Ford Fiesta RS Turbo

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A truly exceptional and original Ford Fiesta RS Turbo with only 24,039 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with green insert, bonnet louvres, long range driving lights, front fog lights, front air dam, front arch liners, rear spoiler, sunroof, aircraft-style pockets, micro-switches, anti-burst locks, central door locking, remote tailgate release, remote control door mirrors, tinted glass, tailgate wash/wipe, digital clock, electric windows, Ford Keycode stereo, courtesy light, load compartment light.

EXTERIOR
Finished in gleaming Ford Radiant Red, (Code P1), this amazing example still retains its factory paint coat with an amazing deep gloss shine created from years of enthusiast ownership and careful storage. All the trim, rubbers and glass are as new and reflect the incredible low mileage, virtually impossible to replicate even with replacement. The glass is chassis etched. The factory decals and correct green insert remain in pristine condition and even the supplying Ford Main dealer number plates are included but reproduction ones are currently fitted. The underside is totally original having not been detailed and the factory applied coating is dry. A small section of paint lift around the inner boot lock mechanism is evident and left untreated in order to uphold originality. Suitable for the most discerning and fastidious collector or blue oval fan seeking a totally unmolested and very rare Fiesta RS Turbo.

INTERIOR
Once behind the leather trimmed sports steering wheel and tightly secured in the supportive Recaro seats, the privileged occupants will appreciate the absolute time warp feel of this very special car. The seat trim in Ascot Raven (code LA) retains all fullness and the driver/passenger seats have been swapped. The black instrument binnacle, door cards and headlining are factory perfect. The carpeting has been protected by four tailored Ford carpet mats from new and even the boot carpet is date stamped. The unique grey leather gear knob shows a few markings. All the instruments, micro-switches and driver controls function correctly, as does the Ford Keycode radio cassette. An interior virtually synonymous to a showroom example at a Ford RS Outlet in 1991!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC fuel injected engine with Garrett AiResearch T2 turbo charger and intercooler produces 131bhp and 183Nm of torque. Figures quoted at 7.7 seconds to 60mph and a top speed of 127mph make this a true ‘hot hatch’. The engine bay is simply incredible with all the Ford labels, stickers and Ford stamps on the hoses. The often misplaced plastic battery cover remains fitted and the blue strut top factory markings are clearly visible. Even the dealership breakdown sticker remains attached to the bonnet underside! The 5-speed transmission works seamlessly with a progressive clutch action and short shift.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique and highly distinctive three-spoke alloy wheels display only a few tiny markings only detectable upon close scrutiny. Five correct Pirelli 185/55 R14 tyres are fitted with good tread levels, although renewal prior to regular use would be prudent due to the age of the rubber. The servo-assisted diagonally split brakes with 241mm ventilated discs up front and 203mm drums at rear bring to car up in a safe and steady manner.

HISTORY FILE
This rare example of Ford’s first RS Fiesta was supplied by Ford Main Dealers Tate Ford Manchester Ltd on the 25th April 1991 to a Mr J Tomlinson. A substantial history file contains Ford Main dealer service invoices and previous MOT certificates, which along with the original stamped service booklet, support the amazingly low 24,039 miles covered. A major service and cambelt change was carried out at Ford Main Agent Paynes of Hinckley in August 2015 at 23,868 miles with supporting invoice and service stamp. All six former keepers have been enthusiasts and include prominent club members such as the Dorset RSOC Chairman, Mr Green.

The original Ford document wallet also contains all handbooks, guides and dealership literature, and the fastidious buyer will appreciate being made aware that the leather to the grey wallet has deteriorated. Three keys with the plastic keycode tags are present.

With a short production of just two years from 1990 to 1992, prior to the introduction of the Fiesta RS1800, this represents a truly rare RS Ford with this example undoubtedly one of the best, unmolested examples in existence.

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Ford Escort Mk1 1300XL

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A fabulous Ford Escort Mk1 1300XL with a subtle modified twist.

EQUIPMENT
Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, square sealed beam headlights, rear number plate illumination lamp, water temperature gauge, oil pressure and generator warning lights, tachometer, two speed windscreen wipers, foot operated windscreen washer/wiper, ignition/steering column lock, safety padded steering wheel, ashtray in fascia, aluminium scuff plates, demister nozzles, two speed heater/demister fan, rear ashtrays, two padded sunvisors, simulated wood fascia and door cappings, door operated courtesy light. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer options; Static seat belts front, reflective number plates, Endrust treatment.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this range topping 1300XL is truly fantastic both in its condition and originality having covered a mere 25,336 miles from new. Finished in optional Ford Tawny Brown (code S), the largely factory original coating has a deep polished shine and a pleasing uniform finish which is outstanding. Very minor touched in stone chips and light scratches in no way detract from the fantastic appearance of the car. Equally the immaculate boot area houses the jack with correct and often lost rubber bung and spare wheel with the original cross ply tyre. Structurally this car is remarkable having been Endrust treated from new, the injection holes holes still visible in the door shuts. A very discreet lowering of just one inch gives the car an awesome stance without detracting from its humble beginnings. A real eye catcher!

INTERIOR
The interior of this cherished top of the range example has been beautifully preserved. The XL specific deeply embossed upholstered seats in Black (code AA) are virtually unworn and absolutely commensurate with the cars incredible low mileage. The headlining is tight and very clean. This XL model features the GT style larger instrument binnacle to house the extra gauges including oil pressure, temperature, battery indicator and tachometer. The fascia remains absolutely intact with all simulated wood cappings present and all functions and controls operating perfectly. Only minor wear to the black loop pile carpeting can be seen. This interior really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be and exactly how Ford intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Originally fitted with Fords 1298cc OHV Crossflow unit, a 1650cc Crossflow engine has been fitted out of an Escort Harrier with twin 40 Webber carburettors and full Ashley exhaust system. The work has been completed to an exceptional standard, the previous keeper being an engine builder by trade. Importantly, absolutely all components have been carefully retained to enable simple conversion back to standard should the new owner desire, including the matching numbers factory fitted low mileage engine. The engines fires up immediately and provides an exhilarating engine note with more than enough capability to keep up with modern traffic. A wonderfully original and spotlessly clean engine bay still displays the factory plates and tags and the strut top chassis number remains clearly visible. Even the hardboard sump guard remains intact, virtually unheard of! The four speed gearbox with synchromesh on all forward gears allows light and precise progression up the range, an absolute joy to operate.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Four desirable and valuable Lotus Cortina pressed steel wheels are in pristine condition and shod in matching quality 185/60 R13 Avon tyres with masses of tread. The wheels give the car an tremendous presence whilst retaining the classic ‘oldskool’ Ford look. The standard pressed steel wheels with original chrome hub caps have been retained with the car. A conversion to Capri 2.8 front struts with vented discs and single leaf rear springs allow improved handling and stopping capabilities, again with all original components carefully stored and retained with the car.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 5th January 1973 by Ford Main Dealers Temple Meads Motors of Bristol, this brilliant example has had just three owners from new and covered a mere 25,336 miles. A new vehicle order form and subsequent invoice made out to first owner Mr Eric Beaver depicts a purchase price including optional extras of £1,047.74. Upon his passing in 1990 ownership of the car went to his son Colin Beaver who garaged the car unused until the third keeper Mr Martyn Compton purchased it. A substantial MOT history fully documents the exceptionally low mileage with MOT certificates missing only for the years between 1991 and 2003 when the car was off the road and inherited by Mr Beaver Jnr. Mr Compton has enjoyed the car for classic shows and no less than six Snowdonia Tours. It is highly regarded within the Ford community.
The original Temple Meads Motors black plastic document wallet contains the service booklet, handbook and even the Endrust guarantee card and ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ rear view mirror hanger! The large history folder further consists of many receipts and invoices throughout the life of the vehicle, including supporting documentation and list of modification undertaken whilst owned by the previous keeper. The car represents a fantastic testament to a true Ford icon with tasteful modifications undertaken sympathetically by an individual aware of how special this car is. Absolutely all components to convert this example back to factory standard have been carefully stored to be retained with the car.

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Ford Escort 1300 Popular Plus

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An extraordinary Ford Escort Mk2 1300 Popular Plus with 20,635 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
All steel integral construction, safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, black window surrounds, black finish driver door mirror, black bumpers, laminated windscreen, two-spoke steering wheel, collapsible steering column, choke control, dipping rear view mirror, full width parcel tray, padded sun visors, two-speed heater and demister, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. Factory options: Heated rear window, inertia reel front seat belts. Dealer fit options: Front and rear mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
This fabulously nostalgic 1300 Popular Plus is simply divine finished in unassuming and incredibly rare Sahara Beige, (Code 88). Having enjoyed a cosseted life including a recent spell in a Ford Main Dealer showroom the car displays a uniform, highly polished finished worthy of the rosettes included. All panels are straight and display uniform gaps and the plastic chrome window surrounds show slight whiting to the tips. The correct circular Lucus headlamps remain fitted along with the lesser models undamaged black bumpers, door handles and drivers mirror. Upon close scrutiny two minor touched in stone chips can be seen on the bonnet and one to the rear wing. Dealer fitted number plates, mud flaps and rear window sticker are all still present. Perfect for the show season.

INTERIOR
Charming and utterly exceptional finished in unmarked Chocolate fabric with matching brown vinyl door cards and spotless black loop pile carpeting. The headlining is tight with no fade and even the rear parcel shelf has a deep black finish thanks to indoor storage and avoidance of sunlight. The fully intact dashboard displays no cracks whatsoever and houses fully functional switchgear, controls and gauges. The Popular Plus script on the facia reminds the owner that there is still one lesser model in the range! The boot area is pristine with the metal floor gleaming and factory markings visible. Often used too liberally, the term ‘time warp’ is unquestionably justified and the incredibly low mileage is thoroughly reflective in the interior presentation.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1298cc single choke OHV engine is simple, robust, well proven and a home mechanics dream. With 57bhp at 5500rpm a top speed of 88mph and 0-60 in 16.5 seconds is quoted. Amazingly factory stickers are intact and even serviceable items such as the ignition coil and radiator cap display the Motorcraft logo. The strut top chassis stamping is untouched. The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is light, exact and effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard 13” styled wheels are shod in new Michelin Energy 55/80 R13 tyres including the spare. Hydraulic dual line brakes incorporating front discs and rear drums bring the car up in a straight line to offer excellent stopping power.

HISTORY
Registered new on the 29th October 1978 by Ford Main Dealer, TD MacFarlane in Coleraine, Northern Ireland to a Mrs E.Good of Ballycastle Road, Coleraine, this stunning Escort has had just two former keepers from new. In her care for 18 years and used sparingly before being sold to a Mr A Louder on her passing in 1996. As a preferred MG collector the Escort travelled a mere 1,000 miles in his 16 years as the careful custodian. Finally owned by a Mr Cheape and housed in a Ford Main Dealer showroom where it has been on proud display since 2012. A substantial collection of old MOT certificates help trace the incredible low 20,635 miles from new and handbooks are present. The supplying dealer leather key fob is present and ready to be passed to the lucky and discerning new keeper!

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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A breathtaking large turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with 16,805 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 early 2500 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. Air conditioning, CD player model 2040.

EXTERIOR
The striking exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is nothing short of perfect. Finished in iconic Diamond White, (code B2), the paintwork boasts a professional detailed shine from the smooth polished exterior and factory finish. Early homologation clues such as the exposed petrol cap remain. All exterior trim is in excellent order including the lights, badges and rubbers. The black lower splitter is undamaged and the supplying dealer number plates and rear window sticker are still fitted. One for the blue oval fanatic.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Escort Cosworth is a very special place to be. The Recaro seats are finished in optional Grey Leather with virtually no visual imperfections. The cut-pile carpets are perfect and still protected by genuine Ford rubber mats. The comprehensive and sophisticated instrumentation has beautiful dials with black detail on a white background. The vehicle is fitted with the optional and very rare air conditioning and Ford 2040 CD player so with the Luxury package, represents full specification. A discreet WRC 12 position boost control switch and Clifford Concept 650 alarm is fitted. The boot area is pristine and houses the factory fitted space-saver spare wheel and correct jack and the dealer supplied tax disc holder is included.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
In December 1995 when the vehicle had covered just 1,150 miles the first owner instructed the professional services of Mark Burley at Grove Garage and the highly respected Ahmed Bayjoo, ex Ford WRC development program guru. The Cosworth YBT engine warrants little introduction and brief upgrades include items such as; genuine RS500 inlet manifold, throttle body, intercooler and exhaust manifold, gas flowed and ported head with bronze valve guides, WRC triple layer head gasket set, WRC spec oil breather system, Group A coil and motorsport leads, Mahle motorsport bearings throughout, 8X 803 Bosch Dark Green injectors, Garratt T4 turbo with uprated bearings and washers, long studded block, lightened and balanced fly wheel, Webber L8 Ford Motorsport ECU and Ahmed spec cams. The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox with an AP Racing 6 paddle clutch and heavy duty pressure plate.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pristine 8 X 18” Compomotive TH alloy wheels are shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres with masses of tread remaining. AP Racing 6 piston calipers filled with Ferodo DS2500 brake pads grip 362mm grooved discs up front and 325mm discs at rear. Koni uprated shocks and Ahmed Bayjoo spec springs combined with an Ahmed/SCS fully rose jointed WRC Group A 6 degree rear beam is a phenomenal and highly sought after package.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 8th December 1992 by Ford RS Dealer, Grays of Guilford, making this model one of the highly sought after 2500 large turbo homologation specials. A comprehensive service history in the hands of just two former keepers and previous MOT certificates warrants the low mileage of 16,805. A letter dated 7th March 2016 from Grove Garage confirms regular return visits for servicing and Ahmed Bayjoo’s extensive involvement. The current owner is a well respected fulltime professional detailer. All dealer literature, handbooks and spare keys are included with invoices neatly filed in an A4 folder. Very, very special and suitable for the most discerning collector.

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Mk1 AVO Ford Escort RS1600

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A club registered very rare AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS1600 Custom in original condition.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared front wings, 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, leather rimmed sports steering wheel, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, cowlside map pocket. Factory fitted options; Vinyl roof, Custom Pack: Brushed nylon seats, sound deadening material, centre console, heated rear window. Push-button radio.

EXTERIOR
This incredible, fully traceable and enthusiast owned example is finished in ultra-rare Stardust Silver (code 3). Both the colour and factory fitted vinyl roof is listed on the AVO metal plate. The discreet and neat triple coach line that follows the body moulding line informs a knowledgeable fraternity of the Custom Pack option. All original trim sections, rubbers, glass and lights are in very good condition and help confirm this previous 1st place RS1600 National Day winner as a champion showpiece. Sympathetically restored in the mid 1980’s in preparation for the show circuit the condition today reflects the quality work carried out at the time but now shows slight ageing in a completely inoffensive manner. Pleasing attributes such as the original pressed steel number plates and the dealership rear screen sticker remain. An extraordinary example and very special.

INTERIOR
Correct to manufacturer specification, the interior of this RS1600 is a credit to the dedication and resolve of the former keepers to stay true to Ford AVO’s vision and keep the car away from the often inevitable fate of modification. The rare and optional Custom Pack reclining sport seats finished in nylon, (Code A1), have never been re-trimmed and present well with only a small section of loose stitching on the driver’s seat, largely hidden from sight. The original wood trim deservedly shows slight fade. All equipment housed in the flawless dashboard with padded top fascia and correct six pod binnacle operates perfectly but the correct Kienzle centre console clock and Ford push-button radio are not connected. The boot area is very clean and has the original and impossible to source genuine boot mat. A wonderful interior born from a devoted quest for originality and accuracy.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The competition-bred Cosworth BDA twin-cam 16 valve engine has a cubic capacity of 1601cc and vitally is the rare, highly sought-after aluminium cylinder block only fitted to the last of these models. A beautifully original engine bay will delight those seeking hidden and correct AVO features but also prominent impossible to source ancillaries such as the unique washer bottle and oil cooler unit are still fitted. 113bhp is quoted with 0-60mph dispatched in 8.3 seconds and a top speed in excess of 110mph. Drive comes through the original three rail shift, close ratio heavy-duty 4-speed gearbox. Changes are snappy and precise although reverse is difficult to engage at times.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Optional RS Sport Alloys with centre caps, as available through the Ford Dealer Special Build Programme have been fitted from new and are shod in matching branded 175/70 R13 tyres with masses of tread. The vacuum servo-assistance brakes run on the standard single line braking system with 9.625in front discs and 9.00in rear drums to offer ample stopping power with an assured feel.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in February 1974 this vehicle incredibly has a fully traceable owner history from new and throughout just three former keepers. The order this homologation limited number Ford RS1600 was placed by a Mr J.C Leigh, owner of Leigh’s Pharmacy in Liverpool on the 26th July 1973 through Ford RS Dealers, J.Blake & Co. Ltd. A £300 deposit was placed to secure a build with the balance of £2052.60 paid on collection on the 6th May 1974, an indication of the lead time required and substantial cost of these cars when new! Both the dealer wallet and receipts remain in the history file. On Mr Leighs passing the vehicle was acquired by RS devotee and all-round Ford enthusiast, Mr Michael Taylor in 1988, when just 40,000 miles had been covered. Shown at various concours events over his 10 year ownership span (with a box full of awards included), a magazine feature in Fast Ford dated 1992 reveals his dedication to the car. Sold to Martin Clough in 1998 who served his apprenticeship with Ford, another magazine feature dated 1999 in Classic Ford continues the story of this cars privileged ownership record. Eventually sold in 2013 to the current serial Ford collector.

A fantastic history file exists with the car from old MOT certificates to cover the 66,778 miles and every registration document issued. The original service book provided when new is included complete with stamped entries along with a substantial number of invoices and paraphernalia. An expired valuation certificate dated 10th August 2014 by AVO Owners Club RS1600 Registrar, William Arnold, is recorded at £50,000 and more recently by Haggerty in 2016 for £70,000. An incredible Rallye Sport machine.

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Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo

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An original unmolested Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo Custom with just 17,769 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Series 1 Escort RS Turbo was carefully developed by Ford’s talented Special Vehicle Engineering team whose other resounding successes include the Capri 2.8 Injection and the XR3. The RS Turbo was designed to set new standards in Group N and Group A events, and was quickly dubbed the car to beat. Ford initially planned to build 5,000 RS Turbos, the minimum number required for homologation in Group A, however a total of 8,604 were built due to increased demand. The car was greeted with huge enthusiasm and was only sold through official Rallye Sport dealers. A following that today has amassed into obsession for many a diehard Ford enthusiast.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front over riders, laminated windscreen and all round safety glass, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, RS Turbo decals, Ford spot lamps, remote control colour coded door mirrors, colour coded ‘Orion’ radiator grille, RS 3 spoke steering wheel, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, front door stowage bins, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, radio cassette, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock. Factory specified Custom Pack includes: Electric windows, central locking, tilt/slide glass sunroof and opening rear quarter windows.

EXTERIOR
The unrestored Diamond White (code B3) paintwork is exceptional with a brilliant pure shine and uniform finish. Both front wings and windscreen scuttle panel are factory panels with date stampings clearly visible. The correct Carello headlamps, spot lights and the factory glass remain including the Ford inscribed front screen. The offside front wing was repainted after the previous keeper dropped a power tool on it and at the same time the front slam panel and grille were refreshed. The original decals are intact aside from a small section on the driver’s side where the film edge has come away and the rubbers are ever so slightly dry. This truly genuine example proudly displays it’s unmolested and unrestored credentials including visible factory underseal and the often missing foam pads to the underside of the four wheel arch extensions still attached along with the original PDI sticker on the rear wishbone! The underside having never been refurbished displays an honest age and mileage related film of debris. A few small dings are barely visible and gravel rash is evident on the rear wheel arch extensions. An extraordinary opportunity to own a slice of Ford RS history.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Turbo is perfect and pristine. Finished in original two-tone grey Monza crushed velour (code HC), the seat pads and bolsters are very firm and show no sign of wear. The door cards and carpets are in remarkable showroom fresh condition, the latter having been protected from new by Ford rubber floor mats. The original perforated headlining is tight and free from marks and discolouration. The dashboard has remained completely free from cracks, an otherwise common issue with MK3 Escorts. The RS 3 spoke steering wheel still has all the delicate grains and veins associated only with genuine low mileage examples as doe the gear knob. All interior equipment is functional but the fuel gauge is temperamental and the trim pieces intact, including the immaculate rear parcel shelf with the genuine Ford fitted speakers inset. The correct Ford SRT32P stereo and cassette storage holder remains in the car. A preserved Ford RS interior guaranteed to marvel and delight onlookers.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords 1596cc turbocharged Compound Valve Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit, producing 132BHP at 6000rpm, mated to the Bosch KE Jetronic Fuel Injection System. Turbocharged power delivery courtesy of a Garrett T03 turbo, the car accelerates smoothly to a maximum speed of 125mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.2 seconds. The engine produces a delightful note through the standard and original exhaust system. The gear changes are light and absolutely precise allowing both subtle and enthusiastic driving. A truly exhilarating driving experience and exactly in accordance with the low miles covered.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15 X 6 inch RS seven spoke alloy wheels are spotless and the correct factory stampings on the three spokes of each rim are clearly prominent. The original Michelin MXV 195/50 VR15 tyres whilst unworn and in visibly good order, due to age it would be prudent to replace and retain if the car is to be put into regular use. The original spare wheel also shod in the Michelin MXV rubber, is housed in the boot floor which has the manufacturer stickers and blue scribe markings still present. Diagonally split hydraulic circuit brakes with 240mm ventilated discs up front and 203.2mm rear drums bring the car to an assuring halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1 August 1985 this remarkable example has led a very cosseted and sheltered existence. The car has had just three former keepers, and has formed part of truly cherished collections. All original handbooks, guides, supplements and even Ford optional extras literature held within the A5 wallet are accompanied by some previous MOT certificates. Inherent with vehicles of such incredible low mileage, the minimal usage and extended periods of storage mean a documented history file is not present. An original sales brochure and RS Owners Club literature completes the history file along with two sets of keys which correctly fit all locks and ignition.
This vehicle will appeal to a serious collector wanting an incredibly well preserved, unmolested example of a truly legendary Ford icon, exactly how the manufacturer intended and now very rare.

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Ford Focus RS Mk1 Phase 2

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A striking Ford Focus RS Mk1 phase 2 with just 12,592 miles and two owners.

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; Front mud flaps, rubber floor mats, Nokia Bluetooth.

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.

EXTERIOR
Here we present build number 2307 finished in Imperial Blue Metallic (code Q2), the only available colour. The electrifying deep blue finish is simply outstanding and despite the soft paint finish associated with this model very few imperfections will be found. All the glass, plastics and lens covers are factory fresh and because genuine Ford front mud flaps have been fitted from new, the side sills are free from gravel rash. All door shuts, hinges and rubbers are spotlessly clean but the underside has never been detailed and shows usage. Factory blue PDI markings are still clearly visible thanks to the low mileage covered. A show winning top example enjoyed by very few.

INTERIOR
Inside this white hot Ford are 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, leave you with little doubt this is no ordinary Focus! As you would expect from a car having covered just 12,592 miles, the interior condition is virtually flawless and undeniably showroom fresh. The seats have been covered by Ford seat covers. The vital RS carpet mats are supplemented by a set of genuine rubber floor mats for added protection. A period Nokia Bluetooth kit has been dealer fitted. 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 suitable for bonnet up exhibiting with only one headlamp sticker missing. The Ford MTX-75 gearbox with a heavy duty AP Racing clutch offers the ultimate rally road car experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 8 x 18in Oz Racing rims show tiny markings to the face but no curb damage. Incredibly they are shod in the factory supplied and highly sought-after Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres which due to age will need to be changed and stored if the car is to be put into regular use. Peer through the large openings between the spokes and very clean Brembo 4-pot calipers and 324mm ventilated discs will be seen, which of course are capable of providing immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 31st October 2003 by Ford Main Dealers, Peoples Ecosse Limited, this prime example has had just two owners from new. 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! The first owner was a Ford Master Technician at the supplying Dealer and kept the vehicle for six years maintaining it to exacting standards. Subsequently sold to a brand loyal Ford custodian who, along with the first owner, used the vehicle sparingly. Despite the low mileage the vehicle has had seven return visits to the supplying Dealer for service work and all MOT history is again from the supplying Dealer. As piece of mind KGF Classic Cars have instructed performance Ford Specialists, Harvey Gibbs, to carry out a cam-belt and oil and filter change.

All original handbooks, service books and special RS supplement are contained within the Ford leather RS wallet. Two keys with RS fobs are present. This is the ultimate Focus RS in every respect.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury

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A striking large turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with full history and just 53,533 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 early 2500 built for homologation.  (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, lower front splitter, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, aerodynamic rear wing with lower boot spoiler, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, seat-belt grabbers, central double locking, tailgate wiper, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, white sports dials, delayed courtesy light, map reading lights, glove box illumination , Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette.  Factory Options; Luxury Pack comprising of; electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows.  Air conditioning, CD player model 2040.  Aftermarket; Clifford 650 Concept alarm, boost gauge.

EXTERIOR
The striking exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is nothing short of brilliant.  Finished in desirable Ford Imperial Blue, (code H3), the paintwork boasts a deep striking shine from the smooth polished exterior.   A uniform finish is assured with no dings and only a few tiny markings stop this from being a perfect refreshed example.  Early homologation clues such as the exposed petrol cap remain.  All exterior trim is in excellent order including the lights, badges and rubbers.  One for the true petrol head!

INTERIOR
The interior of this Escort Cosworth is a very special place to be.  The Recaro seats are finished in optional Raven Leather (code LW) showing slight wear to the drivers bolster.  The cut-pile carpets are perfect along with all the other interior trim items.  The comprehensive and sophisticated instrumentation has beautiful dials with black detail on a white background.  The vehicle is fitted with the optional and very rare air conditioning and Ford 2040 CD player so with the Luxury package,  represents full specification.  An additional boost gauge is fitted along with a Clifford alarm.  The boot area is pristine and houses the factory fitted space-saver spare wheel and correct jack.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Cosworth YBT engine warrants little introduction.  Fitted with the Garrett AiResarch T3 turbo charger the motorsport pedigree of this car is unmistakable.  Worked on by the likes of Graham Goode Racing with invoices totalling thousands to prove the standard output of 227HP is surpassed allowing the car accelerate rapidly through 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 140mph.  Modifications include a RS500 inlet manifold, Radtec alloy large core intercooler and the eight hose finisher kit.  A turbo waste gate actuator has also been installed.  The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is a delight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS 8 X 16” five-spoke alloy wheels are shod in Nexen 225/45 ZR16 tyres with masses of tread remaining.  Tiny markings to three alloys are just visible. Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Very comprehensive.  Built at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 10th March 1994 making this model one of the highly sought after 2500 large turbo homologation specials.  A history file revels the vehicle was originally supplied to a Mr Gary Rhodes for the sum of £26,605.  Invoices, MOT certificates and various correspondence verify the low miles of 53,533 and care lavished on this example.  Recent expenditure in September 2015 by RallyTec amounts to £3010.98 and a further £2,855.20 in July 2014 was spent at the Chelmsford Carriage Company which included the essential timing belt and tensioner at 52,647 miles.  An independent report commissioned by the previous owner by renowned valuation experts Julian Shoolheifer Limited was carried out on 28th October 2014 and a valuation of £20,000 was given.
All handbooks, owners supplements and stamped service book is present.

HPI Clear.

Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

An outstanding Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth preserved just as Ford intended.

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings with grey insert, polycarbonate bumpers, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, heated front windscreen, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, tinted glass, bonnet cooling vents, homofocal headlights, headlamp wash/wipe, rear window aerial, colour coded rear spoiler, extended centre console, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob and three spoke sports steering wheel, graphic information module, map reading lamps, fascia light dimmer, electronic sound system with power amplifier, tilt and slide sunroof, central locking, front and rear electric windows, integral rear headrests.  Aftermarket; Clifford G5 alarm/immobiliser.

EXTERIOR
The beautiful exterior of this RS Sapphire Cosworth is finished in original Ford Diamond White (code B3).  The paintwork has an impeccable pure gloss shine and boasts a remarkably clean finish.  There is no rust or corrosion whatsoever and all panels are straight and damage free.  All exterior trim sections, manufacturer correct badges and decals remain in excellent order, and the homofocal headlamps are the original Carello fitment.  A tiny hairline crack to both the offside rear and nearside front indicator lens is barely noticeable.  A truly exceptional example of Ford’s original ‘Executive Express’.

INTERIOR
The factory standard interior of this truly special example remains exactly as Ford intended.  Trimmed in the original attractive Halley and Angora fabric (code L) the supportive Recaro seats are virtually perfect and hold the front seat occupants tightly.  The driver inclined dashboard is completely free from any cracks and all incorporated switches and functions are intact and operate as they should.  The three spoke leather trimmed sports steering wheel and leather gear knob display only light signs of wear.  The standard electronic sound system with power amplifier remains fully operational, although aftermarket speakers have been neatly fitted.  The clean shark grey carpeting is largely wear free and the headlining is pristine.  An iconic and instantly recognisable classic Ford RS interior, the ultimate sports saloon car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) engine with the Garrett AiResearch T.03B turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident.  The engine bay is spotlessly clean and still has the original headshield and Ford stamped fuse box cover.  Output figures of 204bhp and 278Nm torque enable the published performance figures of 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 150mph.  The five speed manual gearbox is reassuringly, crisp and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15 X 7 RS Sierra Cosworth ‘Lattice Style’ alloy wheels are simply immaculate with no scuffs or kerbing damage whatsoever, and are shod in quality BF Goodrich 205/50 ZR15 tyres all round with excellent tread levels.  The fifth full size spare alloy wheel is housed in the luggage compartment alongside the original jack, and the boot carpet with thick foam underlay remains fitted.  The diagonally split hydraulic system with anti-lock braking assistance offers awesome stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 14th July 1989 with just three former keepers from new, this example has clearly been in the hands of enthusiast ownership throughout the 76,863 miles covered.  A driving manner that simply must be experienced, this cherished classic Sierra Cosworth has been very well cared for and thankfully avoided the all too common modification trend.  The history file consists of a collection of previous MOT certificates and maintenance invoices.

The previous keeper Mr Ward an avid lifelong blue oval enthusiast has now decided to sell the car in order to concentrate on his collection of 15 Ford Granada’s!  Representing a rare opportunity to purchase a well sorted and unmolested early 2WD Sierra Sapphire Cosworth, this is a must see car and will not disappoint.

HPI Clear.

Ford Escort MK1 AVO RS2000

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR REQUIRED

A genuine, very rare AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000 with press vehicle provenance.

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, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light, cigar lighter, Kienzle clock, heated rear window.  Factory fitted options; RS centre console, Ford MW/LW radio, driver/passenger seat headrests.  Dealer Special Build Programme; Varnished wood trim panels.  Aftermarket; Remote central locking.

EXTERIOR
Finished in classic vibrant RS Sebring Red, (Code N) this genuine RS2000 is truly outstanding with an incredible polished glossy finish throughout. Amazing detailing throughout extending to the engine bay and underside will please the most critical of owners and onlookers.  Excellent panel gaps with easy closing doors affirm just how straight this example is.   AVO workmanship is laid bare for all to see with all correct body shell anomalies from a standard Escort visible upon inspection.  Period functioning quad Cibie spot lamps are fitted and the headlamps remain the original Cibie items.  The chrome, rubbers, and badges are in immaculate order with the distinctive wide decals adding the perfect RS look as delivered by the Ford RS Dealer in 1974.  A very special classic Ford and an all time hero.

INTERIOR
Largely true to a standard Ford RS2000 interior with incredible attention to detail.  The brushed nylon RS sports seats with optional headrests match a very clean unworn loop pile carpet throughout and unmarked door cards.   The rare Kienzle clock housed within the optional RS centre console is functioning and joins the varnished wood dealer fit trim which is in fair order.  All the other sports instrumentation providing at a glance concise information and the soft dash top is perfectly replaced.  A quality remote central locking and alarm system has been installed in place of the conventional door locks.  The boot area continues the showroom experience with detailed presentation and an impossible to source genuine boot mat.  One for the RS connoisseur wanting to enjoy this motoring legend.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A wonderfully clean engine bay will please those enjoying the show scene with correct metal identification plates still attached to the slam panel.  The original blue pan air filter remains fitted but the extension tube is missing.  The 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit offers ample performance thanks to a downdraught compound twin-choke Weber carburettor and a free-flow exhaust manifold, so 100bhp and 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds with a top speed of 108mph is possible.  The single selector rail shift four speed synchromesh gearbox offers snappy gear changes and has recently been replaced but is a little noisy in the first three ratios when cold.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The RS Ronal alloy wheels are the original factory fitment with Ford stampings and part numbers visible.  Shod in matching Fulda 175/70 R13 rubber, all tyres have masses of tread remaining.  The direct acting vacuum servo assistance dual-line braking system works effectively.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in May 1974 this matching numbers vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000’s built for the UK market and is known to the AVO Owners Club Register.  Incredibly the car has had just two former keepers and was used as a press feature car when new.  A Motor Show publication included in the history file from October 1974 includes a full feature on this exact car!  Further features of the history file includes an impossible to source and ultra rare Escort RS2000 and Mexico original owners handbook.
Furthermore, a collection of previous MOT certificates and invoices is accompanied by an independent report by renowned valuation experts, Julian Shoolheifer Limited, carried out on 28th October 2014.  KGF Classic Cars have taken the car to respected Mr Harvey Gibbs of classic Ford specialists, Supreme Car Services, for a full service and inspection including cambelt kit and replacement gearbox.

HPI Clear.