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History of the Ford Escort - Micksgarage.com

MICKSIGARAGE.COM THE CAR PARTS EXPERTS History of the Ford Escort Ford Anglia 1939-1967 • The Anglia was the long-running & extremely popular predecěssor to the Escort. Weight: 737kg • Almost 1.6 million were produced • The styling of the 4th and final generation Anglia (pictured) was heavily influenced by the U.S & featured ä backward slanted rear window (allegedly to keep the window clear from rain - we're pretty šure it was just because it looked cool) 1422 mm 3912 mm • Anglia's featured in hit TV shows such as Z Cars, Heartbeat, the Young Ones and more recently in the Harry Potter films Weight: 767kg Mk 1 1968 - 1974 1486 mm • Introduced in 1968 as a replacement for the Anglia • 2.1 million units produced • Available in 2/4 door saloon, 2 door estate and van • 940cc - 1994cc engines available inc Lotus Twincam 4045 mm • As a result of its success as a rally car (it won the '68 & 69 World Rally Championships) the RS1600 & Mexico high pérformance versións were developed • Cosworth name makes an appearance for the 1st time in a production car with Cosworth cylinder heads used on the RS1600 Weight: 880kg Mk 2 1974 - 1980 • 1st mk2 Escort was produced on 2nd Dec 1974 & was codenamed 'Brenda' 1414 mm • The mk 2 Escort became the most successful rally car of all time. It won Every RAC Rally from 1975-1979 & the 1979 World Rally Championship at the hands of Hannu Mikkola 3975 mm • The 2 Itr Cosworth BDA engine in the works rally cars was producing as much as 270bhp by 1979 • RS1800 was the first Escort to feature fuel injection • RS2000 launched in 1976 with unique 'Droop Snoot' ROTHMANS ROTHMANS 2MAHXJUG Coşmetic changes in 1978 gave the 'L' models luxurious updates including a glovebox! Weight: 920kg Mk 3/4 1980 - 1986/1986 - 1990 • Radical and controversial re-design featuring a transversely mounted engine and front wheěl drive & fully independant suspěnsion • 1.6 diesel engine introduced in 1983 capable of 70mpg • XR3İ Hot hatch version launched in 1982 to take on the Golf GTI 1384 mm 3970 mm • The Series 1 RS Turbo was launched in 1985 with only 5000 units produced - All in white. 1 Black RS Turbo was built for princess Dianna • Convertible model introduced as well as a 5 speed manual gearbox and 3 speed automatic • Voted European car of the year in 1981 Weight: 1127kg Mk 5/6 1990 - 2000 1397 mm • New 'Zetec' engine range launched in 1992 • Air con, power steering, ABS, central locking & electric windows now all availăble • Escort RS Cosworth launched in 1992 with 4 wheel drive, 227bhp turbocharged 2 litre engine & huge Whale Tail rear spoiler • The Escort Cosworth was actually based Saphire floor pan & had a longitudinally mounted engine • The RS2000 version which ceased production in 1996 was the last Escort ever to wear the iconic RS badge • GTi version launched in 1997 & was the only Ford ever to wear a GTi badge 4040 mm the Sierra 2MI3A arul l DlidoM TAT xebni • By the end of production in july 2000, the Ford Escort hád sold over 20 million units, making it the 5th best selling car in the world Weight: 1074kg Focus 1998 - Present 1430 mm • Introduc which had been in production for over 30 years eplacement for the Escort, in 1998 as • 'Flight & Finesse' versions of the Escort were sold alongside the Focus for the first 2 years of production 4150mm Awarded European car of the year in 1999 • The Focus RS made its rally debut on the Monte Carlo with Colin McRea at the wheel & in 2006 the Focus went on to win the first World Rally Championship for Ford in 27 years 162ivoM 1612ivo

History of the Ford Escort - Micksgarage.com

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A visual history of one of the best selling cars in the World, the Ford Escort.

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