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marshpoprock said:
I agree, no. What makes you think it's a rear wheel drive Escort?
The fact that it has a 470 cubic inch motor with a super charger on it...It is a frame off rebuild, definitely not your typical grocery getter. Call the dealership and they'll give you some specs on it.
 

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There is no such thing as a frame off resto for a unibody, although I've seen them stripped and redone. But that is a nice looking '82...wish it was closer and cheaper, thought it's not quite a 2 door hatch :p
 

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Has anyone besides me actually called the dealership? I know it says FWD in the desription, but the salesman is saying somethin totally differrent...like '470ci boat engine' different...like '$15,000 invested' different. Somebody else needs to investigate and see if its a hoax or not.
 

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I'm going with it's a hoax. If you've got a 470 under the hood of an '82, you'd be taking pictures of it. Trust me.

The only thing that seems different are the wheels and the cowl hood. Everything else looks like an escort. Ask him to take some pictures of the install and send them to you. Then we'll know for sure.
 

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Me too... Looked like a pretty clean little wagon.
 

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I dont live anywhere near there or I'd definitely be going to look and see.

I was just pretty sure the wheels looked like 5 lug, and with the hood scoop and what it says in the description, I would say its had some serious work done to it.


I definitely wanna see some pics under that hood though.
 

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The wheels look to be early 90's T-bird. Which uses the same bolt pattern and spacing as a Fox body. Which do fit somewhat on a 1g Escort.
 

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Crap..that thing is far from stock. Longitudinal engine....yeah, that's rwd. Looks a lot like a forced induction 2.3 HSC....really had to tell from the pics..but seriously, a blower? That thing looks like a lot of fun.
 

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Good god he actually did it. Ultimate sleeper for sure.


Pretty jealous, but I wouldn't pay that price. I'd rather do it myself.
 
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