CAR OF 1968 FORD ESCORT
Ford’s Escort made its motor show debut at Brussels in January 1968, although production started at the UK Halewood plant late in 1967. It was the successor to the long-lived Anglia and took on the likes of BMC’s 1100/1300 and was even a competitor in the marketplace to Ford’s own Cortina. Brits loved it and it became a ‘60s best-seller. Rack-and-pinion steering was a revelation. The 1098cc, 53bhp saloon was soon joined by the more powerful GT and Twin Cam. The Escort name had previously been applied to a low-spec version of the Ford Esquire.