Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ford Escort Mk2

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Welcome to my new blog.
Here, I will show you cars left to rot somewhere, compared to what they looked like when they were new.
Sometimes, I will also write about abandoned car dealerships, showing pictures and telling as much of their story as I can reconstruct.

This first post is about the Ford Escort Mk2 you see here:

(Photo by paul70allen, click on the picture for a higher resolution)
This car is standing on a car graveyard and somehow looks like it's been shot at.
The Escort Mk2 has been produced from 1974 to 1980.
Here you see the 3-door-version, that was also available as the sports-model "RS2000", which looked a bit different and had 110hp. The Escort was also sold as an estate or with 5 doors.
When it was new, it looked like this:

You can still recognize the original rims and some chrome parts on the abandoned car. The mirror is on the right side because the car is British.

12 comments:

  1. where abouts is this escort nothing is unrepairable please let me know you can contact me at mickvernon@talktalk.net cheers mick

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  2. yea is it in ireland i would love to know it would be restored if i got it can you email me hammerbeirne@hotmail.com

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  3. Please contact paul70allen on Flickr for more information.

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  4. Very nice find !..

    RicoFromMars

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  5. I found one in a little ravine ...

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    RicoFromMars

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    1. Sorry : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/2copieh.jpg/

      RicoFromMars

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    2. Nice. Yours is a bit more advanced :)

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  6. Always though the MK2 Escort was a second-rate copy of the Hillman Avenger, the latter had superior suspension. Not many of either of them left now.

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  7. It was an exceptional car many years ago. It’s quite sad to see it all rotten and abandoned now. I wish the owner of the car could just sell it to some scrap metal buyers, instead of leaving it there unnoticed. If that was in Australia, I would definitely take it for a car removal in Brisbane right away. I’m sure some of its car parts can still be used today.

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  8. Hi, I'm interested of your wrecked ford raw above; can I edit this Pic for my hub on Instagram; thanks, Pls let me know n kindly visit @dark_nationz and my personal account @iam_y0y0; thanks a lot

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