'Carry on Camping' with this classic Mk1 Ford Escort Elba
Could this be the only classic you ever need to own? The Mk1 Escort Elba camper van blends classic motoring with vintage camping
The Ford Escort has been and done just about every job under the sun. This once staple of family life can list everything from taking the kids to school, shopping trips, motorway cruiser, and even rally car on its CV. It was a truly versatile machine that you could do just about everything with except live in. Or could you? This Mk1 Ford Escort Elba 'Dormobile' camper on Ebay might be the only classic you need to own.
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Classic Escorts are becoming harder to find in good condition these days despite their mainstream status when new — Mk1 cars in particular. Even rarer is the Escort Elba derivative, effectively a converted van model that now severs as a camper. These were once popular with those who wanted to escape the hustle of the city for a weekend and head into the countryside for some r&r.
This example is in great condition and really looks smart after a recent bare metal respray. The listing states that the camper is highly original which will make it of intrigue to collectors. While the Escort isn’t the biggest of camper vans, the flat-folding rear seats form a double bed suitable for two and extendable pop-out sections of the car allow for more space. You’ll also find other essentials including a sink and working gas stove.
Under the bonnet of this 1970 model is a 1098cc engine that still runs well, according to the advert. This Escort has also completed a recent MOT that found it to be in fine health presenting no advisories. It’s certainly not as desirable as an Escort Mexico, but this is a practical classic that has already appreciated in value, with examples trading for less than half the list price of this example only a few years ago. The Mk1 Ford Escort Elba is listed for £9,995.