1983 Ford Escort RS1600i (Not XR3)

£6,500 (as of November 18, 2019, 1:06 pm)


Here for sale is my 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i with
MOT until August next year. I personally imported the car into the UK from a
dry area of France in July this year, so isn’t the on a regular basis rotten example. The car is a solid
original example of an aspiring classic.


All the paperwork is complete and the car is now
registered on UK plates with a current V5 in my name.


The car has had a new battery, replacement clutch, timing belt,
full service and all fluids changed. I
do have some receipts for the work, but not all of it.


This is a very original car still with the twin
coil setup which has only covered 87000 miles according to the speedometer. (I
have kept the original one for proof as its shown in


Now for the bad bits. The car is not in mint
condition, but in my opinion, this is a good honest car for its age. The worst
a part of the body work is the passenger side front wing has been re-painted at some
point of its life and isn’t 100% the correct colour.


The Factory fitted electric aerial no longer works
as it will have to and the gas struts on the boot lid need replacing.


Finally, the car will start and rev at standstill,
but cuts out under load. I have been informed the injectors need an overhaul, but
because of work commitments, and the car not in point of fact being used, I have made the
decision to sell the car to somebody who will sort these few problems and use
the car as its intended. As it does cut out under load, I wouldn’t advise to drive the car away and collect it via a trailer or other means.


This is also a very cheap to insure on a classic
motor policy, even for young drivers.


Good examples of these cars are appreciating in
value so grab yourself a sound investment.


The car is stored around 15 miles north of Cardiff
in the CF45 area and can also be viewed at weekends or late in the evenings, just
contact me if your interested.

The car is to be sold as seen with no warranty given or implied


Payment terms are cash on collection or bank
transfer only, the funds will have to be cleared in my account before the car leaves,
strictly no PayPal.


This car can be advertised elsewhere so I
reserve the right to remove it from eBay at any time.


Please, only bid if you wish to buy, no time wasters, thank you.


Any questions feel free to ask.


Specification: 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i (Not XR3)


modified item


drive side

country/region of manufacture

previously registered overseas

mot expiry


metallic paint


v5 registration document


engine size





body type