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1968-1975 FORD Escort Mk I specifications

1968-1975 FORD Escort Mk I specifications Classic and Performance Car

Originally intended to be the new Anglia, the Escort name was adopted instead for the fresh small Ford after the formation of Ford of Europe in 1967. With less distinctive styling than the Anglia, it proved to be a huge hit, for its simplicity, neat appearance and good performance endeared it to millions. Even the basic 1098cc version proved surprisingly sporty, thanks to rack-and-pinion steering and effective MacPherson strut front suspension, while some of the higher-powered ‘specialist’ models were effectively rally machines for the road.

Production

  • Production:
    895,873
  • Price at launch:
    £635
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,250
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,250
  • Price (project):
    £650

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    20.6secs
  • Top speed:
    83.0mph
  • Power:
    58.0bhp
  • Torque:
    72.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    28.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, lower links
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3978mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2400mm
  • Width:
    1570mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    745kgs

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