Blue Oval Bargains
As the Escort Cosworth turns 25, prices of some hot Fords have gone crazy, but there are more affordable alternatives
Ford has conquered race tracks the world over ever since it ushered in the Total Performance programme back in the early Sixties. It has also vanquished all-comers in rallying and rallycross, for that matter. A happy by-product of this has been a raft of homologation specials and other ‘ halo’ models, arguably the most undervalued (for now) being the mighty Escort RS Cosworth, which – incredibly – is celebrating its 25th birthday this year.
What follows in a rundown of our pick of the very best fast Fords and why there has never been a better time to nab one for yourself. The likes of the Sierra RS Cosworth (and its rarerstill RS500 stablemate) may now be pretty much out of the reach of mere mortals, but we have proof positive that there are plenty of other blue oval hot rods that are most certainly not. Each is imbued with bags of character and all are capable of beating up on more youthful fare out on challenging B-roads.
Buy one now before the rest of the world cottons on…