1974 Ford Escort MK1 1300E

Lot: 810

Sold for (£): 9,768
Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1974 Ford Escort MK1 1300E manual that has been with the current owner for the last 45 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Family owned from new and indicating just 36,723 miles ...


  • Four-door, top-of-the-range, super-plush, 1300 Executive in metallic silver with a vinyl roof
  • Supplied new in 1974 by Brook Shaw Motor Services (Ford) of Sheffield. 
  • The 1300E shared the same 72bhp Kent engine with the Sport. 99mph and 0-60 in 12.8 seconds
  • Additional dash instruments, wooden dash and door cappings, a three-spoke steering wheel 
  • Same family since new (45 years), passed down through three generations (three keepers on paper)
  • Original service book, original dealer brochure, receipts, old MOTs, service invoices and tax discs
  • Original order form/bill of sale 
  • Low-mileage Mk1s are becoming collectable particularly the rare executives

Lot Details

Registration: BWJ 627M RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1974 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 36723
Model: Escort MK1 1300E MOT expiry: 2017-10-05
Warranted: No Chassis number: BBAFPT14148

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Metallic paintwork in silver, vinyl roof. Side stripes, full-width bumpers and slightly flared arches.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Original seats and interior all in immaculate condition. The 1300E had additional dash instruments, wooden dash and door cappings, a three-spoke steering wheel, additional sound proofing. 


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:


The heated windscreen - I think it could of maybe one of the earliest cars to have this technology. When it was ordered new, the original radio was a paid extra. 

Vehicle History


Same family since new (45 years), passed down through 3 generations, (showing 2 former keepers and 4 years current ownership on V5). Full paper-trail of original Ford order form, original invoice, original dealer brochure from which the car was ordered, receipts, MOT Certificates, service invoices and most tax discs dating back to 1974. The service receipts are comprehensive and appear to cover everything that has ever been done to the car from 1975 to 2016.

About the Condition Report

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history