When we start talking about the spoon, you will understand that the strong memories of Jacob go back to his father. Then images emerge of the various Escorts that his father drove. And they still generate positive emotions. His dream was to one day own such a Ford, but of course in a fast version. That became reality in 2010 when he was able to buy this Ford Escort RS 1600 Turbo (the white tornado).
By: Dirk de Jong
For him a perfect timeless design, a beauty. The Ford shone just as hard as its new owner.
Fight for preservation
The bodywork was optimal, as was the interior. But the technology was far from 100 percent. The engine ran rough. There were moments of regret in the first years after purchase. It makes sense that he often thought "What did I get into?" And yet again an investment of energy, euros and patience. A new clutch kit, disassembly of the engine, different radiator for extra cooling (double cooling fins). The head was overhauled, it appeared to be torn and so flattened again, 4 new pistons, in short a financial trough of tears. In 2016 optimism and willpower returned. The job had to be done to enjoy the Ford Escort RS 1600 Turbo.
His wolf in sheep's coat
Eventually, the recovery followed and Jakob took the fast Escort and friends to Ford events and club days, where the car even won several awards. Jakob: "This type of Escort in the 1600 RS version was only produced for 1 year and is therefore exclusive and I am a prize winner in every respect." The standard version of this model has also almost disappeared from the streets. Fortunately, they still play a major role with real enthusiasts.
Jakob has an above-average interest in classics and young timers and in particular, of course, for Ford. You can now distinguish yourself with this 35 year old Ford Escort RS 1600 Turbo. This hobby car now gives driving pleasure and as an extra you keep memories of your father's car alive.