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#271 OFFLINE   Hendry

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:22 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...10AAOSwSIxZe1w9

Not exactly what Hendry would be after but this is probably one of the best ones I've seen for a while. I'd buy this and drive it across Europe on a massive road trip.


I don't really think the mk4 Astra interior suits it. Interesting conversion though!

To the rest of you, good things come to those who wait, if I'm to buy one with as little rust as possible I need to find one such First, that isn't way way overpriced.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:29 AM

It doesn't matter.


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#273 OFFLINE   AnthonyG

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:57 AM

Some of those dealer stickers - and the slogans - from a couple of pages ago - are great.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:52 AM

It's taken ten pages, for me to ask but when did the mk3 facelift / series 2 start being the mk4, because all this talk of mk6's and I'm seeing pictures of mk5's

 

In addition when did the Cortina Mk4 Series 80 become the mk5 ?

 

I demand that everyone stops getting it wrong. 

 

You may as Well call the Cavalier mk2 face lift a mk3 - or Ascona D

And the Vectra A would have to be a Cavalier Mk4



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:08 AM

The 1986-90 Escort has always been called a Mk4, I've never heard anybody call it a Mk3. I've never heard the Cortina 80 being called a Mk4 either.

 

I had a D reg mk4 / Mk3 series 2 Xr3i and for a shortwhile was in the XRwankersPolishersClub, and it was definitely a mk3 series 2 in 2001

 

My dad had a mk4 series 80 Cortina, from new and I remember the brochure.



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:14 AM

Y plate is almost late registration madness on a 'scort.

As stated above any escort worth having will be the higher tax brand. As long as a cars pre 2006 the tax is much of a muchness really.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:22 PM

The Only time I've heard of series 1 or 2 is towards the RS turbo,always been a straight mk3 or 4 for lesser models...
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:45 PM

Cortina 80 - correct.
Even Ford call the 1986 onwards Escort the MK4 though. I did see reference to a Mk7 on some sites too.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:53 PM

The Only time I've heard of series 1 or 2 is towards the RS turbo,always been a straight mk3 or 4 for lesser models...

 

Same, although it confuses me, Id understand series 1/2 RS Turbos if they were both mk3 or both mk4, but as ones a mk3 and the other a mk4 I dont get the need for series 1/2, also why just the RS Turbo? 

 

I find it really baffling when people go on about series 2 RS Turbo, 88 spec, 90 spec and all this. I mean its not like every car doesnt get a spec update every couple of years, theres more obvious changes between an 88 and a 90 model year Sapphire Cosworth and they dont get referred to as 88 spec, 90 spec, etc.

 

Are these just unofficial titles RS lickers have given these Escorts because they think they are so special? 

 

Cortina 80 - correct.
Even Ford call the 1986 onwards Escort the MK4 though. I did see reference to a Mk7 on some sites too.

 

Suppose some people will try and call the mk5b/mk5 facelift Escort a mk6, these are the people that every time a car is facelifted think it should be handed a new mk. 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 10:45 PM

Bastard! I dont have anything like that kind of money, I thought a decent mk6 would be about half that, tops!


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:47 AM

But that is a very low mileage, well looked after and tidy looking example. I don't reckon it will be hanging around for too long at that price if it is as good as the pictures make it seem.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:31 AM

you'll probably get it for 500 if you wave it under his nose,but prices are starting to rise for the really decent stuff
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:05 AM

If you get the seller on side, that's not a billion miles from chez six cylinder... We could pop over in early spetember and collect. It for you, then you come to the field of dreams, be a hero and then drive it back! I could pick you up from a station on Friday the 8th...

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:04 AM

I had a D reg mk4 / Mk3 series 2 Xr3i and for a shortwhile was in the XRwankersPolishersClub, and it was definitely a mk3 series 2 in 2001
 
My dad had a mk4 series 80 Cortina, from new and I remember the brochure.


D for doom! Bet the rust monster has had that one away?

Mk3 = grille
Mk4 = bonnet extended bewteen the lights

I've had an RS1600i and a mk4 RST. Only one of them was a Series anything.

Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:18 AM

I have got a 90s Ford wallet you can have for cost of postage! £3.IMG_20170813_111635.jpg IMG_20170813_111642.jpg
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:42 PM

I don't think £700 is out the way for a car with 41k on the clock. What is your budget?

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

I had an Escort Mk5 1.6 LX for my first car. 1992/J. Bought in 2001 for £1000, it remains the most expensive car I've ever bought. It was the CVH engine with an actual carb!

 

It was a bit crap. I have many miserable memories of trucking up and down the M6 to see my then girlfriend in Reading in it. She turned out to be a right cow.

 

Not the car's fault I suppose but I wouldn't have another one. Even more annoyingly, I had been offered a mate's Mini Clubman 1275 for £1000 and turned it down because it was slightly modified (alloys and a rebore to 1293) and I couldn't get insurance. I was young and didn't realise that I should just lie about the insurance. I still regret it.

 

The Escort was a nice metallic blue though.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:13 AM

I don't think £700 is out the way for a car with 41k on the clock. What is your budget?

It has to be exactly the amount of change he finds in the Jetta after a deep clean.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:52 PM

It has to be exactly the amount of change he finds in the Jetta after a deep clean.

 

£4.03 then!


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

 

In addition when did the Cortina Mk4 Series 80 become the mk5 ?

 

 

Possibly 1983, when Ford referred to it as such:

 

Aug 83 004 Showcase.jpg

 

https://www.flickr.c...ith/6246247904/


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:05 AM

Perfect. Get it bought.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:23 AM

Perfect. Get it bought.


Christ, what a nail!
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 10:42 AM

Astra G interiors needed to be 16v, ideally Sport or SRi etc. They got white dials and rev counter and seats with the extensions. Fantastic cars.

Back o/t with this thread, I'd get an Escort GTi if one comes up cheap. There's a local one on ebay, but it's too much for the problems it has.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 12:31 PM

Perfect. Get it bought.


The ends of the sills will be like a sieve. I'm always wary of used as 'work car'. Usually means a nail that's absolutely filthy inside. Spent a few years having breeze blocks chucked in the boot.
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:18 PM

Astra G interiors needed to be 16v, ideally Sport or SRi etc. They got white dials and rev counter and seats with the extensions. Fantastic cars.

Back o/t with this thread, I'd get an Escort GTi if one comes up cheap. There's a local one on ebay, but it's too much for the problems it has.

 

Other than the Coupes the only decent G interior they did was the GSi i reckon, the kinda matt grey console, lovely half leather Recaros, blue seatbelts, chunky steering wheel, etc.

 

But really its the actual style/design of the G interior I dont like, its too "square" plain and bland. The dash, door cards and so on are just pure function and no style. Even the mk3 Astra interior was more "designed" and a bit of creativity had went into it. 

 

The ends of the sills will be like a sieve. I'm always wary of used as 'work car'. Usually means a nail that's absolutely filthy inside. Spent a few years having breeze blocks chucked in the boot.

 

At first I thought he was serious until I clocked the horrible big aftermarket wheels, cheapo tacky Ripspeed motorised flip up head unit, the baggy drivers seat cloth that looks like theres no foam left underneath, the missing drivers window winder, the fucked rear arch, scorched roof lacquer and similar on the bonnet. £500, more like £50 for scrap!

 

One will turn up locally, it has to, they outsold every other car round here the whole time they were produced, and part of the appeal of one for me is having what I longed for as a 12 year old, a brand new mk6 Escort fresh out the box from the local dealer. Since there was no way of me ever getting one when new, the other part of the appeal is getting a genuine, original, decent local car and I can at least tell myself this is kinda what it wouldve been like buying a brand new one all those years ago. It does need to be a mk6 and not a mk5b, and not a povery spec lead in or Encore model, because I would never have bought one of those if I was old enough then to have bought a brand new one, it wouldve been an LX, Finesse, Ghia, Si, GTi, Ghia X, something decent spec, and definitely not a lead in, Encore, Osprey, Flight or CL or any of the dodgy special editions that came with a tilt/slide sunroof, a boot spoiler and snazzy badges on a base pov spec. 


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:20 PM

They'll all have baggy seats if they're velour, they looked like that at 4 year old!

My main concern would be rust. If the rear legs have gone it's bean tins, I'd not care what spec, the fact it'll still be on the road will be a crucial factor!

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:24 PM

Another thread full of chat and bugger all action.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

Think it should be locked til he's bought one :-)
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:21 PM

Those alloys need burning. With fire and hammers.




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