Longstone Tyres can happily provide excellent tyres for the whole Escort range including the Ford Escort MK I, Ford Escort MK II, Ford Escort MK I Mexico, GT & RS2000.
Longstone Tyres recommends fitting the following tyres to your Ford Escort
Ford Escort Tyres
- 155TR12 Nankang for a Ford Escort MK l
- 155HR13 Michelin XAS or 145HR13 Pirelli Cinturato CA67 for a Ford Escort MK II
- 175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 for a Ford Escort MK I Mexico, GT & RS2000
Ford Escort Recommended Tyres
Other Options for Ford Escort
Independent Tyre Test - The Results
In the world of modern tyres it is common place to come across a tyre test. However in the world of classic tyres the investment never seems to be there to do a proper modern tyre test. However a German magazine in July 2016 conducted this modern tyre test using classic tyres. This classic tyre test has been translated from German to English. What is remarkable in this tyre test is quite how well the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 classic tyre performed in the table at the end. The scores in this table are not scored in relationship to the other tyres in the test, so when a score of 1 is recorded, then that is a perfect score for a classic tyre or a modern tyre. It is wonderful to see that these classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 tyres can give such exemplary results.
History of the Ford Escort
Built as a replacement to the Anglia in 1967 across factories in Germany and Britain, the Mark One Escort would go on to be one of Ford's most popular cars outside the USA. There would later be versions available for rallying where it made a name for itself, in particular winning the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally being driven by Hannu Mikkola. This would lead to the creation for the Ford Mexico in honour of this achievement; a special edition 1.6 L road version of the rally car.
The Mark Two Escort would take over in 1975, where it would also enjoy a successful rally career as well as popularity as a road car with L, GL, Sport, RSMexico, RS2000 and Ghia versions all being produced.