The C052 Ford Escort RS 1600 was selected as being typical of the Scalextric
cars of the period. It was not prepared before the test apart from ensuring
the motor operated as expected and the car was complete, electrically
and mechanically with no obvious faults. The tyres were not cracked
or split to any great degree and still had grip when run on classic
Scalextric track. Our overall impression is that this car had been stood
unused for a long period of time.