1971 Ford Escort

1600RS BDA 16-Valve

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

In 1970 Ford introduced its first ever RS badged car, the Escort RS1600. The whole purpose for the RS1600''s existence was of course to provide Ford with a competitive race/rally car, so it is in this area that the car is most commonly remembered. Homologation of the RS1600 into Group 2 was achieved in September 1970 on the basis of one thousand vehicles having been constructed. In fact, best estimates suggest that only around 1137 RS1600''s were actually produced over the vehicles entire five year production span to the end of 1974. The RS1600''s BDA engine unit was often described as a detuned Formula 2 racing engine with the design actually based on Cosworth''s very successful Formula 2 race unit. On the circuits the lightweight