Buying old Ford Escorts has been an addiction for Dan Williamson since getting his first Mk1 while aged just 15. His subsequent career as a motoring journalist started in 1997, covering new cars, classics, and performance machines, for magazines including Fast Ford and Practical Classics. But those rear-wheel-drive Escorts remain closest to his heart, and this is his third book on the subject. Dan is an AVO Owners' Club member with a collection of sporty Fords, including a Mexico, a 1600 Sport, and a Mk1 that's the focus of a Cosworth YB engine conversion.
With good photos and info on where to spot the rot, advice on choosing the right model and even how to spot a fake, it's a great ... companion to take with you when looking at cars for sale Classic Ford This great series of 64 page pocket-sized books just keeps growing ... The author is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about these models, but he clearly wants to help you get the best one possible. Taking his advice is likely to save a lot of grief! Classic driver (monthly) All the mechanical and bodywork problems encountered in buying any secondhand car are covered in fully illustrated and specific detail for the models in question ... Together with tips which include buying at auction, restoration viability, general running and deciding just what the car is worth, this publications can indeed be considered essential guides for anyone considering buying a second hand example of these 'classic' Fords. Speedscene