Hot Wheels: 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 – One Take

Hot Wheels: 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 – One Take

Awesome Hot Wheels Review: 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 – One Take

This is a 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 owned by collector John J Campion in Jacksonville, FL. It features a 1600cc four-cylinder engine by Cosworth with *Edit* SOHC and about 150 horsepower. It’s caged, seam welded, and has a close-ratio four-speed gearbox. The Escort Mk1 was one of the most successful rally cars at the time, and this is a pristine example of the marque.

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28 Replies to “Hot Wheels: 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 – One Take”

  1. Can't believe this car was in the scrap yard (rs2000 ) for £350 and I rejected it because I wanted a capri 2.8 injection or a Audi ur quattro. Miss those day's, paid £350 for a 92 180sx ,

  2. so I think we have come across another fake, he,s got a 1300L that someone has tried to imitate a rs 2000 pinto , and failed again. first of if it were an rs body shell it would have top strut strengthener plates welded in, which it hasn,t, that's the easy tell tale, on all rs bodyshells, also Cosworth had nothing to do with the 2000 cc pinto engine tuning, it was Ford through and through, also who did the botched up job fitting the front fenders(wings in Scotland)there,s a chunk of metal amissing from top of inner wings both sides, where the fender flange should attach, check out pictures of other british Ford Escorts you will see what I,m talking about,so whoever sold this to Mr Campion definitely saw him coming.

  3. You should try a go in a milling diamond series mk1/2 escort. Completely nuts, 320hp ish, 9500 rpm redline, RWD and under a ton. best fund and amazing sound.

  4. I don't like British cars much in general.

    But the 70's Ford Escort is one of the exceptions. It was just a nice more compact automobile for its time and it's easy to service, had good ergonomics (for it's time) etc. And it looked pretty cool.

    Another one of the few good British cars was the Vauxhall Valox.

  5. Er no. This is a SOHC Pinto of either 1600 or 2000, not a Cosworth anything. Rev to 9.5k rpm? Yes it will. Just the once. Somebody is trying to kid somebody here.

  6. That wasn't an RS1600 with an OHC pinto engine in, and he drove it like a proper bender, I used to own a MK1 Mexico back in the 80's and know exactly how they drive, there was no sideways dude, wtf? Drive it like you stole it, they were made to be driven fast sideways. Take it out again on some loose bendy stuff and you'll find a completely different car.

  7. Awesome cars the Mk1's. Cossie engines usually like a warm up before a blast-hope that is not what caused the issue at the end- but dear me sort out the gear shifts :). I feel sorry for a Cossie Mk1 on those roads though, put it through twisties and you'd really feel just how much fun they really are. I hope the oil issue at the end was not anything major as the mechanic of the team looked a bit worried.

    I didn't know they also came with the steering wheel on the wrong side though 🙂

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