The Mark III soon had a reputation for a harsh, unforgiving ride.
Escort-based light vans had been offered since 1968, although the market sector, always larger in the UK than in continental Europe, dated back beyond the 1950s when successive Ford Anglias had been available with a van variant.However, the car wasn't mechanically an Escort, being based on the four-wheel drive Sierra floorpan and mechanicals, including its longitudinally mounted engine, and was merely clothed in body panels to resemble a Mark.1.6.8-litre petrol and the diesel.8 were available.This version featured additional instrumentation with a tachometer, battery charge indicator, and oil pressure gauge.Plus iirc Ford in German did make a few test Escort Cosworths with BOA's and auto boxes.Four RX5s were built - one each for Steve Palmer, Michael Quaife (the first picture above Richard Hutton (the second picture) and Jan Langenberg.This tiny engine remained popular in Italy, where it was carried over for the Escort Mark II, but in France it was discontinued during 1972.These appeared in the 1992 season and only ran for a couple of years, before ehough Escort Cosworths had been built and sold for it's FIA homologation to be granted (though Martin Schanche ploughed his own very successful furrow by using the RS2000 4x4.Introduced in November 1970, 10,352 Mexico Mark Is were built.A b Charles Bulmer (ed).Curly89 Part of things Posts: 156 via the ProBoards App On a slight tangent when was the last time anyone saw a mk5 putito gay hace lo que digo por skype fwd rs2000 the mk6 ones are rare enough, but it seems the mk5 are all gone gn3dr Part of things Posts: 391.Le Salon de l'Auto 1973: Toutes les Voitures du Monde (in French).
The car came in for criticism for its lack of oddments space, with a glove compartment only available on higher end models, and its stalk-mounted horn.