FORD ESCORT MKII RS 1800 - RALLY MONTE CARLO 1979
This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult, it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
The Ford Escort Mk 2 was launched in 1975. And Italeri bring it to you now! here in the Castrol version Driven by Hannu Mikkola + Arne Hertz that Raced at the Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo in 1979.
It was a significant evolution compared to the Escort Mk 1 that debuted at Brussels Motor Show in January 1968.
It used the reliable mechanical components as the Mk 1 but adopted a new design based on a squared-style look able to be in line with the aesthetic and stylistic taste of the 70s.
In addition to the more classic version, it was also released the Escort Sport version characterized by a more aggressive look and distinctive sport interiors.
To compete, successfully, in World Rally Championship, a dedicated model, the RS 1800, was introduced to complete the line up. Successful results has been achieved.
From 1975 to 1979 the Ford Escort RS 1800 won for five consecutive years the prestigious RAC (Royal Automobile Club) Rally, the most important rally event organized in the United Kingdom and an important milestone of the World Rally Championship.
Among the others the team Mikkola Hannu - Hertz Arnee won the "Lombard" on 1978 and 1979.
Additional details for the Ford Escort Mk. II RS1800 model car kit:
Manufactured by Italeri in 1/24 scale with reference ITA3655.
Sponsored by Castrol.
Driven by Hannu Mikkola + Arne Hertz with number 5
Raced at the Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo in 1979.
Includes plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions.