A small family car first produced by Ford UK, the Ford Escort replaced the earlier made Ford Anglia. Produced for nearly 36 years since 1968, this model became one of the most successful brands for Ford’s European operations.
After the first generation model evolved in the UK, Ford’s German operations were roped in to develop the second generation model that was secretly codenamed “Brenda”. The first “Brenda” rolled out in 1974 and achieved so much of a popularity that this model was produced in eight countries (Argentina, Germany, Ireland. Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK).
A more powerful model was introduced later with a 1.8 litre BDE engine that was developed jointly with Cosworth (British tuning specialists) and having a 32/36 DGAV Weber carburettor. This new model called the Ford Escort Mk II RS 1800 was exclusively used for rallying. And this car model created records after records winning several races since 1975.
In the 1980 Rallye Sanremo in Italy held between 6th - 11th October, this car driven by drivers Finnish Ari Vatanen and British David Richards took the second position with a timing of 10:29:17.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12 x 6 x 5.5|
|Color||White / Blue|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|