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  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭ ugglasdav


    JoeySully wrote: »

    ohh god, i think people tend to forget that this car cost about 50 pounds new and now a days is worth maybe 5k or so


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    ugglasdav wrote: »
    ohh god, i think people tend to forget that this car cost about 50 pounds new and now a days is worth maybe 5k or so

    Er, that's a Escort Twin Cam, one of the best variants of the Mk1, not the average 1100 sewing machine. If it's as clean as it's advertised as and is genuine with history, there is guys that will pay money like that for it.

    Not saying I would though!!:D


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,868 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    there is guys that will pay money like that for it

    That's what the seller reckons too :)

    Imagine what fabulous cars one could buy for £65k and then decide to spend it all on a Ford Escort?

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 943 ✭✭✭ bbsrs


    unkel wrote: »
    That's what the seller reckons too :)

    Imagine what fabulous cars one could buy for £65k and then decide to spend it all on a Ford Escort?

    Investment is why people buy cars like that and those people also probably have £65k road cars too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ mk1esc


    not worth that kind of money yet, max around £40/45k.....dermot wallace motors has one or did have one, stunner of a car but cant remember how much he was asking for it....:D
    love my escorts as ive got 2 so far and hopefully a 3dr on the way, mk1 escort van and a mk2 rs mexico :D.....anyone know where there are any vans in any condition please pm me


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    I know where is a van for sale in wexford if your interested?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,757 ✭✭✭ ianobrien


    Ya, that car is at least £35k overpriced.

    I've seen them for sale at the £25k mark for good clean ones. Concourse one can make a bit more but that one seems to be two different shades of white on the LHS:confused: Also, RS1600 & RS1800 are generally more expensive.

    As for the rarest Escort, try to buy one of the two red RS1800 road cars!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    ianobrien wrote: »
    Ya, that car is at least £35k overpriced.

    Maybe im thinking of MK1 Lotus Cortinas so?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    It sold for the asking price


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 619 Advbrd


    So, this car sold 4 years ago. Very useful resurrecting this thread.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,608 ✭✭✭ gctest50


    Wasn't some pos mexico like :


    q39GQ7g.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    Advbrd wrote: »
    So, this car sold 4 years ago. Very useful resurrecting this thread.

    No. This car sold 2 or so months ago.
    gctest50 wrote: »
    Wasn't some pos mexico like :
    q39GQ7g.jpg

    I know! Sure I'm gonna be starting my tc assembly within the month! Only thing is, that pic looks more alpine, than ermine white!

    do you have a url to the page where those images were taken from?

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,608 ✭✭✭ gctest50


    red_ice wrote: »
    .......

    do you have a url to the page where those images were taken from?

    Thanks
    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    gctest50 wrote: »
    .

    le thx!

    Yep, that the one alright. He was offered 60k for that around the time OP made this post and refused it. Good thing he hung on to it!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,033 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    They can run to a lot more than that these days.

    A fully sorted rally car with a BDA or Millington engine can get close to STG£100000.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rZkDQA6Gss

    That's a copy car with a modern Zetec engine. I've seen the (only) original RS1800 in factory red. I've also run behind it on a spirited drive in Cumbria. It's virtually priceless at this stage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ millington


    They can run to a lot more than that these days.

    A fully sorted rally car with a BDA or Millington engine can get close to STG£100000.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rZkDQA6Gss

    That's a copy car with a modern Zetec engine. I've seen the (only) original RS1800 in factory red. I've also run behind it on a spirited drive in Cumbria. It's virtually priceless at this stage.
    It's the only remaining red car, but there were another 2 built. The show car which is replicated in that video and a press car which was actually written off outside Newry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    They can run to a lot more than that these days.

    A fully sorted rally car with a BDA or Millington engine can get close to STG£100000.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rZkDQA6Gss

    That's a copy car with a modern Zetec engine. I've seen the (only) original RS1800 in factory red. I've also run behind it on a spirited drive in Cumbria. It's virtually priceless at this stage.

    A real rs1800 is hard to find. Big money. Same with an rs1600 and Twincam. The chaps who made that video have new escorts up all the time and they are asking top dollar for them! In fact, they're asking for 35k for a mexico right now.

    Almost everyone in the mk1 forums go nuts when they see an rs1600/tc offered up for 45k+ yet a mex is worth 35k?

    The AVO registrar mentioned a while back that they have less than 40 twincams on the road, and less than 500 accounted for of the 800 odd that were made. 65k is the minimum a car in that condition should go for imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ millington


    red_ice wrote: »
    A real rs1800 is hard to find. Big money. Same with an rs1600 and Twincam. The chaps who made that video have new escorts up all the time and they are asking top dollar for them! In fact, they're asking for 35k for a mexico right now.

    Almost everyone in the mk1 forums go nuts when they see an rs1600/tc offered up for 45k+ yet a mex is worth 35k?

    The AVO registrar mentioned a while back that they have less than 40 twincams on the road, and less than 500 accounted for of the 800 odd that were made. 65k is the minimum a car in that condition should go for imo.

    Haven't heard many complaints about RS1600s but I did see a Mk1 RS2000 up for £45k a few weeks back. It sold, whether it was for that price or half of it I don't know!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    millington wrote: »
    Haven't heard many complaints about RS1600s but I did see a Mk1 RS2000 up for £45k a few weeks back. It sold, whether it was for that price or half of it I don't know!

    I've seen a few with rs1600's, but more so Twincams even tho there are far less of them.

    If the rs2000 was done by those lads, it probably did go for around that, probably 5k off - you know how it goes. 25k+ for a mexico is a bit much for me.

    Here's that mex for 35k.

    It goes to show what a piece of paper + genuine period parts does for the value of a car. In fairness to that car - it is stunning!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ millington


    red_ice wrote: »
    I've seen a few with rs1600's, but more so Twincams even tho there are far less of them.

    If the rs2000 was done by those lads, it probably did go for around that, probably 5k off - you know how it goes. 25k+ for a mexico is a bit much for me.

    Here's that mex for 35k.

    It goes to show what a piece of paper + genuine period parts does for the value of a car. In fairness to that car - it is stunning!
    I'm pretty sure KGF and the likes are the reason RS values have skyrocketed so much lately


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    millington wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure KGF and the likes are the reason RS values have skyrocketed so much lately

    They definitely are part of it. I'd say "for the love of cars" doing a Mexico episode is also a factor...

    However, I feel the main reason is people in the scene see these KGF escorts going for 20k maybe 3-4 years ago and thinking that their crooked escort they bodged together is worth the same money when its really about a 10k car, but they actually get the 20k. Then KGF look at the state of those cars and raise their price because people are willing to spend 20k on a poorly build car. Lather, rinse, repeat!

    There's guys out there with replica Mexicos asking for more than actual Mexicos, they too are selling well, the mind boggles!

    Having said that, you're looking to come out at 20kish for a Mexico, double that for an rs1600/tc. A TC project will set you back 16k(gbp) before any work has even started on it, cant quote for an rs1600 project - I've never seen one come up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    40k rs2000.. Not even clean or straight.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,033 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    red_ice wrote: »
    40k rs2000.. Not even clean or straight.

    It looks decent enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭ millington


    red_ice wrote: »
    Having said that, you're looking to come out at 20kish for a Mexico, double that for an rs1600/tc. A TC project will set you back 16k(gbp) before any work has even started on it, cant quote for an rs1600 project - I've never seen one come up.
    More than double that for an RS1600 these days I reckon


    That orange RS doesn't look too bad to me although a bit overpriced. The stripes are far from the right shape though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,403 Jan_de_Bakker


    Looks like the first car I bought - for 6k :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,240 red_ice


    millington wrote: »
    More than double that for an RS1600 these days I reckon


    That orange RS doesn't look too bad to me although a bit overpriced. The stripes are far from the right shape though.

    A good rs1600 will easily run into 45,000 euro to build.

    40k sterling for an rs2000 is theft


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,033 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    red_ice wrote: »
    A good rs1600 will easily run into 45,000 euro to build.

    40k sterling for an rs2000 is theft

    Is it?

    http://www.classicandsportscar.com/auctions/mk2-ford-escort-sells-almost-ps100000


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