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Old School/Nu Skool Escort In Snowdonia - Epic!

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Classic Mk1 Escort modified for the current world and being driven through Snowdonia.
Fantastic scenery and a wonderful insight into what can be achieved by some bloke in a shed.
What's not to like? 😀
youtube.com/watch?v=Y01m9Q9ToCQ&

The Mk2 is here:
youtube.com/watch?v=GGko6uK-Fik&

 john arran 10 Jan 2022
In reply to FactorXXX:

Each to his own, I suppose!

 mike123 10 Jan 2022
In reply to FactorXXX: from the thread title I expected done nice man/woman/ bot in China trying to persuade me that their anti vac views weren’t the ramblings of crazed loony along with an invitation to partake in the services of the other type of escort 

Post edited at 07:08
In reply to FactorXXX:

I thought it was a little sad that so much talent and equipment was going to replicate an ancient car when they could have been building something new and original  the best way they could think of rather than sticking to a design from fifty years ago.

 guffers_hump 10 Jan 2022
In reply to FactorXXX:

This looks very cool.

Have you watched Bad Obsession Motorsport.

 timjones 10 Jan 2022
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

Have you no soul

 Tom Valentine 10 Jan 2022
In reply to FactorXXX:

I hope those wheel arches and the sills last longer than those of a certain Mk 1 reg FKH 983 L ..... 

Post edited at 09:39
In reply to timjones:

> Have you no soul

For me the interesting thing for an engineer is designing something new and better than everything that has gone before.   If I had all that equipment I'd be making electric supercars not £80K Escort Mk 1s.

In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

You’re an engineer aren’t you. What kinds of fabulous stuff have you made over the years?

I hated my Escort Mk2. 

 timjones 10 Jan 2022
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

> For me the interesting thing for an engineer is designing something new and better than everything that has gone before.   If I had all that equipment I'd be making electric supercars not £80K Escort Mk 1s.

Maybe that is the difference between an engineer and a proficient salesperson who understands their market?

Post edited at 10:38
 MisterPiggy 10 Jan 2022
In reply to FactorXXX:

Gorgeous !

Sure, I understand all the downsides of such a vehicle today, but as a youngster in the '80s, I lusted after this car. And watching this video was a truly guilty pleasure. Thanks for the link! 🙂

 Rick51 10 Jan 2022
In reply to FactorXXX:

The drone shots took me back 50 years. Great fun to drive, especially after I'd uprated the suspension but I just looked up the figures. My 1300 sport was 82 bhp, 0-60 a touch under 14 secs, my Fabia estate is 88 bhp 0-60 just under 11 secs with infinitely better brakes. But if I had 80k ...

 Tom Valentine 10 Jan 2022
In reply to tom_in_edinburgh:

Whereas I'd be building cars with Taycan capabilities but the style of yesteryear, first choice being a Citroen SM.

 petemeads 10 Jan 2022
In reply to FactorXXX:

I had Mk1 RS2000, UNK942M, from 17,000 miles to 71,000 - brilliant car, cost £1285 and sold 1978 for £1200. Bodywork had been Ziebarted but it seems to not be still around. Speaking to owners at car shows it might have been worth £80,000 in pristine condition now...

Current Golf estate is much more powerful and capable, and economical though!

 Ian W 10 Jan 2022
In reply to Tom Valentine:

> Whereas I'd be building cars with Taycan capabilities but the style of yesteryear, first choice being a Citroen SM.

Have you been watching that "vintage voltage" program, where they do pretty well what you are driving? Some great creations but at an eye watering cost. I'd love the landie defender with Tesla batteries and motors they did. Standstill to 60 in less than 6 seconds.....But at £80k plus a donor vehicle........

 Tom Valentine 10 Jan 2022
In reply to Ian W:

I'm not actually driving it, it's just a dream . And anyway, I'd then have to find a home for a Maserati V6 engine....

 Ian W 10 Jan 2022
In reply to Tom Valentine:

> I'm not actually driving it, it's just a dream . And anyway, I'd then have to find a home for a Maserati V6 engine....

Sorry - meant driving at.......if you had an SM (that worked) i'd be ever so jealous!!

 Tom Valentine 10 Jan 2022
In reply to Ian W:

Came out of the cemetery at Etaples a few years ago to find a convoy of twenty plus cruising past. My cup of envy definitely overflowed that afternoon.


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