CAR OF 1968 FORD ES­CORT

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 6-page Nostalgia Special -

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.

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