March 17, 2011

1981 Ford Escort L Station Wagon.





10 comments:

matthew said...

The "wagon" factor has to be the only possible justification for this one........I once owned the coupe version of this jewel in the same shade.....not one of my finest experiences.

tony said...

a surviving gen 1 is a worthy post, in my opinion. as i will always point out, look at those non-flush headlights!

i've shot this particular car in this exact spot on multiple occasions (though it does leave to run errands some times), but had resolved to wait for a dry pavement day to shoot it again, since it's a kind of depressing vehicle to begin with.

great shots. i couldn't do better.

(though i might've spaced it out from the tercel...)

angyl_roper said...

I'm surprised at how similar and how radically different this is to the European/UK market equivalent.

Mikael said...

Anyone driving around in that won't be getting any, that's for sure.

joey said...

You guys (Tony and Ben) ALWAYS say that you're shooting this or shooting that and never once say take a picture of this or that. I also wish there was another way to say patina. To mix it up a little.

tony said...

if that's the worst criticism i receive all year, joey, i'll take it.

thanks for the input.

ben said...

Hey Tony, next time you pass by this one, check to see if the tabs on the rear license plate also expired in 2007 :)

That would add a whole new appeal to this car, and the potential vigilante who's driving it.

Justin said...

Can say that again, Mikael. haha.

Anonymous said...

I have an 85 and it looks very similar. It is by far the best vehicle I have owned. I have had muscle cars, A 98 Bimmer and many in between. Don't knock these cars. I get 42 MPG, can fit all of my kit into it, and still have a canoe and bikes on the roof. These things drive great in any weather conditions year round long as you have good tires. If you find one in good shape snag it, it is a really dependable car. Also, to the who ever thinks that you won't get any driving this is dead wrong. Girls dig this ride more than any of the flashy cars I had. There is just something about an old escort wagon with a canoe on the roof that drives em wild. I would love to post a pic if possible

clifton.ra said...

Patina is one word, but orange peel texture would describe many of these surfaces.
Lacquer paint shot too dry or surfaces catching over-spray are often called orange peel.