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1975-1980 FORD Escort Mk II specifications

1975-1980 FORD Escort Mk II specifications Classic and Performance Car

In 1975, the MkII Escort came along and, like the Cortina before it, lost many of the curves of the original in favour of a square-cut look which many considered bland. However, bland often sells well if the rest of the package is good, and the MkII proved this, with around two-million sold during its five-year life. Underneath the boxy body, everything was much the same as on the MkI model, albeit with the addition of a 1599cc engine to complement the existing 1098cc and 1298cc ones. Trim levels were just as varied as before.

Production

  • Production:
    960,000
  • Price at launch:
    £1,299
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,000
  • Price (project):
    £450

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    20.8secs
  • Top speed:
    79.0mph
  • Power:
    41.0bhp
  • Torque:
    52.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    33.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3978mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2408mm
  • Width:
    1595mm
  • Height:
    1341mm
  • Weight:
    875kgs

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