The Mk3 version of the European Ford Escort is just about identical to the first generation Escort we got here in the States in the early 1980s. Keep that in mind as you watch this robin egg blue three-door proceed to take the physics book and completely shred it. Information is scarce on the car, but there’s little doubt that the “1.3L” badge on the hatch is only there because nobody could be bothered to replace it. Whatever is underneath the hood (and our money is on a Cosworth-tweaked something-or-other) is deadly quiet at idle and only gives away the sleeper vibe once the long pedal on the right is hit, at which point the Escort switches from a dorky econobox into one exceptionally pissed off econobox. Just watch this thing in action…this is a sleeper to the core!