‘I bought it for £100’
1974 Ford Escort Derek Mitchell, Scotland
My Escort used to be a 1.1 base model in beige but I've done some work on her to make it a bit brighter. I painted it Daytona Yellow 12 years ago. My first car was a tough old Datsun 120Y (that had three-cylinders for around a year!) but I ended up being a Ford man. I've had this particular one for 25 years, having bought it for £100 from the local paper. I used to do track days but nowadays we're more into gentle road trips around Scotland with friends, such as the Lakes Tour with the RS Club and the Highland Tour. It is such a great car to drive.