Williamson does it again with a super-detailed and well-written book,
once again superbly put together and finished by Herridge & Sons.” Classic Ford
car. Workhorse. Rally weapon. Load lugger. Street racer. The Ford
Escort offered something ideal for everyone, and in its career it’s fair
to say it captured the attention of more British buyers than any other
model. Even today, the Escort Mk1 and Mk2 continue their role as
cherished classics and motorsport legends.
Escorts were built in huge numbers around the world, in Britain,
France, Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. During
the life of the models no less than 130 different variants were
produced, ranging from the lowly two-door base model saloon through
four-doors, vans and estates, campers and plush Ghia to the highly
desirable sporting versions like the Twin Cam and RS models. In addition
there were special editions by companies such as Allard, Crayford,
Broadspeed, Lawrencetune, Uren and Willment.
model-by-model catalogue of all the Escorts from around the world pays
tribute to an incredibly successful car in all its different guises,
providing assessments of the astonishing, the successful, the
fashionable and even the not-so-great machines that wore Ford’s famous
Escort badge. For every variant the author provides specifications and a
description, and all of them are illustrated.