Europe Import: 1977 Ford Escort Mk2

Mention the name Ford Escort in the American automotive scene, and you’ll find enthusiasts cowering in fear. But hop across the pond, and suddenly, it’s a whole different ball game for those European petrolheads. To them, this little Ford from Britain and Germany is the stuff of legends. Forget about the American Escort which was a junker gobbling up head gaskets like a tween munches on Twizzlers. Because the European built Escort is a different story—a rugged rear-drive saloon with rally bragging rights and a decent build quality. Beneath the hood hummed a 1.6-liter Ford Kent inline-4 engine—a name that amuses Europeans, who dub it the Kent engine, while it’s known as the Pinto engine in the States. Find this 1977 Ford Escort Mk2 offered for $7,500 in Clintonville, WI via alphabook markzzyyzzxx.

From the seller:

1977 Ford escort
Listed 2 weeks ago in Clintonville, WI
About This Vehicle
Driven 40,000 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Brown · Interior color: Brown
Fuel type: Gasoline
Clean title
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.

Seller’s Description
I got a 1977 ford escort mk2 it was imported to the U.S a couple years ago. The car runs and drive. There isn’t many of these cars in the U.S. it is RWD. I have a k24a2 that I’ll throw in. The engine only had 60k miles on it. Only trades I would be interested in is a drift car. Or a house lol.

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