The Escort may be Ford’s biggest success outside of the US, having been around since the ‘60s in Europe. The nameplate hasn’t had the success or the adoration here in the US, as it was slapped onto one of the most uninspiring cars Ford has ever made. (Being a successor to the Ford Pinto doesn’t help either.) As things were quite different in Europe, it’s become one of the most beloved cars from the Blue Oval, even spawning racing variants that took the rallying world by storm. The beloved Mk1 Escort’s success is due to its relatively simply formula, but it’s well-done simplicity is what makes the car such a darling among enthusiasts.
If you happened to be one of those enthusiasts and wanted a vintage racer based on the Mk1 Escort, now is your chance. This Ford Escort MK1 RS2000-R is far from being original or concourse standard, but has gone though a full teardown no-expenses spared restoration. You can check out the extensive list of mouth watering modifications on Cool & Vintage http://www.coolnvintage.com if you fancy the focused vintage track machine.