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Is A Ford Escort Ever Worth £94,500?

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Or you could buy this - Lambo Roadster - and put the £14k difference towards the insurance premiums...

Much more fun...

Now then, what a dilema, Lamborghini Diablo or Ford Escort, would have to be the Escort for the free road tax :lol:

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On a similar note, looking for a Ford Fiesta on Autotrader and Ebay

why are people paying more than new for used cars?

New Price

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK 1.6 Titanium 3dr

Petrol £11,822 Diesel £12,371

Drivethedeal.com inc delivery, road fund licence, 3 year warranty.

Used cars

FORD FIESTA 1596 cc 1.6 Titanium

£13,995 8,080 miles 2009 (59 reg), Hatchback

Ford FIESTA 1596 cc (O) TITANIUM 120

£13,795 5,000 miles 2009 (59 reg), Hatchback

Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Titanium 5dr

2010 DIESEL MANUAL 1000 miles

£15,995.00

And it's not just a few, the cheapest start around £11,000 20K miles and only go up.

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Guy who wrote the advert should be an EA judging from the sales pitch he's giving for it.

I emailed and told him I'd give him a fiver for it to take it off his hands :lol:

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On a similar note, looking for a Ford Fiesta on Autotrader and Ebay

why are people paying more than new for used cars?

New Price

FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK 1.6 Titanium 3dr

Petrol £11,822 Diesel £12,371

Drivethedeal.com inc delivery, road fund licence, 3 year warranty.

Used cars

FORD FIESTA 1596 cc 1.6 Titanium

£13,995 8,080 miles 2009 (59 reg), Hatchback

Ford FIESTA 1596 cc (O) TITANIUM 120

£13,795 5,000 miles 2009 (59 reg), Hatchback

Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Titanium 5dr

2010 DIESEL MANUAL 1000 miles

£15,995.00

And it's not just a few, the cheapest start around £11,000 20K miles and only go up.

:blink:

Some people are just a bit thick, others don't trust the internet or don't know where to look on the internet to buy a cheaper new car.

I used to work for a national car chain, they had a 1 year old Peugeot 106 with 20,000 miles on the clock for £800 less than the list price for a brand new one. I asked one of the saleman why it was on for so much considering a customer could buy a brand new car that hadn't turned a wheel and came wih a 3 year warranty for only £800 extra at most. The salesman told me that someone would buy it at that price and someone did.

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You'll notice that it's 11 years old and only has 28k on the clock - that's probably because it's spent most of that 11 years in the garage (and I don't mean the one that's attached to a house).

Yeah, they were probably trying to start it on cold mornings.

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Now then, what a dilema, Lamborghini Diablo or Ford Escort, would have to be the Escort for the free road tax :lol:

Unfair comparison.

Lambo would depreciate horribly at least for the next 10 years or so and cost a fortune to maintain and get very hard to maintain by the time its 40 years old. It might eventually be worth a lot though when enough have been written off.

A fairer Escort / Lambo comparison would be a 1970-3 Miura vs 73 works Escort 2.0 BDA. Miura does 60 in 5.5-5.75, Escort, 5.35 or 4.99 depending on gearing. Horrifically difficult to find a seller for either, if you can BDA will be about £60k, the Miura about £250K.

Which is kinda odd as the Escort is faster & will have Motorsport history, whereas the Miura will just be 'pretty' & may have been owned by a celebrity or 2 (big deal).

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Well its a piece of motoring history I suppose and "original" rather than substantially rebuilt. My mate had something similar in the 70's in yellow (Ford Mexico?) and took me across a field in it. Fantastic. Perhaps someone will pay the money, but buyers must be rare.

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Love the bracing bar across the MacPherson struts. Had something similar holding my Mk1 Cortina together, which necessitated a sporty, "rorty" air filter. Ahhh those were the days..the golden era of Dagenham machines., Ford Anglia 105E, Mk1 Cortina's, Mk1 Escorts etc..and their high revving over square four engines made BMC efforts look pitiful.

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£94,000 is rather a lot - like about double what I'd guess.

Maybe there are one or two special factors though. This car was built / modified by Ford and owned and entered by them too. So it's part of Ford's history in a way that a rally Escort modified by an outside tuning company wouldn't be.

I wonder what this entrant to the same World Cup Rally is worth, then - if it still exists :D

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Unfair comparison.

Lambo would depreciate horribly at least for the next 10 years or so and cost a fortune to maintain and get very hard to maintain by the time its 40 years old. It might eventually be worth a lot though when enough have been written off.

A fairer Escort / Lambo comparison would be a 1970-3 Miura vs 73 works Escort 2.0 BDA. Miura does 60 in 5.5-5.75, Escort, 5.35 or 4.99 depending on gearing. Horrifically difficult to find a seller for either, if you can BDA will be about £60k, the Miura about £250K.

Which is kinda odd as the Escort is faster & will have Motorsport history, whereas the Miura will just be 'pretty' & may have been owned by a celebrity or 2 (big deal).

Wheras the car the OP mentions seems just silly pricewise it is worth remembering that in the mid 70s when teh two rally cars that mattered wre the BDA Escort and the Carerra 2.7 RS Lightwight, it was said that the Porsche was cheaper than the equivalent Escort.

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Oh I did nearly miss this thread slipping past.

I'm quite a follower of the old Ford scene and a very proud Escort owner albeit of the Mk2 variety.

I have watched the last 10 years since buying my car that the prices asked have followed the typical houseprice trend and went through the roof to the point that they are now unaffordable. The amount of old Fords that have a ridiculous price tag beggars belief!

Now back to the car in question here. This is a classic icon which seems to have been very carefully restored to its former glory. A hugely desirable rallying classic IMPO.

But a click of the following link...

http://www.motorbase.com/auctionlot/by-id/437026201/

...will show it sold at auction less than a year ago for 64k GBP exc. fees which took it up to 71.9k GBP.

Not bad investing work if you can get it, I suppose :blink:

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Oh I did nearly miss this thread slipping past.

I'm quite a follower of the old Ford scene and a very proud Escort owner albeit of the Mk2 variety.

I have watched the last 10 years since buying my car that the prices asked have followed the typical houseprice trend and went through the roof to the point that they are now unaffordable. The amount of old Fords that have a ridiculous price tag beggars belief!

Now back to the car in question here. This is a classic icon which seems to have been very carefully restored to its former glory. A hugely desirable rallying classic IMPO.

But a click of the following link...

http://www.motorbase...y-id/437026201/

...will show it sold at auction less than a year ago for 64k GBP exc. fees which took it up to 71.9k GBP.

Not bad investing work if you can get it, I suppose :blink:

Of course the really sad thing is that after produceing a few really tasty drivers cars like the Twin Cam Escort, the BDA Escort and the Costworth Sierra, Ford may produce fast cars these days but no cars to lust over.

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£94,000 is rather a lot - like about double what I'd guess.

Maybe there are one or two special factors though. This car was built / modified by Ford and owned and entered by them too. So it's part of Ford's history in a way that a rally Escort modified by an outside tuning company wouldn't be.

I wonder what this entrant to the same World Cup Rally is worth, then - if it still exists :D

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The Escort is worth the money as it previously belonged to 'Lord Da genham'

On the Rolls front, This never gets old

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