports series perhaps?
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 05:42 (Ref:3011490)   #4
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A lot can be determined from looking at things like rear axle and how it is located, engine comparment, gearbox tunnel, interior etc. Are you able to post any more pics showing some detail?

Good luck with the car! Another Mk1 saved.......
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 10:38 (Ref:3011550)   #5
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yep i will take some more pictures and post them up. unfortuantly its had a recent front end conversion, all of the original from the bulkhead forward has been taken off and its been spaceframed with rosejoint twin wishbone suspension on.

not yet entirely sure what im gonna use it for but it will be used
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 17:52 (Ref:3011650)   #6
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Hi, what area did you buy the car from matey? Hasn't the seller any info on it all to give us a clue? There were so many Escort Mk 1s back then, so without a "Starter For One", it would be difficult to obtain an honest opinion as to its provenence.
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 18:17 (Ref:3012505)   #7
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Hi gerry I think I've found it on a picture in this months classic ford here's a pic off my phone
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 20:55 (Ref:3012545)   #8
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when i first saw this i thought it was, but there is a couple of things that are slightly different to the picture. which could have been changed afterwards but without contacting previous owners i will never know. my car is very very similiar to the picture, same front end panels, same suspesion, same wheels and im pretty sure it had bda in it. but the picture has been converted to single wiper where mine is still twin and the chassis is higher in the picture.
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 21:20 (Ref:3012563)   #9
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Not the same car then. Why would anybody convert a single wiper back to twins?
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Not the same car then. Why would anybody convert a single wiper back to twins?
Perhaps to comply with road regulations if intending to MOT & tax it?
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Old 17 Jan 2012, 08:53 (Ref:3012744)   #11
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Yep I know a few cars inc my 555 jap rally car it has a fully working set up coverted for the road use lots of people do it an then
There is the berpop what had been converted also
I found another car similar but its yellow? Any yellow underneith
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Old 18 Jan 2012, 22:30 (Ref:3013826)   #12
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erm there is a bit of yellow but it appears to be stripes
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Anymore news pal?
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ive started to take the inside panels back, and have found that the front scuttle panel has been welded in afterwards. it doesnt quite fit right and its yellow underneath.
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John Robinson's car was yellow!
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