Photos of 70s and 80s Ford Escorts
Photo of an Italian Ford Escort Estate Mk I taken in 1974. The Mark 1 was built between 1968 and 1974 and replaced the Anglia. By 1974, Ford had sold two million Escorts and it became the second best-selling car of the 1970s, beaten only by the Cortina.
Public Domain Photo of a four door Ford Escort 1.1L Mk2 (built 1975 to 1980). The mark II came in L, GL, Sport, RS and Ghia versions and was a very successful rally car, which helped to boost its popularity as a family car.
A Mk3 which was built between 1980 and 1986. Ford had five of its cars in the top 10 bestsellers list, and the Escort was No.1. In the 80s it was built to compete against the VW Golf and Vauxhall Cavalier. However, despite its continued popularity, the MkIII suffered from many teething problems (the suspension was shocking) and also performed badly as a rally car. (Photo by Rudolf Stricker)
Copyright-free photo of a silver Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Ford Escort Mk4 (built 1986 to 1990) Photo by Rudolf Stricker
Copyright free image of a Ford Escort Cabriolet Mark Vb (1992–1995)