The Escort Cabriolet has been on the road for two weeks, at first I was not sure I liked it. The clutch is grabby and sticky and heavy. I thought it was a bit sluggish even for a 90 PS…

But got used to the engine which is actually very torquey for a 1.6? pulls quite well in reality.

Despite being a drop top and 24 years old, the chassis is strong and the handling is surprisingly good.

The roof has been down a couple of times and it’s good fun and does turn heads.

She was running rough after the first few days but I found the induction inlet elbow was loose on the plenum and the induction pipe.. It runs better now.