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Want To Buy Cosworth

Discussion in 'US Classifieds' started by sketchjtl, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. sketchjtl

    sketchjtl FEOA Member

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    If anyone knows or can track one down,(I heard Canada is probably the best option) Would love to find one decently priced or find the parts to make a sleeper out of a 94 lx. I know there is a place in Florida that sells parts for the Cosworth but they're pretty pricey!!
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    No Cosworth parts will fit your 94. Completely different car.
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    sketchjtl FEOA Member

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    I understand that...Would rather find the car..but I heard about some (maybe alot) of mods you could do to make it work. If anything hopes and dreams!!
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    For a "decently" priced cosworth in the US (good luck importing any car from Canada) you're looking at $25,000 on the low end. If you have that on hand, go for it. Just know that no bank will lend that kind if money for a 17 year old (the youngest possible cossy) car with no KBB price. If you qualify for a personal loan, or home refinance for that much than again, go for it.

    Lets say you are able to get one. If you have to repair/replace anything on it... LOL! You can't just go to your local napa, autozone, pep boys, or even the dealership for that matter. Most, if not everything will have to be imported (big$$$) from Europe.

    Ok, so lets look at your other option of swapping into your 94 LX. This option is honestly more expensive and labor intensive than just buying one. First you have to import basically the whole car in pieces from Europe. Then exactly nothing is a direct swap. EVERYTHING (interior, exterior, suspension, engine, etc.) will need to be custom modified and or fabricated to work on your US spec 94. And then you still have to import more parts for repairs later.

    This applies to both options but, have you even thought about how you would (and how much it would cost to) register/insure this thing?

    I'm not trying to kill your dreams here. I think everyone (including myself) who owns an escort or knows about the cosworth has dreamt the same things. And it IS possible... If you're really well off, or rich. Like Jay Leno would have no problem getting and maintaining one. Then having a replica built into a us escort for sh**s and giggles because he's bored. Know what I mean?
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    I live in England right now and those go low for £12k-£14k so right around 20k USD. And here where there's spares and parts available, sort of, its still rare, their considered expensive to maintain just because everything's so hard to find.
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    If you want to make a sleeper without breaking the bank,why not turbo the car or cheaper yet,just run a nitrous kit on it?
    I know this isn't a discussion post,just saw your post and am curious.
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    I have put thought into just doing the turbo on it. It'll be some work but i seen a few posts on here to do it cheap!!
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