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553655 1/24 Ford Escort RS 1800 Mk.II
553655 1/24 Ford Escort RS 1800 Mk.II

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Retail Price: $62.99
Scale: 1/24
Brand: Italeri

Stock Status: In Stock

Product Code: 553655

553655 1/24 Ford Escort RS 1800 Mk.II

The U.S. Ford Escort Mk 2 was launched in 1975. It was a significant evolution compared to the Escort Mk 1 that debuted at Brussels Motor Show in January 1968. It used the reliable mechanical components as the Mk 1 but adopted a new design based on a squared style look able to be in line with the aesthetic and stylistic taste of the 70s. The product range was wide, declined in three body styles (2 doors, 4 doors and 3 doors station wagon), five type of engines and a significant variety of settings and configurations. The Escort Mk 2 was mainly produced in the Ford Group German plants and achieved a good commercial success. In addition to the more classic version, it was also released the Escort Sport version characterized by a more aggressive look and distinctive sport interiors. To compete successfully, in World Rally Championship, a dedicated model, the RS 1800, was introduced to complete the lineup. Successful results have been achieved. The team Waldegård Björn - Thorszelius Hans, that got second place in the World-famous Monte Carlo Rally in 1979, won the World Rally Championship at the end of the year. The Motorsport team also achieved excellent results with the other team, ranked fifth in the Monaco 1979 sport event, formed by Mikkola Hannu and Hertz Arnee.

Type: Classic and modern cars

Period: 1970/1980
Skill: 2
Model Dim.: 16.7 cm