ford escort restoration

The RS Turbo Story

Our 1988 Ford Escort RS Turbo has had quite the interesting back story. Originally from the sunny south of France, it was picked up and

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What’s Underneath – Inspection of the 1975 Ford Escort RS Mexico Recreation

It’s always interesting the first time we put a car up on the ramps in our workshop. You find out more about the story of the car from underneath. Clues and suggestions at its life from a viewpoint rarely seen.

Today it’s the turn of our 1975 Ford Escort Mk1 RS Mexico Recreation. It is being fully inspected and assessed by our in-house restoration teams to determine what, if anything, may need doing to make sure the car is in its best shape.

From a brief visual look, the car is in great shape underneath. The vibrant green paintwork extends all the way through the car and the deep, rich black of the suspension and chassis components contrasts against the eye and allows for easy recognition of any issues that might be there.

Find out more about this amazing Mk1 Escort Mexico soon on the Bridge Classic Cars blog.

The RS Turbo Story

Our 1988 Ford Escort RS Turbo has had quite the interesting back story.

Originally from the sunny south of France, it was picked up and restored by its second owner Sean Swift who also bought the white escort pictured below but found it was in such a poor condition that restoring it would leave him at a loss.

Sean then brought them back to the UK where he started his beautiful renovation of the grey RS Turbo which made its way to us, with very few miles on the clock.

Unsurprisingly we’ve had multiple offers from the team to run it in…

This is how the RS used to look before is renovation:

And this is how it looks now, after Sean’s clever handiwork and a photoshoot with our marketing team: