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88 escort GT

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  1. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    And everyone has a different option on what rust free means. My EXP was sold to me as rust free. It was rust free aide from the front sway bar mounts witch were rather rusty.
    Some say rust free means 0% rust, others say it means no rust on the body and some even think it means no rot.
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  2. Tim Emery

    Tim Emery New Member

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    I’m new to the group but I was lucky enough to find a 100% original, never wreck, garage kept 88 Escort GT in Oxford white. Is that’s rare?
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    neuspeedescort Moderator Staff Member

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    opinions vary. the core of it is surface rust is not going to make a car non-rust free. cancer and flaking metal is what makes a car non-rust free. if it can be sanded and the rust goes away. with no metal work or replacement. that is called patina.
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    Yeah, but I suspect that even with the "patina" style of rust, one still should use rusty metal primer (or something equivalent).
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    It means no rot, at least in places where they salt the roads.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Depends on the person. Like I said not everyone has the same idea. To me, being from Ohio rust free means 0% rust. Surface rust is still rust and not patina. patina is aged paint and what not.
    In other words rust=rust and not rust=rot, rot=bad rust.
    But that is just me.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    At this point any 1st gen escort GT is "rare"

    If you are asking if that increases it's value, I couldn't say.
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    Hi Tim,

    That indeed sounds like a rare car in that condition. Could you post a picture or two?

    Where about are you located?

    I missed out on a similar car in my city a couple years ago, it had sold before I saw it although I did get to admire it parked on the street afterwards.

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