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Ford Escort MKI T-Shirt - Long Sleeves - Side View


Ford Escort MKI 1968 - 1974 Long Sleeve T-Shirt for Men

The Mark I Ford Escort was introduced in Ireland and the UK at the end of 1967, making its show debut at Brussels Motor Show in January 1968.2 It replaced the successful, long-running Anglia. The car was presented in continental Europe as a product of Ford's European operation. The production commenced in England late 1967, and for left hand drive markets in fall 1968 at the Ford plant in Belgium and later in West Germany. The Escort was a commercial success in several parts of Western Europe, but nowhere more than in the UK. In June 1974, six years into the car's UK introduction, Ford announced the completion of the two millionth Ford Escort, a milestone hitherto unmatched by any Ford model outside the US. The Mark I featured contemporary styling cues in tune with its time: a subtle Detroit-inspired "Coke bottle" waistline and the "dogbone" shaped front grille – arguably the car's main stylistic feature. Initially, the Escort was sold as a two-door saloon, a two-door estate was introduced at the end of March 1968 which, with the back seat folded down, provided a maximum load space, and less than two years after launch, Ford offered a four-door version of the Escort. A higher performance version for rallies and racing was available, the Escort Twin Cam, built for Group 2 international rallying. The most famous MKI, was raced on behalf of Ford by Alan Mann Racing in the British Saloon Car Championship in 1968 and 1969. The Escort, driven by Australian driver Frank Gardner went on to comfortably win the 1968 championship. The Mark I Escorts became successful as a rally car, and they eventually went on to become one of the most successful rally cars of all time. The Ford works team was practically unbeatable in the late 1960s / early 1970s, and arguably the Escort's greatest victory was in the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally, driven by Finnish legend Hannu Mikkola and Swedish co-driver Gunnar Palm. This gave rise to the Escort Mexico special edition road versions in honor of the rally car.

A game of subtle lights and shadows reveal the magnificent curves of the body of the Ford Escort MKI 1968 - 1974, a Legendary British Automobile. Detailed and harmonious, the artistic illustration has grabbed the essence of one of the most influential vehicle of the 20th century and is printed in front of the tee. Refine and stylish, it is a perfect wear for any occasion and to show your passion for a true Legend that lives forever: the Ford Escort MKI 1968 - 1974 Long Sleeve T-Shirt.

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The featured original artwork has been printed on a high quality 6.0 oz 100% pre-shrunk American cotton t-shirt.
Seamless double needle collar - sleeve & bottom hems.
It is available in Black, Charcoal, Indigo, Forest Green, Navy, & Military Green in size S - M - L - XL - 2XL - 3XL - 4XL and 5XL

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