A Ford Escort fan has been building his
own Escort for almost a quarter of a century. He’s owned 55 Escorts previously, but this one is the most special Despite not running and not being road legal Russell Lord has decided to sell it even before taking it for a spin. And it’s expected to be one of the most expensive escorts ever sold. That’s because this Ford Escort Mark 2 is made of silver, platinum, gold and precious stones. “I make jewellery the car is termed as objet d’art. The shell is predominately silver the wheels are 18 carat yellow gold and you’ve got 600 fine black Russian diamonds. The headlights are 70 pointers each the rear brake lights are Ruby and then the Oval for the Ford is a salon cabochon sapphire. There’s a diamond on top of the gear stick as well. The materials used are estimated
to be worth around £70,000 But it’s the attention to detail
that makes this really special. So far it’s taken Russell around two and a half thousand hours to create despite the amount of work and money that’s gone into creating the Escort Russell’s gain when it sells at auction won’t be financial. That’s because all profits will go to charities that are close to his heart. Snap isn’t just about the children Snap is special needs and parents And because of that this is the best thing I’ve ever made Built with craft, passion and dedication Russell admits it will be difficult
to see his labour of love go, but he’s glad it’ll be going to help others and he already had his eyes set on building another. This time a Mark 1 Escort.