Mk1 Escort 1300E 1967-1974
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The Mk 1 Escort range was built between 1967 and 1974 and offered everything from a basic 1100 two-door saloon up to a two-litre fully-fledged rally car. The 1300E version arrived towards the end of MkI Escort production, being introduced in March 1973. It was originally produced at Aveley before the model went "mainstream". The 1300E boasted full instrumentation including rev counter, oil pressure gauge, battery condition indicator and odometer. Standard features included deep-pile carpeting, "walnut" wood trim and halogen auxiliary driving lamps. Sharing its engine with the Escort GT, maximum power was 75bhp @ 6000rpm, translating to a top speed of around 100mph and 0-60mph in 13 seconds. Only 11,000 Es were built in 1973 and 1974, making it one of the rarest Ford Executive models.