Escort

Video : Ford Escort Mk2 promotional film

Video : Ford Escort Mk2 promotional film

Keith Adams Britain loved the Ford Escort Mk2. It was consistently the second best selling car in the UK (behind the Cortina) for its entire five-year production run. It was cheap, simple to service, there was a dealer on every corner, and generally they were good to drive – even the basic 1.1-litre Popular models. […]

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Tickford’s Ford : Orion 1600E

Tickford’s Ford : Orion 1600E

Richard David Nener In 1989, the Escort and Orion were coming to the end of their production run, and Ford wanted to send them off in style, as well as introduce a new halo model. Taking its inspiration from the Cortina Mk2 16ooE, and intended to sit in the range above the 1.6i Ghia, Ford […]

Video : Ford Escort MkIII

Video : Ford Escort MkIII

Keith Adams The Ford Escort MkIII, codenamed Project Erica, was a massive step forward for its maker. And Ford was keen for potential customers to be aware of its front-wheel drive challenger’s strongest assets. Three-times World Champion Jackie Stewart seemed impressed as he looked on at Ford’s test track at Lommel in Belgium, as did […]

The cars : 1990 Ford Escort 1.8D

The cars : 1990 Ford Escort 1.8D

Ones they’d rather forget: It was a $1bn make-or-break car for Ford, and they blew it by allowing the marketing department to call the shots. Picture the scene: it’s 1986 and you’re a Ford product planner. Your brief is to come up with a replacement for the UK’s best-selling car, and you have an extremely […]

Overhyped and over here : Ford Escort XR3/XR3i

Overhyped and over here : Ford Escort XR3/XR3i

Mike Humble with the second of an occasional series where AROnline pours scorn like used engine oil over some of the scene’s most highly prized old clunkers. Having worked in and around the motor trade most of my professional life, I have been lucky to drive many makes and models of motor cars. Some underwhelm, some […]

Spot the Cla$$ic

Spot the Cla$$ic

Steven Ward   Any easy game this one, you’ve probably sussed the answer already. One was assembled by men and women who were being trained to assemble a world-class executive car. A design by Brits, paid for by a wealthy multi-national.   The same factory then briefly stopped assembly, the world-class executive car was built there and the plant […]