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FORD ESCORT (MKI)

2-door/4-door 4-seater saloon estate.

Big-selling small-medium Ford, UK designed but also built in West Germany, assembled worldwide lke other seventies Fords. Rounded style monocoque, MacPherson front end, cross-flow head engines, slick gearboxes. Automatic option on 1300s, but rare. Cheap and cheerful, and hundreds of tatty ones survive. Gave rise to many more exciting versions.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1098cc/1297cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1968 to 1974  
Number produced:
1,076,112 of all types in UK, 2,228,349 total European production