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Bexhill - on - Sea

East Sussex

TN39 3XE

Bexhill 100 Motoring Club

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Ford Escort Huntsman 1980


4 Cylinders in line, OHV

Crankshaft bearings 5

Displacement: 1,297cc

Bore & stroke: 81mm - 63mm

Compression ratio: 9.0 to 1

Valbes: 2 per cylunder

Carburettors: one

Power output: 57bhp at 5,500 rpm



Maximum Speed: 85 mph

0-60 mph: 17.6 secs

Fuel comsumption: 26.7mpg



4 speed manual, all syncromesh

Rear wheel drive




Cable operated 8in drums all round



Rack and Pinion



Front: Indepentent MacPherson strut amd roll bar

Rear:Semi-elliptic lraf spring



Pressed stell monocoquc



Servo assisted hydraulic

Front: Discs

Rear: Drum


4 stud, 13in pressedsteel


Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase: 7ft 10.5in8in

Track: 4ft 2in

Overall length: 13ft 7in

Overall width: 5ft 6.8in

Overall height: 4ft 7.9in

Turning circle: 29.7ft

Kerb weight: 1,920lbs



at Halewood, Liverpool

May 1980

350 for South-Easyern dealers

In 1980 the MkIII Escort came on to the market, no-one, it seems had any interest in buying the MkII (by then considered obsolete). So the South of England dealers got together and said to Ford they could not shift the last of the Mk II’s. Ford took back  all the Estates concerned; re-sprayed the entire three hundred and fifty the same colour, a maroon that was called Huntsman Red, A very special edition with the Huntsman Badge on the tailgate which proclaimed to all that this was indeed a very special car with a wide gold strip and many extras including over riders, spot lamps, centre console, radio, passenger door mirror, rostyle shells, heated rear screen with wash/wiper, head restraints, carpet in read and special upholstery all for the original price. They were a very desirable car and sold like ‘Hot Cakes’. There are only 4 known and registered.  This Ford escort MkII Estate was bought from Vicary’s Garage in Battle, Sussex and first registered on the 19th September 1980. Sold to a local man, I bought it on the 10th May 1989. Work that needed doing was to replace both sills, both wings and one rear wheel arch plus some tidying up and spraying.

Brian Leggat

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