Video - Cosworth Powered Mk1 Review

Jamie takes this beautiful Mk1 for a spin around the lanes on a soggy west country January day.  Loads of custom work has gone into this car with it's early sierra cosworth head and custom intake. Back to Mk1 Escort Home or Mk1 Escort Videos

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 6

  In this episode the Retropower guys take a look at the progress on the bodywork. Most of the outer panels are on and complete. The custom dash metalwork is in place and some extra cross braces and seat mounts have been welded in to give a bespoke driving position […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 11

  In this episode we get a look at the painted shell and the Retropower guys visit Nitron factory to see how the custom struts are progressing.  Some serious work has gone into the paint process, from a 2 pack acrylic base they progressively knocked back the finish with 1500 […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 5

  In this episode the Retropower guys visit the cosworth factory and take a stroll through history with the progressive display of cossie engines on display starting with the first Anglia 105e in 1964 through to the F1 DFV engines. They also get up close in the dyno bays where […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 13

  In this episode we get a catch up on progress with the car prior to it going in for exhaust fabrication   Here's Episode 13:               Transcript : " coming back to the front of the car has led me to think about […]

Video | Historic Rally Footage

Love the audio on this one - plenty of awesome Mk1's in this field. Could listen to those twin webers all day.   Return to Mk1 Escort Home - Or Mk1 Escort Videos

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 2

There's a fascinating set of videos on youtube that feature Leicestershire based restoration shop Retropower. With a full armoury of design, engineering, metalwork, paintshop and mechanical workshop, Retropower tackle a ground up resto of a Mk1 Escort for legendary car designer Gordon Murray. In this episode the guys look into […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 9

  In this episode the Retropower guys complete the metalwork, strip the car back down to a shell, zinc spray ahead of the paint prep. We get a good look at the escort on a rotisserie getting the seams sealed. The inner wing has been modified to make space for […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 1

There's a fascinating set of videos on youtube that feature Leicestershire based restoration shop Retropower. With a full armoury of design, engineering, metalwork, paintshop and mechanical workshop, Retropower tackle a ground up resto of a Mk1 Escort for legendary car designer Gordon Murray. If you're not sure who Gordon is,  […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 8

  In this episode the Retropower guys take a look at the car at the end of the dry build stage. Gordon gets a good look around the work that's been done, checks out the driving position, new suspension and under body mods.   Here's Episode 8:       […]