1980 S Ford Escort

This engine had loud been developed for the Magician Go. Clean than two codes after 19980, Ford lost a four-door version of the Heavy. There were always three-door mars and four-door wagons, plus mars sedans after Go levels were revised after the UK pyramid with just one run of 1. The good money contributed to a pink annual mix tax obligation to Japanese messages which helped sales.

Initially, forc Escort was sold as a two-door saloon with circular front headlights and rubber flooring on the "De Luxe" model. The "Super" model featured rectangular headlights, carpets, a cigar lighter and a water temperature gauge. A cc engine fkrd also available in some export markets such as Italy x France. This tiny engine remained popular in Italy, where it was carried over for tord Escort Mark II, but 1980 s ford escort France it tord discontinued during This version featured additional instrumentation with a tachometer, battery charge indicator, and oil pressure gauge.

The same tuned 1. Later, an "executive" version of the Escort was produced known as the "E". This featured the same 13" road wheels and flared wings of the Sport, but was trimmed in an upmarket, for that time, fashion with wood trim on the dashboard and door cappings. A higher performance version for rallies and racing was available, the Escort Twin Cam, built for Group 2 international rallying. This engine had originally been developed for the Lotus Elan. The Escort, driven by Australian driver Frank Gardner went on to comfortably win the championship. The Mark I Escorts became successful as a rally car, and they eventually went on to become one of the most successful rally cars of all time.

This gave rise to the Escort Mexico cc "crossflow"-engined special edition road versions in honour of the rally car.

Ford Escort (Europe)

Introduced in November10, Mexico Mark Is were built. As well as higher performance engines and sports suspension, these 19880 featured bodyshells using additional strengthening panels in high stress areas making them more suitable for competition. This also clocked up some rally and racing victories; and pre-empted the hot hatch market as a desirable but affordable performance road car. Like the Mexico and RS, this car was produced at the Aveley plant.

The four-door sedan was added in A division mainstay throughout the '80s was the subcompact Escort, the new front-drive replacement 1980 s ford escort Pinto. The practical, low-priced U. Escort set a fast sales pace with at leastcopies in each of its first two years. Volume eased to under a quarter million for '85, then returned to at leasteach year through decade's end. The peak was at overNumerous refinements marked Escort's evolution through There were always three-door hatchbacks and four-door wagons, plus hatchback sedans after All rode a An optional five-speed manual came along for All-coil four-wheel independent suspension persisted throughout, with MacPherson struts and lower control arms fore, modified struts on trailing arms and lower control arms aft.

The last was standard for a new three-door GT model, which also came with five-speed, firm suspension, and black exterior trim. That engine duly vanished after ' A more-exciting development was a turbocharged 1. It was fast and fun but crude and not very quiet. A more-convenient, restyled dash was featured across the line. A mid upgrade brought a larger 1.