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Boy Racers Dream Car??

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When i passed my driving test around 20 years ago, the boy racers car at the time was the old MK11 Escort, it was cheap and readily available in various specifications and lent itself to being modified with relative ease. My first Escort was a 2 door 1.1 Pop which i bought for 30quid! I was in the motor trade so several months and two or three donor cars later it was transformed. We shoe horned a 2litre Pinto engine out of a Cortina, uprated the suspension, brakes, fit alloys and interior etc from the 'donors'. It was the typical wolf in sheeps clothing, i kept the car for about 5 years and then sold it to a work colleague who blew the engine in the first week! Since then i've had a whole host of performance Fords including RS2000, XR2, XR3i, XR4x4, Sierra Cosworth but the one car i would have back would be the old Escort.
What was the boy racer car when you started driving and which car you have owned would you buy back?
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Hi Sean

Mine was also a Mk2. Peppermint Green 4 door 1.3L. replaced by a 1.6 2 door nicked

But my favorite was next black RS Mexico Mk2 5 speed close ratio 'box lowered properly 2L pinto with a few mods to provide 102bhp @ the rear wheels. Awesome! You hadn't lost it until you were looking out the back window! Rear tyres were good for about 5000 miles (no stupid burnouts either)
Mind you could get a new pair for the RRP of a FLY car now!

Unfortunately a guy in a 205 GTI 1.9 tried keeping up with me and stuffed it into the back and wrote it off.

Still got a 1.7 xflow Mk2 which i use for trials.

But the black RS. Have you seen the price of them now!

Ultimate probably would be a Mk1 Twin Cam but my bank manager probably doesn't like me that much!
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