Ford Escort RS1600i

FOR SALE
A sensational Diamond White Ford Escort RS1600i with only 22,963 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front and rear overriders, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, front driving and fog lamps, laminated windscreen, RS1600i decals, remote control door mirrors, RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel, 2 speed plus variable intermittent wipers, tailgate wash wipe, illuminated rocker switches, head restraints, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, trip recorder, tachometer incorporating fuel thrust cut-off warning light, roof mounted digital clock. Factory Options; Tilt/Slide glass sunroof, Ford RST21P radio stereo cassette. Dealer Accessories; Ford mudflaps, Ford rubber floor mats, cassette holder, RS1600i dash top protector.

EXTERIOR
This RS1600i is finished in iconic Ford Diamond White, (Code B 3), and has a faultless uniform shine across every factory fitted and date stamped panel. The distinctive original RS decals are perfect and the rear wing is straight with no distortion issues and the front spoiler displays clearly the Motorsport logo and part number. There is a tiny chip to the Ford front windscreen and a touched-in mark to the bonnet which has never been painted. The correct stance is instantly recognisable as this example still sits on the special Koni shock absorbers only fitted to the RS1600i lowering the car by two inches. All components are exactly as it left the Ford factory and the underside is spotlessly clean and fully detailed. A rare and desirable example of the first front wheel drive Ford ever to wear the RS badge.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS1600i is in truly immaculate. Finished in Shark Grey Crushed Velour (Code TC), the special RS seats and deep side bolsters have retained perfect structural integrity with no sagging and the matching door cards and perforated headlining are in pristine condition. The deep grey carpets are spotless and free from undue wear and are protected by four genuine Ford waffle rubber floor mats. The dashboard has no cracks and all interior equipment is functional including the fuel thrust cut-off warning lights. The RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel and special gearshift gaiter and knob defy their age with minimal marks. The boot area is spotlessly clean including the immaculate rear parcel shelf and the colour code sticker is attached to the back panel. Incredibly the TC Key Number is still inscribed on the boot floor! A Ford that gives you more.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords transverse mounted 1600 OHC Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing 115 BHP. Mated to the Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection System incorporating deceleration fuel shut-off, special alloy cylinder head and camshaft the car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. The engine bay is remarkably clean with even the delicate factory stickers being original. The twin coil set-up and finned cast alloy rocker cover are proudly on display ready for bonnet up exhibiting! The gear changes are light and a joy to use with the unique 0.83 fifth gear ratio fitted only to the RS1600i to close the gap between fourth and fifth gear.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pristine cast aluminium wheels are unmarked with the Ford Motorsport logo on one spoke only and shod in Dunlop Sport Blue Response 195/50 R15 tyres. The manufacturer supplied Dunlop SP Sport Super D4 195/50 VR15 tyre remains in the boot as a spare. Diagonally split hydraulic circuits with tandem master cylinder, vacuum servo assistance and 9.4” ventilated discs with special calipers up front bring the car to an adequate halt but fall short in comparison to modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Introduced in September 1981, this stunning example was built in April 1983 and is one of 2,600 UK examples and just one of 530 in Diamond White. (Source: RS Owners Club). Registered new on the 26th May 1983 by the Ford Motor Co Ltd in Brentwood Essex, it had one private owner, Mr Rose until September 1984 when Mr Robbert Goddard purchased it. Mr Goddard paid £6,700 plus £100 for the warranty Care Car Plan, (the same price the car cost new over a year earlier!), from Tower Garage (Stokenchurch) Ltd. Incredibly, the Goddard family remained the cars custodians until 2019 after Geoff Goddard inherited the vehicle from his father in 2012. Mr Goddard seniors ownership is beautifully detailed by his son in writing explaining fully his life with the car during their 35 years of ownership. The car has since been owned by RS Owners enthusiasts including Mr Gary Ball who had five White performance Escorts from the Mk1 Twin Cam to the mighty Mk5 RS Cosworth, all making the front cover of Classic & Sports Car in December 2020, a copy of which is included in the history file. Many historic invoices, emails between owners and a full complement of handbooks are contained within the blue Trimoco A5 folder. This example will please the most discerning collector wanting one of the very best examples in existence.

MOT July 2025, HPI Clear.

Ford Escort Mk4 XR3i

FOR SALE
A 1980s icon the Ford Escort Mk4 XR3i with only 24,323 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Body-coloured bumpers with integral overriders, grey body side mouldings with red inserts, front and rear spoilers, tinted glass, driving lights, central door locking, torch key, quartz digital clock, cigar lighter, Ford ESRT 32PS radio/cassette, ‘joystick’ speaker balance control, cassette and coin stowage, integrated window aerial, tachometer, glove box light illumination, boot light, dual tone horn, sports two-spoke soft feel steering wheel. Factory Options; Black paintwork, 6x14in alloy wheels, Electronic Sound System ECU2 with power amplifier. Dealer options; Ford rubber floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This beautifully presented 88 Spec XR3i is finished in factory cost optional Black, (Code A9), and represents a standard example of this iconic hot hatchback. Having covered just 24,323 miles from new in the hands of XR Owners Club enthusiasts, the appearance is superb with a uniform, blemish free sheen. Bumpers, decals and number plate etched tinted glass remain undamaged and supplying dealer branded number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted. The underside is very clean with a pleasing absence of excess applied underseal and even original factory stickers to rear suspension components remain intact! A fantastic example and hard to find in this condition.

INTERIOR
Having covered such low mileage the Daytona patterned seat fabric, (Code SF), is exceptional. Ford perfections will marvel in the factory fresh ambience of this interior which still retains a characteristic and distinctive Ford aroma! The colour-keyed cut pile carpet is unmarked thanks to genuine rubber Ford waffle mats having been fitted from new. The unique Cool Black XR3i headlining is clean and tight. Unusual for a Mk4 Escort, the door cards show virtually no shrinkage and the internal door pulls have not become scratched and faded. All interior instrumentation, switch gear and equipment operate correctly including the optional extra ECU2 stereo with power amplifier. The boot area is spotlessly clean with the floor revealing the original factory stickers. 1980’s Ford appreciation at its best!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Standard in every respect and so a purist’s dream, this 1.6 litre CVH engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection develops a crisp and responsive 104bhp and a delicious rasp through the standard exhaust system. A top speed of 115mph and 0-60mph in 9.6 seconds feels spirited thanks to a kerb weight of just 945kg. The engine bay is wonderfully clean and all plates and stickers remain intact. The 5-speed transmission is light, precise and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory optional alloy wheels are shod in matching premium Goodyear 185/60 R14 tyres fitted brand new in June 2024. The spare wheel retains the original Goodyear tyre unused and still wearing tyre nobbles. The diagonally-split dual-line servo assisted brakes with front discs and self-adjusting rear drums stop the car quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealers, Currie Motors of Twickenham, on the 5th August 1988, this 88 Spec XR3i has covered just 24,323 miles from new. The comprehensive history file includes the handbooks and guides in the A5 Ford folder and a separate neatly organised file of invoices dating back to the first service at the supplying dealer and many further Ford dealer receipts. A detailed maintenance log is also included and the most recent major service was carried out in June 2024 including cambelt and water pump. Correspondence between owners has been kept and three of the four former keepers all knew each other, two being husband and wife. The vehicle was inspected by Brian Rowe, the XR3/XR3i Valuations Officer from the XR Owners Club on behalf of the previous owner in 2018 whereby a valuation of £17,250 was placed on the car. The car was assessed to be in Concours or Excellent in all categories and his summary concludes, ‘The Mk4 Ford Escort XR3i is an increasingly rare and sought-after 80’s hot hatch, consequently good examples are continuing to rise in value. Mr Hosker’s car benefits from a rare combination of very low mileage, high originality as well as being in excellent all-round condition.’

MOT June 2025, HPI Clear.

Ford Capri Mk2 3.0 Ghia

FOR SALE
The ultimate super luxury Ford Capri Mk2 3.0 Ghia with only 28,689 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety tinted glass all round, opening rear quarter vents, rectangular sealed beam halogen headlamps, extensive sound insulation, anti-burst locks, remote drivers door mirror, vinyl roof, sunshine roof with tilt/slide, bright bumpers with rubber inserts, bumper overriders, bright finish driver’s door mirror, bright metal window side mouldings, Capri Ghia sill finishers, power steering, leather steering wheel, water temperature gauge, warning lights for alternator, oil pressure, main beam and direction indicators, quartz clock, heated rear window with wash/wipe, padded arm rest, map pockets, Ford AM push button radio. Dealer Accessories; Kenwood dashcam.

EXTERIOR
Few times can a car be described as pristine but as the Ford marketing slogan proudly states this, ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ example virtually is! Finished in the ultimate period 1970’s extra-cost colour of Metallic Saturn Gold, (Code 978), the car oozes nostalgic charm. Style and luxury, the lines are clean and cool, set off by bodyside protection moulding that is colour matched to the Beige vinyl roof. There are a few tiny marks to the original vinyl roof, rear bodyside moulding and touched-in chips, all utterly insignificant. The bonnet bulge, Ghia badging and large 3.0 wing badges remind onlookers how special this car is. The underside and all apertures are stunning with only a light application of waxoyl to allow easy inspection of the perfect structural integrity. The supplying dealer screen sticker is still attached to the rear screen with glass displaying Ford logos. This show-worthy example will delight any enthusiast seeking a top-of-the-range Mk2 Capri.

INTERIOR
Sumptuous interior design synonymous with Ghia and luxury motoring is absolutely stunning in this low mileage example. The contoured seats with built-in head restraints are trimmed in Tan Rialto fabric upholstery, (Code W2). The material is not baggy and the matching vinyl bolsters have no wear or rips. There is a small mark on the passenger side vinyl. All coloured-keyed deep cut pile carpet, door cards and headlining is unmarked and the wood grain instrument surround with a full arrangement of working gauges has no fade, lift or peal. All non-protruding switches, quartz clock and Ford AM radio operate perfectly. The spotless boot area has the original ribbed floor carpet, Ford jack and super rare load compartment cover. A modern dashcam has been professionally installed and the supplying dealer tax disc holder remains attached to the front screen. An opulent, factory fresh Ford interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The most powerful engine available at the time was the 3000cc V6 engine as fitted to this genuine 3.0L Ghia. Power output is quoted at 138bhp at 5000rpm to offer a top speed of 121mph and 0-60 in 8.2 seconds. The engine bay is an exhibitionists dream with everything immaculately presented. A standard exhaust system has been custom made at significant cost to maintain the factory look and V6 burble. Perfectly suited to this range topper and standard equipment on the 3.0L Ghia is the C3 automatic gearbox in fine order thanks to a complete overhaul in 2015 with accompanying invoice.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Cast aluminium sports road wheels with the correct diamond cut finish are unmarked. Expensive Pirelli Cinturato CN36 185/70 VR13 were fitted in 2019 with ample tread. The hydraulic dual-line servo assisted brakes with front discs and rear drums bring the car up straight and true and the car is still fitted with the correct 2 port Girling master cylinder.

HISTORY FILE
Built in January 1977 at the Cologne Plant in West Germany and registered new on 2nd March 1977 as a dealer demo by Ford Main Dealer, Cowies of Stoke, this Mk2 3.0 Ghia has covered a documented 28,689 miles. The huge and extensive history file is breathtaking. Sold to a Kathleen Emery in July 1977 by Cowies for £4449 when she part exchanged her Feb 74 Yellow Capri with 14,630 miles it was owned by the same lady until July 1995. Spotted for sale by Ford Capri enthusiast Andrew Richardson in Classic and Sportscar classifieds for £3,995, the advert read; ‘probably the finest original car of its type in existence, one lady owner from new, 26,000 miles, FSH, a beautiful original car in pristine condition.’ Andrew purchased the car and remained the custodian until May 2023. His dedication and love for the car is flabbergasting and the history file contains everything meticulously catalogued with articulate descriptions and photos of any works carried out to leave no doubt in the mind of the next custodian, this car has wanted for nothing. All handbooks, brochures and spare keys are present. An incredible opportunity to own one of the finest, immaculately presented and luxurious Capri 3.0 Ghia models to survive today.

MOT July 2025, HPI Clear.

Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

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A Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with 9,180 miles and the same owner from new.

MODEL HISTORY
Five hundred extra special examples of the 150 mph Ford Sierra RS Cosworth went on sale in Britain on the 1st August 1987. This more powerful ‘evolution’ model was introduced to allow Ford to develop the original limited production run of 5,000 needed to allow the car to be homologated for International Touring Car Racing in Group A. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars and in addition to the more powerful 224bhp YBD engine, (with the potential to exceed 400bhp in race trim), numerous aerodynamic features were incorporated in the bodywork. These include a 30mm lip spoiler applied directly to the rear edge of the tailgate to increase rear downforce. New and larger cooling ducts were included in the design of the front bumper for the intercooler and the front brakes, as well as an aerodynamic splitter. Ford’s intention was for every RS500 to be finished in Black but limited stock of the regular Cosworths resulted in 56 Diamond White and 52 Moonstone Blue being converted. The vehicle was only available through 90 specialist Ford RS (Rally-Sport) dealers in Britain and was a £4,000 premium over a standard RS Cosworth. (Source: Ford News Release 87/76). This example is build number 404/500.

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings, integral front air dam, electrically operated colour coded heated door mirrors, colour coded lockable fuel filler cap, single slot grille with bonnet cooling vents, halogen headlamps, single plane rear wing spoiler with trailing edge fence, lower tailgate mounted spoiler, tinted glass, wiper spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, central locking with torch key, extended centre console, cigar lighter, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gear knob and three-spoke sports steering wheel, 3-speed heater fan, cassette storage, electronic sound system (Model ECU2) with power amplifier, electric aerial, Recaro Sports front seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, trip recorder, Clear Hands warning lights, electric front windows, first aid kit, front fog lamps (not fitted but supplied). Dealer Accessories; Ford rubber mats

EXTERIOR
The dramatic exterior of this RS Cosworth is nothing short of magnificent. Finished in the rarest colour, Moonstone Blue, (Code K6 and just one of 52 made), the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine from the first paint unrestored factory finish credentials complete with orange peel. All exterior trim and crystal clear lights are free from damage as is the vulnerable front splitter. The rare factory Glacetex tinted front screen has delaminated slightly at the edges and the blue oval Ford badges have minor aging to the chrome edge, all left to uphold absolute factory fitted perfection. The unique silver coachline and RS500 decals are present and original as are dealer supplied front and rear number plates. Date stampings are visible on key areas such as the inner wings, slam panel and tailgate but more remarkable are delicate stickers and PDI labels still attached in the wheel arches. The underside is sheer collectors heaven, perfectly clean, untouched and with all factory markings clearly visible. Even the alignment marks on the front subframe can be seen! A truly incredible car in astonishing preserved condition and a blueprint for any RS500.

INTERIOR
Finished in Ford Roma Grey, (Code S2), the Recaro seats and carpeted door trims are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration and absolutely commensurate with the low mileage fastidious one custodian from new credentials. The driver’s seat bolster still has a soft velvet feel with perfect shape and the carpets are spotless protected by genuine Ford rubber waffle mats from new. All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings and the dashboard is immaculate with no cracks or warping. The Beaumont cloth headlining has no sagging and even the red and green circular seatbelt buckle stickers and Recaro frame stickers remain attached! The boot area is factory fresh with a multitude of coloured floor pan stickers and marker pen inscriptions. It really does not get much better for any car, let alone an RS500!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The sensational Cosworth YBD-Series 2.0 litre, 16 valve twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder, fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine which in standard road use, (as per this example), develops 224bhp. Features over a regular Cosworth include a Garrett AiResearch T31/T04 turbocharger, twin fuel injectors for each cylinder, pressurised oil cooling for each of the engine’s pistons and a larger capacity oil and water pump. Expect 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 153mph. The engine bay is incredible in its originality and condition and boasts all the correct engine and chassis identification numbers. All the stickers are original and even the fuse box cover is present and undamaged. Amazingly, untouched factory wax is still visible on the slam panel and the bonnet release catch still has the yellow PDI circular sticker! The gear changes are solid with progressive clutch action.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct and undamaged factory fitted 15 X 7 inch aluminium alloy (ATS) wheels with immaculate locking centre discs are shod in period Dunlop SP Sport D40 205/50 R15 tyres in excellent condition. The spare is the original and never used Dunlop SP Sport D40 205/50 VR15 tyre with Ford weights. Four wheel disc brakes with ABS and a hydraulic booster stop the car with confidence.

HISTORY FILE
It is difficult to convey the amount and how comprehensive the history file is for this Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth build number 404/500. Built December 1986 at the Genk assembly plant in Germany to arrive at the Ford appointed Aston Martin Tickford factory on the 23rd July 1987. Works completed and signed off, the vehicle was dispatched on the 5th August to Stormont Ford Merseyside Limited to be supplied to its one and only custodian, Mr McIntosh. The original Telex order sent by Mr McIntosh along with purchase correspondence from Stormont Ford confirms the purchase by himself for the vehicle to be registered on the 25th August 1987 to his company, Church & Bramhall Sections Ltd. Upon retirement in August 2002 the vehicle was registered to him personally.

The new vehicle sales invoice reveals a price paid of £20,249.55 with a subsequent invoice for £332.48 for a Ford remote alarm, (now removed and replaced by a Thatcham Category 1 Toad alarm in 2011). Subsequently and without any doubt, Mr McIntosh was a fastidious owner retaining every document from Ford recall letters to regular service invoices and MOT certificates. This record keeping even extends to neatly filing every insurance cover note, tax disc and SORN letter. The history file not only confirms his care and upkeep for this pampered car but also his dedication for the RS brand by keeping annual RS Owner Club Membership letters and reaching milestone certificates and memorabilia for continual membership. Not one for public displays or shows, the vehicle was rarely seen out of his property but is obviously known and registered with the RS Owners Club. Such was his protection for the vehicle that when a house renovation commenced in 2022 and in fear of it being seen or worst still, damaged, he placed the car in secure temperature controlled storage locally. With the ongoing rise in values and public interest combined with poor health the very difficult decision was made to sell the vehicle and upon purchasing, KGF Classic Cars embarked on the Specialist Cosworth services of Harvey Gibbs at Supreme Car Services. A major service and cambelt change along with all fluids have been changed making the car A1 mechanically and ready for immediate enjoyment should the next lucky owner wish.

HPI Clear.

Ford Sierra 2.0 GL

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An early Mk1 Ford Sierra 2.0 GL father and son owned and only 27,013 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Five-door hatchback body, toned polycarbonate bumpers with bright insert, bright side window surrounds, black bodyside protection moulding with bright insert, body colour radiator grille, locking fuel filler cap, halogen headlamps, heated rear screen, remote drivers door mirror, analogue clock, cigar lighter, seatbelt warning light. Factory Options; Metallic paint, five-speed gearbox, remote control passenger door mirror, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass, SRT32P FM radio/cassette, rear seat heat blinds, rear seat belts. Dealer Accessories; Sierra mud flaps, Sierra rubber mats, Smoothy Light Guards, front seat covers.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional and early Mk1 Ford Sierra 2.0 GL boasts impressive credentials of just two family owners and 27,013 miles from new. Finished in factory cost optional Metallic Champagne Gold, (Code O 3), the original finish is quite incredible with a rich and uniform shine. All factory panels remain fitted and the underside is in perfect structural order thanks to garage storage from new. A few markings to the excellent finish are barely worthy of mention such as some touched in chips to the bonnet and boot lid edge. All glass and rubbers are perfect factory fitment as are the light clusters and Lucas headlights with have been protected from new with optional Smoothy Light Guards. Original badges and model designation are in excellent condition and the supplying Ford Main Dealer number plates and tax disc holder remain with even the very first 1983 disc still in situ! One feature of this desirable early car is the absence of the D-Pillar Aerostrakes that were later fitted to the Sierra range in order improve crosswind stability. This car is an absolute credit to the two family custodians from new.

INTERIOR
The standard Chelsea Crushed Velour trim in Peat colour scheme, (Code C 7), is a 1980’s time warp preserved in outstanding condition. The front seats have worn fitted covers since new and so the original upholstery is very clean and the unworn seat structures boast firm bolsters and bases. The seat bases still wear factory build stickers, long lost on most examples. Matching door cards have no shrinkage with only slight lift to the N/S rear door top and all plastics are beautifully preserved. Protected by genuine Ford Sierra rubber over mats, the plush colour-keyed velour carpet is free from wear and the neutral tone headlining is excellent. Virtually unheard of for a Mk1 Sierra, the fully intact dashboard has no cracks whatsoever! All switchgear, gauges and warning lights are fully functional including the Ford SRT32P FM radio/cassette and analogue clock. The spotless boot area has immaculate carpeting and even PDI scribing to the boot floor has survived. Earlier Sierra’s also had Ford emblem stamps to the inner A and B pillars, all clearly defined and correct on this car. A very rare iconic classic Ford remaining exactly as intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The desirable 2.0 OHC ‘Pinto’ features automatic choke, electronic ignition and a sequential twin venturi carburettor. Power output is quoted at 104bhp at 5200rpm with maximum torque figure of 157Nm at 4000rpm to achieve 0-60mph in 9.8 seconds and a top speed of 115mph. The beautifully clean engine bay displays factory wax, labels and build plates as well as original stampings to the slam panel, inner bonnet edge and inner wings with Ford emblem and date stamps clearly visible, amazing! Originality seekers will be further delighted to see original Ford Motorcraft clips and hoses and even the cam cover still has the PDI applied ‘R’ lettering intact. The engine is beautifully smooth thanks to expert care throughout and has just had a major service and cambelt in April 2024. The optional five-speed manual gearbox helps modern day cruising.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 13in steel wheels wear the GL twin-vent full width wheel covers in excellent condition with no kerb damage and only one trim showing some very light scratches. Matching Uniroyal Rainsport 165/80 R13 tyres are brand new fitment in April 2024 with zero miles covered. Underneath the pristine boot carpet is a virgin factory spare wheel with the tyre never used as well as the original jack in its boot cubby. The dual line servo assisted brakes with front discs and rear drums bring the car up straight and steady having been recently overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured in June 1983 and supplied new on the 1st August by Ford Main Dealer, Busseys of Norwich to Mr Dennis Vaughan. The car has had just two registered keepers in total with ownership passing to his son, Allen Vaughan, of same address in 2019. The history file is amazing with a huge file of paperwork spanning the entire life of the car and starting with the original purchase documentation. The vehicle order form and sales invoice are made out to the first owner and confirm the price paid of £6,222.89 less part exchange allowance of £1,922.89 for his 1979 Ford Cortina MK4 2.0S, clearly a Ford fan! The incredible history file includes the PDI checklist from the supplying dealer and receipts for accessories such as the headlamp guards and rear blinds. Even the cold start guide, recall letters and tax discs dating back to the very first issue in 1983 have been kept. The folder continues with a huge file of service receipts and invoices dating back to the first service in 1984 as well as comprehensive MOT records to warrant the 27,013 miles. All handbooks, guides, service book and spare keys are present. In April 2024 a major service was carried out with all fluids changed as well as a cambelt and water pump replacement and full brake overhaul. The car is in prime working order to make sure it drives as good as it looks and is ready for the show circuit!

HPI Clear.

Ford Fiesta Mk3 1.6 Ghia

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A top spec Ford Fiesta Mk3 1.6 Ghia with one owner and only 8,567 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Polycarbonate colour coded bumpers with black insert, black bodyside mouldings, halogen headlights, laminated windscreen, driver’s airbag, Safeguard engine immobiliser, anti-theft alarm, central double locking with torch key, electric front windows, leather gear knob and leather bound sports steering wheel, tilt/removable sunroof, locking fuel filler, anti-burst locks, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, remote door mirrors, digital clock, Ford self-seek model 2006 stereo cassette, tachometer, courtesy lighting, fully carpeted luggage compartment. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer accessories; Ford mud flaps, Ford all-weather rubber mats.

EXTERIOR
With a genuine 8,567 miles from new with just one owner, this top of the range Fiesta Ghia is an exceptional example throughout. Finished in factory optional Moondust Silver metallic, (Code 6 5), the paintwork has a gloss shine and all bodywork panels are pin straight. Meticulously scrutiny will detect a few minor imperfections such as a touched in chip to the bonnet edge and a tiny mark to the top of the driver’s door frame. All factory etched glass, lights and badges are superb and supplying Ford dealer branded number plates and rear screen sticker are fitted. The passenger weather strip has some minor undulations. The underside, wheel arch apertures and shuts are remarkably clean. An ultra-low mileage and beautifully presented modern classic Ford, once a common sight and virtually none have survived as well is this example.

INTERIOR
A pampered garaged example having covered just 8,567 miles from new, the interior has no visible wear and the elements affecting outdoor stored cars such as sun fading and plastics tarnishing do not apply here! The plush Ghia cabin space with Spectrum fabric trim in Raven, (Code S G), is essentially as it sat in the showroom awaiting collection by the first and only owner. All trim sections, controls and switchgear have the new car feel which is lost soon after regular use and high use touch points such as the steering wheel, gear knob and pedals affirm the very minimal use. All functions operate flawlessly including the Ford self-seek model 2006 stereo cassette. The boot area is spotlessly clean and even the new car smell has been retained, instantly familiar as a Ford and ready to transport you back to a 1995 Ford showroom!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The most powerful engine available for the Ghia is the 1.6i DOHC 16v petrol engine developing 89bhp and 134Nm maximum torque. A top speed of 110mph and 0-60mph is achieved in 10.4 seconds. Wisper quiet and eager to please thanks to 23 documented services, one every 372 miles on average! The clean engine bay has original plates, stickers and Ford panel stampings. The Ford jack and wheel brace remain fitted below the bulkhead. The 5-speed manual gearbox feels brand new!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory steel wheels of size 5 x 13in are in excellent order with the original Ghia full wheel covers fitted and almost immaculate with only tiny markings. Factory original Pirelli P2000 165/65 SR13 are fitted all-round including the unused spare with coloured banding and tyre nobbles intact will please originality seekers but should be replaced due to age only if the car is to be put into regular use. The servo-assisted diagonally split brakes with discs up front and drums at the rear pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
This wonderful example was registered new on the 31st May 1995 by Ford Main Dealers, Bristol Street Motors of Bromley. A new vehicle sales invoice is made out to Mrs Moth who is the first and only owner and confirms the price paid of £10,900.01. Despite the exceptionally low mileage, the car has been incredibly well maintained with the service booklet bulging with 23 stamped entries from the same garage who first began looking after the car in 1997! All servicing is up to date and a documented cambelt change has just been carried out in March 2024. The history file contains the original Ford document wallet with all handbooks, guides, security code cards and point of sale literature. A large folder holds service invoices and MOT records and there is an original 1995 Ford Range sales brochure along with two Ford keys. With just one owner and 8,567 miles from new, this preserved top of the range Fiesta is a highly collectable example of Ford’s iconic small car it has now dropped from its range.

HPI Clear.

Ford Orion 1.6 Ghia

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An astonishing Ford Orion 1.6 Ghia with just 21,991 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Grey bodyside mouldings with bright insert, polycarbonate body colour toned bumpers with bright insert, bright window surrounds, halogen headlamps, brown tinted glass, tilt/slide sunroof with louvred shutter, heated electric door mirrors, rear windscreen incorporated aerial, central locking, split-fold 60:40 rear seats, centre armrest, electric front windows, front and rear headrests, tachometer, quartz digital clock incorporating date and stopwatch, centre console with integral coin slots, cassette storage, cigarette lighter, FM cassette (ESRT 32PS) with joystick balance control, glove box illumination, boot light. Factory Options; Metallic paint. Dealer Accessories; Mud flaps, rubber mats.

EXTERIOR
A true show contender, this Orion is finished in metallic and cost optional, Quartz Gold, (Code 1 5). A beautiful deep gloss finish has been preserved thanks to long term enthusiast ownership, garaged storage and very low miles. Incredibly, the car still wears original panels with date stampings and the underside is fabulous with a pleasing lack of excess applied under seal. All trim sections are in amazing condition and the Ghia badges to the boot lid and front wings remind the neighbours that this car exudes opulence! A virtually indetectable rub to the offside rear bumper corner and tiny touched-in chips to the bonnet are only found on meticulous scrutiny. All glass is window etched and both front Halogen headlamps are correct Carello items. The car retains its dealer number plates front and rear as well as the original tax disc holder and the rear screen sticker. A preserved example far superior to the vast majority.

INTERIOR
Trimmed in luxurious Taupe Olivia cloth, (Code NE), with matching door panel inserts, the specialist materials unique to the Ghia model are pristine. Fully commensurate with the low mileage and cherished ownership, the interior is in outstanding condition even down to the internal door handles that are a common weak point and almost always heavily degraded. The coloured keyed cut pile carpet has been protected by genuine rubber ‘waffle’ floor mats from new. All switchgear is functional including the original stereo with joystick speaker control and the dashboard and other plastic trim completely undamaged. The boot area is immaculate including the spotless boot floor and spare wheel well. An unspoilt and pristine Ford retro interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 litre lean burn OHC 4-cylinder engine with a sequential twin venturi carburettor produces 89bhp allowing a top speed of 111mph and 0-60mph in 9.9 seconds. This very well-maintained example is in perfect running order with all servicing up to date and a cambelt change in 2020 with approximately 500 miles covered since. The car is standard apart from a stainless-steel exhaust fitted in 2002 whereby a bespoke system was designed carefully to retain the characteristic CVH rasp at a cost of £432. The engine bay is very clean and retains all factory plates, stickers and fragile paper labels long lost on most examples. The five-speed manual gearbox is a joy to operate and this lively car is great fun to drive!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
6X13 steel wheels are graced with Ghia specification full wheel covers with chrome inserts in excellent condition. All tyres including the spare are matching premium brand 155/80 R13 Firestone F590 with ample tread, the spare in fact having never been used and still showing colouring banding to the tread. The diagonally-split dual line servo assisted braking system with front discs and self-adjusting rear drums stop with assurance.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Candor of Chelmsford, this example was registered new on the 1st August 1986 and used as a dealer demo for all new Orion. Subsequently husband and wife owned until 2012 when an avid Ford enthusiast purchased the car to attend shows. An active member of the Ford Orion Owners Club the car enjoyed the show circuit and at the well-attended Classic Ford Show this example was given the accolade of being in the Top 20 attendees and invited to complete a track parade lap! A comprehensive file of invoices and MOT records warrant the low 21,991 miles which accompany the handbooks and three keys. There is a sales brochure entitled ‘The New Ford Orion, a car with a touch of class!’ This luxurious and well-preserved Orion Ghia is outstanding in every respect and a deserving addition to any classic car collection.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury

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A Diamond White Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with only 408 miles!

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a sports derivative and rally homologation special of the fifth generation Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship. It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in limited numbers from Ford’s Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE), Group. It combines the hand-assembled engine expertise of Cosworth and the coach-building crafts of Karmann. In order to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of its predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth. A very rare car with only 7,145 examples being produced with this example being one of the very last. (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure, RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front air dam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, central double locking, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, electro-luminescent dials, Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette. Factory Options; Luxury Model comprising of; electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins. Air conditioning.

EXTERIOR
With 200 hours detail development in Fords own Cologne wind tunnel the rally-bred innovation of this pristine example is unmistakable and outwardly exhilarating. Finished in iconic Diamond White, (Code B 2), the finish can be described as impeccable thanks to the ultra-low mileage and indoor storage. The black lower bumper extension with front air splitter has no marks. All glass, lights and trim are in perfect condition. The underside of this 408 mile example is astonishing. Labels, stickers, tags and paint dabs are visible just as it left the factory. The light application of wax applied at the Rheine Assembly Plant with a yellow tinge has never been removed and this example is absolutely the blueprint to Fords scintillating Escort RS Cosworth.

INTERIOR
The interior of this late production Escort RS Cosworth is as new and exactly as Ford intended. The body-hugging Recaro seats adorned in Hexagon Grey Cloth, (Code L9), are sublime with complete fullness. All trim, switch gear and touch points are factory fresh in part due to the incredibly low mileage but also due to the owner wrapping protective film throughout. The door cards and all carpeting is perfect. Turning on the ignition reveals all electrics operational including the Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette and being the Luxury Edition, a full range of features are standard with the added benefit of optional air conditioning too. Incredibly special and a collectors dream come true!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The powerful and well proven Cosworth 2.0 litre 16v turbocharged YBT engine features the Garrett T25 hybrid turbocharger. Its lower rotor inertia, higher gas velocities and revised overboost strategy reduces turbo lag and improves drivability. 220bhp is quoted with 0-60mph obliterated in 5.7 secs and a top speed of 140 mph. To offer absolute piece of mind this example has been fully recommissioned in December 2023 by Cosworth Specialists, Harvey Gibbs at Supreme Car Services. The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is a proven combination.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS 8 X 16” five soft-spoke alloy wheels built by Ronal are pristine and still shod in the specially formulated and factory Pirelli P Zero tyres developed for the Escort RS Cosworth. Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power having been recently overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
This iconic Ford Escort RS Cosworth was built in December 1995 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 22nd January 1997. According to Ford historians, the last ever Escort RS Cosworth was also built in November 1995 and left the Karman factory on 12 January 1996 with chassis number SP93313, (unfortunely this car has now been stolen). Still registered to the Ford Motor Company, this would make this one registered keeper with minuscule mileage, one of the very last few made!

Purchased by Rodney Fletcher, Proprietor of Rod Allen Cars at a Ford Closed Sale held by National Car Auctions on the 24th March 1997. The vehicle had covered 24 miles at this point as printed on the Lot sheet. Mr Fletcher covered 352 miles on Trade Plates before deciding to place it at the rear of his showroom surrounded by wall mirrors and marked up at a healthy £32,995. Knowing it was one of the last produced and no new examples were to be made, there it remained until March 2006 when a Ford enthusiast purchased it. The Used Car Sales Invoice reveals the purchase price of £32,995 along with two important letters. One from Rod Allen Cars asking the new owner not to modify or alter the original specification in anyway and if stored correctly and unused he would buy it back minus 10%. The other letter dated 31st March 2006 from Chris Shambrook, Manager Auction Sales at the Ford Motor Co, stating his predecessor, Mr David Berry, ‘remembers selling the white Cosworth at which time it had covered a nominal distance of twenty four miles’. At the point of sale in March 2006 the vehicle was fully serviced as evidenced in the history file and had its first MOT with 353 miles.

The new owner had one further MOT in 2007 when the car had covered 378 miles before wrapping the car in protective film and placing it in storage. As an Associate Member of the RS Owners Club, offers would arrive over the years but were declined until KGF Classic Cars were contacted in November 2022. Eventually we were successful in purchasing the car in November 2023! Now fully prepared to the exacting KGF Classic Cars meticulous standards and fully recommissioned by one of the country’s leading Cosworth Specialists, Harvey Gibbs of Supreme Car Services. The original book pack is present along with three keys including the red master, the car is perfect in every way and represents one of the most original, lowest mileage examples worldwide.

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Ford Granada 2.0 EFi Ghia

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An early Ford Granada 2.0 EFi Ghia with just 32,898 miles and one owner.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured grille, wide bodyside mouldings with bright inserts, remote control heated door mirrors, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, tilt/slide screened glass sunroof, multi-function quartz digital clock with ambient temperature readout, central locking, electric front and rear windows, tachometer, trip recorder, cigar lighters to front and rear, rear heater control, electronic model ERST-32PS stereo, graphic information module with monitors for door ajar, low air temperature and bulb outage. Factory Options; Metallic paintwork, 4-speed automatic transmission. Dealer Options; Tailored Ford front rubber mats, Ford jump-leads in spare wheel storage case.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional original Ford Granada wears the iconic Ghia badge, Ford’s signature of luxury and comfort. Finished in factory optional Strato Silver Metallic, (Code V6), the car is totally original boasting factory paint credentials rarely seen. The paintwork has a bright uniform finish to all factory panels and the bumpers and trims are near perfect. Close scrutiny reveals only the most minor imperfections and stone chips, utterly insignificant and left untreated in order to uphold rare originality. The original glass is etched with the registration and all lights are clear and fully intact. There is a small chip to the windscreen on the passenger side. Supplying dealer branded number plates remain fitted. A very rare find in such incredible untouched condition.

INTERIOR
The Ghia specification Savoy trim in Alabaster colour scheme, (Code A6), is in outstanding condition throughout. The huge armchair like seats are in pristine condition and all matching door cards, carpets and headlining are clean and fully intact. The original genuine Ford front over mats remain fitted. The fascia is in very good order with only three miniscule cracks and the steering wheel and all touch points show a clear lack of wear, commensurate with the low mileage. All switchgear is functional and the original model ERST-32PS stereo remains fitted and fully operational. The spotless boot area has immaculate carpeting and parcel shelf and even the genuine Ford jump lead storage case. Immensely comfortable and brilliantly preserved.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.0 EFi ‘Pinto’ engine develops 113bhp at 5500rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4000rpm, achieving a top speed of 117mph and 0-60mph in 12.7 seconds. Remaining in standard specification, the engine bay is very clean and displays factory plates, stickers and original inner wings with Ford emblem and date stamps clearly visible. The factory optional 4-speed automatic transmission operates perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14” X 5.5” steel wheels wear the correct genuine trims in superb condition with no scratches or scuffs. Brand new premium brand Uniroyal 185/70 R14 tyres have just been fitted and the spare wheel has the factory Dunlop tyre still fitted and unused with coloured banding still visible! The standard electronically controlled Anti-Lock Braking system, (a first for a production car at the time), with power assistance brings the car to an assured halt having been fully overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Stormont of Woolwich, and registered new on the 6th February 1986. The vehicle was registered new to Mr Trout who is the only owner the car has had! A genuine 32,898 miles has been covered from new and this example displays absolute breathtaking originality throughout, a real credit to the car’s sole owner. A loyal Ford fan and regular customer of Stormont, the Granada was a replacement for the owners 1984 Sierra which itself was a replacement for his 1982 Cortina! Remarkably the ownership trace for these three cars remains in the history file with corresponding order forms, sales invoices and part exchange purchase invoices from Stormont. The car was always garaged and used less with the owners advancing years.

After a period of dry storage, the car has now undergone a full recommission to include a major service, all fluids, oils, cambelt and brand-new premium tyres. A full brake overhaul including discs and pads all round has been carried out too. Two keys are present along with the Ford book pack with service book, file of invoices and an early 1986 Ford range brochure.

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Ford Capri 2.0 Laser

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An astonishing Ford Capri 2.0 Laser with a miniscule 7,166 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Body-coloured grille, bonnet lip and light bezels, body-coloured door mirrors with driver remote-control, black painted bumpers with overriders, spoiler, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated grey headlining, front reclining seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel and gear-lever knob, tilting/sliding steel sunroof. Factory Options; Metallic paintwork. Dealer Accessories; Locking wheel nuts.

EXTERIOR
This incredible special edition Laser was built as a run out model of the Capri and is truly amazing finished in Mineral Blue, (Code 55), a cost option when new. Factory correct in every way it remains perfectly preserved thanks to a most fastidious of owner for 30 years who proudly boasts even the air in the tyres and wiper blades are factory fitment before selling it in 2016! Dealer plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted and all rubbers, decals and plastics are hard to fault. Knowing the tendency of Fords to rust this example was treated to underbody protection from new by the conscientious owner and now remains what must be, one of the lowest mileage and finest examples to be offered.

INTERIOR
The interior of this family fastback is in astonishing condition finished in the Truro II cloth trim, (Code XE), with matching door and quarter panel inserts. It has all the comfort and convenience expected with the added benefit of no wear or damage! The dashboard has no cracks and all controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan and analogue quartz clock. The Ford ESRT 32PS stereo is fitted with a working electric aerial and all button and stalk graphics are vibrant white. The boot area is pristine with an untouched jack and wheel brace still held in place by two rubber loop bands. The rear parcel shelf is pin straight. Be prepared to step back into a 1986 Ford showroom!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1993cc OHC unit with twin sequential venturi carburettor pulls incredibly well with a top speed of 113mph and 0-60mph time of 9.6 seconds. This engine has 37 per cent more power and 30 per cent more torque than the 1.6 OHC yet has better fuel economy making it the more desirable choice. The engine bay is incredibly clean and will delight those wishing to exhibit with the bonnet open. A full mechanical and electrical service with cambelt was carried out in November 2023. The 5 speed gearbox is light and works through the gears precisely and the clutch feels positive.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri Laser remains fitted with the factory RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels which have never been refurbished and are immaculate. Five matching factory fitted Goodyear Grand Prix S 185/70 SR13 tyres are fitted with the spare unused and still with Goodyear sticker attached! Also factory fitment are the wheel weights, valves and dust caps! The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted front discs and rear drums stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st August 1986 by Ford main dealers, Doughertys Limited, this example has had just two keepers and covered a warranted 7,166 miles. Purchased by Mr Lyons who specified Mineral Blue metallic paint and locking wheel nuts as highlighted on the new vehicle invoice, it was the first new car he ever purchased and he pampered it accordingly. His pampering is best described as fanatical and the car was utterly cherished claiming in a printed advert when sold in 2016 that it had only been washed three times since 1990 and covered up in his garage with 30 bags of desiccant in it as a precaution, (a substance that absorbs water). Despite minimal use it had more oil and filter changes that he could remember, was started and run every week or two and was only run on 4 Star petrol! MOT certificates and Ford invoices support all the maintenance work and low mileage. A letter from Mr Lyons to the only other owner, Mr Harris, is also included for verification of the special history of this car. All handbooks, service book, previous registration documents and spare keys are present and neatly filed along with all historic documentation.

Representing a one-off example of the final edition Capri, this wonderful 2.0 Laser is ready for its next appreciative owner and would delight any Ford enthusiast and collector.

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