Lewis's Escort mk2 Build Story
This is honour of Lewis's Gandfather, sadly passed, Lewis is restoring this back to factory original, this is episode one of his mega build stay tuned for the next one, only in our magazine
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I had a mk1 Escort 1300 once. I bought it for £25.00, it was bright orange! So my little Brother and I painted the entire car with a tin of white gloss paint!! it looked sick, lol, I only bought the car because of a film i saw. The driver in the film was driving in reverse, handbraked, did a 180 and drove forward - I think thats called a 'J-Turn'. And, well being 17 and daft i wanted to try it. Needless to say, the car ony lasted a couple of months before we dumped it. Sometimes you have regrets in life and this has to be one of mine.
Mk1's are now worth more than most standard cars. Anyway...on to the Mk2. I love these. I taught myself to drive in one of these cars, the same colour aswell! Lewis looks like he his doing a fantastic job here, looking at the details of his car reminds me of my days doing the same to XR3's and XR2'S and to my Lexus. Parts for this must be rare now (and expensive) so refurbing is a good idea not just for the love of the car but from an investment point of view also. Its nice to see he is doing just that. I for one can't wait to see the finished product, which of course will be exclusive to us in our magazine.
Escort MK2 1600 gl
My name: Lewis marsh
When I was a really young kid my Dad had a mk1 escort project that he never got to finish. He loved Ford, especially the Escort series, he spoke about the mk1 all the time and what he was going to do with it. From a young age I've loved cars and motorbikes especially classic cars. As I grew older it was my dream to own an Escort.
After starting an apprenticeship I saved as much as I could to buy one, I wanted to buy a project car which I could build with my Dad and make it my own. I was scrolling through Facebook and found a mk2 escort gl that had a 1600 engine fitted. I didn’t quite have enough to buy it, lucky enough my mum agreed to help me buy the car. So Me and my Stepdad arranged to go and pick it up with his trailer.