Incognito Mode: 1994 Ford Escort GT Wagon

This next car won’t impress your neighbors much…and it won’t save the planet. But what it will do is haul your kayak to the river and dodge cones at your local autocross track…and that ain’t bad for a car that’ll be invisible to all but a fraction of the population. Find this 1994 Ford Escort GT Wagon offered for $3500 in New Paltz, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1994 Ford Escort
fuel: gas
odometer: 72000
title status: clean
transmission: manual
Absolutely rust free. Has never seen a Northeast winter or road salt.

Enthusiast owned 1994 Ford Escort wagon with an unmodified Escort GT driveline conversion (1.8 DOHC BP05 engine as found in the Mazda Miata). All original GT components including exhaust from manifold to dual tip muffler, air intake assembly with all baffles/silencers and factory options such as A/C and working cruise control.

Upgrades beyond the swap:
Ground Control adjustable coilover springs
Cusco camber plates
3rd gen escort front steering knuckles with RX7 ball joints (wider track)
Corksport V2 strut Tower bar
Short shifter
Gas shock hood lift
Protege LX lower dash with slide out cup holders and several other subtle upgrades from other BG platform cars (Protege, MX3, 323, Tracer).
Not pictured: color matched Escort GT side skirts (included) and a set of rare black leather MX3 SE front seats (included at asking price)

I consider the car a good running and driving project. Mainly because the power steering is currently not working for some reason and it has a minor exhaust leak. Doesn’t sound bad but you can smell it in the cabin. The speedometer needle bounces (possible dry cable) and the reverse lights aren’t working. All of the issues may be simple fixes but I have way too many cars/projects and haven’t had the time to diagnose or work onanything since I purchased the car a year or so ago.
Asking $3500 as pictured (black wheels)
Located in New Paltz 12561

I also have many other parts available beyond that such as a full drop in turbo swap with rebuilt BP26 engine, tubular manifold, hybrid Turbo, BPD intake, Megasquirt ECU, Kia G-Series trans with Torsen helical gear LSD diff. (250-300hp) $3500 for the setup.

Miata BP4W engine, Skunk 2 intake manifold, Toyota E153 trans conversion with Mfactory LSD (800-1,000hp trans setup).
No package deals and no parts available for sale before the car is sold.

See a better way to drive something red?