SVG Motor Sport will soon start the restoration of this MkII Ford Escort for one of our customers. The car has recently arrived at our workshop in West Sussex having just been imported from South Africa. It is a genuine RS1600 and completely standard and unaltered and in remarkably good condition.
This will be a total restoration begining with the car being completely dismantled before the shell is stripped to bare metal. The shell looks to be in very good shape but you can never be sure what the stripping may reveal of its past life and any repairs it may have had over the last 40 years.
When the car is back in the workshop our client then has a big decision to make. Will this restoration keep this a rare road car or will it become a race car.