Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus

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An age defying Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus with just 11,665 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Polycarbonate bumpers, halogen headlights, laminated windscreen, locking fuel filler, two spoke soft feel steering wheel, micro-switches, anti-burst locks, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, remote passenger mirror, digital clock, Ford Keycode stereo cassette, courtesy light, load compartment light. Factory options; Automatic transmission, tilting/removable glass sunroof.

EXTERIOR
This humble Ford Fiesta being the Popular Plus model is not quite entry level specification but there is still an air of ‘everything you need but not a lot else!’ The original factory paintwork in Burgundy Red (Code E1) remains incredible with a deep glossy shine and uniform finish. Only minor touched in scratches, mainly to the bonnet, can be seen upon close inspection and a chip to the screen are barely worthy of mention. All the trim, rubbers, lights and number plate etched glass are as new. Supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted to further emphasise this cars true originality. A wonderfully preserved example, virtually unseen in this condition.

INTERIOR
Perfect in every respect and commensurate with only 11,665 miles covered. The interior of this incredible example epitomizes the term factory fresh and will virtually transport any occupant back to a 1990 Ford showroom! The Medley seat trim in Shadow colour scheme (code LZ) retains all fullness with no wear or damage to the fabric. The instrument binnacle, door cards and headlining are flawless, and the steering wheel still has the prominent natural veins only found on very low mileage examples. The boot area has no lose luggage damage with an unmarked grey carpet and factory stickers to the boot floor visible. All the instruments, micro-switches and driver controls function correctly including the Ford Keycode stereo. The term ‘time warp’ is often used loosely, but this lovely Fiesta entirely deserves the accolade.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1118cc HCS four cylinder engine featuring twin venture carburettor and original manual choke set up produces a sedate 54bhp at 5200rpm. A top speed of 88mph and 0-60 is achieved in 14.9 seconds. The spotless engine bay has original plates, stickers and factory panel stampings clearly visible. A Ford Motorcraft oil filter and the red Ford HT Leads remain fitted, and all fluids are clean and clear. Operating just as it should, the optional CTX automatic transmission provides continuous varying drive for a relaxed and effortless driving manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory steel wheels of size 4½ x 13 are in perfect order and the correct Ford wheel centre covers remain fitted. Matching branded 145/80 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining and no cracking to the rubber. The servo-assisted diagonally split brakes with 9½” discs up front and 7”drums at the rear pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 19th December 1990 by Ford Main Dealers GK Group of Chesham, this exceptional example was purchased by a Mrs Joan Reynolds who after five years ownership gave it to her daughter Mrs Diane Fualls who has owned it ever since! With a mileage covered of just 11,665 and mother and daughter ownership from new, this Fiesta represents something very special. The vehicle was used sparingly until being taken off the road and garaged in 2000, where it remained until recommissioning took place in 2014.

The history file consists of the original GK Group plastic wallet containing absolutely every handbook, guide and point of sale literature as well as the business cards for individuals in every department of the dealership! The service book is stamped with annual supplying dealer entries up to 8,515 miles. A collection of previous MOT certificates and invoices completes the history file along with an unused tax disc holder and two keys with dealer fobs. A wonderful entry point into classic car ownership and certain to stir up fondness and nostalgia.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth Monte Carlo

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A fully detailed Ford Escort RS Cosworth Monte Carlo with 58,376 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Built by Karmann alongside the regular Escort Cosworth, the Monte Carlo was named in tribute to Francois Delecours’s victory on the 1994 Monte Carlo rally. Available from February 1994 in a numbered limited run of just 200 examples. The Monte Carlo was offered with or without the Aero Pack and in a choice of three colours: Mallard Green, Ash Black or Jewel Violet. A mere 73 RHD Monte Carlos were made for the British market of which just 12 are in Jewel Violet. (Source: Factory-Original Ford RS Cosworths by Dan Williamson and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, electro-luminescent dials, Ford 2006 RDS radio/cassette, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, Recaro seats with lumber support, map pockets, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins. Monte Carlo equipment; OZ Racing alloy wheels, Monte silver decals, Recaro seats with motorsport logo, Recaro emblem on seat backrest, unique steering wheel, alloy gearknob with matching alloy handbrake button, numbered dash badge. Factory Options; Heated seats, CD Player Model 2040.

EXTERIOR
This Monte Carlo is finished in the highly desirable Jewel Violet colour scheme, (Code T 4), with this being one of only 12 RHD drive examples ever made in this colour at the Ford Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany. The correct silver Monte stickers are attached to the doors and tailgate and the smaller Ford badge is repositioned in the centre, above the boot lock. Number plates from the supplying dealer have been sourced and fitted, Discreet numbered 176/200 stickers remind us how rare this car is. Meticulously detailed the Jewel Violet colour drenches the car with a mirror finish shine and the exhibitionists will be thrilled at the detailed underside where every clip, nut and bolt sparkles.

INTERIOR
The interior of this desirable Escort RS Cosworth Monte Carlo Edition is almost pristine with the Recaro recliners finished in multi-coloured Raven Flow upholstery. The Motorsport logos embroidered on one thigh support along with the alloy gearknob and matching alloy handbrake button are all present and unique to this model. Also unique, is the steering wheel with the diamond-shaped perforated sections in excellent condition. Genuine Ford carpet mats are fitted and the Dawn Grey headlining is unmarked. The radio is inoperative and the numbered dashboard plaque 176/200 reminds the occupants how rare this car is.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Lifting the bonnet will delight perfectionists who will discover a clean as new spectacle. The powerful and well proven Cosworth 2.0 litre 16v turbocharged YBT engine features the blue painted cam cover denotes a number of significant changes over the older YBG unit of the Sierra RS Cosworth and power is quoted at 227bhp with 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is light and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Immaculate OZ 8 X 18” alloys are shod in premium Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres. The factory supplied OZ Racing 8 X 16” with new Pirelli tyres are also included. Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer excellent stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
This very desirable and rare Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Monte Carlo was built in May 1994 and registered new on the 1st August 1994. This car is number 176/200 produced of which just 73 are RHD. Supplied by Ford Main Dealers TC Harrison Group of Peterborough to a Mr B Cole this example has covered just 58,376 miles from new. A very comprehensive history file includes virtually every MOT from new, service invoices and all handbooks including the original service book. Worked on by respected Cosworth Specialists such as Harvey Gibbs when a Ahmed Bayjoo conversion was carried out, now removed, the history file makes fascinating and reassuring reading. Registered with the RS Owners Club with valuation forms included from respected Mark Barber, this car really will be the jewel in the crown of any Ford collection.
A full set of keys are present along with two private registration numbers M9NTC and M222NTE.

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Ford Escort Mk1 1300L

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A truly delightful Ford Escort Mk1 1300L with just 29,855 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, sealed beam headlights with combined sidelights, separate direction indicators, rear number plate illumination lamp, water temperature gauge, oil pressure and generator warning lights, two speed windscreen wipers, hazard warning flashers, foot operated windscreen washer/wiper, ignition/steering column lock, safety padded steering wheel, push button door locks, dipping rear view mirror with breakaway stem, ashtray in fascia, aluminium scuff plates, face level ventilation system, demister nozzles, two speed heater/demister fan, rear ashtrays, two padded sunvisors, padded front parcel shelf, door operated courtesy light, map pocket. Factory Options: Static seat belts, heated rear window, vinyl roof covering, passenger door mirror, locking fuel filler cap.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this stunning Mk1 Escort is simply superb in every respect having been professionally detailed. Finished in Ford Royal Blue (colour code G5), the paintwork has a deep gloss shine which is outstanding and an absolute joy to polish. The panel fit is pleasingly good with uniforms gaps for the era. All trim sections are excellent and the 1300L wing badges remain intact. The factory optional black vinyl roof is exceptional with no lifting or damage and the glass is the correct Ford Triplex factory fitment. Original steel number plates remain fitted to the vehicle. An example that proudly displays its low owner and low mileage credentials, and one which has enjoyed a very cossetted existence. A real rare survivor.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Escort 1300L is beautifully preserved and commensurate with a low mileage cherished example. The original seat coverings in blue vinyl, (code EA) are clean and show no damage. Only faint markings to the top edge of the rear bench backrest are visible. The headlining is tight and unmarked, and the black deep looped pile carpets are in remarkable order. Two small holes and a hairline crack can be seen in the rear parcel shelf. The thin steering wheel with padded centre is in amazing order, as are all controls and rockers switches. The padded dash top and wood effect trim are both exceptional. This car really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be and just as Ford intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The immaculate engine bay with factory plates, stickers and wing top stampings still present is home to the original 1298cc OHV engine which fires up immediately and provides a delightful engine note. With 57bhp, 0-60mph in 15.9 seconds and a top speed of 90mph current day usage is possible. The diaphragm spring type clutch feels positive and smooth with a precise four speed gearbox. An absolute joy to operate and a true reflection of the low mileage this car has covered.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard pressed steel wheels with original chrome centre caps remain on the car and are shod with quality branded Firestone F-560 155/R12 tyres with masses of tread. The wheels and hub caps are in outstanding condition. The boot area has factory markings visible and houses the spare wheel alongside the near impossible to source original boot mat and blue jack. The all-round drum brakes fall short of modern standards but bring the car up to a straight assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 1st August 1975 this Mk1 Escort would have been one of the final cars off the production line and has been father and son owned since it was less than two years old! Purchased by Mr Hubert Powell in July 1977, it was kept by him until ownership passed to his son David in September 1988 who has owned it ever since. The supplying Ford Main Dealer was Tricentrol Cars (Luton) Ltd and even the original dealer tax disc holder is in the history file! Having covered a mere 29,855 miles from new, this cared for and very much loved Escort remains unspoilt and a real credit to its former keepers.

The history file consists of a substantial collection of previous MOT certificates and service invoices to help track the mileage. The most recent full service was carried out with less than 500 miles covered since. Quite literally a time capsule from the seventies and now available to a lucky individual to enjoy and show.

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Ford Capri 2.0 Laser

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A special edition Ford Capri 2.0 Laser, beautifully detailed to original specification.

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.

EXTERIOR
This incredible special edition Laser was built as a run out model of the Capri and is beautifully finished in Ford Paris Blue (code 35), a cost option when new. A deep mirror shine from the stunning paint finish is worthy of pride of place at any show, with only a tiny marking is visible where the offside wiper arm meets the scuttle panel. All factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps and the exterior trim items and decals are pristine to firmly cement the fantastic appeal of this very special car. A clean underside free from overuse of underseal allows inspection to see the good structural integrity. Hard to source fitments such as the rubber spoiler and colour coded front grill are excellent. The supplying Ford Main Dealer rear screen sticker remains fitted. This unmolested example remains exactly as Ford intended and is certain to delight the blue oval enthusiast.

INTERIOR
The interior is in excellent condition finished in the ‘Truro II’ cloth trim (code XE) with matching door and quarter panel inserts. The original material to the seats is spotless and remarkably wear free and the colour matched carpeting and headlining are both clean and free from discoloration. The dashboard displays just one hairline crack and two very small drill holes to the top. All controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan and analogue quartz clock. A period Ford stereo is fitted but is not working. An iconic and instantly familiar classic Ford interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This Capri is in excellent mechanical order having been well maintained by its previous keeper and subject to a complete overhaul. 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 beautifully clean with the original Ford battery cover and factory stickers and plates displayed. 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 are in pristine order with no damage. Five matching 185/70 R13 tyres have plenty of tread remaining and the immaculate spare alloy wheel, original jack and wheel brace are housed in a clean boot floor with factory markings visible. 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 main dealers Laidlaw Ford, this example has had just three keepers from new and covered 86,653 miles. The previous keeper Mr Mike Derry, proprietor of Foremark Garage Ltd in Rutland has owned the vehicle since 2014 and undergone a complete restoration. A photograph album shows the compete strip down to bare shell and a comprehensive mechanical overhaul including brakes, clutch and cambelt has been undertaken.
The history file contains the original blue V5 document along with a collection of previous invoices and MOT certificates. Representing a superb example of the final edition Capri, this wonderful 2.0 Laser is ready for its next appreciative owner and would delight any Ford enthusiast.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000

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An adored Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 in impeccable enthusiast owned 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. 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, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels. Accessories; Autosound Classic 100BT stereo.

EXTERIOR
This iconic RS2000 is finished in ultra rare and desirable Nordic Blue which was only produced from August 1979 to production end in July 1980. The vehicle boasts an amazing deep show shine with a polished finish that will really impress onlookers. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in excellent order. Custom Bronze tinted glass is fitted and the rubbers and door seals are soft and black. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight a perfectly colour matched along with all other panels thanks to a photographed and invoiced expensive restoration in 2010. In 1991 damage to the nearside front wing resulted in an insurance total loss payment. One of the genuine Cibie headlights has a small stone chip. The wheel recesses are detailed in body colour and the underside is spotlessly clean and black waxoyled for protection and use.

INTERIOR
Stunning and recently appointed in Custom specification with Black Beta Plus Fabric by renown and trusted experts, Aldridge Trimming Ltd. The invoice for this professionalism was £1,991.29. The undamaged fascia and dash top houses fully functional gauges and equipment and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains fitted in perfect condition. The quartz clock is operational as is the heater fan on both settings. The carpets and door cards are in excellent condition and a retro Autosound stereo has been fitted. Very close to a new showroom experience in 1980!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine has avoided the hugely common modification trend and is factory standard with amazing attention to detail. Recently rebuilt to run on unleaded with a full decoke and new valve stem liners amongst other work with invoices to prove. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. The standard four speed synchromesh gearbox remains exactly as Ford intended and has benefitted from an overhaul in 2014.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Machined polished RS style four spoke 6J x 13in alloy wheels are in immaculate order with matching Yokohama A539 185/60 R13 tyres including the spare. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Rallye Sport Dealers, The Hendy Lennox Group in Southampton on the 14th March 1980 this Mk2 RS2000 has had just six former keepers. Supplied with the original Ford service book proudly displaying a collection of 16 service stamps and an abundance of MOT certificates dating from 1986. Masses of invoices revealing enthusiast care and totalling thousands of pounds are included along with photographs of the comprehensive restoration, leaving no doubt to the level of work and man hours lavished on this car. Registered by the RS Owners Club with valuation certificates and authenticated personally and in writing by the current RS2000 Registrar, Alan Sherwood. This desirable Ford provides a unique opportunity.

A full complement of handbooks contained within the original Hendy Lennox Group A5 plastic wallet and spare keys are included.

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Ford Capri 3.0S

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The ‘Professionals’ Ford Capri 3.0S recreation in stunning condition.

EQUIPMENT
Overriders, S bodyside tape stripe, black passenger door mirror, black rear spoiler, black louvred grille, halogen headlamps, integral front spoiler, tailgate wash/wipe, integral rear fog lamp, sports gearshift knob, quartz clock, trip meter, tachometer, ammeter, oil pressure gauge, handbrake warning light, heated rear window, aeroflow face level vents, two-speed heater, instrument rheostat, courtesy light. Factory Options; Remote control drivers door mirror, tinted glass.

EXTERIOR
This legendary and genuine Capri 3.0S finished Ford Strato Silver (code V6) has been created in homage to the iconic Capri’s featured in ITV’s much-vaunted Series, ‘The Professionals’. Needing little introduction to the seasoned blue oval enthusiast, the cars themselves were considered more a star of the show than hard man CI5 agent William Bodie and his sidekick Ray Doyle (Martin Shaw). The paintwork boasts a bright uniform finish with only minimal imperfections detectable upon close scrutiny. The bumpers, black louvred grille and trims sections are in perfect order indicating that the urge to drive the car through a carefully placed wall of boxes has been avoided. The bodywork lines are all straight and the panel fit and shut gaps are excellent. This instantly recognisable example is guaranteed to please the avid Ford fan wanting a solid and very presentable genuine 3.0S.

INTERIOR
This iconic models interior is distinguished by seats fully trimmed in the Black Carla fabric (code A1) with Black fabric surrounds. The upholstery is spotlessly clean and free from wear as is the matching deep pile carpeting. The three spoke leather sports steering wheel remains in excellent order, and all controls and gauges in the six pod dash are fully functional. The push button ford radio is operational although the original analogue quartz clock is disconnected. The soft feel dashboard is perfect and free from cracks and the rear package tray is pin straight and free from cut outs. The perforated headlining is clean, tight and free from discolouration. This fantastic 1970’s interior remains exactly true to Ford’s intentions, wonderfully nostalgic!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
With a choice of three engines this model is fitted with the range-topping Essex 3000 V6 with twin choke carburettor. A power output of 138bhp at 5000rpm enables a top speed of 124mph and a 0-60 dash in 8.0 seconds. Contrary to the common manual conversion, the standard automatic choke set up has been retained. Raising the bonnet reveals a very clean and presentable engine compartment. An intoxicating burble through the stainless steel exhaust system is very addictive! The 4-speed manual gearbox with synchromesh to all forward gears operates as it should and the correct sports gearshift knob is the finishing touch.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The wheels have been upgraded to RS design 7 x 13in alloys which are in pristine order. Branded 205/60 R13 tyres are matching all round and have masses of tread remaining. The clean boot area houses the original jack secured with the rubber strap. The hydraulic dual line vacuum servo-assisted braking system was uprated by Ford at the factory for all 3000 V6 models to achieve prompt and steady stopping capabilities.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 20th May 1981, this later 3.0S was at the top of the Capri range before its replacement arrived in the form of the 2.8 Injection model. The 3.0S remains the ultimate desirable Capri and increasingly is the car you always promised yourself due to its rarity. The previous keeper and Ford collector, Mr M Williamson, purchased the car in 2013 with the aim to create his dream car, a Professionals recreation. Watching SAS trooper Bodie being played in heroic style by the late Lewis Collins wheel spinning the Capri wearing the fake registration ‘UOO 303T’ is exactly what is possible with this car!
A large history file contains a huge collection of receipts and invoices from specialist suppliers and restoration firms. Previous MOT certificates and original book packs are also included. Likely to appeal to a Ford aficionado who is keen to enjoy the show scene with this prime example. KGF Classic Cars however, cannot accept responsibility for any implications arising from a probable car chase involving a MkII Granada!

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Ford P100 Pick Up

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A utilitarian and rare surviving Ford P100 with just 38,632 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Polycarbonate front bumpers and bodyside mouldings with Cobra Red inserts, rubberised rear quarter bumpers, cab protector frame with ladder stops, remote door mirrors, high security fuel filler cap, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, laminated windscreen, double skinned load box with ribbed floor, moulded nylon lashing points, 180 degree tailgate with 90 degree hold check straps, load mat in thick close fitting rubber, tonneau cover with support bows, cigar lighter, analogue clock, coin stowage tray, electronic Ford Keycode 2015 stereo/cassette, rear mudflaps. Dealer options; front mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
This fantastic Ford P100 Pick Up has been preserved in an incredible unspoilt condition. Owing to the inherent hard working life these vehicles were subjected to, few survive and virtually none remain as this example does. Finished in factory original Gentian Blue (code BKP), the uniform paint finish polishes up to a deep glossy shine guaranteed to amaze onlookers. Close inspection will reveal nothing more than minimal light scratches to the paintwork, barely noticeable. All factory panels are straight, damage free and display uniform gaps, and the bumpers and trims sections are excellent. Supplying dealer number plates and the original P100 side decals thankfully remain fitted, as does the security etched glass. With an incredibly clean and damage free load bed, it is justifiable to claim that this particular commercial vehicle has been somewhat workshy throughout it life, and even the rubber load mat, tonneau and support bows are as new! A humble, rugged and much revered classic Ford.

INTERIOR
Based on the instantly recognisable Sierra, this cabin space could to the untrained eye be mistaken for Ford’s ever popular range of family cars. However, subtle suggestions towards the robust commercial vehicle range are in the form of wipe clean vinyl door cards and sparse equipment levels to include a coin box in place of the digital clock and an analogue clock instead of the tachometer. This top spec Standard model featured comforts above the entry level Popular, namely Chequers cloth trim (code 2P), grey velour carpeting and a Ford Keycode 2015 radio cassette. The upholstery is pristine with no wear at all and the carpets are clean. The dashboard, switchgear and headlining are all perfect. The vinyl door cards have suffered the common shrinking in the sunlight but remain presentable. A very functional and well looked after interior that you cannot help but smile at.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This petrol version is fitted with the original 1993cc four cylinder OHC engine developing 77bhp at 4900rpm. Arguably more relevant than the performance figures is the maximum payload of 1013kg and load bed size of 2098mm by 1097mm! The engine bay is spotless and displays original wing stamps, plates and service stickers. The 5-speed gearbox is light and easy to use and the clutch is positive.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14 X 5½J steel wheels are immaculate and still have the small black Ford centre caps fitted. Correct specification and matching 185 R14C tyres have masses of tread remaining. Diagonally split dual-line servo assisted brakes feature a load apportioning valve along with 9.5” ventilated front discs and 10” rear drums to bring the vehicle up safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 29th January 1992 by Ford Main Dealers Busseys of Norwich, this un-abused example has covered a mere 38,631 miles from new. Inspection will simply amaze and the claim of cossetted ownership is clearly upheld. The history file contains the dealer supplied plastic A5 wallet with the original P100 handbook, operating guides and point of sale literature. A collection of invoices and receipts for service work completes the history file along with two sets of keys with keycode tags.

The ultimate dare to be different classic ford with the added appeal of increased rarity.

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Ford Focus RS

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A spectacular and detailed Mk1 Ford Focus RS phase 2 with an incredible 7,157 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Inspired by the now Late Colin McRae’s victorious Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, the Ford Focus RS was created as a no frills, no compromise road going rally car, a car true to its motorsport roots. Designed in conjunction with Ford Racing Engineers and M-Sport in Cumbria, the RS badge synonymous with the most desirable, high performance Ford vehicles was first introduced to the already accomplished Focus. Only 4,501 examples were built with only 2,147 sold to the UK market.

EQUIPMENT
Computer optimised unitary welded steel body, rigid occupant safety cell, energy absorbing crumple zones, wider front and rear pressed steel wings, auxiliary air intakes, aerodynamic splitter and rear wing, mounted side sills, modified lower rear apron, driver and front passenger airbags, air conditioning, leather sports steering wheel with blue inserts, carbon fibre centre console with start button, limited edition number plaque, Sparco aluminium handbrake, gear knob and pedals, boost gauge and ‘change up light’, bright metal tread plates with RS script, stereo radio/6CD model 6006E, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm. Dealer options; Ford Jewel Ultra treatment.

EXTERIOR
Here we present build number 2775 finished in Imperial Blue Metallic (code Q2), the only available colour. The electrifying deep blue finish is simply outstanding and perfection seekers will not be disappointed with this exceptionally low mileage example. The previous keeper, only the third since new, embarked on creating a show winning concours contender with an unfaltering approach to meticulous accuracy and exceptional standards. Click here for a build thread on www.mk1focusrsoc.com which can be seen by individuals who happen to be members. Worth joining for this alone, the epic 12 page build thread depicts the sheer level of time, devotion and expense directed at the project, with all components supplied by Ford and upheld to exacting manufacturer standards. Absolute perfection.

INTERIOR
The original Focus RS while an undiluted road going rally car, it certainly is not a stripped out racer with compromised comfort. Inside this white hot Ford is graced with a pair of body-hugging Sparco road-race seats swathed in luxurious Racing Black and Blue Leather and Black Alcantara (code AR). The RS and Sparco logos are embossed and stitched into the upholstery, and this coupled with the aluminium fittings, push button start and numbered plaque, you are left with little doubt this is no ordinary Focus! As you would expect from a car having covered just 7,157 miles, the interior condition is flawless and undeniably showroom fresh. The genuine RS carpet mats have been protected by grey Focus carpet mats. Ford built this car to truly delight its motorsport loving RS devoted fan base, and they hit it just right!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Ford 2.0 Duratec RS four-cylinder 16v unit needing little introduction, the power output achieved is 212bhp at 5500rpm and 310Nm torque at 3500rpm. The maximum speed is 144mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.4 seconds! The engine bay is factory fresh with the painstaking process of polishing and refurbishment as part of the concours preparation. Another important aspect of the project was to strictly maintain original specification with the only exception being a bespoke exhaust made virtually to factory standard by BCS Automotive, as even Ford can no longer supply the correct system. The Ford MTX-75 gearbox with a heavy duty AP Racing clutch offers the ultimate rally road car experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The pristine 8 x 18in Oz Racing rims are brand new with all four being replaced. Shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres which are again brand new. Peer through the large openings between the spokes and you will simply be amazed at the beautifully detailed and spotless Brembo 4-pot calipers and 324mm ventilated discs, which of course are capable of providing immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built on 17th September 2003 and registered new on 29th September 2003, a new car sales invoice from supplying main dealer, Lifestyle Ford of Tunbridge Wells, depicts a purchase price of £21,499.99. Ford reputedly made a loss of around £4,000 on each car sold, but such was demand when the cars were new that used examples were sold for more than list price! First owner Mr S Coppard kept the car for just 5 weeks and covered only 300 miles as his wife found the suspension too harsh. Subsequently a used car purchase invoice from the same supplying Ford Dealer confirms the car was then sold to second keeper Mr M Richey for £24,683.83. He kept the car garaged with only minimal use until the third and final keeper Mr N Cade-Westcombe purchased the car in May 2013. It was he who has since embarked on the incredible process of detailing to an eye watering standard.
The history file is truly incredible and beautifully presented. All original handbooks, service books and special RS supplement are contained within the Ford wallet, and a second Ford leather RS wallet houses further point of sale literature. A colossal collection of invoices, mostly Ford Main Dealer enable the reader to trace and fully appreciate the sheer level of devotion and spend directed towards this incredible project. Two keys with RS fobs and an original sales brochure complete the history file along with even a Ford CD wallet! This is the ultimate Focus RS in every respect.

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Ford Escort Mk3 1.3 Ghia

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A luxurious Mk3 Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia with just 57,337 miles and full history.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, safety glass all round, louvred design radiator grille, anti-burst locks, body-side protection mouldings, protective bumper inserts, overriders, wide bright mouldings on windows, bright mouldings rear lamps and tailgate, belt line moulding in bright finish, tilting/sliding sunroof, triple body side tape stripe, remote control door mirrors, additional sound insulation, Ghia Badging, Ford RST 21P push button radio, two speed plus variable intermittent wipe, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, solid state multi-function digital clock, four spoke soft feel steering wheel, loadspace carpet, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls.

EXTERIOR
This superb top of the range for comfort Mk3 Escort Ghia is finished in Ford Arctic Blue (code 7 1). The stunning paintwork has a bright uniform finish which is a testament to the previous keeper’s devotion for the car. This incredibly well cared for genuine example is structurally excellent. Tiny bodywork imperfections and blemishes are very minimal and certainly take nothing away from the impressive appeal of this beautiful car. The Ghia specification brightwork is remarkably well preserved and virtually undamaged. Even the original pressed metal number plates remain with the car alongside a metal AA grill emblem, a real suggestion of enthusiast ownership! The sunroof is operational but stiff. A once common sight on our roads, this lovely Ford Escort in desirable Ghia form is sure to stir up nostalgia.

INTERIOR
Finished in factory original ‘Ghia’ spec Durham and Crushed Velour trim in Blue colour scheme (code GK), the seats and condition of the fabrics are fully commensurate with such a low mileage and cherished example. The matching door cards with wood inserts are spotless and the colour keyed cut pile carpets have defied the years remarkably. All switchgear is functional, and the soft finish dashboard is completely free from the all too common cracking issues, almost unheard of! The parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct cord hangers. Even the factory Ford RST 21P push button radio cassette remains fitted and functional! This wonderfully presented interior is exactly as Ford intended, a real delight for the enthusiast.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1300 OHC engine with single variable-venturi carburettor develops 69bhp, ample to keep in flow with modern traffic. The engine is wonderfully quiet and smooth, owing in no doubt to a lifetime of documented fastidious care and maintenance by the previous keepers including the last owner, a Mechanic by trade. The standard specification automatic choke and electronic ignition are both present and correct, and operate perfectly. The four speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact, a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five pristine 5” x 13” styled road wheels with spotless bright finish wheel centres and rim embellishers are shod in matching 155/80 R13 tyres with masses of tread remaining. The black painted edges to the wheel holes remain correct as per factory build, often lost upon wheel refurbishment. The diagonally split hydraulic circuit servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4in front discs and 7.0in rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on 23rd April 1981, this delightful example has enjoyed a lifetime of incredible care and fastidious maintenance with just four keepers in total. The second long term keeper purchased the car in 1984 and kept in for an incredible 26 years, during which time a complete log of the mileage year by year was kept! Not only this, but absolutely every single MOT certificate from the very first to present year has been kept in the history file to fully document the 57,337 miles covered.

Furthermore, the original Ford book pack contains all the new car sales leaflets, accessories brochure as well as the original driver’s manuals and radio guides. A huge collection of invoices and receipts for service and maintenance work completes the history file along with two original keys. Even the radio aerial instruction tag with pull up keys attached remains with the car! Now representing a rare car, this truly genuine classic Ford Escort is ready for classic car enjoyment and shows alike.

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Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

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Probably the lowest mileage Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth in the world, just 5,984 miles

MODEL HISTORY
Five hundred extra special examples of the 150 mph Ford Sierra RS Cosworth went on sale in Britain on August 1st 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 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. The vehicle was only available through 90 specialist Ford RS (Rally-Sport) dealers in Britain at a cost of £19,950. (Source Ford News Release 87/76). This example is build number 455/500.

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, colour coded lockable fuel filler cap, bonnet cooling vents, halogen headlamps, colour coded bumpers, single plane rear wing spoiler with trailing edge fence, lower tailgate mounted spoiler, tinted glass all round, tailgate wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, central locking, extended centre console, cigar lighter, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob, leather 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, split folding rear seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, trip recorder, anti-locking brake system with failure warning light, electric front windows.

EXTERIOR
The commanding exterior of this RS Cosworth is breath-taking and nothing short of simply magnificent. Finished in ultra rare Ford White, (just one of 56 made), the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine from the original, unrestored factory finish. All exterior trim, glass and lights remain free from damage as does the vulnerable front splitter. The unique silver coachline and RS500 badges applied to the front wings and tailgate are still present. Date stampings are visible on key areas such as the inner wings and tailgate and even the discreet Ford logo can be seen on the slam panel. The underside is spotlessly clean and perfectionists will marvel at seeing the PDI colour dabs. A truly incredible car in an astonishing preserved condition.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS500 is simply beautiful. Finished in Ford Roma Grey (code S2), the Recaro seats and carpeted door trim are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration and completely commensurate with a very low mileage example. The driver’s seat bolster still has a soft velvet feel with perfect shape and the carpets are spotless. The interior equipment and trim is original and free from any modification or additions. A Cobra Cat1 alarm and Trafficmaster Trackstar were fitted in 2007 to enable GPS tracking. All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings and the dashboard is immaculate having suffered no cracks or discolouration. The first aid kit is still in its protective film. The boot area is factory fresh with floor stickers present. A fantastic 1980’s interior, the embodiment of driving pleasure and excitement.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Cosworth YBD-Series 2.0 litre, 16 valve twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder, fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine which in road use, (as per this example), is tuned to develop 224bhp. Features over a regular Cosworth include a Garrett 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 0-60 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. The gear changes are precise and tight with progressive clutch action thanks to a new cable being fitted.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct and undamaged factory fitted 15 X 7 inch aluminium alloy (ATS) wheels are shod in Dunlop SP Sport D40 205/50 VR15 tyres. The spare has never been fitted and is immaculate. Four wheel disc brakes with ABS and a hydraulic booster stop the car with confidence. The ABS module has been replaced due to an intermittent warning light and the rear brake pads have been replaced due to the originals starting to break up.

HISTORY FILE
Build number 455/500 has led a sheltered pampered life with each of the four former keepers acting as appreciative respectful custodians. Discovered by Joe Macari of Performance Cars London while visiting a wealthy owners Ferrari collection in Germany this pristine example just had to return with him. A deal was struck and in 2007 after being registered by Joe Macari himself it was sold for a record sum to a Ford enthusiast. A no expense spared mentality has been adopted with the correct upkeep and a recent invoice from Ford specialists, Tremona Garage in Southampton for £4,020.73 includes all fluids, belts and service items. Known on the RS500 build list, click here for details and described by Paul Linfoot, the official Ford Sierra RS500 Registrar as, ‘one of the lowest and would say one of the best for sure. How many white RS500s are left with those miles?’ This example presents as a significant and historically important Rallye Sport Ford and amazing collectors trophy.

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