To most folks, the mention of "Ford Escort" brings visions of sad, worn-out economy cars of the 1980s and 1990s. The Escort wagon in particular was the kind of car that was bought and used as cheap transportation. They litter scrap yards across the U.S.A.
But the European Ford Escort is a hoot, even in wagon form. Especially the two-door, first-generation version.
In the modern car world, the Mk1 Escort is touted as , having been driven to several championships throughout Europe, with many still hitting the stages .
But not all Escorts ended up as racing machines. Most were simple daily drivers, getting people where they needed to go. Powered by a simple 1.3-liter four-cylinder sending power to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual 'box, it was the perfect choice for many people in Europe looking for a set of affordable wheels.
This is one of those cars. Built in the more family-friendly body style, this Escort has little in the way of creature comforts, but from the looks of it, seems to be in top condition. The paint shines, and there isn't a hint of rust under the body.
Mk.1 Escorts as nice as this don't often pop up for sale in America. And this car's wagon body only adds to the uniqueness. There's no telling when another one like this will come our way.
with a current bid of $4000 with three days remaining.