Who needs a fancy car museum where the cars are pristine and desired...The junkyard museum is my go to where I gawk at cars living out their golden years being harvested. Today’s spotlight falls on a 1990 Ford Escort GT.

The Escort came into the world, touted as self-proclaimed “world car.” It was supposed to be a one stop shop for American and European buyers alike with a simple no frills, lightweight aerodynamic car with a level of sophistication not traditionally seen in its class; 4 wheel independent suspension and a hemi combustion chamber engine head design to name a few.

The Escort’s engine is harsh and noisy and HP was par for the course at the time. HP ranged from 65-80 is NA 1.6L suit. A turbo variant exist in 1984-85 which brought those rookie numbers up to 12ohp.

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This junkyard spec had a later bored out 1.9L naturally aspirated high output engine which put out 110hp. Such a simple no frills engine bay on these things.

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This one was very clean for being 29 years old. A very handsome car and a real treat to see in a sea of Dodge Neons that usually litter this yard.

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Wrapped in 15" alloys with worn out Pirelli tires.

The interior has seen better days, that doesn’t take away from its charm though.

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95,341 miles on the odometer.

GT with manual gearbox for the business.

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80's to early 90's was a weird time with all sorts of electronic gauges on cars.

The glovebox is a bloody time machine.

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Huge fan of the headrest design. The normal side bolster rips that I know all too well from GM cars of the 90s.

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Such a cool car from a time long gone. Thanks for joining me on celebrating a car no longer loved with a most certain fate to the crusher. I’m sure it brought a smile to it’s many drivers in life, it sure brought a smile to me.

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