Esky fever - our top 5 Ford Escort stories

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Arguably the most fun you can have with four wheels on

Esky fever - our top 5 Ford Escort stories
Ford Escort MkI RS2000

Did Ford have any idea what a legend its once humble Escort would become? From cheap and cheerful basic transport, it flourished into a whole range including wild and very successful competition cars, through to commerical transport.

Here are five of our favourite Escort yarns from the archives:

FORD ESCORT RS2000 MK1 - READER RIDE

This car started out as a standard two-door. It’s a 1972 model and I’ve brought it up to RS specs. There are a lot of differences, so there is quite a bit of work to get them to this stage...more

FORD ESCORT MKII RS2000 4-DOOR - READER RIDE

Australia was the only country in the world that made RS2000 in four-door form. I wasn’t really into Escorts at all, but about 16 years ago I came across an RS2000 that had been sitting in a garage for years and I bought it cheap...more

FORD ESCORT MK1 + MK2 TRACK CARS - READER RIDES

Two generations of Escort prove you can have a heap of fun on the track without spending an absolute fortune. These gems are owned by Ian Price (Mk2) and Craig Wildridge (Mk1)...more

FORD ESCORT TIMELINE 1970-1980

Way more than small car buyers bargained for...more

FORD ESCORT - BUYER'S GUIDE CHECKLIST

Owner Gareth Walker offers some advice on what to look for if you're in the market for a Ford Escort...more

 

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