So this is it guys. Been stood for three years so needs some re-commissioning, not to mention a damned good wash and de-mossing! Already started getting the knackered engine out but the lighting in the workshop is rubbish, so had to call a halt for today. Hopefully more fun this weekend.
Thanks for the digging Adrian - it's interesting that it's registered as a two litre engine. Apparently the owner previous to the seller used it for drag racing with a Zetec. I guess it's still logged as having that motor.
Ah right. I know it's a 1985 kit built on a 1974 Escort donor. But if the Phaeton models weren't linked to the year then it could indeed be any of them. There is a very comprehensive history file with the car so the info will be in there somewhere! Is there a register anywhere that I can identify it from the vehicle reg number?