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Fast Fords for sale at auction

Published 14 March 2019

A host of fast Fords are heading to auction. The lots, which include an Escort RS2000 X-Pack, an Escort RS1600i, and a Fiesta XR2, are going under the hammer on 23-24 March at the Birmingham NEC.  

Top lot is an original 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 X-Pack. The car has been in the same family for 30 years and is fresh out of dry storage and now looking for a new home. This car was used as the original Tricentrol publicity car and displays nearly all of the X-pack performance options. The car comes with a massive history file, but will require some light recommissioning before going out on the open road. Estimate £30,000 to £38,000. 
 
Next up is Ford’s warmed up Escort – the RS1600i. This example has had a full nut and bolt restoration to mostly original specification. Only 2500 of these cars were produced for the UK market and it is thought that only 95 are still on the road. With 79,100 miles on the clock and fresh MOT from a Ford main dealer this car is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000. 
 
Finally, a 1984 Fiesta XR2 was supplied by the Ford Employee Scheme back in the 1980s by a friend of the current owner’s family. It was then used for only two years, by one lady, before it was put into storage in 1986. The car has covered just 23,670 miles and has been garaged throughout its life. It comes with extensive history and is a real rarity, making it one for a serious Ford collector. Estimated at £14,000 to £18,000. 

1984 Fiesta XR2  
Gary Dunne from CCA said, 'We are known for selling fast Fords and again we have a terrific selection to choose from. The Escort RS1600 is going to be one to watch, as we sold a similar car last year which went for a record price of £46,000 including fees. The X-Pack is also very special and it will be interesting to see what it achieves. I do love the Fiesta XR2, a great story and very well preserved.'
 
The Classic Car Auctions sale takes place at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show at the NEC Birmingham on 23-24 March.

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