Photos of 70s and 80s Ford Escorts


Ford Escort
1970 Ford Escort Mk1 rally car. Creative Commons image by Robert
Ford Escort Mk1 Rally Car
Photo Credit: Rd. Vortex via Compfight cc
Ford Escort Mark 1 estate 1974
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.
Ford Escort Mk2 four door
Ford Escort 1.1l rear view
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.
1978 Ford Escort RS2000 - orange
1978 Ford Escort RS2000. Photo by Simon Povey
Ford Escort RS
Ford Escort RS - Creative Commons photo by Robert
Ford Escort Mk II
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)
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Copyright-free photo of a silver Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Ford Escort Mk4 (built 1986 to 1990) Photo by Rudolf Stricker
Ford Escort cabriolet (1990's)
Copyright free image of a Ford Escort Cabriolet Mark Vb (1992–1995)