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Ford Escort 1600 Sport – X-Pack – Fast Road

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Ford Escort 1600 Sport – X-Pack – Fast Road – This striking 1980 Escort started life as a 1600 Sport and now features a 2.0 Litre XE ‘big-valve’ engine and many performance upgrades. Beautifully built and currently in ‘Fast Road’ spec, with some safety updates may have potential for competition.

Offered here for auction at the 2023 Race Retro international Historic Motor Show is this beautifully upgraded Ford Escort 1600 Sport featuring a genuine Ford X-Pack body-kit and 2.0 Litre Vauxhall XE ‘Big-valve’ engine. The build began with a rare Escort 1600 Sport that was already fitted with a genuine X-pack kit, the bodyshell was excellent and a superb basis for the project. With no expense spared, only high-quality items were sourced to complete the build including the well-regarded XE Vauxhall engine that is easily tuneable, reliable and versatile. Breathing through a custom carburettor set up and exhaust manifold it’s mated to a rebuilt five-speed gearbox and matched with a competition clutch.

Inside the cabin is a pedal box with the option of brake bias linked to an AP brake set up with a hydraulic hand-brake. The seats are in date (2026) Sparco Grid Q buckets with harnesses and correct mounts, the cage is bolted to the floor and welded so could be removed if necessary and there is a fire extinguisher fitted. Handling is sorted with coil-over suspension at the front and uprated shocks in the rear with a brand new set of performance wheels fitted with new tyres.The car has been built with the flexibility to be used for competition, however, interested parties will need to check that the car and safety equipment comply with the regulations specific to the intended Series or Championship.

It’s accompanied by a history file which contains a wealth of receipts for parts, the original VIN-tag, current V5C registration paperwork ready for export or transfer and various other items of correspondence from over the years.

Finished in Signal Green with Gold Minilites and an original X-Pack, this eye-catching Escort was built as a ‘Fast Road’ car that would be exciting to drive to local classic car shows and race meetings, with the option to perhaps compete in the future. The engine is powerful in standard format and easily tuneable, safety features could be updated if necessary and then comply with series regulations. Our vendor is now focused on other projects so this is a good opportunity to own a head-turning, topical Escort offered at a very realistic price point.


We are delighted to be returning to Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on the 24th – 26th February. Race Retro brings together over 24,000 fans, drivers and enthusiasts at the start of the competition car calendar for a weekend of all things motorsport. As the shows official auction partner for the 11th year, we are now inviting entries for what promises to be a magnificent, dedicated sale of Classic and Competition Cars. Use the code SILVERSTONEAUC to get discounted entry to the Race Retro Show .


Seller Info

by Silverstone Auctions
Published: 19 February 2023 (1 month ago)
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Member Since
19 Dec 2013
The Forge Harwoods House, Banbury Road, Ashorne, Warwickshire, CV35 0AA
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tel:+44 (0) 1926 691 141
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