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Mk1 Capri 3.0 GLX

A nice original Mk1 Capri for restoration Registered in March 1973, this Ford Capri 3000 GXL looks quite solid and a great base for a restoration one of the most desirable of the MkI Capri variants has been in the ownership of the current registered keeper since 1981. However, it …

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Tracking Check

Quick tracking check and what do I bump in to….Another Classic Ford! A Lovely Mk1 Lotus Cortina kitted out with Halda Tripmaster and clocks, Mint! With the tracking sorted from the great service from AA Silencers in Cheadle it was time for a test run, that’s my excuse anyway!

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Leek Auto Extravaganza

The Sun Gods were shining on Sunday when I joined the South Staffs RS Owners and the Oval Owners for a trip to Brown Edge! Plenty of Fords of all types made the trip and the show was packed. Some lovely concours contenders, the very tidy early P reg Mexico …

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Capital Escort

Not seen one of these before! an Unusual limited edition 4 door Mk2 Escort The Capital Escort was a limited edition Escort developed by London Ford main dealers exclusively for the Greater London Area. Based upon the Ford Escort Popular Plus 4-Door Saloon. Available in just two colours, Capital Red (600 …

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ETW 885G Works Twin Cam

1969 Ford Escort Twin Cam Works Rally Car, Driven by Roger Clark to 6th overall on the 1969 RAC Rally All too aware of the success that Stuart Turner had achieved as BMC’s competition manager (whilst the Mini was at the height of its powers), Ford’s Walter Hayes made a …

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Time for a Spring Clean

Decided to get the Mex summer ready by popping down to Autobrite Direct and treat her to a 2 stage paint correction and a 5 year ceramic coating. Did not think it was possible to look even more Yellow, but yes looks amazing! Would be rude not to go out …

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Weston Park Classic Car Show

Quick the rain has stopped let get our for an hour! so we popped to the Easter Motor Show & Autojumble at Weston park. Being a little more south there was a quite a few cars I have not seen before, A very nice Mk1 Lotus Cortina. And a different …

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1968 Mk1 Escort

Nice to see a standard Mk1 Escort restored, this LHD 2 door in Italy was built in June 1968 and has recently been restored. The restoration was completed a few years ago but has been perfectly maintained over the years, rust free body, mechanically perfect, original plates and documents. Truly …

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NEC Classic Motor Show

We have been trying to get to this show for the last few years but the starts had not aligned…. until this weekend! Its quite expensive with the admission and then parking (and maybe some food!) so was not sure what to think but there was plenty of Fords! and …

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The Rebuild Starts!

No sooner than the muck was cleaned off then the rebuild started! Good to see that not much damage to the structural stuff.

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