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#41 Erik Smith

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

whats the different between the american and European Escort. ive always thought the exps were cool but around here i havent seen one in over 10 years.


Model or 1:1? The model is the same kit - even says "European" on the Revell USA box. In real 1:1 cars? Got me...

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:10 PM

the reason i ask, the model looks like the escort my parents bought new here in indiana



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:26 AM

 i very rarely see capri 2 seaters that were the verts

 

The '90s Mercury Capri shared a platform with the Mazda Miata. The Mercury LN7 was the EXP's sibling, but has only been done by Monogram in 1/32 scale:

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

The Australian-built Capri 2-seat convertible shared little if anything with the Miata platform-wise.  Capri was front-wheel-drive, possibly 323-based. Miata is rear wheel drive.  Maybe engines?



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

the reason i ask, the model looks like the escort my parents bought new here in indiana

The early escorts did not have the same head lights. My sisters bought a few of these new. The first one that was at our house had the American head light the rest had Euro headlights. 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

The Australian-built Capri 2-seat convertible shared little if anything with the Miata platform-wise.  Capri was front-wheel-drive, possibly 323-based. Miata is rear wheel drive.  Maybe engines?

 

Oops, you're correct. Not sure what I was thinking of... :unsure:

 

At least Monogram got some mileage out of its 1/32 scale kit:

 

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

Even though the Escort was supposed to be a "World Car" (The US version had a chrome representation of a globe on the front fenders) the US version and the British/German version were very different.  I think the only main thing that was shared was the engines.  I am unable to post images here for some reason but if you search for Ford Escort Images you will be able to see the differences.  Probably Wikipedia will describe them.  Actually there are two wiki entries, one for the Euro version and one for US.

 

Remember that there were two generations of RWD Escorts available in Europe before the US Escort and its Euro counterpart were introduced. 



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:19 PM

 
Oops, you're correct. Not sure what I was thinking of... :unsure:
 
At least Monogram got some mileage out of its 1/32 scale kit:
 
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The Glidden version is one of those hard-to-find-but-not-worth much models...

The 1/32 scale EXP/LN7 kits are actually great little, full detail kits, just the wrong scale.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:33 PM

The Australian-built Capri 2-seat convertible shared little if anything with the Miata platform-wise.  Capri was front-wheel-drive, possibly 323-based. Miata is rear wheel drive.  Maybe engines?

 

Yea, the Aussie Capri was pretty much an Escort,  so it would've shared more with the EXP than a Miata.  I always said Ford could've sold more EXPs and LX7s if they were convertibles!