Started sanding down for paint. Has some rust that is expected for a car of its age. Engineered for all MK2 running gear. It has a full rebuilt 2ltr engine that is far from standard.
Only missing seats and console that holds ashtray. Brand new quick rack. Open to offers or swaps. Was running a 2L overhead twin cam with 4 speed escort box which I still have Was gonna build with my son but after something bigger now. May swap open to offers. Wanted escort or cortina racer consider anything. Ford escort 4 door sedan. Ideal rust replacement cutouts for your project. Guards, rad support and front panels I great nic. Can organize discount towing at cost. Brand new twin throttle cable kit fitted.
Ford Escort sedan 2. Regrettably putting this up for sale. I by nature always have a few projects on the go but a genuine case of best intentions and then a change of situation means that I wont be restoring this in the next year or two at a minimum. Genuine factory Nov 2lt manual shell.
Clean registration in South Australia. Has rust in all the usual places and was desitined to be sand blasted for full resto. Rust in all the usual places: Firewall, both rear arches and lower rear wheel wells. Looks and drives great! Looking for a decent shell with minimal rust not worried if running. Preferably located in Northern NSW. This car was ordered by ford and delivered new to Fremantle. I believe it is the only XL in the country and it has factory 6 dial GT dash with no cracks.
I challenge anyone to find a better one as there is no rot in this car, although the car was painted 20 years ago. There is your usual wear and tear of a car this age and a tiny amount of rust none of which is structural or in the floor as we have no snow in su.
Hilux diiff to suit ford escort RN 25 series. MK1 Escort 2 dr Classic Steel Bumper 2 lt Pinto Been in storage for the last 8 years Painted before stored Very straight and tidy car Completely stock engine Needs finishing off Have all headlights, grill, bumpers to complete outside needs interior Ideal project for race, rally, or road Hard to find in this condition Call for more information Lee.
Mk 1 2 door Ford Escort. Great car to rally , tarmac rally or convert back to a road car. Comes with NSW plates as well Comes with a host of features inc new superlights and 3 sets of rally rims Contact Ben Finnis for more details - or email Please note - Not open to any offers and not open to any.
This is one of the best Escorts around I have never had a more original rust free car. Comes with full history from new and a list of just three owners.
Has original owners manual and has been repainted in the original coulor due to crows feet on the roof bonnet and boot lid. The car still has the original am radio it was made with. Yes its a bit up there in price but this car has next to nothing to spend on it and is ready to show or just enjoy.
Body has small around of rust for it's age. Selling due to having other vehicles. Message for all other information. Vatanen won the drivers' title in , again at the wheel of an RS This victory came despite the arrival on the WRC scene of the venerable four-wheel drive Audi Quattro.
Ford placed in the top three in the manufacturers' championship for the sixth year in a row. Codenamed "Erika", the third generation Escort was launched in September The car, Ford Europe's second front-wheel drive model, was originally meant to be called the "Ford Erika", but ended up retaining the Escort name. Some say this was due to British consumers reluctance to let go of the "Escort" badge as the first two generations of Escort had been among Britain's most popular cars, with the Mk II being Britain's best selling car in , and some say that the Germans were concerned with the song Erika , which was a famous battlemarch of the German armed forces during World War II.
Sales in the United Kingdom increased, and by it had overtaken the ageing Cortina as the nation's best-selling car, beginning an eight-year run as Britain's best selling car. Unlike the Mark II, which had essentially been a reskin of the original platform, the Mark III  was a completely new "wheels-up" design, and was conceived as a hi-tech, high-efficiency vehicle which would compete with the Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic — considered at the time the class benchmarks, and indeed the car was launched with the advertising tagline " Simple is Efficient ".
The Mark III was a departure from the two previous models, the biggest changes being the adoption of front-wheel drive , and the new hatchback body. It was Ford Europe's second front-wheel drive model launch, the first being the smaller Fiesta in , while the hatchback bodystyle had debuted in the company's range in on the second generation Capri.
The car used Ford's contemporary design language of the period with the black louvred radiator grille and straked rear lamp clusters, as well as introducing the aerodynamic "bustle-back" bootlid stump trademarked by Ford as Aeroback which would be further developed in the forthcoming Sierra and Scorpio ; the stump was proven to reduce the car's aerodynamic drag co-efficient significantly, which was a class leading 0. Also new were the overhead camshaft CVH engines in 1.
The suspension was fully independent all around, departing from the archaic leaf spring arrangement found on its predecessors. From mid, a five-speed manual gearbox was introduced across the range. This was now standard on the 1. A selection of features was available, either as standard fitment or optional extras depending on model, including a tilt-and-slide sunroof , central locking , and electric windows.
All models except for base and L were fitted with a check-light system for low fuel, low oil, low coolant, low screenwash, and worn out brake pads. For the model year, the Ford ATX three-speed automatic transmission developed primarily for the US version was available on the 1.
However, the car attracted criticism from the motoring press at launch due to its suspension, with positive camber on the front wheels and negative camber at the rear, giving rise to the Mark III's infamous "knock-kneed" stance. The Mark III soon had a reputation for a harsh, unforgiving ride.
In the revised suspension mounts from the Escort-based Orion and the larger Sierra steering rack were introduced as running changes for the model year which also coincided with a minor update for it including a new Escort badge at the rear. Another engine, introduced in August , was the 1.
It was available on the L and GL models. The Escort estate was initially only available with three doors, but a five-door version was introduced in In that year, a saloon version of the Escort, the Orion , was launched. It used the same mechanicals as the hatchback, but had a more upmarket image and was not available with the smaller 1. It was also directed at buyers of the earlier Cortina , which had ceased production in , with its Sierra successor not available as a saloon at the time.
The Mk III model — , was the most common type of car on British roads in December , with almost 1,, examples registered. A convertible version, made by coachbuilder Karmann appeared the same year as the five-door estate It was the first drop-top car produced by Ford Europe since the Corsair of the s.
The Escort Cabriolet was initially available in both XR3i and Ghia specification, but the Ghia variant was later dropped. Initially this featured a tuned version of the 1. It lacked a five-speed transmission and fuel injection. Also a prototype with a 2. Persistent problems during the vehicle's development prompted Ford to drop plans for its production and instead begin work on an all-wheel-drive model to beat the Audi Quattro , designed and built from scratch, resulting in the famous RS The two-door Escort Van arrived in the marketplace in February , a slightly delayed introduction caused by large remaining stocks of the Mark II Escort Van.
The Escort entered production in Brazil in July Both sizes were also available in alcohol-fuelled versions with marginally more power. The car had a bad reputation in Scandinavia, with severe rust problems and issues with the wet liners of the Renault-designed engine. In Brazil there was also a more powerful version called the XR-3, only available to run on alcohol. The Verona has bodywork which is completely different from that of the Orion.
The Escort was also available in South Africa, as hatchback only, from March , with the 1. The South African Escorts differ only slightly from European ones, as a result of local parts content regulations. The fourth version of the Ford Escort was launched in March , with only a small number of changes. Codenamed within Ford as "Erika—86", it was instantly recognisable as an updated version of the previous model, with a smooth style nose and the "straked" rear lamp clusters smoothed over, internally the car had a revised dashboard and other smaller changes.
However, the check-light system for low fuel, low oil, low coolant, low screenwash, and worn out brake pads was no longer fitted to any model.
Air conditioning was not available on cars sold in Europe although it was an option on cars sold in Argentina and Brazil. All-new competitors from Fiat and Renault were just two years away. As well as an all-new interior, a new 1. In , the diesel engine was enlarged to 1. For the same year, a Ford developed electronic fuel injection system replaced the Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system in the XR3i and Orion Ghia injection models, and a central point fuel injection system replaced the carburettor on models with the 1.
Carried over from the previous range was the 3-speed automatic which was ultimately replaced late in the production run with a variant of the CTX stepless gearbox as first used in the Fiesta a couple of years earlier. A luxurious Orion E with leather seats, fuel injection, alloy wheels, and a Ghia trim was produced during and A total of 1, were made, with 1, of these having leather trim. The Orion range was also broadened to include a more basic "L" trim for the first time.
A minor update occurred in Spring where the Escort badge at the rear changed to look more modern as well as some minor trim revisions in order to maintain interest in the car until the MKV arrived the following year. Escorts for European markets continued to be assembled at Halewood , near Liverpool , and at the West German factory of Saarlouis.
Sales were strong through the decade, and during the later s Escort production also commenced at the Ford plant originally established for Fiesta production in Valencia. European production finished in , although stocks of the model, especially the XR3i and RS Turbo variants continued into For the Brazilian Escorts, the 1.
All Escorts made after were fuel-injected , excepting the Hobby models. Additionally, the Mark IV  model was made until on all versions, except the Hobby which was made until In , the Escort Hobby trim was introduced in Brazil, using a 1. This was a small-bore version derived from the CHT 1. This engine was unique to Brazil, whereas the 1. Brazil has a special tax break for cars with engines of less than one litre, making this a closely contested segment.
There were no trims with a high-power engine in Brazil. The on-board computer was not available in Brazil. This model however was poorly received by the motoring press, and was panned by journalists for its mediocre driving dynamics and unremarkable styling. The engines which had been carried over from the previous generation largely unmodified were also heavily criticised for their poor refinement.
In early , an all new Zetec valve engine was launched bringing improved driveability, while also marking the return of the XR3i which was available with two versions of the 1. Specifications, however, were also higher than before. The Escort was now available with items such as power steering , electric windows , central locking , electronic antilock brakes , and air conditioning.
Some of these options were even available on some of the entry-level models. Early saw the launch of the Escort RS Cosworth. Intended to replace the Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth which finished production shortly afterwards as Ford's stalwart rally challenger as well as a competitor to supercars with private buyers, it used the turbocharged 2. As well as having four-wheel drive , its most memorable feature was its extremely large "whale-tail" tailgate spoiler.
The 2, road-going examples sold required for homologation purposes were made, but demand for the car was so high that Ford kept producing them. Later models up have a smaller turbo than the homologation versions and came with the whale-tail spoiler as an option. The Escort Cosworth ceased production in , but it has already achieved classic status and has a huge following. However, the car wasn't mechanically an Escort, being based on the four-wheel drive Sierra floorpan and mechanicals, including its longitudinally mounted engine, and was merely clothed in body panels to resemble a Mark V.
The fifth generation Escort was launched in South America in , being manufactured in Brazil and Argentina by Autolatina , a joint-venture between Volkswagen and Ford. This generation also spawned two VW-branded cars with the same mechanics but different body styles and interiors called Pointer five-door hatchback and Logus , a two-door saloon.
Stung by the criticism of the original Mark V which was still hugely popular despite motoring press criticism of its styling, ride and handling , Ford facelifted the Escort and Orion in September , giving the revised cars a new grille, bonnet and, in the Escort hatchback's case, a new rear end.
Fuel injection was now standard on all petrol models, and Ford introduced a four-wheel-drive variant of the RS, offering much improved handling over its front-wheel-drive cousins. A first for the Escort also saw the introduction of all disc brakes on all four wheels as standard on all RS and XR3i models. Also new for were 1. In September , the Orion name was dropped, with the saloon taking on the Escort badge.
The XR3i was discontinued a few months later. The crash structure was also improved, featuring side impact bars, a reinforced safety cage, improved crumple zones, front seat-belt pretensioners and airbags. This Escort was the first European Ford to feature an airbag; shortly afterwards a driver's airbag became standard across the whole Ford range, with many other models having a passenger airbag as at least optional equipment.
The Ford Escort  was revised in January , although it was still based on the previous model. This version had new front lights, bonnet, front wings, front and rear bumpers, wing mirrors, door handles and 4 different front radiator grilles slats, honeycomb, circles and chrome. At the rear, the Ford logo moved from the right to the centre of the boot, except for the van and convertible models.
The interior of the car was hugely revised too following heavy criticism of the original car which featured low quality plastics for its interior mouldings - the car now featured an all new dashboard arrangement of competitive quality. However, the underlying car was now five years old and most of its rivals were either new or to be imminently replaced.
The two entry level engines were revised — the 1. There were no changes to either the venerable 1. The improved iB5 version of the venerable BC-series transmission was also later introduced as a running change. Dynamically, the handling and ride were also much improved with revised suspension set up from that on the previous Mark V models.
The sporty "Si" model had slightly stiffer suspension than the LX and Ghia variants, although the Si was otherwise the same as the LX with some additional standard, mainly cosmetic, enhancements such as front and rear spoilers which were also available as options on the LX , sports seats and white-faced dashboard instruments. A new Ghia X model was introduced around , which included air conditioning and a 6 CD autochanger as standard. Although the equipment of the Ghia below it was reduced, it was now more affordable.
The GTi was available in 3- and 5-door hatchback and estate bodystyles. In , Ford announced an all-new car, the Focus , which replaced the Escort and superseded the "Escort" name that had been in use for 30 years. The Escort range was cut down to just "Flight" and "Finesse" editions, and sold for a further two years in parallel with the Focus. All engines except the 1. The more competitive prices managed to keep European Escort sales going until the last one rolled off the Halewood assembly line in July , making it the last Ford car to be assembled there.
The plant was transferred to Jaguar that year for the new X-Type saloon, and following the later merger with Land Rover and the sale of the plant to Tata , Ford now only has a small presence at Halewood - retaining the transmission works at the site. The van variant remained in production in a facility located behind the now Jaguar plant at Halewood until when the new Transit Connect model was introduced. The Escort hatchback and estate were produced in Argentina until , having been sold alongside its successor the Focus during the final stages of production.
Escort-based light vans had been offered since , although the market sector, always larger in the UK than in continental Europe, dated back beyond the s when successive Ford Anglias had been available with a van variant.
After the demise of the Escort, Ford would be represented in this niche by the Turkish assembled Ford Transit Connect. In Chile, to avoid confusion with the US-market Escort which was being sold alongside it, this generation was sold as the "EuroEscort" for several years. While this generation was not sold in Australia at any point, it was however sold in New Zealand imported fully built up from the UK between and in all bodystyles including the van, replacing the Ford Laser.
The hatch and saloon were discontinued in due to unfavourable exchange rates - this is also the reason why the Laser was re-introduced, and the Focus was not introduced to the New Zealand market until The Escort estate and van continued on sale on the local market until until stock from the UK dried up, the estate having reasonable success due to the lack of a replacement Laser wagon following the end of local production of the outdated s KE Laser wagon in As well as being one of the most popular cars in Europe throughout its production the life, the Escort was frequently the best selling car in Britain during the s and s.
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