Legendary fast Fords up for auction – which would you choose?

CCA fast Ford sale

You could get your hands on a superb set of legendary fast Fords at the upcoming Classic Car Auctions sale.

The auction takes place on March 23 and 24 at the NEC in Birmingham, as part of the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration show.

Spanning the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, this foursome of fast Fords includes everything from a blue-collar American V8 to a quintessential hot hatch. 

Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 X-Pack


CCA calls this ‘the real stand out car’: a genuine, unmodified 1977 Escort RS2000 X-Pack, with 30-year same-family ownership, dry storage and a comprehensive history file. It’s estimated to go for between £30,000 and £38,000.

We think that’s pretty reasonable for what is a prime slice of ’70s everyman bravado. Those bulbous arches alone have our chequebook twitching.

Ford Escort RS1600i and Fiesta XR2


Among the poster children of Ford’s performance car golden era are the Escort RS 1600i and the Fiesta XR2.

The Escort has been subject to a full restoration and is thought to be one of just 95 left on the road. It was a rare car when new, with just 2,500 thought to have been produced for the UK market.

Granted, 79,000 miles sounds a little leggy, but with the right care, that’s nothing. It looks in top nick for £20,000 to £25,000.


The Fiesta, while an example of a model that was famous for use and abuse by owners, has been in storage since 1986.

Having covered just 23,670 miles since it was bought in 1984, and with good history to boot, we reckon it’s worth every penny of the £14,000 to £18,000 estimated.

Ford Mustang CS GTS

CCA fast Ford sale

The Mustang CS GTS is an example of Ford’s pony car that British buyers could only have dreamed of in 1968, The CS GTS is a rare version, with just 3,867 built. That’s small numbers for a Mustang, believe us.

What isn’t small is the figure on the odometer. This pony has run a few nationals in its day, with 105,430 miles on the clock.

It has been extensively restored within the past 15 years, with photographic evidence to back that up. It’s got a good history of maintenance, so the mileage shouldn’t put anyone off bidding up to the £20,000 – £25,000 estimate.

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