Cool eBay Find #163

This bruiser caught my eye very easily, I’ve got a soft spot for Galaxies and this is a real beauty, not to mention it has the ideal spec and condition. 1963 and a half with a 7.0 litre V8 attached to a manual gearbox and a switchable exhaust, this is the kind of car you feel in your chest as well as hear it. Its been built in recent years and it looks like someone has sunk a huge amount of time and money into this project. The car also has a great write up which explains exactly how the car was built and how it came from the factory too, and even better than that is that there is a couple of videos (which show the switchable exhaust brilliantly too). The buy it now price of just under £28,000 doesn’t seem at all unreasonable to me, for a car of this quality and specification you could easily pay a lot more (especially if you try and build it yourself!). Well worth looking at but you might have to try and get there before me…..

Cool eBay Find #163

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Cool eBay find #159

I do love a fast Ford, and recently I’ve had a hankering for a mk1 Escort, but finished in the right way. This little RS2000 replica popped up on eBay a couple of days ago and as you can see from the bidding I’m not the only one who is a big fan of it. Bidding currently stands at over £20,000 with over 5 days to go. This replica looks like it was built from a nice car too as it doesn’t appear the mounts have been plated as is common with these. The Zetec engine fitted may not be to everyone’s taste but I think its a great choice and looks to suit the car well also. The five speed box and LSD should also provide some entertainment for whoever manages to buy it. I look forward to seeing how much this actually does make in the end though.

Cool eBay find #159

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Cool eBay Find #152

Find #152 is this incredibly cool MK2 Ford Escort X-Pack with quite a twist. Everyone has seen these cars in RS2000 form or with a Cosworth YB engine packing a lot more power but it is very rare to see one with a V8 – something that is sure to send purists into a spin. Continue reading “Cool eBay Find #152”

YouTube #7

I was at Brands Hatch on Sunday when this race took place, and was in the pits when it actually happened, and was therefore quite close to see the aftermath that included the doors being cut off, Rod Birley extracted on stretcher and what was left of the car being collected up. I was quite surprised so see so many people trying to photograph him at a point that no one even knew if he was conscious or how seriously injured he was. I was also surprised to see people letting their young children watch what was quite an unpleasant scene, though perhaps they were just shocked to see it so up close. Rod is something of a legend at Brands, with hundreds of race wins to his name in that Escort Cosworth, and hopefully we’ll see him back on track soon.

Cool eBay Find #150

There are a lot of Capris for sale at any time, though few look to be in as nice a condition as this one, and it’s harder to find a square headlight (mk2) model, though I prefer the mk3 myself. I love an X-Pack car, I just think they look so cool, even more so than the standard car. This is a 3.0S model so it’s top of the range too, and harder to find than a 2.8i. It’s currently bid up to £13,400 so it doesn’t look like a bad deal either.

Cool eBay Find #150