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Ford Escort MK1 RS1600 BDA

To Be Auctioned


Originally delivered to a director of Ford Motor Company in America, this right hand drive car was ordered at the same time as his GT40. The car was purchased and imported from Alabama in 2007 and entrusted to Neil Twyman Racing to carry out a complete restoration of the car back to original specification. Apparently it competed on the 1973 RAC International Rally running as number #14 so the decision was made to return it to this specification and finish. The extensive history file details all these works, and viewing of the impressive file is recommended. Completed in 2008/9.

The original 1600 BDA engine was rebuilt by DTW Engines and, running on Weber 40 DCOEs, the accompanying dyno print-out shows an impressive 171bhp at 7000 rpm. The car features original factory flared arches and two period Cibie Super Oscar spot lamps. The interior is in very good order.

It was used at the 2011 Goodwood Revival Ford of Britain Centenary celebrations and no doubt there is video footage of this. It was purchased for our vendors Collection in  2016 and has been maintained and lightly used in recent times.

A superb example of a rare RS1600.



Entries for the Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival have now closed. This is our 13th year as the event’s exclusive Auction partner and this year we will be holding a Competition Car Sale on Friday 25th August followed by a Sale of Automobilia and Collectors’ Cars on Saturday 26th August. The auction is part of The Silverstone Festival. One of the best historic motorsport weekends of the year, attracting around 110,000 visitors, where you can also enjoy incredible live music, family fun and a foodie fest. You will need a ticket to the event in order to attend the auction. Tickets can be purchased from the Silverstone website and auction customers can get a 10% discount off tickets using the following codes: 23SILAUC for day tickets and WE23SILAUC for weekend tickets.

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by Silverstone Auctions
Published: 28 July 2023 (2 months ago)
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19 Dec 2013
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+44 (0) 1926 691 141
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