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Ford Escort MkII RS 1600 Mexico Red 1970 Rally 1:24Scale Car Model Whitebox (Downgraded)

Ford Escort MkII RS 1600 Mexico Red 1970 Rally 1:24Scale Car Model Whitebox (Downgraded)

Regular price £37.99 GBP
Regular price £54.99 GBP Sale price £37.99 GBP
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Please note: This model is missing one spotlight cover. Price has been reduced accordingly.

The first car to come out of Fords's AVO was the RS1600 in 1970 - a development of the Escort Twin Cam, fitted with the impressive new 16-valve Cosworth BDA twin-cam. The engine was developed from a Formula 2 racing unit and, even in detuned state, for the road, gave the Escort electrifying performance, and a near-120mph maximum speed. Most buyers ended up tweaking them and taking them rallying - which is what they were built for. The RS1600 was a specialist car that demanded a lot of care and attention.

However, the Mexico and RS2000 were far more suited to the man in the street. The new fast Escort, that was named in honour of the tough and demanding 1970 World Cup Rally to Mexico, was based on the RS1600, but had a far simpler engine. It was powered by the reliable – 1598cc Kent overhead valve engine as used in the Capri and old Cortina 1600E instead. This still resulted in a very favourable power to weight ratio, and lively performance.

Brand: Whitebox
Diecast Metal with Plastic Parts
Scale: 1:24
Actual Size: Approximately 7 inches (17cm)
Age Recommendation: 14 years and up
Supplied in Colour Window Box and fitted to display plinth (4 screws)

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