Oxford Diecast 1/76 Ford Escort MK1 Purple Velvet 76FE
Its production ran from — , went through six redesigns and generated massive sales for Ford. It emerged from stellar beginnings as the UK's bestselling car of the sixties as well as a successful rally competitor and pre-empted the hot hatch market as a desirable but affordable performance road car. The used Ford Escort has continued to straddle the line between small family runabout and boy racer-mobile ever since. Initially, a two-door saloon, later editions included an estate and a van, while Ford carefully managed to cover various market sectors with the same car merely with different specifications — entry-level small family vehicle, luxury small car, affordable sports car and commercial vehicle. What You Get Used Ford Escort specifications have always been competitive with market rivals, but rarely exciting. The facelift fell rather flat, with criticism for dull handling, flimsy bodywork, dated engines and corrosion issues. Ford quickly got on the case, introducing new engines in the form of an excellent RS 16v and Zetecs improving the lower spec models.
This model was very well equipped. To bring the passenger and driver experience upmarket. GT pod instruments and a 3 spoke steering wheel. A wood trimmed dash and door panels finished off the interior. Available in Metallic Purple and Metallic Amber the colours offered a bold statement.