Tag Archives: Ford Escort

Breeda writes:

Spotted this on Merchants Road, Galway. Wondering Is this the 1975 model which, according to wiki … had an engine that produced 84 hp (63KW) with 125 N m (92 ft lbf) torque and weighed 955kg …..



From 1983, an unbeatable offer from Ford.

Free return ticket to New York and $100 in cash plus a one-way ticket for a “friend”.

Way to shorten the dole queue.

Good times.


From 1984, an ad for the Ford Escort “Laser”.

Optimistic mpg figure, in fairness.

Ford closed its factory in Cork the same year.

Good times.