Ford - Ford Escort

The Ford Escort was available from 1968, made by the newly merged Ford of Europe, with this new Escort model taking over from the now ageing Cortina range. The Escort was built at Fords Hailwood plant, and shortly after production started there, the Escort was also made at Fords factory in Belgium. By 1970 the Escort was also being manufactured in Germany. Ford Escort production carrried on through to 1975.

Tyre size for the Ford Escort :

- Ford Escort Mk1 and Mk2 cars were fitted with 13" wheels (Escort TC , Escort Mexico , Escort 1600RS , Escort Sport) and all left the factory on 165R13 tyre size fitted to a 4 1/2 J wheel, and we would recommend our high speed rated Blockley 165HR13 tyre - a tyre which has the period correct tread pattern with outstanding handling. For those wanting a wider tyre which has the same same diameter there is the Blockley 185/70VR13 size, a size which many owners fit.

- A few years later the alternative tyre size option for the Escort was the slightly smaller diameter 175/70SR13 fitted to the 5J wheel, and for 1975 and onwards this new size 175/70R13 tyre size became the standard fitment for the Ford Escort. Blockley produces a superb 175/70R13 high speed rated tyre with correct period tread pattern - see details below.

- Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 and RS2000 original tyre size was still the 175/70HR13 and Blockley produces a period correct high quality 175/70VR13, made with an even higher 149mph /240kph speed rate - details below:

- For a 13" rim, remember Blockley also makes a 235/60VR13 tyre suitable for a 5.5" rim  (and alo suitable for up to 9" rims) should anyone be contemplating anything special! Blockley is the only tyre producer making this period correct tyre, which was available in period.

- For the bulk of the Escort Mk3 models the 175/70R13 is the suitable tyre size. Blockley produces an outstanding 175/70VR13 tyre - details below:

Remember that Blockley guarantee that any of our radial tyres will transform the handling and look of your cars - scrub in and drive 1,000 or so miles and if they are not the best tyres you have ever driven on we will offer a refund. And our low prices are only because we sell direct, and not via the Classic car tyre Wholesalers - see all these Ford Escort tyre sizes and details below:

Blockley Products for Ford Ford Escort


Blockley Radial

£169.00 (£202.80 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£99.00 (£118.80 inc. VAT)

155/165x13 Thickened Inner Tube

Blockley Thickened Inner Tube

£12.00 (£14.40 inc. VAT)



£83.00 (£99.60 inc. VAT)



£89.00 (£106.80 inc. VAT)