Introduced as a sporting ‘hot hatch’ version of the MK III Ford Escort, the XR3 was a popular favourite of the 1980s petrol heads. They liked its racy look and performance, which when it was first developed in 1980 comprised a tuned up version of the 1.6 with a twin-choke carburettor, upgraded suspension and a few cosmetic upgrades. It was to be a couple of years later that the fuel-injection XR3i arrived!
The Oxford 1:76 version of the XR3 comes in an eye-catching bright yellow with contrasting black trim, registered RWX 295W from 1980. The interior of our model is also black.