Vehicle: 1972 Ford Escort L
Purchase Price: £4,500
Final Cost After Restoration: £8,500
Final Selling Price: £11,800
Profit/Loss: + £3,300
Original air date: 26 February 2013
Work Completed: Front drum brakes and suspension upgraded to Ford Capri 2.8i-based air vented disc brakes, shock absorbers and springs. Limited slip differential fitted. New brake hoses and servo assisted dual brake master cylinders fitted. Replaced near-side “Mexico” front wing. Full body respray from brown to Daytona Yellow. New window rubbers installed. Pair of 1970’s Lucas rally spot lights, sports steering wheel, chrome wing mirrors and replacement original chrome front bumper fitted. Replaced Fiesta XR2 Recaro front seats with original black ones, re-trimmed rear seat from brown to black. Replacement black door cards, carpets and dashboard panel installed. Centre of front grille resprayed satin black. Wheels swapped with repainted 13″ units.