1983 Ford Escort RS1600i
Body & Paintwork
Correct original RS1600i wheels are still, along with original centre caps.
All decals are original, and all badges/lights are in good condition also.
The underside is in good condition, with lovely straight sills, and the underbody being without any repairs (nor does it require any).
Interior & Trim
Rear seats again, are very good, and certainly not as ‘baggy’ as many other RS1600i interiors.
Original steering wheel, and gearknob are still fitted, as is the original stereo.
The only change to the interior is a pair of period Goodman shelf speakers which have been in the car for many years.
The car starts with first turn of the key, and idles well.
No hesitations when being driven, the car pulls as it should do through all of the gears
In terms of presentation, the engine bay itself present well, especially considering this is an original ‘survivor’ rather than a restored show car.
Some patine in places as you would expect, but overall a well presented, original, unmodified example.
The gearbox is nice to use and selects all gears precisely, both on change up and down changes.