All the above, being Ford options, mean you are not devaluing your car Before spending any pennies on any of the above I'd suggest you have a good check of the chassis and floor to make sure you've not missed any rot then give it a few gallons of waxoyl or similar rust proofing in all the box sections and cavities. But the good news is that if you keep yours as it looks today and continue to refurbish the little bits and bobs, up and below, the value will get there in a year or two. This structure began life as a Mazda Protege, a car which has since been redesigned. A pickup version of the Escort, the Bantam, was produced in South Africa, while Brazil had a two-door sedan known as the Verona. Units Affected 388 Since its introduction during the Reagan years, the Escort moniker has been synonymous with affordable, no-nonsense transport available in sedan, wagon, and hatchback varieties. The North American Escort introduced at this time was a derivative.
Based on the British models aside from using metric speedometers , the cars were sold in 1. It shares the same basic front-drive chassis and suspension components as the other Escorts, but no body panels and no powertrain elements. It had conventional rear wheel drive and a four-speed manual gearbox. This little car is so rugged and solid. Its performance doesn't quite measure up to its tigerish appearance, but it does measure up favorably versus most competitors, and it offers better-than-average driving fun with top-notch comfort and quality.
Escort breakers on ebay should be able to help if you can't find one local. Just sold mine for 800 :o. I am missing a cover. The Escort, like the Cortina, was never popular on the Australian market, due to the competing Japanese imports. I've a pal locally who's just broken a red 3-door so will ask if he's still go the badges for you. Its down-market interior design, bland looks and disappointing handling were the main reasons for this bad press. I noticed a very small rust bubble appeared low on the driverside door , on on the lower edge where the door meets the wing almost unnoticeable but I'm going to attack it so it won't get worse , being the only original panel left on the car I wasn't hugely surprised so going to go back this Monday to get this small imperfection sorted out.
In 1969 the 4-door saloon appeared. I'll let you know if I hear of any. There are no obvious signs that there's a leak, but sometimes when the car's running and I'm driving, I can hear what sounds like running water from the heater box that's behind the dash. The crash structure was also improved, featuring side impact bars, improved crumple zones and later on, airbags. They were available on ebay new but I think all sold now. This was now standard on the 1.
These are like the 6. Initially, the Escort was sold as a 2-door saloon with angular or circular front headlights but a 3-door estate and a van were later available. Routine was all done to keep it going. I must say, you live in a wonderful place. That slight reduction in profile might lend a tiny improvement in cornering capability, but you'd need a test track and on-board telemetry to quantify the distinctions. Overall handling response is a cut above the Escort sedan and wagon, which are competent in their own right.
You can only be a year of two older than your car. To Joe Public unfortunately an R reg car is still just an old car. Possibly a friendly bodyshop will have some they could let you have or advise what's the best alternative. So, for example, an Escort cabriolet strut brace rather than a 3rd party strut brace. Underneath a wider front track was given.
Suspension is tuned to deliver maximum. Despite this, the Escort remained hugely popular with buyers, coming second in the British car sales charts in 1990 and 1991 before topping the charts in 1992. Update, small rust bubbles on the drivers door are gone for good and is fine and now preparing the car for the ford show at silverstone this weekend. But the good news is that if you keep yours as it looks today and continue to refurbish the little bits and bobs, up and below, the value will get there in a year or two. I've hauled so many kids to church and to the beach. But I'll probably keep my tailgate set as a spare when I respray it. It flies, I've done 0 to 60 in just under 8 seconds.
The result was a vastly improved lineup of sedans and wagons that came to market at highly competitive prices, thanks to the relatively low investment. All my Mechanics and friends say the same thing:Ford should have continued with this car! The fold down rear seats have inside buttons which means you do not have to open the trunk to pull a knob. The odometer has 158,000 miles but the engine, water pump and clutch have only 12,000 miles. The trim designations were carried over from the pre-facelift car. Our Take on the 1998 Ford Escort The Ford Motor Co. In 1993, the Orion name was quietly dropped, the saloon taking on the Escort badge. A lot of the Escort simply just died through rust , a lot of them would have structural corrosion particularly along the sills and rear chassis legs which would simpily be worth more than the car to fix unfortunately.