Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom

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An exceptional Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom in show 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.

EXTERIOR
This beautiful RS2000 Custom example is finished in very rare Terracotta, (Code D). The vehicle boasts an amazing deep show shine with a mirror gloss finish that will really impress onlookers. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and in excellent order. The original Custom Bronze tinted glass remains in place with number plate etching and a small chip to the front screen. The rubbers and door seals are soft and black. Three minor markings need to be pointed out to the perfection seeking buyer who will marvel in the detailed underside laid bare to reveal the quality workmanship. A champion example.

INTERIOR
The original Custom interior in Chocolate fabric trim (code A8) has remained in excellent order and features the correct black Custom cabin fitments. The superb Beta plus fabric seat facings are largely unworn aside from some light creasing to the fabric on the driver’s side and the correct fishnet headrests are perfect. The undamaged fascia and dash top houses fully functional gauges and equipment and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains fitted showing markings to the Ford emblem. The quartz clock is operational as is the heater fan on both settings. The carpets and door cards are in excellent condition and a pristine boot area has the carpet covering with tools in the hessian bag. Period speakers have been fitted to the front doors. A remarkable, preserved RS interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine has avoided the hugely common modification trend and is factory standard with amazing attention to detail. All engine ancillaries, brackets, nuts and bolts have been refurbished. 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, light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine RS four spoke 6J x 13in alloy wheels as fitted from new to the Custom specification cars are in excellent order with matching branded 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 Main Dealers, Kirbys Wrexham Ltd on the 23rd April 1980 this Mk2 RS2000 has had just six former keepers. Supplied with the original Ford service book and a collection of MOT certificates. Being sold by an avid Ford collector who eventually embarked on creating his perfect RS2000 having viewed many substandard examples and admitting finding the right car was virtually impossible. Now only made available due to the recent acquisition of a very low mileage Broadstripe. A unique opportunity.

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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.

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Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth

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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.

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Ford Escort MK1 AVO RS2000

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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.

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Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.4S

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A virtually extinct model, a Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.4S with just 44,106 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Bumpers and wide bodyside mouldings with red inserts, over-riders, two-tone paint scheme, halogen headlamps, long range driving lamps, digital header mounted clock, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, sports type steering wheel, cigar lighter, Self-Seek ESRT 32 PS stereo cassette, joystick speaker balance control, illuminated interior controls.  Factory Options;  Black paint, tilt-or-remove screened glass sunroof.

EXTERIOR
This incredible rare surviving and almost forgotten 1.4S model was second only to the XR2 in the sporting stakes, however far fewer of this model now remain.  The paintwork finished in optional Ford Black (code A7) has a glossy mirror shine with a uniform polished finish, and only slight imperfections can be seen upon close inspection.  Structurally superb, the underside and panels are damage free and there is no sign of the all too common sub-standard repairs.  The standard trim sections, bumpers and decals remain correct and in immaculate order.  A very special sporting classic Fiesta preserved just as Ford intended.

INTERIOR
The interior of this remarkable example is beautifully clean and factory standard in every respect.  The Tracer/Raven cloth trim (code LV) is clean and largely wear free with some fading evident, and a miniscule hole in the driver’s bolster is apparent, but virtually undetectable.  The colour-keyed velour carpeting and perforated headlining are both pristine.  All switchgear is functional and the soft finish dashboard undamaged.  The bank of three switches to the right of the steering wheel, whilst fully functional, have come loose from the secure housing.  The header mounted digital clock retains the correct grey LCD display and the original working Ford radio/cassette (model ESRT 32 PS) remains in place.  The hugely difficult to source original trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers.  Simple, sporting and superb fun!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The lively free-revving lean burn 1392cc OHC engine develops 75bhp at 5600rpm.  In such a featherweight car it enables 0-60mph in 10.8 seconds and a top speed of 102mph, with a smile on your face a standard feature!  The engine bay is clean, unmolested and displays factory plates and stickers.  The smooth five speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact, a joy to use and that unmistakable Fiesta exhaust note makes this car truly addictive!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Sporty and unique pearl white full wheel covers are standard specification on the 1.4S and all four are in pristine undamaged condition.  Matching Michelin 165/65 R13 have masses of tread remaining and the spare wheel is correctly housed below the boot floor where factory stickers remain displayed.  The dual line servo assisted brakes with front discs and self-adjusting 7.0” rear drums offer ample stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford main agents and registered on the 14th May 1987, this superb example has covered just 44,106 miles with only three former keepers.  The rarity of this 1.4S model is immense with a reputed mere 18 licensed as at the last quarter of 2014 (source www.howmanyleft.co.uk).  Considered the lesser sporting model against the XR2 at the time, this car now represents a scarcely surviving collectors piece and must not be missed.

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Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1 Ghia

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A fabulous Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1 Ghia with one family owner from new.

EQUIPMENT
Integral front bumper overriders, wide grey bodyside mouldings with bright insert, remote control driver’s door mirror, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, tilt-or-remove screened glass sunroof, digital header mounted clock, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, electric tailgate release, heated rear window, stereo joystick balance control, tachometer, trip recorder, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls.  Factory options; metallic paint.  Dealer accessories; Mud flaps.

EXTERIOR
This fantastic little Ford Fiesta Ghia has been beautifully preserved and cherished within the same family from brand new!  The paintwork finished in Ford Glacier Blue (code 53) has a fantastic bright shine and polished uniform finish.  Incredibly only minor stone chips to the front can be detected on an otherwise remarkable paint finish and the chrome insert around the windscreen is slightly tarnished.  All original panels are straight, free from corrosion and display linear gaps including the original factory date stamp front wings.  The unmolested appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and wide body-side mouldings, correct and in immaculate order.  All glass is number plate etched and the original Kiney headlamps remain fitted.  A truly impeccable example of Ford’s luxury supermini.

INTERIOR
The interior of this remarkable example is in exceptional original condition and exactly as Ford intended.  The Savoy fabric trim in Blue colour scheme (code DR) is spotlessly clean and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are undamaged.  The colour-keyed velour carpet is clean and the perforated neutral tone headlining is flawless.  Some of the factory protective plastic wrapping is still attached underneath the seats and even the date tags on the seatbelts remain attached!  All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard is perfect.  The header mounted digital clock retains the correct green LCD display and the original Ford stereo radio/cassette remains fitted and functional.  The hugely difficult to source trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers.  This well-appointed Fiesta is the embodiment of a prized modern classic Ford.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1117cc OHV engine with single-venturi carburettor develops a spirited 50bhp.  In such a lightweight and nimble car, performance while perhaps not adrenaline-charged is certainly fun, and the unmistakable exhaust note is delightful!  A spotlessly clean engine bay displays factory stickers, plates and panel stampings to gratify the avid enthusiast and allow for show exhibiting.  The four speed synchromesh gearbox is light and exact.  A nostalgic drive guaranteed!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” X 5” steel wheels and special Ghia full wheel covers are in pristine order with no damage whatsoever and the 155/70 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining.  Dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on 28th June 1984 by Ford Direct to employee Mrs Joyce Johnson, a retail order form confirms a purchase price of £4,483 including £62.95 for metallic paint, a heavily discounted figure from the usual retail price of £5,758!  This truly cherished example has remained within the same family ever since with just three traceable former keepers listed on the log book.  Having covered just 50,303 miles from new this rare survivor has remained in the hands of truly devoted keepers, and this is clear to see in the cars exceptional condition.  Previous MOT history and documented recent service work confirm that this car has remained in regular use and benefitted from careful upkeep.
Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for fun and enjoyment, this example is ready for its next appreciating owner to appreciate and preserve.

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Ford Escort RS1600i

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A stonking Strato Silver Ford Motorsport developed Escort RS1600i with 68,711 miles

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front and rear overriders, laminated windscreen and all round safety glass, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, RS1600i decals, Ford spot lamps, remote control door mirrors, RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel, cassette holder, 2 speed plus intermittent wipers, tailgate wash wipe, head restraints, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock. Factory options; Tinted glass, tilt/slide sunroof, rear seatbelts, RST21P radio cassette.

EXTERIOR
Introduced in September 1981, Ford intended on making just 5,000 RS1600i’s for homologation requirements, but the car sold so well that 8,659 cars were in fact built with just 2,000 for the UK market. The exterior of this example is finished in Ford Strato Silver (code V6), the equal rarest of colours along with Graphite Grey, only 250 of each being produced. (Source; RS Owners Club). The metallic paintwork has a striking uniform and polished finish, complimented by the correct RS1600i decals on the bonnet, boot lid and sides. The sunroof has minor outer edge discoloration and the driving and fog lamps have been changed for Ford items. The original rear spoiler is perfectly straight with no distortion issues and the front spoiler displays clearly the Motorsport logo and part number. All further exterior trim sections are in excellent order and the tinted glass is number plate etched. A superb and now very rare example of the first front wheel drive Ford ever to wear the RS badge!

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS1600i is in truly fantastic order. Finished in Shark Grey Crushed Velour (trim code TC), the seats and deep side bolsters have retained all structural integrity and the matching door cards and perforated headlining are in pristine condition. The deep grey carpets are clean and free from undue wear thanks to be protected by four genuine rubber floor mats. The dashboard has two minor cracks and all interior equipment is functional including the fuel thrust cut-off warning lights and optional Ford RST21P radio cassette. The RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel and special gearshift gaiter and knob defy their age. The boot area is spotlessly clean including the immaculate rear parcel shelf which has remained free from speaker holes. A Ford that gives you more.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords 1600 Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing a manufacturer quoted 115 BHP. Mated to the Bosch K Jetronic Fuel Injection System and incorporating deceleration fuel shut off, the car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. Purists will relish the original engine stickers still attached and date stamps to the inner wings along with the obvious twin coil set up. The gear changes are light and exact, a pleasure to operate.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15 X 6 inch RS seven spoke alloy wheels are unmarked and correct to the RS1600i model having only one spoke on each wheel stamped with the Ford emblem as opposed to the more common RS Turbo fitments with three stamped spokes. The wheels are shod with matching quality 195/50/R15 Uniroyal tyres all round and amazingly the spare is still a Dunlop D40 item as fitted new. Diagonally split hydraulic circuits with tandem master cylinder, vacuum servo assistance and 9.4” ventilated discs up front bring the car to a halt but far short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 23rd August 1983, this cherished example has covered just 68,847 miles from new. The comprehensive history file includes virtually every MOT certificate to easily and confidently validate the miles covered. Accompanying Ford main dealer invoices and a hand written diary further cement the provenance of this rare car. Artefacts such as the original Ford build sheet and kept tax discs neatly attached to most MOT certificates will please collectors. All handbooks as supplied when the car was new including the original service book stamped and owner certificate data page correctly filled are all present. A Ford RS1600i supplementary workshop manual is included. The last service was carried out at 68,711 miles and a cam-belt change at 68,296. Three keys are present including a working torch key which operates all locks and ignition.

A remarkably well preserved example of a rare car that is fast becoming highly desirable, most definitely one for the true enthusiast.

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Ford Escort Mk2 1600 Sport

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A stunning Ford Escort Mk2 1600 Sport in show condition.

EQUIPMENT
Halogen headlamps, auxiliary driving lamps, safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, front air dam, unique bodyside and bonnet coachline treatment, ‘1600 Sport’ script, black finish window surrounds, black drip rail, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, simulated leather covered sports steering wheel, reclining front seats, front head restraints, centre console incorporating quartz clock, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, tachometer, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. Optional extras; rubberised tail spoiler.

EXTERIOR
Using English shells from the Halewood Plant in Merseyside, this Mk2 Escort 1600 Sport was assembled by The Ford Motor Company of South Africa (Pty) Ltd in Silverton, SA. This superb example is simply incredible finished in the original colour of Cologne Blue (code OP). The paintwork displays a beautiful polished shine and bright uniform finish. Structurally superb owing to a lifetime in warmer climes and all fit and shuts lines are linear. A small ding to the lower edge of the bonnet can be seen. All trims sections are intact as are the original 1600 Sport badges and decals, along with the correct twin coachline on the bonnet and at high and low level to the sides. Once in the shadow of its RS counterparts, this mid-range performance Escort can now hold its own within the classic Ford community as a very rare and desirable model.

INTERIOR
The wonderfully preserved interior of this example clearly displays the hallmarks of cherished ownership. The Cadiz Striped Fabric seats in Brown with blue trim (code OE) are spotlessly clean with no sagging, splits or tears and only very faint wear to some facings visible upon close scrutiny. The original brown loop pile carpeting, headlining and matching door cards are beautifully preserved. The vinyl dash top and the fascia with ‘Sport’ embossed to the nearside remain just as Ford intended. The rear parcel shelf has a small crack. All functions controls and gauges operate seamlessly and the factory fitted Ford push button radio remains in place but not connected. The original faux leather trimmed steering wheel is intact with the correct boss and Ford centre badge displaying natural signs of aging. A classic Ford interior to delight the avid blue oval fan.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1600GT OHV engine with twin venturi carburettor and automatic choke produces 84bhp at 5500rpm and torque figures of 124Nm. A top speed of 101mph and 0-60 in 11 seconds are delivered by this mid-level sporting Escort. A spotlessly clean and unspoilt engine bay displaying factory plates and stickers is ready for bonnet up exhibiting. Perfectly matched to the engine characteristics, the four speed close ratio gearbox offers precise short shift changes. A hugely nostalgic driving experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 13in sports road wheels remain true to the Ford design with correct black infills and plastic centre caps. The 185/60 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining. Servo assisted front disc and rear drum brakes bring the car up in a straight line and offer adequate stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
This original South African Ford Escort 1600 Sport was supplied new in October 1980 and spent the majority of its life in SA until being imported to the UK in December 2011. All import duties and levies are settled and the car is UK registered. Having been worked on by respected specialists www.montescort.com, this car has been worked on by the best.
The history file further consists of import and duty documents along with the UK V5C registration document. Original South African handbooks and operating guides remain in the file as well as a verification letter from The Sporting Escort Owners Club. KGF Classic Cars are delighted to offer this rare 1600 Sport to market ready for the next discerning enthusiast to appreciate and preserve.

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Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

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The Holy Grail, a Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with only 40,057 miles

MODEL HISTORY
The Sierra RS Cosworth project was defined in the spring of 1983 by the then recently appointed head of Ford Motorsport in Europe. It was established that at the time, Ford was no longer competitive in this area. After receiving full support from Ford Public Relations, the project was underway with the Sierra chosen as the basis for the project. Ford Motorsport in Europe approached the automotive company Cosworth who answered positively, but put up two conditions: The street version of the car had to produce no less than 204 HP, and Ford had to accept no less than 15,000 engines. Few cars have ever been greeted with such enthusiasm as the original Sierra RS Cosworth, perhaps only the exclusive 500 cars that were developed to become an evolution edition, unbeatable on the track. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars, which in 1987 were to be announced as the RS500. Engineering differences aside, largely the cars were aesthetically similar to the standard Cosworth. The main differences being the additional boot mounted spoiler, discrete badges and the revised front bumper to aid improved cooling. This included the removal of the front fog lamps as standard, but with the dealerships offering reinstatement as an optional extra.

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. Dealer options; Ford floor mats.

EXTERIOR
Presented in above average condition, this RS500 Cosworth has remained true to Fords vision finished optional Ford Black (code A6). The paintwork boasts a polished, uniform finish but it is not all factory original. All exterior trim, rubbers and glass are in good order and the imperative RS500 badges and decals are present. A small crack to the plastic front window vent and o/s front indicator lens is visible. The front lower splitter has remained true to shape and the original grilles in place of the fog lamps remain correct to the RS500 build specification. The ‘Go Perrys’ Ford number plates are still fitted front and rear. The ultimate 1980’s performance touring car, very special.

INTERIOR
The interior of this very rare RS500 remains trimmed in the original Ford Roma Grey (code S2) upholstery featuring Recaro front seats and matching carpeted door trim. The fabric seats coverings are in excellent condition with only slightly loose material to the drivers bolster and seat base. The carpets are clean and free from wear having been protected from new by genuine Ford carpet mats. The drivers door rubber has a slight cut. All dials and gauges operate perfectly including all electric warning lamps and the door open/bulb blown warning display. The dashboard displays cracks around the dash top speaker grille where an alarm sensor has been fitted and the headlining to the rear has dropped slightly. A clean boot area houses the original uncut parcel shelf with correct rubber hangers, now impossible to source.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original RS Cosworth powerplant warrants little introduction. Fitted with the standard 2.0 Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) with the larger Garrett AiResearch T31/T04 turbocharger and intercooler, the motorsport pedigree of this car is unmistakable. With an impressive output of 224HP allowing the car to accelerate smoothly through 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 153mph. The engine bay is original but does show age deterioration and a stainless steel exhaust system is fitted. The gear changes are positive and direct throughout the range, a real delight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15 X 7 inch RS Sierra Cosworth alloy wheels housed within the flared arches are in pristine condition, and are shod in matching Yokohama 205/50 R15 tyres all round with excellent tread remaining. The original Dunlop D40 tyre on the spare wheel remains in situ. Diagonally split hydraulic circuits, anti-lock braking assisted 28.3cm ventilated discs up front and 27.3cm discs at the rear bring the car to a sure and steady halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 27th August 1987, build number 284 of 500 has covered just 40,057 miles from new in the hands of one keeper since 1989, Mr Marshall. All-bar the first owner Mr Gray for two years, Mr Marshall and his companies have owned the car which is confirmed in writing by him and by service documentation. There is even a very early Ford Safety Recall letter addressed to his company Marshall Cooke. All handbooks, including the all-important RS500 Cosworth supplement, remain in the history file along with virtually every MOT certificate to verify the mileage. An independent report by renowned valuation experts, Julian Shoolheifer Limited, was carried out on 28th October 2014. KGF Classic Cars have taken the car to respected Mr Harvey Gibbs of Cosworth specialists, Supreme Car Services, for a full service and inspection including cambelt and tensioner as well as a MOT valid until 28th September 2016. One key fits all locks and ignition.

This vehicle will appeal to the discerning collector wanting a well preserved, low mileage example who is aware that this is one of only 352 cars made and will appreciate such cars are rarely offered to the open market.

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Ford Fiesta 1.1 Ghia

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A luxury Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1 Ghia with full history and one owner from new.

EQUIPMENT
Integral front bumper overriders, wide grey bodyside mouldings with bright insert, remote control driver’s door mirror, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, tilt-or-remove screened glass sunroof, digital header mounted clock, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, electric tailgate release, heated rear window, stereo joystick balance control, tachometer, trip recorder, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls. Factory options; metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
This superb and delightful Ford Fiesta Ghia has been beautifully preserved and cherished. The paintwork finished in Ford Quartz Gold (code O3) has a fantastic bright shine and uniform finish. The correct Mid Grey paintwork to the lower sections of the car remains exactly as Ford intended. All original panels are straight with linear gaps, and the car is preserved completely free from rust or corrosion. Close scrutiny will reveal nothing more than minor touched in scratches and two miniscule dings to the bonnet. The unmolested appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and wide body-side mouldings, correct and in immaculate order. All glass is number plate etched and even the supplying dealer rear screen sticker remains in place! A truly impeccable example of Ford’s flagship luxury Fiesta.

INTERIOR
The interior of this remarkable example is in exceptional original condition and exactly as Ford intended. The Savoy fabric trim in Mocha colour scheme (code MR) is beautifully clean and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are undamaged. The colour-keyed velour carpet is clean and the perforated neutral tone headlining is flawless. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard is perfect. The header mounted digital clock retains the correct green LCD display and the original Ford stereo radio/cassette remains fitted. The hugely difficult to source trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers. This luxury Fiesta is the epitome of a cherished modern classic Ford.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1117cc OHV engine with single-venturi carburettor develops a spirited 50bhp. In such a lightweight and nimble car, performance while not exhilarating is certainly fun, and the unmistakable exhaust note is delightful! A spotlessly clean engine bay display factory stickers, plates and panel stampings to gratify the avid enthusiast and allow for show exhibiting. The four speed synchromesh gearbox is light and exact. An entertaining drive guaranteed!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” X 5” steel wheels and special Ghia full wheel covers are in pristine order with no damage whatsoever and the 155/70 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining. Dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer Norman Reeves Motors of Slough on 7th August 1984, the vehicle was purchased at just three weeks old by the only private keeper Mrs Jean Poole who has owned it ever since! The incredible 43,854 miles covered is completely verified in the service booklet fully stamped from new with no less than 30 entries, confirming just how well this example has been cared for and truly cosseted. Ownership of just one keeper and such devoted upkeep represents a provenance that cannot be recreated, and the condition and driving manner of this beautiful example is a testament to Mrs Poole’s love of the car. Reluctantly Mrs Poole gave up driving and sought the services of KGF Classic Cars to find an enthusiast.
The plastic wallet also houses absolutely every handbook, guide, accessory pamphlet and dealership literature from new. An original Mobil Road Maps wallet contains a collection of five classic maps, a wonderful touch. Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for fun and enjoyment, this example is ready for its next appreciating owner.

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