Hella Sweet Lemons Car of the Week: The Run-EXP 1982 Ford EXP

Posted December 9, 2019

During the 1980s, when you wanted a two-seat version of a huge-selling and much-beloved subcompact, what car did you buy? For most people— boring people, that is— the answer was the Honda CRX, the shortened Civic. For those who wanted to roll in true Ford Escort style, there was the Ford EXP and its Mercury-badged sibling, the LN7. We begged racers to run an EXP or LN7, like, every couple of days for the first seven years of the 24 Hours of Lemons, and Sir Jackie Stewart’s Coin Purse Racing finally obliged with this ’82.

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