Ford Escort Mk2 RS Mexico

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An iconic, very rare Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico in show condition.

EQUIPMENT
Two circular halogen headlights, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, unique bodyside stripes, ‘Mexico’ decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, simulated leather covered sports steering wheel, 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.  Optional Equipment: Ford mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this RS Mexico is stunning in every respect.  Finished in optional Signal Yellow, (Code 9), it has a deep, mirror gloss shine which is amazing and an absolute pleasure to polish.  The distinctive squared-up nose styling and front air dam has no stone chips and informs knowledgeable onlookers to the scarcity of this model only built between January 1976 and July 1978.  All the trim is perfect, window rubbers are black and all decals are correct and present. The optional tinted glass is clear and the supplying dealer number plates are attached.  Ford logos can be seen on the Carello halogen headlamps and rectangular rear light covers.  Tiny imperfections to the top of the passenger wing need to be pointed out under bright lighting and a few discreet markings will not offend exhibiting perfectionists.  The underside displays a factory finish with body colour showing, pre-delivery markings and clean components.  The engine bay is detailed with the ultra-rare bulkhead black plastic cover intact and Ford Motorcraft battery.  Utterly gorgeous and a real show stopper.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Mexico offers simple sporting pleasure.  The twin high back reclining Scheel front seats in Black fabric, (code A7) with head restraints are amazing, perfectly clean and offer incredible support. The carpets, door cards and black fascia are all unmarked. All the gauges and warning lights function correctly with the ‘RS’ logo within the five white needle instrument cluster reminding the driver how special this Ford is. The washable black headlining has two small holes. The boot area is spotlessly clean still protected by the almost impossible to source fitted mat and the rubber strap holding the spare wheel.  Beautifully preserved and naughtily nostalgic.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Incredibly a matching numbers car with the factory fitted 1593cc OHC Pinto engine and special RS 4-branch exhaust manifold producine 95bhp.  A factory quoted top speed of 106mph and 0-60mph in 10.2 seconds are given.  In March 2015 a full service including all fluids and a cam-belt change was performed.  The remote floor mounted 4-speed transmission with a single plate diaphragm clutch is light and very precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard, and very rare 5.5JX13 bright silver painted steel styled wheels with metal RS centre caps as supplied when new are still fitted.  Correctly dated with part numbers and the Ford logo clearly visible by stamps on each wheel.  Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes and rear drum brakes offer ample stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
With only around 2,500 Mk2 Ford Mexico’s made, (source Ford RS Owners Club), this car represents a very rare breed!  Positioned awkwardly in price and specification between a 1600 Sport and an RS2000 when new the Mexico had a very short production run and therefore is now a highly sought after model amongst collectors.   Supplied new by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer, The Target Motor Co Ltd in Crawley this RS Mexico has been enthusiast owned throughout. A useful DVLC print out of every of every one of the nine former keepers is provided before being purchased by the one NI collector from whom KGF Classic Cars acquired this vehicle from.  Featured in Classic Ford magazine in 2000 when the owner at the time had just finished a meticulous restoration the car went on to successfully compete at Ford National Day in 2000 and 2001.  Registered with the Ford RS Owners Club these attributes will help to reassure the next buyer of this rare Fords authenticity.  An A4 folder containing numerous invoices, old MOT certificates and various other historic documentation is included with the sale.

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Ford Escort RS1600i

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A very rare Graphite Grey Ford Motorsport developed Escort RS1600i.

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, Ford RS interior with sports reclining seats, head restraints, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, front door stowage bins, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock.  Factory options; Tinted glass, tilt/slide sunroof.

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 Graphite Grey (code 9 1), the equal rarest of colours along with Strato Silver, only 250 of each being produced (Source; RS Owners Club).  The metallic paintwork has a bright gleaming shine and smooth finish, complimented by the correct RS1600i decals on the bonnet, boot lid and sides.  Two small touched in blemishes to the bonnet are visible yet inoffensive, the sunroof has some delamination and the bottom of the rear valance minor paint lift.  The original rear spoiler is perfectly straight and free from common distortion issues.  All further exterior trim sections are in excellent order as is the glass, lights and badges, the glass having original number plate etching present.  A clean engine bay reveals correct factory stickers and identification plates and the twin coil set up remains just as Ford intended.  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 fantastic order.  Finished in Shark Grey Crushed Velour (trim code TC), the seats and bolsters have retained all structural integrity and the coverings have only the mildest age related wear especially noticeable on the driver’s bolster inner edge.  The matching door cards and perforated headlining are in pristine condition.  The deep grey carpets are clean and free from undue wear.  Amazingly, the dashboard is completely free from the all too common cracking.  All interior equipment is functional and the trim pieces intact, including the immaculate rear parcel shelf which has remained free from speaker cut outs.  A Ford push button radio completes this wonderfully classic Ford interior.

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 instrument orange and red lamps illuminate upon deceleration once the engine is at operating temperature and the engine speed is above 1600rpm.  The car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds with an addictive and instantly recognisable rasp from the standard size exhaust.  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 pristine 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 spare has minor curb damage. The wheels are shod with matching quality 195/50/R15 tyres all round.  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 5th August 1983, this example has covered just 76,688 miles from new in the hands of five former keepers.  The history file comprises of some previous MOT certificates and some invoices including one dated April 2012 documenting a full cambelt kit and new water pump with less than 5,000 miles covered since.

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 Cortina MK5 Carousel

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An outstanding original Ford Cortina Mk5 Carousel with only 33,164 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, two-tone paintwork, safety glass all round, laminated windscreen, louvered radiator grill, bright drip-rail, windshield and rear window inserts, anti-burst locks, bright bumpers, bodyside rubbing strip, black side window frames, perforated headlining, ‘hangdown’ centre console, vanity mirror, seat valances, cigar lighter, boot mat, two rear coat hooks, instrument illumination control, two speed wipers with ‘flick’ wipe, electric screen wash. Dealer fitted options; Ford mud flaps, Ford accessory grille with built in Hella driving lamps, Smith quartz digital clock, CA7000 Deluxe remote control security system, radio cassette.

EXTERIOR
This beautiful special edition Carousel is one of the final incarnations of Ford’s iconic Cortina MkV, sometimes known as the Cortina 80 being the facelift version of the MKIV. This stunning example is finished in original Forest Green (code T1) over Crystal Green (code 61). The factory paint has a glorious deep uniform shine owing to the remarkably low miles covered and the truly cosseted ownership. All factory panels are straight with even gaps and free from corrosion, and the underside is structurally perfect having been protected from new with no repair work undertaken or required. Close scrutiny will reveal only very minor markings which are left untreated to retain the factory finish. Worthy of mention is a light scratch to the nearside front wing edge and a touched in scratch to the rear nearside wing as well as two miniscule dings to the roof. A handful of very light scratches on detailed inspection are expected on an unrestored example but serve as to highlight the vehicles fantastic original nature. Supplying dealer rear number plate and screen sticker remain as does the original registration mark etched glass all round. All trim sections are spotless including the Ford accessory grill with built in Hella driving lamps. The original grille also comes with the car. A rare surviving classic Ford in outstanding preserved order.

INTERIOR
A factory fresh 1980’s Ford interior absolutely worthy of the term ‘time warp’ and a true delight to any ‘blue oval’ enthusiast. The immensely comfortable perfect Green Yorke (code W3) fabric seats are completely free from wear or damage commensurate of a car with such few miles covered. The spotless colour keyed carpets, matching door cards and perforated headlining firmly uphold the showroom fresh appeal. A previous owner has even protected the rear door cards with a cellophane covering! All switchgear and functions operate exactly as intended. The perfect dashboard has suffered no cracks or distortion and the steering wheel displays the cars low mileage credentials with veins still prominent. A period Smiths quartz digital clock was fitted into the ashtray space as an accessory when new but the original unused ashtray comes with the car. This truly exceptional interior is a real credit to the cars cherished past.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford’s time tested and trustworthy 1600 OHC unit with single variable venturi carburettor needs little introduction. With a power output of 73bhp, a top speed of 93mph and a 0-60 time of 13.0 seconds allow the car to match the pace of modern traffic with ease. The engine is whisper quiet and wonderfully smooth having benefitted from previous ownership by a retired mechanical engineer. A genuine Ford unleaded head has been fitted but the original factory cylinder head remains with the car. A clean and tidy engine bay displays factory stickers and plates ready for bonnet up exhibiting. The four speed all synchromesh manual gearbox feels light with a positive clutch action and relaxed motoring is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five Sports road wheels are pristine and unrestored and the original bright embellishers remain fitted remain. The factory finish shows only minor markings and the Ford part numbers and emblem can clearly be seen. New Nankang CX-668 185/70 R13 tyres are fitted all round and the spare wheel is still shod in the original Michelin XZX tyre, both unused! Hydraulic dual line brakes with servo assistance and uprated callipers offer ample stopping power and complete assurance.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer Carr of Morley Ltd and first registered on 30 March 1982, this stunning Ford Cortina has had just two former keepers from new. A new car sales invoice made out to first keeper Mr Gordon Greene illustrates a purchase price of £4,191.31 with a part exchange allowance of £1,000 against his Mk2 Cortina 1600E! Both this and the original vehicle registration documents are laminated in the history file. The previous keeper, retired mechanical engineer Mr Roger Hermitage, purchased the car in March 2013 and has enjoyed this low mileage cossetted example for shows and fair weather days out.

All Ford handbooks, service booklet and operating guides are held within the PVC folder and some previous MOT certificates and invoices validate the very low 33,164 miles from new. A collection of best in show trophies and rosettes highlight the appeal of this wonderfully original and unmolested example. A delight for the collector and enthusiast alike.

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Ford Cortina Mk5 Crusader

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Probably the best Mk5 Ford Cortina Crusader with an amazing 7,004 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, laminated windscreen, four bat louvered radiator grill, bright drip-rail, anti-burst locks, bright bumpers, bodyside rubbing strip, black door window frames, passenger door mirror, rear centre armrest, adjustable head restraints, map pockets, wood veneer door capping, boot mat, ‘eyeball’ face level vents,  two rear coat hooks, Ford P21 push button radio, front armrest with trinket box, wood effect facia, panel rheostat, quartz clock.


EXTERIOR

This almost perfect special edition Crusader is one of the final incarnations of Ford’s iconic Cortina MkV, sometimes known as the Cortina 80 being the facelift version of the MKIV.  Finished in factory original Caribbean Blue, (Code J2) the paint is production line fresh with the two coach lines running the whole length of the car and across the centre panel of the bonnet adding a touch of distinction.  Dealer supplied number plates and rear window sticker will please the discerning perfectionist.  The nearside rear door edge is slightly marked along with the valence and the rear window rubber aged.  Genuine Ford lenses are crystal bright and all glass clear.  The engine bay is a showman’s dream being spotlessly clean and untampered and the underside blue colouring still visible.  Remarkably exquisite.

INTERIOR
A factory fresh 1980’s Ford interior, unique, refined and well specified.  The Durham and Velour plush fabric trimmed reclining seats match the colour keyed thick pile carpet normally reserved for Ghia models only.  Carpeted lower sections on the doors raise to a light crushed velour topped by unmarked wood veneer door cappings adding luxury to this impressive livery.  With such low mileage covered all switchgear and functions operate exactly as intended and the dashboard and wood effect facia is perfect.  The four-spoke steering wheel displays prominent veins and the pedal rubbers are unworn.  A dealer supplied tax disc holder is also present.  The boot area remains unused with jack and wheel brace.  Impeccable pedigree.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford’s time tested and trustworthy 1600 OHC unit with single variable venturi carburettor has power output of 73bhp, a top speed of 93mph and a 0-60 time of 13.0 seconds.  The four speed all synchromesh manual gearbox feels light with a positive clutch action and relaxed motoring is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five Sports road wheels are factory original and the bright embellishers remain fitted with a slight marking to one.  Factory fitted Ford Goodyear Grand Prix S 165 SR13 tyres incredibly still remain fitted to all five wheels and although visibly new are not recommended for regular use due to the age.  Hydraulic dual line brakes with servo assistance and uprated callipers offer ample stopping power and complete assurance.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Page of Epsom Ltd and first registered on the 6th August 1982, making this one of the very last Cortina’s to roll off the production line which ceased making the model at Dagenham in July 1982.  Sold to a Mr Walter Wade who shortly after purchasing the vehicle passed away whereby his wife unused the car but was unable to part with it.  Since 2010 the vehicle has remained with true advocates of the marque cherishing this museum like example rarely available on the open market.  Supplied with an A4 folder of laminated documentation including rare artefacts such as the Pre-Delivery Inspection Checklist, previous registration documents and some old MOT’s.  All the vehicle handbooks including the service book are contained in the blue Page Motors document holder.  Both sets of keys are present.   One for the connoisseur of collectors.

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Ford Fiesta Mk1 XR2

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An immaculate Ford Fiesta Mk1 XR2 with just 65,040 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Louvred design radiator grille with aerofoil section, aerodynamic front and rear black spoilers, black wheelarch extensions, twin body coloured doors mirrors, special XR2 bodyside decal treatments, extended black window surround paint, storage compartment under rear-floor, laminated windscreen, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, driving lamps, soft feel special steering wheel, perforated ‘Cool Black’ headlining, digital header mounted clock, loadspace carpet, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls. Factory options; tilting glass sunroof.

EXTERIOR
This stunning sporting Fiesta is finished in gleaming Ford Black (code A9) and boasts a uniform mirror shine throughout. There is no rust or corrosion on the vehicle whatsoever, and the underside has been detailed to an impeccable show standard. All panels are straight with linear gaps and only a tiny ding to the offside rear arch extension can be seen. The high standard of finish certainly continues to the engine bay, which has received the same car and attention as the rest of the car with many components painstakingly removed and replaced or refurbished, but with all factory stickers and plates remaining untouched. The factory standard trim sections, bumpers and XR2 bodyside decals are perfect, as are the number plate etched glass, lights and badges. The factory fitted sunroof, a £124.72 option from new is completely watertight and as new. A rare vehicle itself, and rarely surpassed in this condition.

INTERIOR
The interior in this remarkable example is factory fresh, remaining in beautiful original condition and exactly as Ford intended. The ‘Storm’ and Crushed Velour interior in Shark Grey environment colour (code KW) is immaculate and free from tears, rips or discolouration, although the driver’s seat base material is slightly loose. The Shark Grey loop pile carpet is spotless having been protected by Ford floor mats, and the Grey Mylar sidewall and rear quarter finishers are pristine. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard with red surround is perfect. The original push button stereo remains and even the aerial puller key is on the keyring! The original trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers. A delightfully period unspoilt interior, reminiscent of the 1980’s hot hatch phenomenon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1600 OHV engine with Weber twin-venturi carburettor develops an ample 84BHP in such a lightweight and nimble car, achieving a top speed of 105mph and 0-60 in just 9.3 seconds. The standard specification automatic choke and electronic ignition are both present and perfectly balanced. The four speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact, a joy to use. A real ‘smile on your face’ experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Special ‘pepperpot’ 13” X 6” alloys wheel with ultra low profile branded 185/60HR13 tyres still adorn the car and are in pristine condition. The spare alloy wheel sits in the spare wheel housing which incorporates the correct ‘bulged’ rear lower valance designed to accommodate the enlarged alloy wheel compared with lower Fiesta models. All tyres retain excellent tread all round. The 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
Registered new on 23rd September 1983 by Ford Main Dealers Trimoco of Chelmsford, this enthusiast owned example has remained exactly as Ford intended and thankfully avoided the all too common modification trend. A fantastic history file allows to reader to trace the cars 31 years and 65,040 miles with many previous MOT’s, invoices and receipts. The original Ford Service booklet displays 22 service stamps to leave in no doubt the upmost care bestowed upon the car. The original A5 wallet is present and contains every handbook, radio guide, operation guide as well as the additional XR2 owners supplement.
Representing a fantastic element of Ford’s historic sporting pedigree, this hugely collectable model has become increasingly rare in recent years and desirability is rightly high.

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Ford Cortina Mk1 1500 De Luxe

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An award winning Mk1 Ford Cortina 1500 De Luxe with awesome performance.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, safety glass all round, zero torque anti-burst locks, air extraction vents, bright metal exterior ornamentation, single-tone horn, sealed beam headlamps, painted fascia and upper door cappings, front bucket seats, padded dashtop, aluminium scuff plates, Aeroflow heating and ventilation, engine temperature gauge, twin sunvisors, seat belt stowage points, cigar lighter, 3-spoke sports steering wheel.  Factory options; 1500cc engine.

EXTERIOR
The iconic Mk1 Ford Cortina is instantly recognisable and draws much attention and affection from onlookers.  Being no exception, the exterior finish of this incredible example is simply breath taking.  A fully documented 2007 bare metal re-spray in the original colour of Ford Ermine White (code BA) was carried out as part of a full restoration program and was to include underside paint detailing.  A four door vehicle was intentionally chosen as an alternative to the majority two door cars, and the common Lotus Cortina recreation was avoided.  The paintwork is close to flawless with imperfections traceable only upon the most fastidious scrutiny, namely a hairline crack to the paint on the seam joining each front wing to the windscreen scuttle, utterly insignificant.  Huge expense and countless hours of devotion are clearly evident with the resulting finish scarcely bettered.  The chrome bumpers, brightwork and rubber trim sections are perfect and the original bonnet and rear badges display only the faintest natural patina.  A spotless detailed engine bay upholds the condition of the exterior and features expensive re-plating and refurbishment of all components.  A stunning Mk1 worthy of much admiration and pride.

INTERIOR
The original interior of this classic Cortina is wonderfully nostalgic!  The sculptured front bucket seats and rear bench are trimmed in vibrant Red PVC (code B393) and remain in remarkable condition.  The seats have retained all integrity and shape with only very faint crazing to the top of the driver’s seat worthy of mention, incredible considering nearly 50 years have passed by!   The matching door cards are pristine as is the washable headlining and matching twin sunvisors.  All gauges and controls housed in the stunning painted fascia are clear and fully operational, and a period optional accessory Sharp Solid State radio remains in place.  A TIM tachometer discreetly located on the dash underside offers a hint to this cars exhilarating nature.  The stylish three spoke sports steering wheel is simply stunning, a real design piece.  A fantastic classic Cortina interior, true to Fords intentions.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The factory optional 1500cc engine was an upgrade from the standard 1200cc unit.  The original pre-crossflow engine in this example has benefited from a mind blowing program of improvement, largely from renowned Burton Power of Ilford, Essex.  An exhaustive specification list that includes, to name but a few, many Lotus components, twin 40” carburettors, Ashley manifold and stainless exhaust system and Kent 244 camshaft.  The result of this no expense spared devotion is a driving experience that will excite any enthusiast immensely.  A four speed 2000E Bullet gearbox completes the package and is light and precise.  Fast, fun and fantastic in every respect.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Wonderfully period Minilight wheels with polished outer rims are simply perfect and are shod in nearly new Yokohama 185/60 R13 tyres.  Tastefully lowered using fully adjustable GAZ shocks give this Cortina the ultimate imposing stance to go with the epic handling.  To ensure the car stops as well as it goes and upgrade braking system incorporates vented front discs with Capri 2.8i callipers and 8in rear drums.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 6th December 1966 as a humble mid-range 1500 De Luxe, this example led an unassuming yet cherished existence throughout its first four decades.  It wasn’t until 2006 when despite being a relatively sound useable example, Mr Stephen Greenwood thankfully saved the car from a ludicrous plan to scrap it!  Therein began an incredible quest to build the ultimate Mk1 Cortina with a twist.  A colossal history box file contains literally hundreds of receipts and invoices evidencing thousands of pounds worth of parts from renowned specialist suppliers, as well as many restoration photographs and previous MOT certificates.  The no expense spared mentality was clearly infectious and the overall build cost grew to an eye watering amount!  In 2011 Mr Barry Payne a friend of Mr Greenwood purchased the Cortina knowing what a fantastic opportunity it represented.  Mr Payne a very well known character on the classic Ford scene has owned countless classic blue oval marques and the Cortina sat nicely alongside his existing collection.  His fastidious nature and cherished ownership means the car remains presented in impeccable order, a real credit to them both.

A truly heart wrenching decision for Mr Payne to part with this car is born from the acquisition of a new project and KGF Classic Cars are delighted to offer this brilliant Mk1 Cortina to its next very lucky owner.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Base

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A tremendous enthusiast owned Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Base.

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 options; Fishnet headrests, glovebox.

EXTERIOR
This superb RS2000 Base example is finished in vibrant Venetian Red (code R6).  A bright polished finish is pleasing to onlookers and worthy of pride on the show scene.  The rear pane around the lamp clusters and number plate remains body coloured and the windows are non-tinted, true to the Base specification.  Minor blemishes to the paintwork are visible and the nose cone does have some colour fade.  All trim sections and RS decals and badges remain intact and in excellent order, and a very clean engine bay is ready for bonnet up exhibiting.  Replica Ford Main Dealer rear screen sticker and number plates are fitted to the car.  Altogether a very clean and usable example of Ford’s iconic RS2000, ready for enjoyment!

INTERIOR
The original Base interior in Black (code A7) has remained in excellent order and features the correct white Base headlining which is in very good order, only slight discolouration to the C-pillar lining is evident.  The seats are largely unworn although some sunlight fading has occurred.  Custom optional fishnets headrests have been fitted as well as a Custom spec glovebox.  The perfect fascia and dash top houses fully functional gauges and equipment including a period radio cassette neatly installed.  The original leather bound three spoke steering wheel has slight damage and features the near impossible to source Ford central boss cover.  The carpets and door cards are in good condition and a clean boot displays the rubber strap holding the spare wheel.  An immobiliser has been fitted.  Very well preserved and wonderfully true to the Ford RS vision.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1993cc SOHC engine has been further enhanced with the addition of twin Weber 45 DCOE carburettors.  A sensible stainless steel upgrade exhaust emits an exhilarating yet unobtrusive bark.   A Type 9 gearbox conversion has been professionally installed to offer real modern day usability, great fun!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Stunning replica four spoke Ronal style 6J x 13in alloy wheels feature polished face and rims with black infills to create a true testament to the original RS fitments.  All four wheels have only miniscule scratches to the outer rims.  Quality Yokohama A539 185/60 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining.  Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer Mike Youngs of Ilford on 20th June 1979, this enthusiast owned Mk2 RS2000 has had just five former keepers.  A history file comprises of a large collection of invoices and many previous MOT certificates dating back to the 1980’s to enable the reader to track a large portion of the vehicles history.

Representing a very impressive but usable RS2000, this superb Mk2 is ready for the show season and classic Ford fun.

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Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2

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A remarkable Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2 with an incredible 22,703 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with black insert, body coloured wheel arch extensions, 88 spec tailgate spoiler, halogen headlamps, front driving lamps, cooling vents in bonnet, central door locking, remote body coloured door mirrors, heated rear window, dual-tone horn, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass, quartz digital clock, aerial incorporated in rear windscreen, Recaro front reclining seats, 60/40 split rear back rest, soft feel sports steering wheel, tilt/slide glass sunroof, tachometer, electrically operated front windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, Ford Self-Seek Stereo with power amplifier.

EXTERIOR
This simply impeccable example is finished in stunning original Radiant Red (code P9).  The original factory finish truly lives up to its ‘Radiant’ name with a deep glossy and vibrant shine, commensurate with the cars astonishingly low miles and pampered keeping.  Needless to say the factory panels are pin straight with uniform gaps and all trim sections and RS decals are as new.  Receipts in the history file reveal a programme of underside detailing in 2003 costing in excess of £6,000 which remains to the day absolutely spotless due to fastidious Carcoon storage.  The previous owner replaced the desiccant every couple of months to prevent moisture.  Guaranteed to set the pulse racing among aficionados, this RS Turbo retains all the manufacturers’ originality and unmolested appeal.  A pristinely detailed and completely standard engine compartment displays all the factory stickers and a correct Motorcraft battery and headlamp protectors are still fitted revealing the care this remarkable example has enjoyed.  Near impossible to find such a special RS Turbo, this example is a worthy show piece for the perfectionist.

INTERIOR
This original Escort RS Turbo has a perfect and stylish interior which remains exactly how the manufacturer intended.  The fully adjustable supportive Recaro seats show no wear to the Zolda fabric (Code LW) with the ever popular Shadow grey, red and blue pattern.  Matching door cards are pristine with only minor markings to the driver’s door pull, a common occurrence on these cars.  The pristine carpets have been beautifully preserved and have retained complete fullness to the pile.  All switches, knobs and dials function correctly and the fully operational Ford Self-Seek stereo radio/cassette with separate power amplifier remains fitted with original speakers.  The boot area is spotless with original build stickers and markings intact.  A truly magnificent example of this legendary fast Ford.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC (CVH) fuel injected engine with a Garrett AiResearch T3 turbo charger and intercooler is completely factory standard making this vehicle a rare example that is now the exception.  Producing 132bhp in such a lightweight car, the 0-60 dash is dealt with in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 128mph is achieved.  A factory original exhaust system is fitted.  Having only covered a mere 22,703 miles, the 5-speed manual Ford BC box with standard 220mm clutch is light, precise and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The correct light alloy 6X15 RS wheels remain undamaged and pristine with the Ford logo and part numbers raised and visible.  Five matching quality 195/50 R15 Goodyear Eagle tyres have masses of tread remaining with the spare item unused and factory original.  This 1980’s ‘Hot Hatch’ icon stops as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucus Girling working perfectly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 17th August 1989 by Ford Main Dealer Charles King Motors Ltd of Bedford, this tremendous example has benefitted from fastidious enthusiast ownership since new enabling it to remain preserved in fantastic show condition.  Professional specialist invoices in the huge history file illustrate an immense program of underside and engine bay detailing commissioned by previous keeper Ms Claire Stephens throughout 2003 totalling an astonishing £6,138.96!  Countless large photographs beautifully presented in the folder document the work carried out.

The Ford plastic wallet contains the original stamped service book along with every handbook, radio guide and dealership literature from point of sale.  The service book displays a number of stamped entries even for a vehicle of such minimal use, including the most recent entry in April 2014 at 22,644 miles using genuine parts from Fordparts UK.  Also at this time the timing belt, tensioner and water pump were replaced to offer reassurance. Furthermore, the history file contains MOT certificates to fully support the incredible low mileage along with many invoices and receipts.  Two sets of keys including the original working torch key are present!

This vehicle is certain to appeal to a collector of modern classics wanting one of the best, most original lowest mileage examples in existence.  The ultimate Ford fans desire.

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Ford Mondeo Mk1 2.0 GLX

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A rare surviving Ford Mondeo Mk1 2.0 GLX with full history and 46,820 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Reinforced steel safety cage, bodyside mouldings, body colour bumpers, halogen headlamps, front and rear fog lamps, driver airbag, front seat belt grabbers, perimeter alarm and safeguard immobiliser, central double locking with torch key, tinted glass, heated rear window and ‘Quickclear’ heated front screen, heated washer jets, electric front windows, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, electric driver’s seat height adjust, Keycode RDS stereo cassette (model 2006), courtesy and luggage compartment lighting, front and rear headrests and armrests, tilt/slide sunroof.

EXTERIOR
Launched in Europe in 1992 by The Ford Motor Company, the first generation Mondeo replaced the much loved and hugely popular Sierra.  With early models now well over twenty years old, the Mk1 Mondeo once a very common sight on UK roads has now become a rare car.  This 2.0i 16v GLX example has been incredibly well preserved owing to a mere 46,820 miles covered.  Finished in factory original Stardust Silver (code 6 3) the paintwork boasts a bright pure shine and polished finish.  All factory panels are completely free from corrosion and the underside is beautifully clean.  Minor markings commensurate with age do not offend, but worthy of mention is a small chip above the nearside rear door handle, minimal light scratches from boot loading and a very faint scuff to the lower front bumper, visible upon very close inspection only.  A very faint undulation to the offside rear door is barely noticeable.  All trim sections and original badges are present and intact and the supplying Ford dealer plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted.  A delightful modern classic Ford in exceptional condition.

INTERIOR
The interior of this immensely cossetted example is simply perfect.  The original Papillon Opal upholstery (code HC) is spotless with no wear or damage to the fabric whatsoever.  The cut pile carpets are pristine having been protected by floor mats from new and the headlining is perfect.  The driver inclined fascia and incorporated switchgear is as new and all functions operate seamlessly including the original Keycode RDS stereo cassette (model 2006).  Even sections of the factory protective cellophane wrapping to the inner door steps remain intact!  An enormously comfortable interior and even inch representative of a 1990’s showroom example, truly exceptional.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Factory fitted with the 2.0i DOHC 16v four cylinder unit, the power output of 136bhp and 180Nm torque allows a top speed of 129mph and 0-60 in 9.2 seconds.  Maintained to an exceptional standard and having covered such low miles, the whisper quiet and smooth engine offers flawless performance.  The clean engine bay features a correct Ford battery and all factory stickers, tags and plates remain exactly as the manufacturer intended.  The five speed gearbox is light, precise and effortless to offer an upmost relaxed manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 5.5 x 14in steel wheels have the factory correct GLX wheel trims fitted.  A small chip to the nearside rear trim interrupts an otherwise pristine set and four new 185/60 R14 tyres have just been fitted.  Diagonally split dual line brakes with servo and anti-lock assistance bring the car up straight and steady.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 11th April 1996 by Ford Main Dealer Chiltern Garage of Sudbury, the first keeper was a Mr Derek Johnson.  A vehicle order record in the history file confirms the new vehicle order and part exchange of his 1986 Ford Granada.  The Ford plastic wallet contains the original stamped service book along with every handbook, radio guide and dealership literature from point of sale.  The fully stamped service record displays fourteen entries from the supplying dealer up to 2005 and the same independent specialist thereafter with the most recent entry at 46,653 miles in February 2015.  This service included a cam-belt change also.  Recently sold by KGF Classic Cars to only the second owner from new who, being the typical car enthusiast type, part exchanged it for our Volvo 460GLE!

Three keys including the original red master key and plastic keycode tags as well as a dealership sales brochure complete the package.

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Ford Escort Mk2 1100L

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A charming unrestored Ford Escort Mk2 1100L with just 11,964 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Square semi-sealed beam headlamps, safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, bright door frame and window mouldings, bright badging and door handles, bright driver’s door mirror, bodyside moulding, bright bumpers, laminated windscreen, reclining front seats, two-spoke soft feel steering wheel, choke control, safety styled door handles and window winders, aluminium ribbed scuff plates, heated rear window, hazard warning flashers, padded sun visors, two-speed heater and demister, inertia reel front seat belts, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents.  Dealer fit options; passenger door mirror.

EXTERIOR
This fabulously original Mk2 1100L exhibits masses of modest charm from a far simpler bygone motoring era.  Finished in Ford Cordoba Beige, (Code P0), the original paintwork is simply remarkable with a bright polished shine and uniform finish.  All panels are straight and display uniform gaps.  There is absolutely no corrosion to the body and the underside is structurally perfect with evidence of factory underseal, commensurate with an 11,964 mile garaged example.  Only very minor touched in markings can be seen upon close scrutiny helping to confirm the unrestored nature of this honest example.  All bright trim sections and badging is fully intact and remains in exceptional order aside from a tiny light ding to the front bumper.  The dealership reflective number plates and supplying Ford dealer rear screen sticker have been preserved with the car and further cement the cars wonderful originality.  A truly cossetted example of this once unassuming family Ford, delightfully nostalgic and just as the manufacturer intended.

INTERIOR
The interior of this charming 1100L is utterly exceptional in every respect.  The original Chocolate/White Houndstooth upholstery, (Code P1), is spotless and has been preserved impeccably with no wear to the coverings.  The matching loop pile carpeting and vinyl door cards are equally pristine and the headlining is perfect.  The fully intact dashboard displays no cracks whatsoever and houses fully functional switchgear, controls and gauges.  Even the factory tags on the seatbelts, often lost, remain intact!  The soft feel steering wheel feels as new with the veins still prominent.  The smell of the interior takes you back to the 1980’s and awakens long forgotten memories!  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
Refreshingly simple, this model is fitted with the 1100 Standard engine displacing 1098cc, a power output of 51bhp at 6000rpm allows a top speed of 83mph and 0-60 in 18.5 seconds.  This perhaps pedestrian performance is instantly forgotten once behind the wheel where the nostalgic driving experience and fantastic driving manner are a real delight.  The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is light, exact and effortless.  Impeccably maintained and wonderfully simplistic, this example is mechanically superb.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard 13” silver painted sports wheels as fitted to the ‘L’ are in remarkable pristine order.  Five 155/80 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining and the spare is factory standard.  Hydraulic dual line brakes incorporating front discs and rear drums bring the car up in a straight line to offer excellent stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 18th January 1980 by Ford Main Dealer Godfrey Davis (London) Ltd, this stunning Escort has had just two former keepers from new.  An original new car sales invoice made out to first owner Mr J Mellor reveals an on the road purchase price of £3,348.98 including £15 for the optional extra passenger door mirror!  Upon his passing in 1989 ownership went to his wife Isabel Mellor who cherished the car until 2014, whereupon it was inherited by her nephew.  The amazing history file includes a first service invoice at the supplying dealership when the car had covered just 259 miles.  Furthermore, a huge collection of service invoices date back to the 1980’s with the most recent full service invoice dated June 2014 with less than 25 miles covered since!  Incredibly the same garage maintained the car for many years with nineteen invoices from them from 1988 to 2008!  This complete service history along with many supporting MOT certificates firmly validate the astonishingly low mileage of just 11,964 miles.  The original Godfrey Davis A5 plastic wallet containing the handbooks and operating guides completes the history file along with two sets of keys.

Altogether an incredible history file to match an equally special car having remained within the same family from new.  This unmolested, rare surviving and impeccably maintained example with a fully traceable history represents a not to be missed opportunity for the next lucky and discerning keeper.

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