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1987 Ford Escort vs. 1969 Ford GT 40

To start off, 1987 Ford Escort is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Ford GT 40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Ford GT 40 would be higher. At 4,195 cc (8 cylinders), 1969 Ford GT 40 is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1969 Ford GT 40 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1969 Ford GT 40. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1987 Ford Escort, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

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1987 Ford Escort 1969 Ford GT 40
Make Ford Ford
Model Escort GT 40
Year Released 1987 1969
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1597 cc 4195 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 0 HP 350 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 980 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2420 mm


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