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2 minutes ago, adw1977 said:

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The Ford Hobby.  A Mark 4 Escort with a 997cc engine, sold in Brazil until 1996.

Rare.

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Opening rear quarter windows too. - seen them on a MK3 but I don't think we got them on the MK4? Could be wrong. 1.0 Escort must be absolutely gutless, the little OHV engine is quite a willing little thing, but still!

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Full specs are online amazingly. 50 BHP, 0-60 in 17.1, top speed 88 MPH. Not terrible 

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The model name looks rather odd, with the B looking more like 3.

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They obviously tried to copy the mid 80s font but there was no B in the European model names.  They should have put a vertical stroke between the middle bar of the B and the bottom, similar to the verticals in P and R.

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Such are the details that I find interesting!

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13 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Opening rear quarter windows too. - seen them on a MK3 but I don't think we got them on the MK4? Could be wrong. 1.0 Escort must be absolutely gutless, the little OHV engine is quite a willing little thing, but still!

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Full specs are online amazingly. 50 BHP, 0-60 in 17.1, top speed 88 MPH. Not terrible 

Apparently it's a CHT engine.  I think you're right about the opening rear quarter windows, even the XR3i didn't have them.

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1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

Opening rear quarter windows too. - seen them on a MK3 but I don't think we got them on the MK4? Could be wrong.

 

Interesting

1 hour ago, adw1977 said:

  I think you're right about the opening rear quarter windows, even the XR3i didn't have them.

I had a Mk3 & a Mk4 XR3i and both had fixed windows, but I remember seeing RSTs with opening windows and coveted them!

Now I'm trying to remember if Serries 2 (MK4) had them or not

Edit; there are some pics online showing them

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no idea if that's original or not

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Opening rear quarter windows were an optional extra on Mark 3 Escorts up to mid 1984, when he option disappeared. 

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The white car is the only one I've seen badged Escort Hobby rather than just Hobby like the red one.  Although the handbook for the red one has Escort Hobby branding like the white car.

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Don't think there where open windows either, opening frt quarter lites were optional on MK1 fiesta but don't think a l on mk2's

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^^ this is the car that was later  re styled front & rear, it’s 2 stroke DKW engine replaced with a 4 stroke one Mercedes Benz developed before they sold Auto Union to VW, and then relaunched as an Audi (F103?) re using  the marque that got merged into Auto Union in the 30s. The Audi was way more successful than the DKW, the model range was broadened, and that’s what started us on the path to where we are now with Audi being everyone’s favourite pavement parking not indicating tailgating wankers car. 

Dull Fact Edit: this was the origin of the ‘van’ engine used in the Porsche 924. You’re welcome!

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Dick tricycle Ducati  (No sniggering at the back)

The work of French coach builder Dick, who covered a three-wheeled chassis with a small two door body. Sometime in the early 1950's. It is powered by a horizontal four-stroke single-cylinder made by a 175 cc Ducati unit.

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On 07/06/2024 at 09:31, inconsistant said:

^^ this is the car that was later  re styled front & rear, it’s 2 stroke DKW engine replaced with a 4 stroke one Mercedes Benz developed before they sold Auto Union to VW, and then relaunched as an Audi (F103?) re using  the marque that got merged into Auto Union in the 30s. The Audi was way more successful than the DKW, the model range was broadened, and that’s what started us on the path to where we are now with Audi being everyone’s favourite pavement parking not indicating tailgating wankers car. 

Dull Fact Edit: this was the origin of the ‘van’ engine used in the Porsche 924. You’re welcome!

The DKW became the Audi 60 (F103)

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