Escorts, Cortinas and Capris – Classic Ford Heaven    

Classic Car Auctions has a variety of fast, classic and restoration project Fords along with their counterparts from the USA coming to auction on the 18 June.

If you are a Capri enthusiast, there are three to choose from, including a 1975 RS1300 which has had one owner from new. This one is the Holy Grail as it is the prototype RS1300 built in 1972, one year prior to the production run of 249 cars in 1973. This is such a special car which was bought by the current keeper from AVO once they had finished it in 1975 and registered it on a P plate with 500 miles on the clock. It now has 70,700 miles on the clock and guided at £50,000 to £60,00.

If you are not afraid of doing some work there are two further Capris available a 1980 Mk III 3.0s with the V6 Essex engine in need of recommissioning and with 45,514 miles is guided at £18,000 to £22,000. Alternatively, if you are in for more of a project a circa 1971 Mk1 guided at £4,000 to £8,000 but offered at No Reserve could be for you. With the bodywork having been completed and the 1600cc engine and four-speed manual gearbox installed, it just needs completing.

There are also three Cortinas to choose from. A fabulous 1970 Mk2 1600E presented in Aubergine, which combines sport styling with luxury as this is the Executive package which includes wood interior, quad lights, wide rim wheels, reversing lights and a leather trimmed steering wheel. This is a No Reserve offering and looks very cool with some of its period features.

Alternatively, you could opt for the 1977 3.0S which has had the most spectacular restoration over two years and is fitted with the 3 litre Essex V6 engine, an option not offered in the UK. As this is a South African car, it has been finished in Grass Green and original colour for cars sold in SA. A famous Ford that has stared in Classic Ford Magazine and is now guided at £15,000 to £18,000.

A car we have covered a few weeks ago is the 1966 Lotus Cortina Mk1 Replica Aeroflow, fully restored by a Cortina specialist with a great reputation and presented in the classic Ermine White and Sherwood Green. Guided at £35,000 to £40,000.

Three Escorts are on offer, from a circa 1978 Mk2 in need of mechanical and interior recommissioning to a 1980 RS2000 Custom finished in rare Nordic Blue. The Custom Pack includes the Fishnet Recaros seats, full door cards and pod centre console. A stunning car with 93,000 on the clock and guided at £34,000 to £38,000.

Gary Dunne CCA Sales Manager commented: “This is quite a selection of cars on offer, from the little Consul to the American muscle cars. The RS1300 and XR3i are probably the ones to watch.”

Viewing takes place on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 with sale day being the Saturday 18 June at the Warwickshire Event Centre.