If you’ve been on the site recently, you may have read our two part story on the Ford Heritage Collection, which in itself is arguably one of the greatest collections you could come across. As a life long Ford fan, it was a huge privilage for me to be allowed access to this secretive department of the Ford Motor Company. It’s always an occasion for me when I get to see a super rare Ford but to be allowed unrestricted access to an entire workshop full of rare and milestone cars, I just can’t put the feeling into words.
As I was wrapping things up with John & Ivan, they handed me the two pieces pictured above as a gift. The book celebrates 100 years of Ford in the UK and includes a little something about each of the cars produced during that time. The 1/43 scale MKI Escort RS1600 in Le Mans Green was presented to the assembled press at the launch of the series two Focus RS (there were no diecasts of the new FRS at the time of the launch so some quick thinking was required to come up with a solution.)
It’s even the same colour as the FRS!