"The Ford Escort was introduced in the United Kingdom at the end of 1967, making its show debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968. The Escort was a commercial success in many parts of Western Europe, but nowhere more than in the UK, where it was consistently the national best seller. In June 1974, less than six years after the car's UK introduction, Ford announced the completion of the two millionth Ford Escort, a milestone unmatched by any Ford model outside the USA. The Mk. I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time; a subtle Detroit-inspired ‘Coke bottle’ waistline and the ‘dogbone’ shaped front grille - arguably the car's most famous stylistic feature.
Originally registered on 7th January 1972 this genuine Escort 1300 GT is arguably one of Dagenhams’ finest designs and greatest success story. This example was restored several years ago and was featured in the Classic Ford magazine in November 2010. Clearly this has been a very well maintained and much-loved example, the history folder is certainly impressive. The original Ford service book and owner’s handbook are present and there are a significant number of invoices in the history folder. The yellow paintwork is generally good although there are a couple of areas that may require attention in the future and the black interior is in good order. The easy to read and uncluttered instrument binnacle is a feature of a 1300GT. During our inspection it was a case of pull the choke out, turn the key and the Kent engine burst into life, she ran with good oil pressure. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 25th August 2022, this is fine example of a model that is rarely seen these days.