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Ford Escort (1968-2002): books - history and technology

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The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2 - All rear drive Escort variants from around the world 1968-1980

Ford Escort Mk1 and Mk2 cars 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 2-door base model saloon through four-doors, vans and estates, campers and plush Ghia models to the highly desirable sporting versions like the Twin-Cam and RS models.

Pages of the book Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2 (1)

This 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.

Pages of the book Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2 (2)

Author:Dan Williamson
Specs:176 pages, 27.5 x 22 x 2.2 cm / 10.8 x 8.7 x 0.87 in, hardback
Illustrations:350 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2018)
EAN:9781906133740
Book: The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2 - All rear drive Escort variants from around the world 1968-1980

The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2 - All rear drive Escort variants from around the world 1968-1980

Language: English

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Ford Escort - All Mk1 & Mk2 models (1967-7/1980) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Ford's Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts (1967 to 1980) are collectable classics. This guide aims to aid potential buyers or restorers through the purchasing process. It includes at-a-glance tips, illustrated inspection guidance, valuation data, specifications, modifications you should avoid, real-world cost considerations - and even checks for spotting a fake.

Author:Dan Williamson
Specs:64 pages, 19.5 x 14 cm / 7.7 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:95 colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2013)
Series:The Essential Buyer's Guide
EAN:9781845845254
Book: Ford Escort - All Mk1 & Mk2 models (1967-7/1980) - The Essential Buyer's Guide

Ford Escort - All Mk1 & Mk2 models (1967-7/1980)

Language: English

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Ford Escort Mk1 (Rally Giants)

This book describes the birth, development, and rallying career of the original Ford Escort, one of Europe's Landmark Rally Cars in the early 1970s, providing a compact and authoritative history of where, how, and why it became so important to the sport.

The Escort Mk1 delivered everything its predecessor, the Lotus-Cortina, had promised. Versatile, accessible, and competitive at all levels, it dominated international rallying throughout the 1970s, and became hugely popular with teams and spectators alike.

Author:Graham Robson
Specs:128 pages, 19.5 x 21 x 1.6 cm / 7.7 x 8.25 x 0.63 in, paperback
Illustrations:107 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)
Series:Rally Giants
EAN:9781787111073
Book: Ford Escort Mk1 (Rally Giants)

Ford Escort Mk1

Language: English

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Performance Mk 1 Ford Escorts 1968-74

This book tells the exciting story of the development of the legendary performance Ford Escort which became one of the most successful rally cars of all time. Written in a way that readers can relate to, it covers the road-going cars, the dealership network and the dedicated Ford factory as well as the illustrious motorsport achievements.

The author discusses the development of Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO), the design of the twin-cam engine and the production of the RS1600, Mexico and RS2000 models. He also covers the development of Ford motorsport generally and the Rallye Sport dealership network.

At a time when interest in performance Escorts from the 1970s has been never been higher and the when the cars have featured on TV programmes, this book provides all the information required for enthusiasts of 1970s classic Fords and in motorsport.

Author:Stewart Anderson
Specs:96 pages, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.1 cm / 9.25 x 6.5 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:80 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Amberley Publishing (GB, 2017)
EAN:9781445667126
Book: Performance Mk 1 Ford Escorts 1968-74

Performance Mk 1 Ford Escorts 1968-74

Language: English

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Factory-original Sporting Mk 1 Escorts - The originality guide to sporting Ford Escorts Mk1

The originality guide to the sporting versions of Ford Europe's Mk1 Escorts, including the GT, Sport, Mexico and RS versions.

In hundreds of pictures, the book gives you all the detail of correct factory specifications and equipment, including body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim and colours, dashboard, instruments and switches, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps and all other features right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end.
All of this information is vital to any buyer, owner and restorer.

Each section opens with a brief text introduction followed by specially commissioned colour photographs with extended captions. For quick reference to accurate and comprehensive information, this formula is hard to beat.

Author:Dan Williamson
Specs:176 pages, 26.5 x 26.5 x 2.1 cm / 10.4 x 10.4 x 0.83 in, hardback
Illustrations:300 colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2011)
Series:Factory-Original
EAN:9781906133221
Book: Factory-original Sporting Mk 1 Escorts - The originality guide to sporting Ford Escorts Mk1

Factory-original Sporting Mk 1 Escorts - The originality guide to sporting Ford Escorts Mk1

Language: English

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Factory-original Sporting Mk2 Escorts - The originality guide to the sporting versions of the Ford Escort Mk2

This book covers the sporting versions of Ford's Escort Mk2, including the RS Mexico, Sport, Harrier, RS1800 and the RS2000. Also covered are the Australian variants and Series X cars.

Model-by-model, with hundreds of pictures, this book gives you all the details of correct factory specifications and equipment, including body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim and trim colours, dashboard, instruments and switches, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps, and all other features right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end.

Each model's section opens with a brief text introduction followed by specially commissioned colour photographs with extended captions.

Author:Dan Williamson
Specs:160 pages, 26 x 26 x 1.9 cm / 10.25 x 10.25 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:370 colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2012)
Series:Factory-Original
EAN:9781906133290
Book: Factory-original Sporting Mk2 Escorts - The originality guide to the sporting versions of the Ford Escort Mk2

Factory-original Sporting Mk2 Escorts - The originality guide to the sporting versions of the Ford Escort Mk2

Language: English

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The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk 3, Mk 4, Mk 5 & Mk 6 - All Escort variants from around the world 1980 to 2000

Can any other car match the Ford Escort's credentials? Not only is it one of the world's best-selling vehicles - around one million were produced - but it also achieved that figure in a shorter time than all of its rivals. None of those cars come close to the Escort's outstanding success in motorsport, and few approach the Ford's everlasting appeal.
The Ford Escort began as a small car in 1967, with conventional three-box saloon and rear-wheel-drive layout; those now-legendary machines were reviewed in "The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2". But it was with the all-new front-wheel-drive hatchback of 1980 that the Escort took over the world, dominating markets in many European countries, the USA and South America.

Pages of the book Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk 3 - Mk 6 (1)

There were Escort vans, Escort estates and, before long, a four-door Ford Orion saloon. And, of course, there were the sporty specials that make the Escort such an everyday hero: the XR3, RS1600i, Cabriolet, RS Turbo and RS1700T.
Another new Escort arrived in 1990 but it was panned by the press. Yet the public was undeterred, and the now medium-sized Ford's sales continued, buoyed by faster Ford superstars such as the RS2000, RS Cosworth and Escort WRC.
Each of those cars is detailed here in this book, "The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk3, Mk4, Mk5 & Mk6", where humdrum hatchbacks and Fords we'd rather forget rub shoulders with world-beating legends.

Author:Dan Williamson
Specs:360 pages, 27.5 x 22 x 3.1 cm / 10.8 x 8.7 x 1.22 in, hardback
Illustrations:600+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781906133887
Book: The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk 3, Mk 4, Mk 5 & Mk 6 - All Escort variants from around the world 1980 to 2000

The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk 3, Mk 4, Mk 5 & Mk 6 - All Escort variants from around the world 1980 to 2000

Language: English

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Ford Escort RS & Mexico 70-79

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English | paperback | 128 p. | 2017

Ford Escort RS Cosworth & World Rally Car

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Graham Robson

English | paperback | 128 p. | 2017


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