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**AUGUST ENTRY** 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i


Saturday 22nd August 2020

  • 22-08-2020
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1983 Ford Escort RS1600i

Key points:

Sunburst Red. Matching numbers with original Bristol Street Motors service book and handbooks.

MOT July 2021. 130775 miles.

Fitted with a number of options from new – opening quarter windows, sunroof (still has its Ford sunroof visor fitted), electric windows and central locking. Electric aerial fitted (not working currently).

Original spec RS1600i battery tray fitted.

Uncut parcel shelf.

Scorpion Stainless exhaust fitted.

Folder full of history including from the original restoration in 1998 and is still very presentable today.

With the vendor for over 3 years and the gentleman owner previously had it for 7 years.

11 previous owners total which is low for one of these.

Always garaged by the vendor.

Over the last 12 months it has had the underneath and engine bay stripped and stone chipped and painted (in body colour of sunburst red) to keep it fresh. Also replaced in this period was suspension front and back including bushes and wheel bearings, brakes, brake lines, fuel lines, engine given a full service including cam belt (engine was rebuilt (re bore and new pistons and shells etc) a few years back (all receipts in the history file)) and has not done many miles since (5000 miles since full rebuild).

Recently fitted 4x brand new yokohama tyres on the original RS1600i alloy wheels (spare is correct alloy also).

Running the twin coils ignition with a modern crank sensor wired in to overcome part supply issues with the obsolete original item.

Points to note:

Electric Aerial inoperable

Handbrake light flickering on

Rev counter is temperamental at idle but works fine further up rev range

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork - please call us to arrange an appointment on 01751 477555. Thank you



  • Year: 1983
  • Make: Ford Escort
  • Model: RS1600i
  • Registration: A59 UOE
  • Engine Size: 1597
  • Current Milometer Reading: 130,775
  • MOT Expiry Date: 26-07-2021
  • Estimate: £17,000 - £19,000