THE DEVIL’S IN THE DE­TAIL

Classic Ford - - MK1 ESCORT -

“Peo­ple of­ten say that as­sem­bly is the best part,” says Chris. “You cer­tainly get to see where your money goes!” Hav­ing paid such at­ten­tion to the flaw­less fin­ish of the body and paint, it was nec­es­sary to re­new all of the an­cil­lar­ies and ac­ces­sories in or­der for the Es­cort not to look half-done. New paint re­quires new chrome, and the 1300E’s trade­mark satin black rear panel would have looked odd with­out new hockey sticks and boot trim.And then there’s all the win­dow trim, han­dles, wipers, glass, dash switches, light lenses, in­te­rior wood, bumpers — once you start per­fect­ing, it’s hard to know when to stop.The re­lent­less at­ten­tion to de­tail is what made Chris’s Es­cort one of the stars of our Great Un­veil­ing.

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