Probably no one if they are in their right mind.... though it is a 5 speed manual at least.

Granted, it "needs brake booster, hood striker pin, hood latch, battery, hood latch release, rear hatch lock" - which seem like pretty minor things.

Ebay listing

I remember the gas engined Escorts of this era and they were so, so slow. As in dangerous to merge onto a highway slow. I can't imagine this is better.