Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hot Wheels 1970 Ford Escort RS1600 Custom

This Mk1 Escort is probably my favorite casting to come from the blue side of the toy aisle in a LONG time! They really nailed this one, and has been a flavor of the week amongst the HW Hoarders ever since it came out. I finally managed to score a couple of them this week, and immediately took one of them to the workbench.

I'm not a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise, so the first order of business was to return this one to stock. Shame that the foglights cannot easily be removed, but it's a gorgeous casting. My stock of trusty Matchbox disc wheels at the ready, I got to work. It came out pretty nice. Here's hoping I find some more to customize soon!


  1. This is a nice casting! I've just created a van conversion using this Mk1 Escort, creating and shaping the van rear section with car body filler. It turned out ok!

    1. That sounds really cool! Do you have any photos of it?

    2. I could take some photos tomorrow, would that be ok? I still need to detail the lights and fit rear windows, but the body is all painted. If you email me at I'll reply with some photos