This model car makes the heart of every collector beat faster. Because the Ford Escort in 1:25 scale is a real gem. It was lovingly crafted by the British jeweler Russell Lord, mainly from silver, gold and diamonds. 25 years ago he started this model construction project. Since then he has spent thousands of hours of work completing this precious miniature.
The body of the model is made of silver, in addition, the car model has gold brakes and spoilers, 18-carat gold wheels and also gold-shaped bonnet hinges, an 18-carat white gold grille, diamond headlights, orange sapphire and indicators Taillights made of rubies.
"It was a hobby I kept coming back to when I had time, and three years ago, I decided to complete the project – I know this car from the ground up – I just built the model piece by piece, without making any plans, "says jeweler Russell Lord, who is based in Essex, South England.
The appearance of the model car is based on the Escort Mk2 factory rally car from the legendary Finn Ari Vatanen from the late 1970s. In 1981 he won the World Cup – of course in a Ford Escort. Alone the material price of the model car amounts to according to Ford 90.000 euro. On May 2, 2019, it will be auctioned on the website www.themarket.co.uk, the profits will be donated entirely to charity.
The item "Ford Escort: Little gem" was added on April 25 ,1919 in the category News by Ralf Loweg with the keywords Car, Lifestyle, Charity, News, released.
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