Ford Escort Mk.I (1968-75) Engine 1098cc S4
Registration Number ERH 108 J (Hull)
FORD (UK) SET
The Ford Escort Mk.I was unveiled ay the 1967 Brussels Motor Show, as a replacement for the Ford Anglia. Escort production commenced at Hailwood towards the end of 1967 with left hand drinve cars starting in September 1968 at Genk. Initially the continental Escorts differed slightly from the UK built ones under the skin. The front suspension and steering gear were differently configured and the brakes were fitted with dual hydraulic circuits; also the wheels fitted on the Genk-built Escorts had wider rims. At the beginning of 1970, continental European production transferred to a new plant on the edge of Saarlouis, West Germany. The car went on to become Britains best selling automobile, ousting the BMC 1100-1300 and Fords own Cortina. The Escort had conventional rear-wheel drive and a four-speed manual gearbox, or three-speed automatic transmission. The suspension consisted of MacPherson strut front suspension and a simple live axle mounted on leaf springs. The Escort was the first small Ford to use rack-and-pinion steering. The Mark I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time: a subtle Detroit-inspired "Coke bottle" waistline and the "dogbone" shaped front grille Initially, the Escort was sold as a two-door saloon (with circular front headlights and rubber flooring on the "De Luxe" model). The "Super" model featured rectangular headlights, carpets, a cigar lighter and a water temperature gauge. A two-door estate was introduced at the end of March 1968
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