‘I bought it for £100’

1974 Ford Es­cort Derek Mitchell, Scot­land

Practical Classics (UK) - - YOUR CARS -

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.

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