Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000

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A Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 pre Custom in immaculate low owner condition.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this RS2000 is finished in alluring Venetian Red, (Code R), which boasts a stunning shine and uniform finish. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched housing a set of four crystal clear Cibie 60/55W quartz-halogen headlamps. Genuine Altissimo rear light clusters are fitted and all trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in excellent order. The vehicle still has the correct colour coded fuel filler cap, dealer metal number plates and date correct plain Sekurit glass fitted as standard to early cars. The clean underside reveals the pampered low owner credentials and will please the next blue oval enthusiast wanting to enjoy and show.

INTERIOR
Being an early pre Custom and pre Base model this example is fitted with the desirable Scheel reclining seats with roll-top headrests. Incredibly these high-back seats with shapely side bolsters are still trimmed in the original black Beta cloth and retain all support and are in excellent condition. Indeed, still within the seat covers is the brown cardboard tag detailing the manufacturing date often only found on low mileage examples. Matching black cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition and the padded dash top housing fully functional gauges is undamaged. Connoisseurs will note the early 120mph speedo with white needles and working Smiths Quartz clock with dark orange hands. The heater fan works on both settings and the Ford radio is operational. The clean boot area shows some marks to the cardboard seatback and houses a Ford jack in the hessian bag along with a wheel brace. A truly spectacular RS interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original matching numbers 1993cc SOHC engine remains fitted to this vehicle with standard features such as the Ford plastic air box cover and twin-choke Weber 32DGAV carburettor. The engine bay is spotless with original factory metal data plates and the black plastic bulkhead cover all still present. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. The Type E standard four-speed gearbox snaps into gear perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS Ronal alloy road wheels have been refurbished with matching quality Pirelli 175/70 R13 tyres showing plenty of tread. The spare alloy wheel is housed in the boot area. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Built on the Saarlouis production line in May 1977 and first registered on 1st August 1977 by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer, Frank G. Gates Ltd this beautiful example has only had three former keepers from new. Produced prior to the Custom and Base model these early cars possess key differences sought-after by collectors and very difficult to find. The history file contains the original delivery/collection note when the car was supplied to the first owner Mr D Blatch who opted for the Dinitrol 6 year guarantee treatment. Cherished by him until his passing when his brother Mr Bernard Blatch took ownership. Bernard had the car fully serviced and checked in February 1999 when it had covered 44,760 miles as it had been unused for a few years prior to his brothers passing and subsequently put the car in storage. Then sold in 2003 to Mr Swain a Ford enthusiast who sympathetically restored the car enjoying it for the next 14 years until the current owner Mr Warner purchased the car. Mr Warner has decided to part with the car due to the acquisition of an even lower mileage Black RS2000. A collection of invoices, old MOT certificates, tax discs and spare keys are included. This is a very special, highly collectable Rallye Sport for the Ford fanatic.

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Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special

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A thrilling Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special, last owner 22 years and full history.

EQUIPMENT
Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control.

EXTERIOR
The iconic Capri 2.8 Injection Special needs little introduction and this example is one of the last cars produced. Finished in desirable Ford Diamond White, (Code B3), the paintwork boasts a bright finish and polished shine with all decals fully intact and correct. Carefully touched in stone chips to the front and only minimal age-related imperfections are visible upon close scrutiny, not to spoil the overall impressive appearance. The factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps and the exterior trim items and bumpers are excellent. All glass is security etched with the registration mark along with the lenses which are the original Hella and Ford fitment with ‘Made in England’ lettering. Thankfully the underside is free from excess applied underseal to allow easy inspection of the structural integrity. A 1980’s performance legend, exactly as Ford intended.

INTERIOR
The interior of this 2.8 Injection Special evokes a sense of true nostalgia with the supportive Recaro seats looking fantastic finished in the grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels (code Q5). The driver’s outer bolster is fully intact and firm showing only very light wear. The deep pile grey carpeting is clean and the black perforated headlining unique to the 2.8 Special is tight. The leather covered steering wheel and gear knob are undamaged and all controls fully functioning. There are two small cracks in the dashboard. The factory fitted ESRT 32PS stereo cassette remains fitted and fully functional. This car has remained in the hands of Capri enthusiasts and has thankfully avoided the 80’s and 90’s modification trend. Superb.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Capri 2.8 Injection was the first offering of the new Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) operation that had recently been set up in Dunton, Essex. SVE added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making the 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. The engine bay is very clean with factory plates, stickers and inner wing stamping clear to see. The engine is smooth and quiet whilst producing an unmistakable burble and a deep roar under enthusiastic use! The 5 speed gearbox is direct and progression through the range is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri is fitted with the factory original 7-spoke RS style alloy wheels in flawless condition and with Ford badged centre caps. Quality branded Firestone Firehawk 205/60 R13 tyres are fitted all round and have masses of tread remaining. The spare wheel is the factory Good year item. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8 Special stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Cologne plant in November 1986, one month before Capri production ended, this 2.8 Injection Special was registered new on 21st January 1987 by Ford Main Dealers Bussey and Sabberton Bros Ltd or Norwich. The previous owner, Mrs Tracey Sparks, purchased the car in May 1996 and has owned the car for over 22 years. The history file is simply colossal with the huge file presented neatly in chronological order and dating back to the 1980’s. Perusal of the history file would takes hours and there is also every MOT certificate carried out since the first in 1990. The original book packs, Capri operating guides, and point of sale literature are present along with two sets of keys. The car has also been known to the Capri Club International since the early 1990’s and there is even an exclusive set of their mud flaps fitted!

To drive this example following inspection of both machine and history file, you are left in no doubt that this Capri has been maintained regardless of cost and dearly cherished. The next owner will benefit from this greatly and find themselves the proud owner of a useable yet show worthy example.

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Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2

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A Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2 with 37,759 miles, family owned for 30 years.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with black insert, body coloured wheel arch extensions, tailgate spoiler, halogen headlamps, front driving lamps, cooling vents in bonnet, central door locking, heated rear window, dual-tone horn, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass, quartz digital clock, aerial incorporated in rear windscreen, 60/40 split rear back rest, soft feel sports steering wheel, tilt/slide glass sunroof, tachometer, electrically operated front windows, Ford Self-Seek Stereo, speaker control. Factory options; Quickclear heated front screen, electrically operated and heated door mirrors. Dealer Options; Ford rubber floor mats, immobiliser.

EXTERIOR
This stunning example is finished in original Ford Radiant Red, (Code P9), which boasts a gorgeous deep uniform shine commensurate with the car’s low miles and fastidious enthusiast ownership, namely Father and Son for 30 years! The factory panels are pin straight with uniform gaps and all trim sections and RS decals are correct and original. Close scrutiny will reveal nothing other than light touched in markings and stone chips. The Ford Security System window etching remains on all glass and the headlight and light fittings are factory Carello/Ford fitment. Supplying Ford Main Dealer number plates remain fitted along with the rear screen sticker, tax disc holder and even dealer boot badge. A very special RS Ford.

INTERIOR
The cockpit of this Escort RS Turbo is near perfect remaining exactly as Ford intended. The fully adjustable supportive Recaro seats show no wear to the Zolda fabric, (Code LW) with the ever popular Shadow grey, red and blue pattern. Matching door cards are in excellent order and the often scratch prone door handles are remarkably good. The spotless carpets have been preserved with genuine Ford rubber waffle mats front and rear, in addition to a second set, and retain complete fullness to the pile. All switches, knobs and dials function correctly including the Ford Self-Seek stereo radio/cassette which even has the operating tag still attached! The boot area is spotless with original build stickers and markings to the floor. A truly well cared for interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC (CVH) fuel injected engine with a Garrett AiResearch T3 turbo charger and intercooler is completely factory standard. Producing 132bhp in such a lightweight car, the 0-60 sprint is dealt with in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 128mph is achieved. The engine bay is spotless and displays factory plates, stickers and date stamps to the original wings, and there are genuine Motorcraft service items including a Motorcraft flat terminal battery. The 5-speed manual Ford BC box with standard 220mm clutch is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The alloy 6X15 RS wheels incredibly are unrestored and still display the factory finish and prominent part number stampings with only very light scratches. Five factory Dunlop SP Sport 195/50 R15 tyres will delight originality seekers but renewal due to age is advised. This fast Ford icon stops as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucas Girling working perfectly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 3rd March 1989, this fabulous example was supplied new by Ford RS Dealers, Quicks of Chester Ltd. In addition to the very low 37,759 miles from new, this example has the added provenance of being owned by Father and Son, Lee and David Hannam, from new to 2018 with ownership transferring between them. In 2018, the car was entered into Silverstone Auctions where it sold for £26,438, as detailed in the auction results here.

The huge history file consists of the original purchase invoice made out to Lee Hannam which confirms the purchase price of £12,499.99. The full book pack incudes the original service book with eight stamped entries, all from the supplying Ford Dealer Quicks, and covers the vehicle history up to 28,187 miles. In addition, there is a huge collection of supporting Ford invoices throughout the car’s lifetime as well as all MOT certificates from the first in 1992 to fully validate the mileage. The timing belt was changed in 2017 at 37,324 miles by Ford main dealer, Evans Halshaw, with supporting invoice. Everything about this example, down to the low mileage, outstanding condition and remarkable history file is a credit to Father and Son, David and Lee Hannam, whose dedicated and fastidious upkeep is a true reflection of their enthusiasm for the Ford brand. This is without question a very special RS Turbo with which the next fortunate owner will benefit from the cars cherished existence.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000

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A desirable Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 in fabulous condition.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror.

EXTERIOR
This excellent RS2000 finished in striking Signal Yellow, (Code 9), boasts a marvellous deep shine and uniform finish.  The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched housing a set of four Cibie 60/55W quartz-halogen headlamps with three light stress marks.  Genuine Altissimo rear light clusters and a Ford rear fog lamp remain fitted.  Panel fit is excellent and the shut lines uniform.  Worthy of mention are some micro blisters to the front air vent and one to the rear quarter.  All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in good order.  The vehicle still has the correct colour coded fuel filler cap.  A very usable and attractive RS2000, one for the avid blue oval enthusiast wanting to exploit maximum enjoyment from classic Ford ownership.

INTERIOR
Twin Recaro high-back recliners with the fish-net headrests are in very good condition finished in Chocolate Beta plus fabric.  Matching cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition.  The fascia and undamaged padded dash top houses fully functional gauges and rocker switches including the Smiths Quartz clock and heater fan on both speed settings. The luggage compartment has a cut pile carpet extending over the spare wheel and retaining rubber strap.  The colour code sticker is attached to the rear panel although faded and the Ford jack in the hessian bag is present along with a wheel brace.  A classic Ford RS interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original matching numbers 1993cc SOHC engine remains fitted to this vehicle with standard features such as the Ford plastic air box cover and twin-choke Weber 32DGAV carburettor.  The engine bay is very clean with factory metal data plates and the black plastic bulkhead cover all still present.  Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards.  The Type E standard four-speed gearbox snaps into gear perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS Ronal alloy road wheels have been refurbished with five matching quality Yokohama A539 185/60 R13 tyres showing plenty of tread.  The spare alloy wheel is housed in the boot area.  Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
This Ford Escort RS2000 was manufactured in September 1979 and first registered on 11th January 1980 by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer, Dalblair Motors Ltd.  A neatly presented A4 folder of history is included which makes fascinating reading tracing every owner from new, many invoices and numerous MOT certificates helping to track the 88,417 miles covered.  The car is registered with the RS Owners Club with a valuation certificate present.  The file also includes memorabilia from when the car has entered the Lakes Tour and RS Owners Club National Day at Donington Park.  Photographs of the car for insurance purposes and from when restoration works were carried out are included on a disc.  A full service and cambelt was carried out in September 2017 at 86,910 miles.  Spare keys are present and one key fits all locks.  This superb looking example is ready for total enjoyment and classic car show attendance whereby much admiration is a certainty.

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Ford Transit Mk3 Autosleeper

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A retro 4-berth Ford Transit Mk3 Autosleeper ‘Frisky’ with 68,124 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Coach built motorcaravan with rising roof, standing headroom, solid hinged side and rear upper walls, double skin insulation, side sliding door, tailgate, four captain’s chairs with seatbelts, leisure battery, 240V mains hook up, vented gas cylinder storage in floor, Domestic refrigerator/freezer, removable table, oak-finish built in cabinets, cupboards and lockers, dinette seating with deep foam cushions and backrests, crockery/cutlery holders, cooker (two rings and grill), hot and cold running water, stainless steel sink, chemical WC, wardrobe, fluorescent lights, toning curtains, fully carpeted throughout, cab heater, Ford keycode radio cassette. Accessories; Fiamma F45 telescopic awning.

EXTERIOR
This delightful Autosleeper ‘Frisky’ is based on the short wheelbase Mk3 Transit and uses the ingenious rising roof system which offers the best of both worlds, effortless raising of the roof to achieve full standing headroom and easy storage when down, low enough to fit in most garages. Finished in the original colour of Ford Diamond White, (Code FB), the paintwork looks great having been subject to a full professional repaint whilst preserving the original undamaged decals. All factory panels are totally straight and show no rust, and the underside is excellent with no unsightly repairs visible. All glass is original security etched fitment and the lights/lenses are the original Ford units. The Fiamma F45 telescopic awning is effortless in operation and all bumpers and trim pieces are in excellent order. Remaining exactly as intended, this factory built Autosleeper is the perfect gateway to modern classic Campervan enjoyment!

INTERIOR
A charming Autosleeper interior, packed with every home comfort you would ever need! All interior features, fixtures and fittings remain just as Autosleeper intended. The versatile day and night arrangements are immensely useful and logically designed. The comfortable lounge and dinette area effortlessly convert into twin beds with two further bunks neatly and quickly assembled in the roof. All seating, carpets and curtains remain clean and only slight wear can be seen to the two rears seats. The built in Oak finish cupboards and cabinets are well thought out and in superb order. Built in Domestic refrigerator/freezer, sink and grill/hob provide ample facilities for holiday catering and although functional have not been safety tested. A recent tour of the Scottish Highlands by the long term custodians confirm this and assurance is held safe in the knowledge that this quality, purpose-built camper is a far cry from the many home conversions. Enjoy!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four-cylinder familiar Pinto 2.0 OHC petrol unit as fitted to many Fords of the era features a variable Venturi carburettor and manual choke conversion. Power output is quoted at 75bhp and this desirable petrol engine is often preferred over the diesel variant due to the effortless and relaxed motorway cruising. The engine bay is very clean and houses the original Ford jack. Factory protective wax is still visible along with original labels and Motorcraft stickers. The sturdy five speed gearbox operates perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard steel wheels with original black ford centre caps are in superb order with only tiny markings, and all tyres are matching correct commercial specification of size 185 R14C. Dual circuit servo assisted brakes with front discs provide ample stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 9th March 1988 by official selling agent, North Notts Motor Company of Newark, this exceptional example has covered just 68,124 miles from new with three owners, two from Peterborough, the home city of KGF Classic Cars! It is clear from the condition of the vehicle that it has led a leisurely and cherished life, the second owners, Mr and Mrs Gilbert were the proud keepers for over 15 years having bought it from the first owner Mr David Dance, who lived just a few miles away! Mr and Mrs Gilbert, now retired, decided a larger coach-built motorhome better suits their needs and the difficult decision was made to let their beloved ‘Frisky’ go. Purchased by KGF Classic Cars and sold to a regular customer who has had his fun with it but decided classic cars are more his thing so we are delighted to have this vehicle back again.

The original book pack contains the service book, handbooks and dealership literature and there are three sets of keys. The history file also contains previous MOT certificates and invoices along with useful camping literature such as The Camper Van Bible by Martin Dorey. This delightful retro campervan is wanting for nothing other than for its next owners to enjoy more adventures and family fun!

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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A desirable Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with 48,429 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), team.  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 and this one of the desirable early 2,500 built for homologation.  (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower splitter, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, aerodynamic rear wing with lower boot spoiler, electro-luminescent instrument cluster, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, delayed courtesy light, map reading lights, glove box illumination.  Factory Options; Luxury Pack comprising of opening rear quarter windows, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, central double locking, tailgate release, lights on warning, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, sunroof, electric windows.

EXTERIOR
The striking exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is nothing short of remarkable.  Finished in iconic Diamond White, (Code B2), the paintwork boasts a brilliant shine and uniform colour match between panels.  Early homologation clues such as the exposed petrol cap and larger door mirrors remain fitted.  All exterior trim is in excellent order including the factory original light units.  The chrome on the rear tailgate badges has worn thin on the corners and rubbers are in good condition.  The black lower splitter is undamaged and the underside is very clean with a coating of Waxoyl.  A rare sporting Ford.

INTERIOR
With a majority of components being built specifically for the RS Cosworth this is a privileged place to be.  The Recaro seats are finished in optional perforated Raven leather and are in very good condition commensurate with the low mileage covered.  The cut-pile carpets have been protected by genuine Ford rubber mats.  The comprehensive and sophisticated instrumentation has beautiful dials with black detail on a white background.  A boost control switch, immobiliser and Collins turbo gauge are fitted.  The Ford FD 2007 radio cassette is the correct unit but the CD unit is an earlier Ford item and a led has been removed. Being one of the first 2,500 cars the pristine boot area still has the water injection kit never plumbed in and unused to comply with homologation. Most were removed by the Ford dealer to avoid customer confusion but fortunately this has remained with the car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Cosworth YBT Big Turbo engine warrants little introduction and the early Escort Cosworths with the Weber-Marelli engine management, T3/T04B turbocharger and visible blue cam cover are very sought after.  Visual modifications courtesy of Brooklyn Motorsport Spec-R alloy items are fitted along with a K&N cone filter.  Other modifications include uprated fuel pump, cooling system swirl pop and light blue injectors.  The exhaust note through the stainless steel system is glorious.  The standard 227bhp engine enabling a top speed of 140mph and 0-60mph in 5.9secs can be expected.  The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox with a Helix Organic uprated clutch provides precise reassuring changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pristine 8 X 18” Rondell alloy wheels are shod in premium branded tyres with masses of tread remaining.  Ahmed Bayjoo spec springs on standard shock absorbers provide excellent handling characteristics and drilled ventilated front and rear discs with braided hoses offer confident stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany in September 1992 and registered new on the 7th October 1992 by the Ford Motor Co themselves making this model one of the highly sought after and early 2,500 Big Turbo homologation specials.  A further five former keepers have cherished this example, one of which was Mario Caira, a respected Cosworth racing driver who had this car as his own personal vehicle.  The current custodian, Mr Fitzpatrick, has known the car for 18 years and was fortunate to purchase it in 2004 from a friends mother when the car had a four digit personalised registration number.  This car was her pride and joy with the daily car being a Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth!  Mr Fitzpatrick used the car sparingly and has created a personal memoir of his ownership which includes the vehicle being used at Road Shows to educate school children on road safety and photographs of the car when it was in storage in a Carcoon.  A full service and cambelt change has just been carried out by Harvey Gibbs at Supreme Car Services in July 2018 at 48,413 miles.  All book packs are present including the original service book, old MOT certificates and two sets of keys.

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Ford Escort RS2000 Custom

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A superb very original Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom with 31,786 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. RS Custom features; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, Custom badge, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels. Accessories; Moss alarm.

EXTERIOR
A truly remarkable survivor in every respect this RS2000 finished in Cordoba Beige, (Code XSC-1390), will delight from the date stamped front wings to the twin black coachline 16.5mm below the swage line trimmed slightly short of all the panel gaps, this car is special. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched housing a set of four Cibie 60/55W quartz-halogen headlamps and correct Altissimo rear light clusters and Ford rear fog lamp. Genuine Ford mud flaps are fitted and all glass is correct Sekurit branded with the bronze tint. Rarely does a Ford RS2000 survive in such an unmolested condition. Remarkable.

INTERIOR
Twin Recaro high-back recliners with the fish-net headrests are factory original and in remarkable condition finished in Chocolate Beta plus fabric, (Code P7). Matching cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition with two speakers. Beautiful Warm Black plastics only fitted from August 1979 models are in excellent condition and the RS instrument panel houses fully functional gauges and bright orange needles. The Smiths Quartz clock and heater fan on both speed settings operates faultlessly. The luggage compartment has the original Custom spec cut pile carpet extending over the spare wheel and retaining rubber strap. The colour code sticker is attached to the rear panel and even the pen markings to the boot floor remain visible! The Ford jack in the hessian bag is present along with the wheel brace. Factory preserved in every sense.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A matching numbers 1993cc SOHC engine has very good presentation and has recently been improved by removing excess discoloured wax. The free-flowing cast-iron exhaust manifold with the legendary RS logo is still fitted. Service items are clearly labelled Motorcraft. The RS2000 Saarlouis type build plate listing the cars individual specification and the VIN plate commencing CGAT are untouched. The chassis number is repeated and factory hand-stamped on the heavy-duty spot-welded offside suspension top left in primer grey paint. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are quoted. The Type E standard four-speed gearbox snaps into gear perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine date stamped Ford/GKN cast alloys measure 6x13in and feature the polished bare rims with the Dove Grey spoke cutouts with black centre caps and silver RS motif, all immaculate. A collectable and highly prized full set of Pirelli Cinturato CN36 175/70 HR13 tyres including the spare have excellent tread. Girling M16 callipers grip solid 247.5mm solid front discs and self-adjusting rear drums halt the car well.

HISTORY FILE
This RS2000 Custom was manufactured in January 1980 and first registered on 14th August 1980. It was purchased by Mrs Gabrielle West on 6th December 1981 (at 9,581 miles) from Cityspeed of Gloucester, supplier of performance and competition cars. Their number plates and tax disc holder remain with the vehicle. The car comes with every MoT certificate dating from 1983 to 1993 when it was laid up showing 30,405 miles on the odometer. In 1997, the car was MoT’d again (at 30,514 miles), and in March 1998 was placed in dry storage showing the current mileage of 31,786 (the 1998 tax disc is still in place). On 1st October 2016, the Escort was purchased by a renowned enthusiast and collector of early Ford RS models – and since then has been sympathetically re-commissioned while remaining in dry storage. Entered into Bonhams Goodwood Members Meeting Auction in March 2018 where the car sold for £40,250 to Ford collector Mark Bailey from the world famous Bonkers Collection. His decision to sell was made by the acquisition of a lower mileage Mk2 RS2000 supplied by KGF Classic Cars. Representing a rare opportunity to own an original low mileage and highly collectable sporting Ford.

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Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special

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A mind-blowing Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with a remarkable 8,334 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control.  Factory options; Black paintwork.  Dealer options;  Mudflaps, Ford floor mats, Toad A1606 Alarm.

EXTERIOR
This outstanding unrestored Ford Capri 2.8 Injection is one of the final cars made, and having covered a genuine 8,334 miles from new, this is without question an exceptionally special car.  A cost option when new, the factory original paintwork in Ford Black, (Code A9), boasts a near flawless finish and deep mirror shine.  The front displays a few small stone chips and touched in markings, entirely minimal and forgiven for such an original example.  To further delight the connoisseur is the supplying Ford Main Dealer, Cuff Miller, number plates, mud flaps and tax disc holder all remaining fitted.  All trim sections and decals are preserved with no damage from exposure to elements, and all light lenses are original Hella fitment with Ford and ‘Made in England, lettering.  A super low mileage and beautifully preserved Capri, the jewel in any Ford collection.

INTERIOR
An interior that must be seen to be believed and perhaps the most special part of the car.  Entirely commensurate with the 8,334 miles covered, the interior condition is impossible to replicate and even extends to retention of the original Ford smell!  The supportive Recaro seats in grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels, (Code Q5), are spotlessly clean with firm seat structure.  The driver’s seat upper bolster has some very light furring to the stitching as well as the near impossible to find removable back rest pads in matching ‘Strobe’ pattern.  The door cards, headlining and trim sections are as new and the deep pile grey carpeting is pristine having been protected from new by Ford tailored floor mats.  The leather covered steering wheel and gear knob are perfect with natural veins prominent, a trait of such low mileage.  The factory fresh dashboard has no cracks whatsoever and all switchgear and controls are as new with bright white lettering.  The factory fitted ESRT 32PS stereo cassette and electric aerial are fully operational.  Originality seekers with delight further at service stickers in the door shuts and unspoilt pin-straight parcel shelf, as well as factory build stickers and foam insulation pads preserved in the boot floor.  The term time warp is entirely suitable in this instance.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Capri 2.8 Injection was the first offering of the new Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) operation that had recently been set up in Dunton, Essex.  SVE added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making the 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds.  The fantastic engine bay is fastidiously standard with Motorcraft service items, factory plates and stickers and Ford wing stampings clear to see.  A quality GES Ltd stainless steel exhaust with lifetime guarantee was fitted in 2014.  The 5 speed gearbox is direct and progression through the range is effortless.  This Capri is as close to a new car driving experience as you will experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 7-spoke alloy wheels are unrestored with correct Ford badged centre caps and factory weights.  Light aging is evident along with some discolouration to the caps.  A collectable and highly prized full set of five Goodyear Eagle NCT 60 tyres have remained on the car since new with the spare wheel completely virgin with coloured banding to the tyres!  The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8 Special stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
The very last Ford Capri was built in December 1986.  Built in November 1986 at the Cologne Plant in Germany, this very late 2.8 Injection Special was registered new on 28th February 1987.  The supplying Ford Main Dealer was Cuff Miller & Co Ltd of Littlehampton, Sussex.  Clearly keen on brand exposure, the Cuff Miller branding can be found of the mud flaps, tax disc holder, number plates and document wallet as well as of course their supplying dealer stamp in the original service book!  Just three owners from new are fully traceable and the first issue blue V5 has been kept.

A wonderful part of the history file is the two factory build and specification sheets.  The document wallet holds all handbooks, operating guides, radio instructions and dealership literature as well as the Salesman’s business card.  Furthermore, the history file holds previous MOT certificates, a service invoice for May 2017 with just 30 miles covered since and two sets of keys.  A unique opportunity to acquire an iconic unmolested Capri 2.8 injection with amazing credentials and condition to match.  One for the serious collector.

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Ford Fiesta Mk1 Supersport

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A genuine Mk1 Ford Fiesta Supersport Special Edition in fabulous condition.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded construction body, black bumpers with overriders, body colour louvred radiator grille, front driving lamps, front air dam, special bodyside tape stripe, rear spoiler, wheel arch extensions, black window surrounds, tailgate wash/wipe, door storage bins, passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, tachometer, head restraints. Factory Options: Executive Pack, comprises of; a removable glass sunroof, a mono radio/stereo cassette player and headlamp washers. Climate Control Pack comprises of; tinted window glass, a gradient-tinted windscreen and opening front quarter vents.

EXTERIOR
This incredibly rare Fiesta Supersport is finished in Diamond White, (Code B 3), has a deep shine of a well polished and pampered car. Knowledgeable scrutineers will be amazed how this fragile example has survived in the correct Ford production guise with factory original panels. Unique to the Supersport, single holes in front/rear panes for bumper fixings in the correctly sized recesses supplements the obvious bulge in the rear valence to accommodate the spare alloy wheel. Some paint has rubbed off the inner bottom of the tailgate and the lock surround has been touched in. Correct Hella halogen headlights and Ford twin driving lamps remain fitted along with the radiator grille in matching body colour all special Supersport features. The black polyurethane front and rear spoilers and wheelarch extensions remain undamaged and incredibly the car is still fitted with its gradient-tinted windscreen as part of the Climate Control Pack. Wonderful.

INTERIOR
The reclining front seats finished in Savannah and Carla Supersport Red fabric, (Code K1), have never been subject to a retrim and are still in amazing condition. The carpets, door cards and headlining remain undamaged and only the very top of the rear seat displays wear. All gauges and illuminated switchgear are in working order and even the upgraded mono radio/stereo cassette player as part of the optional Executive Pack remains fitted and functional! The boot area is spotless and completely original. The plastic boot tray remains in situ containing the Ford jack and purists will be astounded to see the blue scribed numbers on the boot floor written in January 1981 when the car was produced. Rest assured, this interior will be the envy of all Fast Ford fans!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Kent 2V engine, (KL13G), code J3E with 1297cc produces 66PS and performs brilliantly in such a lightweight car. Many original features unique to the Supersport will please perfectionists such as the metal build plate with correct identification digits and the front strut tops are of the flatter design unlike all other Fiesta bodyshells. The huge washer bottle is fitted due to the option of headlight washers. Some areas of paint have rubbed off the inner bonnet and the original coolant additive sticker remains attached. The 4-speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift operates correctly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Stunning Ford RS 4-spoke 13 X 6 alloy wheels with the black centre caps are standard fitment to the Supersport and are an important visual enhancement. Pirelli P6 Cinturato 185/60 R13 tyres are still fitted including the spare all of which have ample tread but a change is advised if regular use is intended remembering to keep the originals! The dual line servo assisted brakes with 8.7” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car to a halt but fall short of modern brakes.

HISTORY FILE
On the 18th July 1980 the Ford Press Office announced the launch of their latest special edition model, based on the Fiesta 1300cc “S” and named the Fiesta Supersport. Only 3000 were built and this genuine example was produced in January 1981. Registered on the 23rd March 1981 this Supersport is recorded on the Register and known to the Club. Every MOT certificate from the first until 1999 when the vehicle had covered 69,272 miles before being put into safe storage. In 2007 the car was MOT’d at 69,361 miles where regular MOT history has continued. The V5 will state zero former keepers due to a short period of time with an Irish collector but the actual number of recorded owners from new is five. Lovely artefacts are present in the history file such a receipt in 1984 when the car was sold for £3000, historic XR Supersport Register Membership Cards and classic car show entry forms from when the car was exhibited. A Currie Motors wallet containing all the Ford handbooks remains with the car along with two sets of Ford keys. Representing a fantastic element of Ford’s historic sporting pedigree, this highly collectable model has become virtually impossible to source in such an unmolested condition and is now ready for the next custodian to enjoy.

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Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico

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A genuine AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS Mexico with comprehensive traceable history.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light. Factory fitted options; Cigar lighter, hazard warning flashers.

EXTERIOR
Finished in desirable Diamond White this genuine Mexico looks striking. A bright uniform shine with vital components such as strengthened AVO workmanship are all present to see. The chrome, glass, and badges are in very good order and the glass is still number plate etched other than the front screen. The drivers door window has markings. Purists will note all headlamps and rear lights are genuine Ford fitment and not reproduction items. The vehicle is presented with the red Mexico decals in lieu of the thin black coachlines originally fitted and as photographed with the car at the re-build in 1992 and at RS National Day in 1999. The vehicle is still fitted with the original number plates containing the letters ‘POO’ and has been affectionately called ‘Winnie’ by all its previous owners. A charming, genuine and very presentable Mexico.

INTERIOR
Simple, standard and superbly original the correct Mexico black padded Vinyl XL-specification seats with horizontal perforated bands are free from any damage and along with the rest of the interior are in excellent condition. The fully functional instrument cluster comprising of the flat-faced 130mph speedometer and rev counter marked to 7,000rpm is the correct type for this Mexico. The rev counter will sometimes need a tap to function. The flat RS three-spoke leather steering wheel is in fine condition and even the supplying Dealer tax disc holder is present! The boot area is spotlessly clean with a virtually impossible to source genuine unmarked boot mat and blue Ford jack.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Nestled between the AVO Escorts inner front wings is the 1600cc Crossflow unit with a recent full rebuild in 2015 by Damico Engines Ltd. The invoice in the file for £3,600 confirms the works carried out including conversion of the cylinder head to run on unleaded. The dyno sheet is recorded at 102bhp so expect performance of the engine to easily match the quoted 0 to 60mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph. The engine bay is beautifully clean and the original Body Plate and VIN Plate confirm correct specification. The chassis number is just visible on the suspension reinforced plate. The 4-speed synchromesh gearbox was fully rebuilt in November 2011 by Trade Transmissions and works perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Beautiful Spoke-style steel wheels with the correct two-tone metallic Pearl Grey centres are very presentable but the light grey outer rims have marks. The correct pressed steel spare is strapped and angled in the boot. Premium Pirelli P3000 to each corner have ample tread and the vacuum servo-assistance brakes run on the standard single line braking system with M16 front calipers on solid discs and Lockheed 9” rear brakes.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in November 1973 this vehicle was registered on the 20th February 1974 and supplied by Tricentrol Ford Main Dealers in Chelmsford. The cars history is fully traceable with just five former keepers from new all listed and documented. The fifth owner, Mr Gerard Page, owned the vehicle for 26 years and joined the AVO Club with this car in 1985. The vehicle is featured in HAVOC, (The AVO Owners Club publication) and there are numerous Club valuations from the Mexico Model Registrars over the years. There is also a hand written letter from Martyn Castick on AVO headed paper dated September 1985 proudly claiming he had the same colour combination when the car had black coachlines. An extensive collection of invoices, MOT certificates and old tax discs make fascinating reading. Spare keys are included. A very rare car for the avid collector and blue oval enthusiast.

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