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Junkyard Find: 1990 Ford Escort Pony

In 1990, budget-conscious car shoppers who wanted to buy American-built (if not American-designed) could pick up a Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon America for $6,995, a Pontiac Sunbird coupe for $7,858, or a Ford Escort Pony for $7,423. The Escort had penal-colony-grade amenities and was on the final model year of a very elderly platform (though not [...]
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Junkyard Find: 1990 Plymouth Horizon

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : The Truth About Cars (8 months ago)

No, that’s not a typo— Chrysler made the Simca-derived Omnirizon all the way until the 1990 model year. I’ve been looking for a final-year example of an Omni or Horizon for quite a while now, and I finally found this one in a Denver... Read Post

Junkyard Find: 1988 Ford Escort GT

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : The Truth About Cars (2 months ago)

Most of the Escort GTs you see these days are the Mazda-based cars that came out starting in the 1991 model year. The first-gen North American Escort, loosely based on its European counterpart, was built from 1981 through 1990, and ... Read Post

Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge Omni

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : The Truth About Cars (2 years ago)

Even after Chrysler debuted the company-saving K Platform in 1981, the older Simca-derived Omnirizon continued to be built in large quantities. Sightings of te Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, and their many siblings and cousins are ve... Read Post


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