New shells for old Escorts
A new supply of bodyshells for MKII Ford Escorts will be available from May – costing £7000.
Martin Higgins of Higgins Car Dismantlers in Garvagh, Northern Ireland, has commissioned shells and panels manufactured in China. The first samples arrived among a delivery of other car panels that Higgins also offers.
Kerem Ustunkaya of Parkur Racing and Yagmur Bostancı of Rainspeed Historic Motorsport are partners in the project. Yagmur says there are a few flaws to correct before they go on sale to Escort restorers.
‘However, were not expecting to see the replica bodyshell this accurate in comparison to a genuine bodyshell. They are impressive,’ he says. Andy Talbot 028 7086 8814, higginscarbreakers.co.uk
£7000 will buy you a brand new bodyshell for a two-door MkII.