———– 1969 Ford Escort —————
The Ford Escort was introduced in the United Kingdom at the end of 1967
making its show debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968. The
Escort was a commercial success in many parts of Western Europe but
nowhere more than in the UK, where it was the national best seller of
the 1960’s. In June 1974, less than six years after the car’s UK
introduction, Ford announced the completion of the two millionth Ford
Escort, a milestone unmatched by any Ford model outside the USA. The Mk.
I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time; a subtle
Detroit-inspired ‘Coke bottle’ waistline and the 'dogbone’ shaped front
grill - arguably the car’s most famous stylistic feature.