Blue oval bar­gains

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Fast Fords for ev­ery bud­get

WHAT TO PAY £1500-£9000 The first-se­ries front-wheel-drive Es­corts con­tinue to ap­peal – and how. Quite aside from their crisp looks (which present best with tele­dial al­loy wheels), they have tena­cious han­dling and se­ri­ous straight-line per­for­mance, con­sid­er­ing their vin­tage. The sub­se­quent MkIV was heav­ier and cor­re­spond­ingly slower and, as such, the ear­li­est of the breed are now the most cov­eted. Then there’s the closely-re­lated Es­cort RS1600i, but that’s a very dif­fer­ent story that we’ll save for an­other day…

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