1980 Ford Escort Harrier

Wouldn’t you like to take off in a Harrier? Based on the 1.6 Sport, the Harrier was introduced as a celebration of the Escort winning the Lombard RAC rally for the 8th successive year and this fully nut and bolted example finished in Strato Silver metallic is one of only a handful left of the 500 examples made originally.


Introduced in December 1979, the Harrier was essentially a 1600 Sport equipped with RS 6″ cast alloys wheels, rear spoiler, Recaro Fishnet front seats, spot lamps, tinted glass, remote control driver’s door mirror, Black Beta cloth fabric trim and of course, those unique ‘3 tone Blue body stripes’.

Production ceasing swiftly in Spring 1980 to make way for the new FWD MKIII’s debut in September 1980, making the Harrier an instant MK2 icon. Only 1,500 examples were ever made in this short period, with 1,000 being finished in Diamond white and the remaining 500 finished in the exorbitant £35.83 option of Strato Silver.

This particular example had a full bare metal,nut and bolt restoration in 2018/2019 by Montescort in Mansfield, which included a full media blast and refresh of the underside.

During the full recommissioning, anything that needed to be replaced, refreshed or repaired was done using as many ‘new old parts’ as possible, whilst making sure all common issues were addressed and put right.

In order to try and keep the car as original as possible, as many parts that were good enough to be used again were kept unchanged.

We welcome independent inspections, as all the cars on sale by Horsepower Hangar are HPi checked and mechanically inspected, so you know that you can buy with confidence from a long established specialist.

Please note that all viewings are strictly by appointment only.

Nationwide delivery can be also be arranged for any prospecting clients further afield.

To arrange a viewing or if you have any further questions that you would like answering, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan on 07799 360 360.

Year 1980
Body Coupe
Make Ford
Model Escort harrier
Mileage 21,995
Fuel type Petrol
Power (BHP) 85 BHP
Engine 1.6 OHV Twin Choke Kent
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Drive Side Right Hand Drive
Drive RWD
Exterior Color Strato Silver
Interior Color Black Beta Cloth