Hot Wheels Ford Escort – ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 (Red)

The red version of the Hot Wheels Ford Escort was released in 2016 under the HW Speed Graphics series. The real size versions of Ford Escort RS1600 is a desirable collector car due to its success in rallying.

There is tampo of green and white stripes on the bonnet / hood of the HW Ford Escort, with white ‘Castrol’ logo running across the vertical stripes. White number ’12’ tampo appears diagonally at the side of the stripes. The fog/spot light lamps are plastic in translucent black. The interiors are totally chrome.


Vertical green and white stripes appear on the boot as well.


On the left and right side of the HW Ford Escort, there is a big green stripe in between two thin white stripes spanning from the rear to the front. There are also tampos of ‘Castrol’, number ’12’ and Ford logo. The windows are lightly black tinted. Wheels are white 5SP.


Front quarter views from left and right angles.


Rear quarter views from left and right angles.


The rear is quite plain. There are no detailed taillights or number plate. The bumper is chrome.


More close up views of the interiors, which are totally chrome, can be seen here.


Chrome rear parcel shelf can be seen through the rear windscreen.


The base is made of plastic and is ‘Made in Malaysia’.


Now, who will escort who? Doggies escort the Ford RS1600 or Ford Escort doggies to the race? 🙂


  1. The Ford escort 70 is a really nice ride. I like the shade of red and green on the ride, reminds me of a popular brand. Initially, this seemed to be a good toy for my kid, but looking at the design, it looks like a fantastic collectibles item. I would like to have this among my toys from my younger days. How much do this little sweetheart cost? And, can I get them in bulk?

    • Hi, Louis. Yes, the green and red are strikingly matching. 

      I am sorry that we are currently not selling this item. You can still purchase them from Amazon, Ebay or Hobbydb depending on availability from seller. Hope you can get it from them 🙂

      Cheers, Rac

  2. Oh boy, this brought memories back when my, now grown up son, was assembling certain cars with his father, which he still has in his house, protecting them from his own two young sons.

    I am sure my son will be interested in this car and I will forward your site to him. He is a collector and always on the lookout for new ones.

    This car looks amazing what a classic!

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Lol, Sylvia. I have heard from many others, including my own husband, doing the same protecting the cars from their sons. 

      Thanks for sharing my site with your son. Hope he will have fun here 🙂

      Cheers, Rac

  3. Nice article there on Hot Wheels Ford Escort – ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 (Red).i seems to like every part of the toy car

    recently I was looking for a toy car to buy for my cousin for his birthday and I discovered he seems to like a car that have a successful story in racing like Hot Wheels Ford Escort – ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 real version .it seems many kids like story’s of how there toy car became first in racing competition 

  4. Great toy to add to my boy’s collection, he is a big fan of Matchbox but ever since I got him some hot wheels I guess his taste kind of changed, even though not completely. Since matchbox are getting more rare I have choose to keep to Hot wheels and I’m glad he’s happy about it. I recently read about the most expensive hot wheel and I was amazed it costs $140,000. This $140,000 Hot Wheels car is allegedly the most expensive toy car in the world. 

  5. The toy is very beautiful and well designed. My nephew would love it. I think the Ford is missing something – exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe can be designed also in chrome to match the interior  but nevertheless it is a beautiful toy. The Doggies should  escort the Ford to the race.

    • Hi, Mikay2019. It would definitely be nicer to have more details on the diecast. Guess the doggies can’t wait 😉

      Cheers, Rac

  6. This looks like a very fun website. I remember my older brother was very much into Hot Wheels when we were younger but I had no idea that these ‘toys’ were so detailed. The HW Ford Escort model is indeed a collector’s item and I can see why. Have Hot Wheels always been so skillfully crafted or is this something relatively new?

    I clicked off on the Fixd device too, and that looks like a ‘must have’ gadget. Thanks for sharing the cool toys and tips!


    • Hi, Sue. Glad you enjoyed our site. Some of the Hot Wheels are very detailed but some are not as detailed as we hope to be. Feel free to visit us again for more 🙂

  7. nice and detailed review you have here. I think the Ford Escort RS1600 is a wonderful collector piece. Looks well built and almost convincing to look like the original lol just kidding. Do you have a link of where this can be purchased and if it is also comes in different colour cos I’ll personally prefer it in blue.

    i guess the doggies will escort the Ford Escort RS1600 after all.  Smiles

  8. I love this little red ford escort. It reminds me of the collection of cars my son used to have when he was younger than he is now. Does this Ford Escort have features like doors that can open, or a steering wheel? I am not so much into cars but this one is a collectible. I should get one as a present for a friend. 

    • Hi, Juliet. The doors can’t be opened. You can see steering wheel in one of the photos but it can’t move as well. It would be a nice to have features 😊

      Cheers, Rac

  9. Thank you for sharing this great information about this Hot Wheels Ford Escort – ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 (Red) it looks very nice and I want one.

    I personally been collecting hot wheels for many years and I already have my place filled with this amazing collectibles cars, but I have stopped collecting couple years ago for the reason that I wasn’t able to afford it anymore, but after I read your article I do love to get this one.

    I don’t know if I missed it but can you tell me where can I buy one for my collection?.

  10. Hi,

    Good day. Excellent collection of toy. I must say ford escort is designed smartly with good qualitis. Pictures of all angles you show on this post are very engaging. Especially Chrome rear parcel shelf can be seen through the rear windscreen. Surely, I will shear this with my friends. Thank you.

    • Thanks, Irin. You’re welcome to check out our other posts as well 🙂

      Cheers, Rac

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