76ESC002 OXFORD DIECAST Ford Escort Mk2 yellow
The Ford Escort Mk2 comprising the second generation of the marque and dating from 1974-1981, was officially launched to the world in January 1975, superseding the Mk1.
Production had started in December 1974 but unlike the Mk1, was not limited to the UK but was extended to Ford Germany as a result of joint collaboration between the UK and German Ford plants.
The Mk2 had many external differences over its predecessor. Its styling was squarer; it used the same mechanical components as the Mk1, although the underbody had been revised, as was the interior where you could only get a model with a glove box if you bought the high end vehicle!
The front-engined, rear wheel drive car also came with a stalk mounted horn. Under the bonnet not a lot had changed with the same engine capacity options, although the low end 940cc was only available in Italy. In the UK and Europe the standard engine ranged upwards from a 1.1L Rear suspension still sat on leaf springs rather than the coil springs used by other car manufacturers.
The Mk2 was made between 1974-1977 as a 2-door saloon with later options including a 4-door version, a 3-door estate and a 2-door van.
The Mk 2 Ford Escort, registered FPT 665S from 1977/78.
The interior is moulded in dark grey and exterior trim looks great in contrasting black, including bumpers and window surrounds. The blue Ford badge is positioned in the centre of the new style radiator grille and the Ford Escort name also appears across the boot (trunk).