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1977 Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia 2 door

  • Year (Vintage): 1977
  • Mileage (miles): 60,000
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Registration: Irish
  • Full Name: Ian O'Brien
  • Phone: 086 8678529
  • County / State: Cork
  • Country: Ireland
  • Subscriber to Irish Vintage Scene or Retro Classics magazines?: No
  • Listed: July 19, 2018 1:21 pm
  • Expires: 1 day, 22 hours


1977 Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia, in white with black vinyl roof.
2 Door RHD German built car, Irish Registered
As it’s a Ghia, the car was factory fitted with the 1300GT engine
First registered on 26th Jan, 1977. First Owner had the car for 28 years before being imported into Ireland.Family owned since importing
Extremely rare as it’s a 2 door Ghia, not the 4 door that most of them are.
The car has never been taken apart and restored.

Good points
60K miles from new
Detailed Service history file including original handbooks, original receipts, etc
Matching number car (original engine, gearbox, back axle, etc)
All original green tinted glass, including windscreen. All etched with the original UK registration number
Original Black Vinyl Roof with no cracks or damage
Original interior/seats/etc

Garaged and stored in a Carcoon when not in use. Not used in the rain/salty roads. Comes with the original two sets of keys and dealer keyrings.

On 13 “Minilight” replicas on 155/70R13 tyres, Original wheels included, not used since restoration.

All original Ford Metal except for Front Left wing changed by Godfrey Davis Ford (supplying dealer) in 1979 (receipt available) & the bottom of front panel repaired 3 to 4 years ago

Over the past few years, the following was changed for o/e specification items
Window rubbers
Master Cylinder rebuilt
New front calipers, discs and pads
New rear shoes and cylinders
New front shocks, track control arms, track rod ends
New anti-roll bar bushings
New steering rack mount rubbers
New rear shocks
New rear bushes
New gearbox seals
New rear axle seals
New flexible brake hoses

Engine rebuilt with the following modifications/upgrades
a +60″ overbore,
oversize 9.8:1 compression ratio pistons,
ARP bolts throughout engine
BPJ Services (UK) ported and polished the original head to their “mild fast road” specifications, and converted to unleaded
BPJ Services matching Piper Cam
BPJ Services Steel rocker posts
High flow/high pressure oil pump
Balanced rotating assembly
Weber 32/36 DGV set-up by McNamara’s Dublin
H&H Ignition distributor to match the head / cam / compression ratio
ITG air filter
Magnecor ignition leads
Black Silicone Hoses
Big wing sump
Adjustable timing chain
New water and fuel pump
New clutch and starter motor fitted at the same time.

Bad Points
One bubble of rust on the rear left wheelarch
Bulkhead sound deadening pad broken
LHS headlight reflector is slightly tarnished (but it passed it’s last NCT that way)

The car comes with
The Carcoon
Engine parts that were removed when the engine was rebuilt (GT cam, distributor, bolts, hoses, etc.)
Original Weber 32/32 DGV

Phone after 6pm ONLY. Price is €15,000 or nearest offer

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