Ford Escort RS1600 (1972)

Ford Escort RS1600 (1972)


Arguably the most successful rally car of the 1970s, now is your opportunity to own the legend.

This rare and highly collectible Ford Escort RS1600, is a performance car that can be used in road rallies and vintage racing events. With less than 1,200 cars made, this car is a fine and original example, with the right colour and extensive documentation.


Making its international debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1968, the car was an instant success in Europe and several other parts of the world. The Escort twin Cam was built for Group 2 international rallying. The Mark I Escort went on to become one of the most successful rally cars ever with its greatest victory probably the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally.


This specific car is a 1972 RS 1600, was driven in rallies by a South African motor racing legend. The car has been restored several years ago to a very high standard and features a host of extras including: 5-Speed ZF Rally spec gearbox, original 13×8 inch Minilite rims, factory roll cage, bucket seats, engine bracing, Bilstein coilover suspension, Atlas rally spec differential, original steel fenders, button clutch, BDA engine built by Lamco Engineering, and more.


With RS1600 prices sky-rocketing in recent years, be assured this top notch Mark I Escort will hold its value, and even increase in value in the future. Contact us now, to secure this rally legend and safe investment.

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  • Engine

    1599cc Inline 4 115 hp

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  • Gearbox

    5-Speed ZF Rally spec gearbox