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Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Sat 23 Jul 2016, 18:14
by IndianaJones
Saw this on OLX...

1991 Ford Bantam 1600 Leisure
https://www.olx.co.za/ad/fore-bantam-fo ... 62ccdecf8a
R27000 neg

Probably not a collectable, but increasingly scarce to find in reasonably good condition, especially the "Leisure" model. The 1st generation Bantam, which was based on the Mk3 Escort, and manufactured between 1983 and 1993 was a truly South African product, much like the Cortina bakkie. I believe we never officially received Mk4 Escort's in SA, but somewhere in its production life the 1st gen Bantam, and Mazda Rustler received the Mk4 Escort's front end, like on this example.

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Sun 24 Jul 2016, 06:06
by V8 fan
I had a mint 1988 Mazda Rustler 1400 - very comfortable but the worst engine ever made by SAMCOR.........FORD CVH.

That sunk Ford's reputation for a while...... :cry:

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Sun 21 Aug 2016, 18:05
by IndianaJones
Saw this on OLX...

1984 Ford Bantam Leisure
https://www.olx.co.za/ad/ford-bantam-ID ... fb13275fc2
R44999

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Sat 17 Sep 2016, 17:22
by IndianaJones
Saw this on Gumtree...

1986 Ford Bantam
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkie ... 0016472309
R32000

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Sat 17 Sep 2016, 18:51
by hitlers revenge
True -a real crappie engine, no wonder they reverted to the trusted Kent engine in the 2nd generation Mk3's

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Sat 22 Oct 2016, 09:44
by IndianaJones
Saw this on OLX...

1984 Ford Bantam Leisure
https://www.olx.co.za/ad/ford-bantam-ba ... 26b53f43aa
R26500

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Thu 09 Mar 2017, 19:01
by IndianaJones
Saw this on Gumtree...

1982 Ford Escort XR3
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkie ... 0350717809
R15000

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 17:14
by Gunter
so after a long 2 year wait and religiously monthly calls ...i yesterday bought and collected my XR3 i have been chasing. It took a fair bit of effort to get out of the sealed(thats right...sealed off ) garage - first time the car has seen daylight in 20 years.Words cannot explain this cars condition - it is better than new. It has done 10 000km

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 20:30
by V8 fan
Well come on then, where's the photos :D

Re: Ford Escort Mk3 & mk4 incl. Bantam

Posted: Fri 10 Mar 2017, 21:00
by Gunter
i am way too stupid to upload pics