'Time-warp' Ford Escort up for grabs

'Time-warp' Ford Escort up for grabs

A 37-year-old Ford with fewer than 4,000 miles on the clock is set to go under the hammer after being found in "time-warp condition".

Classic Car Auctions' general manager, Guy Lees Milne, says it will take "very little imagination" for whoever ends up buying the Ford Escort Ghia to be able to sit behind its wheel and believe they are in a showroom in 1979.

The car is described as "wonderfully preserved" and Mr Lees-Milne says it must be one of the lowest mileage examples of the model around.

The car's original owner is said to have only used the car for very occasional journeys between his London home and holiday cottage.

Its second owner also hardly used the car and when it was sold on to a collector three years ago, they put it straight into storage.

The 1979 Ford - featuring square headlights, a dashboard with wooden fascia and a leather trimmed velour interior - is set to be auctioned on June 18. It is expected that the car will be sold for around £10,000.

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