Ferrari 328 GTB Vs Ford Escort RS Cosworth: Which Would You Take Home?

One is a very popular supercar of the 1980s, whereas the other is basically a rally car for the road, which made a name for itself in Group A racing alongside Lancia, Subaru and Mitsubishi.

The two of them are actually as different as they come, so what are they doing sitting together, you might ask. That would be a very similar estimated selling price at the SilverstoneAuctions event that takes place on July 21 and 22.

Made in 1986 and shipped new in France, the Ferrari 328 was in the possession of a wealthy Belgian banker for many years. During that period, it was properly serviced and inspected, and despite being left-hand drive, it was sold to the UK in 2014, where it will attend the aforementioned auction. It estimated selling price is between £60,000 and £70,000, which equals to $79,775-$93,071 at the current exchange rates, and bidders should know that it has only 20,000km (12,427mi) on the clock.

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth Motorsport Edition, on the other hand, is a bit more affordable, as the auction house estimates to sell it for £54,000-£60,000 ($71,798-$79,775). It left the factory in 1994 with Italy as its initial destination, and it still retains the OZ wheels, shod with the original Pirelli P Zero tires, while it has only seen 9,600km (5,965mi) of action over the last 24 years.

So, there you have it: two completely different rides priced very close to each other. Which one would you take home? Or would you rather wait until this 1978 Porsche 911 arrives on stage before you’d do any bidding?

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  • Moveon Libtards

    Anything but the twice-failed-presidential candidate in the pic attached is fine with me.

  • Mill0048

    Tough call. I like the looks of the Ferrari, but I think I’d rather drive the Cossie.

    • Bash

      God! You beat me to it!!

  • PK

    is this even a question? of course ferrari! call me a badge snob if you want but why would i take american junk over italian passion?

    • Moveon Libtards

      Idiot, one is ITALIAN and one is pure BRITISH! It is like calling a Toyota “Chinese” because they produce some models there.

      You must be a dumb Canadian. Only a Canadian could be so stupid.

    • Bash

      Because you are a badge snob. lol

      • PK

        but in the end. it’s still a ford.

        • brn

          So, it’ll run and when it needs a repair, it won’t cost more than a house?

          • Brent Morrison

            It’s still cost more than a house since no one makes parts for it any more. In the end you still get a Ford.

          • “no one makes parts for it any more”


          • Brent Morrison

            Yea, seriously.

          • Wow, and how would you know it? Beside some interior and exterior parts, you can easily find mechanical parts for Escort Cosworth.

        • Bash

          And corvette is still a Chevy. Are you serious man?

          • Brent Morrison

            It’s not a Cavalier, though.

          • PK

            nope. still a american car.

    • tseventy6

      What (apart from the name Ford) is american about the Escort Cosworth?

      • Brent Morrison


    • American junk is a very very offensive, sorry to say that anyone who said that should check whether they are petrolheads or not.

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      The Cosworth is any but junk. Stop being an idiot.

    • Six Thousand Times

      English junk, actually. Try harder next time.

      • Marty

        Or German.

    • Status

      Because Italian cars are famed for their build quality.

  • Moveon Libtards
  • Moveon Libtards
  • Vassilis

    This is actually a tough one. I love Ferraris but I do think I’d go for the Escort. It’s such a legendary car.

  • Cossie in a heartbeat, it’s great to drive, it’s rare, it’s well maintained and it’s beautiful.

  • Fabián Montiel

    Cossie of course, long live the whale wing!

  • Brent Morrison

    Ferrari vs. a budget Ford….. Lol

  • Six Thousand Times

    I like the Cossie but it’s got to be the Fezza.

  • Thunderbolt

    The Ford Costworth looks like an after market pimped mobile, the Ferrari is a classic Italian sport car and a head turner, it has always been that way. Both of them aren’t that reliable to own, but i would rather sit and stare at the Ferrari for its beauty alone.

  • Nick099

    Having lived with a 328 for a couple of years…with it’s very expensive maintenance….brakes to be bled every season, belt changes, and sporadic electrics. Not to mention the cost for parts. .The Ford look s a better choice.

    But the Ford is but ugly.

    Owned an 84 Porsche 911 Carerra…it was reliable, solid, handled like a dream, a little quirky and cheap maintenance being the first year of electronic fuel injection. I’d wait for that.

  • Depends on the Ferrari’s condition. Hope it doesn’t need a new engine.

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