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Man Builds a $90,000 Gold and Diamond Encrusted Ford Escort (2 Videos)

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Thieves may want to steal more than just the rims off this Silver, gold and diamond Ford Escort. Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details.

A jeweller with a lifelong love of cars has completed a miniature model of a Ford Escort from precious metals.

Russell Lord, from Shenfield, Essex, spent more than 1,500 hours working on the 6.5in (16.5cm) model, which has working steering and suspension.

About 70% of the vehicle is silver but other parts, including the wheels and spoiler, have been crafted from gold. It also features a number of diamonds.

The car, which cost £70,000 to make, will be auctioned for charity in 2019.

Mr Lord, whose first car was a MK1 Ford Escort, started work on the 1976 MK2 silver model 25 years ago.

He has since owned 55 Escorts – 56 if you include the pocket-sized version.  [su_button url=”https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-45969012″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#008AC6″ size=”2″ icon=”icon: arrow-right” icon_color=”#f8f9fa”]Continue reading [/su_button]

BBCexcerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Oct. 27, 2018

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