2.5 tons of spares for a wide range of 1980s and 1990s blue oval cars

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

One man’s col­lec­tion of clas­sic Ford parts has been of­fered for sale in the CCW classifieds – and the en­tire lot could be yours for £6000.

The gold­mine weigh­ing two-and-ahalf-tons is based in North Lin­colnshire, near Scun­thorpe, and in­cludes parts for Es­corts, Corti­nas and Sier­ras. It is all now avail­able to buy, as owner Danny Hor­ton has ran out of space to store them.

As they take up so much room, Danny is hop­ing to sell them as a sin­gle job lot. ‘I’ve built up this col­lec­tion of bits since the 1980s,’ he says. ‘I’ve al­ways been into Fords – I’ve had Es­corts, Fi­es­tas and Corti­nas in the past.’

The col­lec­tion con­tains new-old stock and other sec­ond­hand parts. It in­cludes lights, pan­els and trim parts for Es­corts, Sier­ras, Granadas and Mon­deos. There are also brakes, clutches, light units, and dash­boards for vir­tu­ally any Ford made in the 1980s or early 1990s.

Mod­ern clas­sic Fords still have low val­ues, which means ex­pen­sive new parts can of­ten ren­der them un­eco­nom­i­cal to re­pair. A new tranche of spares could lead to more bread-and-but­ter cars stay­ing on the road, and mak­ing clas­sic sta­tus.

‘I’ve no more room for the parts, and hope­fully they can be of use to some­one,’ adds Danny. ‘My sta­ble is full of lights, trim and dash­boards. I’ve got a crate full of as­sorted clutches. I’m look­ing for a col­lec­tor or au­to­jum­bler to take the lot.’ 07770 384776 or 01724 645164

Later Fords, such as the 1994 Mon­deo Si that sold for £650 at auc­tion on 23 April, are great value for money. Cheaper parts will help keep it on the road.

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