Author(s): Dan Williamson
Ford's Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts (1967 to 1980) are collectable classics, and this guide aims to aid potential buyers or restorers through the purchasing process. A one-stop package offering great advice, this is the ideal companion for anyone sampling and assessing an Escort, for sale privately, at a dealer, or an online auction. It comes with at-a-glance tips, illustrated inspection guidance, valuation data, specifications, modifications you should avoid, real-world cost considerations - and even checks for spotting a fake.
Buying old Ford Escorts has been an addiction for Dan Williamson since getting his first Mk1 while aged just 15. His subsequent career as a motoring journalist started in 1997, covering new cars, classics, and performance machines, for magazines including Fast Ford and Practical Classics. But those rear-wheel-drive Escorts remain closest to his heart, and this is his third book on the subject. Dan is an AVO Owners' Club member with a collection of sporty Fords, including a Mexico, a 1600 Sport, and a Mk1 that's the focus of a Cosworth YB engine conversion.