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Old 06-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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MK 1 1969 Ford Lotus Escort RARE

Anyone else think this is slightly overpriced?!

1969 Ford Lotus Escort RARE! on eBay (end time 15-Dec-10 08:09:16 GMT)
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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But just look at that luxurious vinyl interior !
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:41 PM   #3
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Does look a little pricey, mind you a mint MK1 Lotus cortina will set you back in excess of 30K these days...
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:42 PM   #4
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You'd think for the money they're expecting that they could have made a little more effort with the presentation! Location, location, location!

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:47 PM   #5
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Does look a little pricey, mind you a mint MK1 Lotus cortina will set you back in excess of 30K these days...
And the Cortina was a genuine car. That Escort is a bitza.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:47 PM   #6
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Looks a bit iffy to me Lotus Escort MK1 a very rare animal indeed no shots of engine or homologation plate very suspicious. 65k I'd be surprised but you never know with some of these historic rally car collectors

Edit: Just realised there was a video so now seen engine but still can't see any homologation plate to say vehicle is "Number x of 200"

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:50 PM   #7
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You can buy far more car and far more performance for far less money.

Why spend 65k on a car when most people will look at it and think that you are driving round in an old Mk1 Escort worth about a grand ??
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:29 PM   #8
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Takes me back to the mid 80's when you could pick up MK 1's/2's, Stags etc for peanuts. I was only 11 in 1985 but remember my mates brother's pals having what seemed a different motor every week! Great days!
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:33 PM   #9
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Not sure what medication they are on but I'd like some too!

The actual model was Ford Escort Twin Cam - didn't carry the word "Lotus". Over 1200 were made, so no idea what the 200 the dealer mentions relates to.

As for 65k - cloud cuckoo land. Last one I saw (only a couple of years back) was mid teens.
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And there was me thinking it was a typo -= one zero too many.







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Old 06-12-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
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You'd think for the money they're expecting that they could have made a little more effort with the presentation! Location, location, location!


Perhaps the location was chosen carefully to appeal to the type of person who would be likely to spend 65K on that ... item!
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As with any zero-mileage or thereabouts collectable car like this, you can pretty much set whatever price you like.

And it only needs one buyer who really wants the very best to pay up.

I have no idea on Escort values - but anyone seen a better one for less?

In fairness to the seller, the car looks to be in absolutely brand new condition throughout - pretty thorough and clear video too showing inside/outside/engine bay/underneath etc. At least they're making some effort here

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The actual model was Ford Escort Twin Cam - didn't carry the word "Lotus".
That's how I remembered them being named. Did they have rectangular headlights?

Something else I've remembered - how much I detest Buddy Holly.
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:57 PM   #14
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I'd say this is about right, someone in the Ford scene will pay it.
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