Ford 1976

Escort
Cortina Mk III – discontinued
Granada
Capri
Cortina Mk IV - new model in autumn
Fiesta - new model

Great Britain

From September all the Granada models are assembled in Germany. Escort RS Mexico and RS 2000 are also built in Germany as well as the Capri. The new Cortina Mk IV is almost identical to the German Taunus which was introduced there in January. The all new front wheel drive Fiesta will be assembled in Spain, Germany and in the UK. It is not available in Britain yet.

Ford ESCORT POPULAR from £1,599
An early "economy special" but not a stark austerity job, the Popular has a special carburetter and distributor which reduce maximum power and guarantee more economical operation. It has black epoxy finish for bumpers and badges,alternator, heater with illuminated controls and two-speed blower, two speed wipers and electric washer. Popular Plus has extra sound insulation, reversing lights, and radial ply tyres which help economy.
Ford RS 2000 £3,124
Transformed in appearance by its streamlined shock-absorbing polyurethane front, the RS 2000 is a road-going performance model with 1,993 c.c. o.h.c. engine. Front air dam and rear spoiler improve stability at high speeds. The four headlamps are Cibie halogen, the windscreen is laminated, front seats are reclining bucket type with head restraints. The heaviest Escort, but second fastest after the RS 1800 twin-cam rally special.
Ford CAPRI II from £2,000
Few cars offer such a wide choice of engines as the secondg eneration hatchback Capri, from the 1300 pushrod four, the overhead-cam 1600 and 2000 to the V6 3000. Equally varied are the equipment and trim options to match buyers' tastes, topped by the Ghia 2000 and 3000 which have alloy wheels, vinyl top, steel sun roof, luxurious interior trim and rear window wash/wipe.
Ford CORTINA from £1,950
Britain's best seller, redesigned with leaner lines, better vision, more efficient ventilation, better ride and road holding. 17 models, including three-door and five-door station wagons, with choice of four engines including a special economy 1600. Lower engine mounting and straight drive line cut noise and vibration. Sporty S replaces the GT, Ghia replaces the 2000E. New options include sun roof, alloy wheels, headlamp washers.
Ford GRANADA 2000L ESTATE £3,333
Most economical way to enjoy the space, comfort and finish of the Granada station wagon. For saloons, a special economy 2-litre engine is available which has a sonic idie carburetter to use a weak mixture for low-speed running, revised camshaft and ignition timing. Maximum power drops from 99 to 75 b.h.p. and the axle ratio is changed to reduce engine revs still further. Even so, Ford claim over 90 m.p. h. and 0-60 in 16 sec.
Ford GRANADA Ghia 3000S £3,601
Top model in the Ford range, with a 3-litre V6 engine, this luxuriously finished executive car has the higher front seats, re-positioned controls and revised rear suspension which have improved driving vision and road holding. Power steering, heated rear window, reversing lamps, hazard flashers, door mirror, digital clock and alloy wheels, a sliding and tilting sun roof and automatic transmission are all part of the package.
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Escort

wb: 94.8 in. L4 cyl. ohv
1098 cc
41 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1098 cc
48 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
57 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
70 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1599 cc
84 bhp (DIN)
Saloon 2 door Popular
Popular Plus
1100
1100L
1300
1300L
1300GL
Sport
Ghia
Sport
Ghia
Saloon 4 door Popular Plus 1100
1100L
1300
1300L
1300GL
Ghia Sport
Ghia
Estate Car - 1100 1300
1300L
1300GL
- -
Van          

Popular 1300 - new model from mid-year
RS 1800 (4 cyl, 1835 cc, 115 bhp)
RS Mexico (4 cyl, 1593 cc, 95 bhp) - new model (built in Germany)
RS 2000 (4 cyl, 1993 cc, 110 bhp) - new model (built in Germany)
  Saloon 2-door
           
From August:
wb: 94.8 in. L4 cyl. ohv
1098 cc
41 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1098 cc
48 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
57 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
70 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohv
1599 cc
84 bhp (DIN)
Saloon 2 door Popular
Popular Plus
1100L
- Popular
Popular Plus
1300L
1300GL
Sport
Ghia
Sport
Saloon 4 door Popular Plus
1100L
- Popular Plus
1300L
1300GL
Ghia Ghia
Estate Car 1100 1100 1300
1300L
1300GL
- -
Van          


Escort Popular


Escort Popular Plus (from August)


Escort L


Escort GL


Escort Sport


Escort Ghia


Escort GL Estate Car


Escort RS 1800, RS Mexico and RS 2000

 


RS Mexico

Cortina Mark III

wb: 101.5 in. L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
57 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1593 cc
72 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1993 cc
98 bhp (DIN)
Saloon 2 door 1300
1300L
1600
1600L
1600XL
2000GT
Saloon 4 door 1300
1300L
1600
1600L
1600XL
2000XL
2000GT
2000E
Estate Car - 1600
1600L
1600XL
2000XL
2000E
       
From August:
wb: 101.5 in. L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
50 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1593 cc
72 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1993 cc
98 bhp (DIN)
Saloon 2 door 1300
1300L
1600L -
Saloon 4 door 1300
1300L
1600
1600L
1600XL
2000XL
2000GT
2000E
Estate Car - 1600
1600L
1600XL
2000XL
2000E


Cortina XL


Cortina Saloon 2 door 1300 / 1600


Cortina Saloon 2 door 1300 / 1600


Cortina XL


Cortina XL


Cortina GT


Cortina 2000 E

Granada

wb: 109 in. L4 cyl. ohc
1998 cc
99 bhp (DIN)
V6 cyl.
2495 cc
120 bhp (DIN)
V6 cyl.
2994 cc
138 bhp (DIN)
Granada Saloon 4 door 2000
2000L
2000GL
Ghia
2500L 3000GL
3000S
Ghia
Granada Coupé Ghia - Ghia
Granada Estate Car 2000L 2500L 3000GL
       
From August:
wb: 109 in. L4 cyl. ohc
1998 cc
75 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1998 cc
99 bhp (DIN)
V6 cyl.
2994 cc
138 bhp (DIN)
Granada Saloon 4 door 2000 2000L
2000GL
Ghia
3000L
3000GL
3000S
Ghia
Granada Coupé - - Ghia
Granada Estate Car - 2000L 3000L
3000GL


Granada Ghia


Granada Saloon


Granada L


Granada L


Granada 3.0 GL


Granada S


Granada 3000 Ghia Coupé


Granada 3000 Ghia Saloon


Granada 2000 L Estate Car

Capri

wb: 100.8 in. L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
57 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1593 cc
72 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1593 cc
88 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1993 cc
98 bhp (DIN)
V6 cyl.
2994 cc
138 bhp (DIN)
Coupé 3 door 1300
1300L
1600L
1600GL
1600S 2000GL
2000S
Ghia
3000S
Ghia
           
From August:
wb: 100.8 in. L4 cyl. ohv
1298 cc
50 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1593 cc
72 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1593 cc
88 bhp (DIN)
L4 cyl. ohc
1993 cc
98 bhp (DIN)
V6 cyl.
2994 cc
138 bhp (DIN)
Coupé 3 door 1300
1300L
1600L
1600GL
1600S 2000GL
2000S
Ghia
3000S
Ghia


L


GL


S


Capri II Ghia


Ghia


Capri II 1300

 

Fiesta

(957 cc, 40 bhp) - new model
(1117 cc, 53 bhp) - new model
  Hatchback 3-door

Cortina Mark IV

1300 (1298 cc, 50 bhp) - Setember
1300 (1298 cc, 57 bhp) - Setember
1600 (1593 cc, 59 bhp) - Setember
1600 (1593 cc, 72 bhp) - Setember
2000 (1993 cc, 98 bhp) - Setember
  Saloon 2-door
  Saloon 4-door
  Estate Car


Cortina 2000 Ghia


Cortina Ghia


Cortina S