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Some time ago a member here was selling a "rust free" car which showed in one picture a very rusty roof.

When I mentioned the discrepancy he removed the incriminating picture and posted some rather hostile nonsense in defence.

So "rust free" should be taken with a grain of salt from a seller.
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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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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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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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.
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.
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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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?
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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