Ford Escort Mk1 2dr 1100 1968-74
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Ford Escort Mk1 2dr 1100cc 1968-74

Engine: 4 cylinder in-line, crossflow, OHV, 5 crankshaft bearings

Displacement: 1,098cc

Bore & Stroke: 81mm x 53.3mm

Compression ratio: 9 to 1

Carburettor: single choke Ford IV

Power output: 49.5bhp at 5,500rpm

OFC: 27.6mpg

Maximum speed: 78mph

Acceleration: 0-60mph 22.1secs

Transmission: 4-speed manual, all syncromesh, rear wheel drive

Construction: Pressed steel monocoque

Brakes: hydraulic, front discs, rear: drum

Steering: rack and pinion,

Suspension: front Independent MacPherson strut, anti roll bar, rear Semi-elliptic leaf springs

Wheels: 4 stud, 12in, pressed steel


Wheelbase: 7ft 10.5in

Track: front 4ft 1in rear 4ft 2in

Overall length: 13ft 1in

Overall width: 5ft 6.8in

Overall height: 4ft 6in

Ground clearance: 6.3in

Turning circle: 29.7ft

Fuel tank: 9 Imp gal

Kerb weight: 1,704 lbs


Oct 1968 to Dec1974, Halewood, Liverpool,

total Escort Mk1variants built: 1,082,472