We are pleased to offer this superb Mk3 Ford Escort Motorsport Rs1600i in Diamond White for sale having had a full nut and bolt restoration.


Having been given the recent pleasure of a full nut & bolt restoration with no expense spared we present an immaculate Mk3 Ford Escort Rs1600i in Diamond White with a stunning unilateral glossy paintwork beaming the unique Rs1600i decals on the bonnet, boot lid and the sides flanks.


Having colour coded bumpers with front and rear over riders, Finished in Ford Diamond White having unblemished paintwork and having such a deep shine this will appeal to anyone wishing to show this car its simply amazing

Rs aerodynamics front and rear, Sitting on the original Koni shocks all round which were refurbished using a specially trained koni appointed engineer of which there are 2 only within the UK and using original Koni parts from Germany

Sitting as intended by ford at factory specification 23mm lower. Having the original rear spoiler sitting straight with no distortion along with the front spoiler being genuine Ford Motorsport again straight with no distortion

Original Ford fitted fog lamps and original Ford driving lamps along with original Bronze tint windscreen, Rear window and both side windows all with matching original stamps. This is a purists vehicle finished to such a high standard you will only see in a museum probably owned by Ford themselves

Originality has been maintained throughout.


Open the doors on this car and wow you are blown away by the immaculate interior, Having original Shark Grey Crushed Velour seats you sink deep into the fronts along with the Bolsters sitting tall and straight with none of the seats front or rear showing any wear they are spotless

Along with the matching door cards and perforated headlining, The Grey deep pile carpets front and rear are in excellent condition

The dashboard has no cracks, It also has no fading its faultless, The switchgear all remains correct and works as Ford intended with everything maintained original

The fuel thrust cut-off warning lights are functional and correct. The RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel and special gearshift gaiter and gear knob show no signs of wear

Also present a classic cassette holder, 2 speed plus intermittent wipers, tailgate wash wipe, head restraints, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock all in original working order. Original Ford keys also presant.

 Factory options

All round tinted bronze glass, Tilt & slide sunroof, Electric windows, ERST 32P music stereo radio cassette.


This vehicle has the original(numbers match) engine fitted as per it left the factory and only run to be set up, never driven on the road it has literally no miles on the engine having had a full overhaul

Fitted with Fords 1600 Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing a manufacturer quoted 115 BHP.  Mated to the Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection System and incorporating deceleration fuel shut off, the car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds

The original engine bay stickers are still attached the obvious twin coil set up and finned cast alloy rocker cover are proudly on display

The gear changes are light and a joy to use with the unique 0.83 fifth gear ratio fitted only to the RS1600i.


Original Ford Rs seven spoke alloy wheels are unmarked and are shod with matching original Dunlop D4 195/50 R15 tyres

Diagonally split hydraulic brake circuits with tandem master cylinder, vacuum servo assistance and 9.4” ventilated calliper discs up front along with drums to the rear ensuring you are brought to a controlled steady stop. 


With only 530 Diamond White models produced this has to be the best out there in today’s market, Tall order to make however please take this all in

The vehicle was registered on the 17th January 1983 has seen a little of the countryside and been subject to previous careful owners, The current vendor has in todays market given you the chance to own a virtually brand new Rs1600i as per showroom condition

Having a full nut and bolt restoration from having the shell completely overhauled and future proofed to full fresh complete unmarked paintwork

Full Suspension overhaul with original Koni’s re-fitted along with every suspension component and mount replaced, You can eat your dinner of the underside its as shiny underside as it is on the outside it is unique and originality has been maintained throughout even down to running the twin coil packs

Having the original engine being fully rebuilt ensuring it retains the original matching numbers it does not get any better

Interiors immaculate originality again preserved. This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a specialist vehicle. Along with being able to speak to the owner who carried out the restoration who knows everything about the vehicle and work carried out this is as good as it gets and will sit proud in any private collection.

V5 Present And HPi Clear.


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