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1999 Ford Escort LX With Just 16k Miles Up For Auction

Along with gently-used, low-mile examples of the Ford Focus, we’ve seen a handful of another discontinued-in-the-U.S. Blue Oval model – the Ford Escort – pop up for sale every now and then, too, though they aren’t quite as common these days. However, this rather nice 1999 Ford Escort LX with just 16k miles showing on the odometer just surfaced for sale at Bring a Trailer, giving someone the chance to own a like-new version of the beloved model.

1999 Ford Escort LX With 16k Miles - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Amazingly, this 1999 Ford Escort has remained in the possession of the original owner since new, at least until it was recently sold to the dealer that’s auctioning it off. That single owner clearly didn’t need to drive it much over the past quarter-century, however, given its incredibly low mileage total, and that also shows in the car’s stellar condition. In fact, its Silver Frost Metallic has zero flaws, according to the auction listing.

1999 Ford Escort LX With 16k Miles - Interior 001

The same goes for the like-new interior, which features Medium Graphite cloth seats, coupled with amenities such as air conditioning, a rear window defroster, crank windows, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, a center console with cupholders, and optional front and rear carpeted floor mats.

1999 Ford Escort LX With 16k Miles - Engine Bay 001

Power for this economy sedan comes from the naturally-aspirated Ford 2.0L I-4 – in this guise, originally rated to produce 110 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque – which flows to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. This particular Ford Escort LX even comes with its window sticker, which reveals that it originally sold for a mere $13,975 – an amount that we’d say it’s likely to surpass at auction, given the rising interest in vehicles from this particular era over the past few years.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escort news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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    Another one! Junk then,junk now. I owned a few of the first generation. A little rough but they lasted. These bastardized Mazdas had more problems than you can shake a stick at! Engine failure,transmission problems NVH issues. Nasty little car.

    1. 19BULLITT

      That’s the direct opposite of my experience with the 3rd Gen. They were rock solid. And being built on the Mazda platform gave it to s is possibilities for suspension upgrades, and engine and transmission swsps.
      If you wanted to eliminate NVH 90% of the time you just had to upgrade the plugs and plug wires. Then a massive amount of it would go away. For the rest a nice ECU tune would smooth it out. Ford tuned them for MPG not do much comfort and smoothness. Their timing maps were a mess.


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