Ford Escort RS1600i

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A fantastic Ford Escort RS1600i with only 46,115 miles and two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front and rear overriders, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, front driving and fog lamps, laminated windscreen, RS1600i decals, fuel cut-off warning lights, RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel, tailgate wash wipe, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock, Ford P21 push button radio. Factory Options; Tinted glass, tilt/sliding sunroof, central door and boot locking, electrically operated front windows, electrically operated radio aerial, two rear seat belts. Dealer Accessories; Ford mud flaps, Ford rubber over mats.

EXTERIOR
This outstanding RS1600i is finished in Sunburst Red, (Code P 1), and boasts incredibly rare and verified first paint credentials. The completely original paintwork is in remarkable condition with a gorgeous bright shine and uniform finish. All factory fitted panels are pin straight and in fantastic order with absolutely no repair work evident nor required. The underside is clean and lacking any excess applied underseal to allow easy visual appreciation of the perfect structural integrity. Correct features of the RS1600i includes the shortened rear roof drip rail, front and rear spoilers as well as the distinctive decals which are factory application. There are light frontal stone chips and some pitting to the painted rear bumper which have all been left untreated to uphold total originality. Original light clusters, tinted glass and Ford main dealer number plates remain fitted. Outstanding Ford preservation and very difficult to find.

INTERIOR
Finished in Shark Grey Crushed Velour, (Code TC), the special RS seats and deep side bolsters have retained perfect structural integrity and the matching door cards and perforated headlining are in pristine condition. The carpets are in excellent order having been protected from new by genuine Ford rubber over mats. The original steering wheel displays no undue wear and the dashboard has no cracks. All interior equipment is functional including the fuel thrust cut-off warning lights and standard Ford P21 push button radio, although the clock display has partially failed. The boot area is spotlessly clean including the immaculate rear parcel shelf and the original colour code sticker to the inner rear panel. A preserved interior commensurate with two fastidious Ford enthusiast owners and just 46,115 miles from new.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords transverse mounted 1600 OHC Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing 115 BHP. Mated to the Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection System incorporating deceleration fuel shut-off, special alloy cylinder head and camshaft the car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. The engine bay is very clean, original and correct to Ford specification with delicate labels still attached. The twin coil set-up and finned cast alloy rocker cover are proudly on display, as are original inner wings showing Ford emblem and date stamps as well as factory original VIN and body plates to the slam panel. The gear changes are light and a joy to use with the unique 0.83 fifth gear ratio fitted only to the RS1600i.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct cast alloy wheels with Ford Motorsport part number stampings to one spoke only are shod with Dunlop 195/50 VR15 tyres with masses of tread all round. Further originality is present with the factory supplied 1983 date marked Dunlop SP Sport Super D4 spare tyre. Diagonally split hydraulic circuits with tandem master cylinder, vacuum servo assistance and 9.4” ventilated discs up front bring the car to an adequate halt.

HISTORY FILE
Introduced in September 1981, this stunning RS1600i was built in June 1983, the penultimate month before final production in July 1983, one of 2,600 UK examples and one of 560 in Sunburst Red. (Source: RS Owners Club). Registered new on the 1st August 1983 by Ford Main Dealer, Stormont of Tunbridge Wells, the car has covered a verified 46,115 miles from new with just two owners. The first owner, Mr Thompson, eagerly awaited delivery of his car after carefully perusing the sales brochure, still in the history file, and highlighting the factory options he wanted! There are even pages from a December 1982 copy of Motoring News whereby the RS1600i was featured and kept in the history file! In May 1985 the car was sold to the only other registered owner, Mr Ritchie who continued to cherish the car with annual servicing before placing it in storage. A full complement of handbooks including the stamped service book are contained within the blue Stormont of Tunbridge Wells A5 folder. The comprehensive history folder dates back to the first owners V5 registration document and old MOT’s certificates from the very first in 1986 until it was placed in storage. A large collection of service and maintenance invoices leave in no doubt this rare Ford RS has been a cherished example and the superb performance of the car reflects this. A truly special Ford Rallye Sport.

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Ford Escort RS1600i

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A stunning Ford Escort RS1600i with only 53,423 miles and huge history file.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front and rear overriders, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, front driving and fog lamps, laminated windscreen, RS1600i decals, remote control door mirrors, RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel, 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; Black paint, tinted glass, tilt/sliding sunroof, central door and boot locking, electrically operated front windows, ESRT32P stereo cassette, electrically operated radio aerial, two rear seat belts. Dealer Accessories; Ford mud flaps, Extra Cover Plan (expired), Laserline alarm.

EXTERIOR
This RS1600i is finished in factory optional Black, (Code A 9), and boasts a deep uniform shine from its unrestored paint finish. The factory fitted and date stamped panels are pin straight and the underside has been detailed to a fantastic standard where visual appreciation of the perfect structural integrity is guaranteed. The distinctive decals are bright and the original rear spoiler is straight with no distortion issues and the front spoiler displays clearly the Motorsport logo and part number. There is a very faint scuff to the nearside door mirror edge. The correct stance is instantly recognisable as this example still sits on the special Koni shock absorbers only fitted to the RS1600i lowering the car by 23mm. The car remains exactly as it left the production line with every factory option ticked bar the opening rear quarter windows! The supplying Ford main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker as well as the ‘Made in West Germany’ windscreen sticker remain fitted. A very rare and desirable example of the first front wheel drive Ford ever to wear the RS badge!

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS1600i is truly special. Finished in Shark Grey Crushed Velour (Code TC), the formidable RS seats and deep side bolsters have retained perfect structural integrity and the matching door cards and perforated headlining are in pristine condition. The steering wheel is as new. The dashboard has no cracks and all interior equipment is functional including the fuel thrust cut-off warning lights. The factory optional ESRT32P stereo cassette and electrically operated radio aerial operate fully and were a combined factory option costing £342.28 in 1983! The boot area is spotlessly clean including the immaculate rear parcel shelf and the original hand scribe to the boot floor is still visible. This high specification Ford gives you more.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords transverse mounted 1600 OHC Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing 115 BHP. Mated to the Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection System incorporating deceleration fuel shut-off, special alloy cylinder head and camshaft the car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. The engine bay is a exhibitionists dream, immaculate in presentation and correct in every way with Ford Motorcraft service items including fuel filter, oil filter and battery. The twin-coil set-up and finned cast alloy rocker cover are proudly on display, as are original inner wing stamps and factory VIN and body plates. The gear changes are light and a joy to use with the unique 0.83 fifth gear ratio fitted only to the RS1600i.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct cast alloy wheels with Ford Motorsport part number stampings to one spoke only are unmarked and are still shod with the manufacturer specification replacement Dunlop SP Sport Super D4 195/50 VR15 tyres. The matching spare has never been used. 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 fall short in comparison to modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Introduced in September 1981, this stunning RS1600i was built in June 1983 just before the final month of production in July 1983, one of 2,600 UK examples and one of 820 in factory optional Black. (Source: RS Owners Club). Registered new on the 1st August 1983 by Ford Main Dealer, Trimoco of Chelmsford, the car has covered a fully verified 53,423 miles from new with huge supporting history file. Formerly part of the famous Bonkers RS Ford collection, the car sat alongside an assortment of the most sought-after RS Fords amongst which is The Late Princess Diana’s Black Series 1 Escort RS Turbo. A full complement of handbooks including the stamped service book are contained within the blue Trimoco of Chelmsford A5 folder with even the business card from the New Car Sales Representative! The comprehensive history folder dates back to the first owners V5 registration document and all MOT’s certificates from the very first in 1986. A vast collection of service and maintenance invoices leave in no doubt this has been a cherished example and the superb performance of the car reflects this. Registered with the RS Owners Club and a proven show star amongst the marques elite, a standard RS1600i is very hard to beat and this outstanding example will not disappoint.

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Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Turbo Technics

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A desirable Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Turbo Technics in exceptional condition.

EQUIPMENT
Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tinted glass all round, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke steering wheel, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, instrument brightness control. Turbo Technics Type F16 Specification; Full 230bhp Turbo Technics Type F16 kit comprising of, Garrett TT093 turbocharger, integral wastegate pressure control, skimmed pistons, high nickel iron multi-branch manifold, front mounted intercooler, BCP7ES spark plugs, silicon HT leads, Aeroquip oil supply pipe, uprated gearbox, uprated oil pump, uprated suspension kit.

EXTERIOR
The legendary Ford Capri 2.8 Injection needs no introduction, and amongst the most special of cars is the Turbo Technics conversion, a semi-official, recognised and very highly regarded Ford upgrade. This example is finished in Ford Cardinal Red, (Code R2), boasting a stunning deep gloss shine and uniform finish. The outstanding paintwork is virtually unmarked and the underside is very clean. This car has been a star exhibitor at many classic car shows and is a beautifully presented example of the iconic and very rare Turbo Technics Capri with full X Factor!

INTERIOR
The interior of this 2.8 Injection evokes a sense of true nostalgia with the supportive Recaro seats looking fantastic finished in the grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels. The driver’s outer bolster is firm and fully intact with no visual wear. The deep pile Grey carpeting is spotless as are the door cards. The original parcel shelf is straight and uncut and there is no damage to the headlining. Incredibly, the dashboard has no cracks and all controls and switchgear are excellent. The original digital Ford radio cassette is fitted, (not connected), with a hidden modern item professionally installed in the glove box. Correct and neatly fixed Turbo Technics boost control switch and boost gauge are a hint as to the under bonnet workings!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Turbo Technics, was founded in 1981 by Geoffrey Kershaw who’s most famous development prior was the Saab Turbo of the 1970’s. The firm developed a turbo conversion based on Fords Capri 2.8 Injection, from which standard car credentials of 158bhp, 130mph top speed and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds were significantly improved upon with this full F16 kit to develop 230bhp, (a notable increase on the standard F9 200bhp kit which achieved 143mph top speed and 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds). A Turbo Technics plate affixed to the inner nearside wing in the spotless engine bay confirms the conversion carried out by them in 1987 complete with Serial number. The uprated 5 speed gearbox is direct and progression through the range is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri is fitted with rare 7J x 15 7-spoke 280 Brooklands alloy wheels in perfect condition and with correct Ford badged centre caps. Matching Yokohama 195/50 R15 tyres have masses of tread remaining with a full size matching spare. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs and a rear disc conversion stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st September 1983, the supplying Ford Main Dealer was C.H. Soans and Sons of Leamington Spa. When the car was four years old it was taken to Turbo Technics in Northampton for their specialist Engineers to carry out the full blown Type F16 conversion, the most expensive and powerful upgrade available. The Turbo Technics information plate affixed to the inner nearside wing confirms the completion date by them of the 1st June 1987. There are Turbo Technics invoices for service work and parts throughout the 1990’s with the most recent to the firm in 2015 to refurbish the TT093 Turbo. Furthermore, a colossal history file contains many receipts and invoices throughout as well as MOT certificates dating back to the early 1990’s. Continually enjoyed until 2009/10 when the car was subject to an incredible full strip down and rebuild into the very best donor shell that could be found. Subsequently the car has been enjoyed on the show circuit with awards and respected hard copy publication features. Completing the history file is the original service book, handbooks and operating guides as well as comprehensive Turbo Technics original literature. An exhilarating machine in every respect.

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Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2

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A beautifully original Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2 with 51,169 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, 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, Ford ECU2 Self-Seek Stereo, speaker control. Dealer Options; Ford tailored rubber mats, Extra Cover Ford Optional Warranty Plan, (expired).

EXTERIOR
This beautiful and factory standard Ford Escort RS Turbo is finished in original Ford Rosso Red, (Code R5), and has covered a mere 51,169 miles from new. The stunning paintwork boasts a deep uniform shine and highly polished finish while still retaining the correct factory orange peal. All panels are factory fitment and remain arrow straight with uniform gaps, factory wheel arch extension rivets, correct 88-spec trim sections and RS decals are superb. A carefully touched in mark to the nearside C-pillar and slightly discoloured front and rear Ford oval badges are the only imperfections worthy of mention. The original Sekurit dot-dated glass remains throughout and the headlamps, spot lamps and absolutely all other clusters are the factory correct Carello and Ford fitment respectively. Very seldom is such a genuine unmolested RS Turbo found and this example will delight the avid blue oval aficionado seeking to remain true to the Ford RS vision.

INTERIOR
This Escort RS Turbo has an outstanding interior remaining exactly as Ford intended. The fully adjustable supportive Recaro seats show no undue wear to the spotless Daytona Raven fabric, (Code SW), and the huge body-hugging bolsters are firm and retain correct shape. Matching door cards are fully intact with none of the common deterioration to the inner pull handles. The driver’s door arm rest is slightly compressed. The pristine carpets have retained complete fullness to the pile and remain beautifully preserved having been protected from new by Ford rubber ‘waffle’ floor mats. All switches, knobs and dials function correctly and the fully operational Ford Self-Seek stereo radio/cassette with speaker directional control remains fitted. The boot area is very clean with original build stickers intact and a straight uncut parcel shelf. Even the Ford labels to the seatbelts remain attached! A truly magnificent example of this legendary RS 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 and highly sought after. 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 completely standard and unspoilt engine compartment displays factory labels and metal plates to the slam panel including the coloured-coded body plate that had never been repainted. The inner front wings display correct date stamps to the rear of the panel and small Ford emblem pressing toward the front edge. Accuracy seekers will be pleased to see Motorcraft leads, hoses and service items including the fuel filter. Even the original Ford battery cover has not gone missing! The 5-speed manual Ford BC box is light and precise with crisp clutch action.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The instantly recognisable RS Turbo light alloy 6X15 wheels remain undamaged and pristine. Five matching premium Pirelli Cinturato P1 195/50 R15 tyres were fitted brand new in 2021 with virtually no usage since. This fast Ford icon stops as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucas Girling working perfectly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 10th June 1988, this incredible example has covered a mere 51.169 miles from new. The supplying Ford Main Dealer was Godfrey Davis Ltd of St. Albans and the original owner, Mr Locke, opted for the Extra Cover Ford Optional Warranty Plan as well as Ford tailored rubber mats as dealership options. All further owners are fully traceable and there are even letters between owners and an application to join the RS Owners Club to confirm that this example has enjoyed true enthusiast care.

The original service book contains ten entries with the most recent service in June 2021 at 50,402 miles. All handbooks, radio guide and dealership literature from point of sale are in the Ford Extra Cover document wallet. Furthermore, the separate history folder contains a substantial file of Ford main dealer invoices dating back to several from 1988 onwards from the supplying dealer, Godfrey Davis Ltd, as well as MOT certificates and independent specialist invoices. Completing the history file are both original ford keys, a RS Turbo sales brochure and even a photo album of the car itself from many years ago. This vehicle is certain to appeal to an enthusiast wanting a stunning example of this Ford RS icon, one that drives as good as it looks!

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Ford Focus RS Mk1

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A stunning two owner Ford Focus RS Mk1 build number 2744 with 43,917 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Inspired by the 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. Equipped with 521 unique WRC inspired components only 4,501 examples were built with 2,147 sold to the UK market. (Source: The Essential Buyers Guide by Dan Williamson)

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. Accessories; RS front floor mats, luggage net organiser, 3M stone chip protector.

EXTERIOR
Build number 2744 is completely factory standard and finished in stunning Imperial Blue Metallic, (Code Q2), the only available colour. The paintwork boasts a deep polished shine and all factory panels are straight and undamaged and the bumpers, side skirts and trim sections are immaculate. The conscientious second owner applied discreet clear 3M wrap to the front facing area of the rear wheel arches to protect from the all-too-common gravel rash. All original fit Ford etched glass, badges and light fittings remain fitted as are the supplying Ford dealer rear screen sticker and Ford main dealer number plates. This superb and unmolested example is a credit to this fast Ford icon and completely factory standard.

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, coupled with this are the aluminium fittings, push button start and numbered plaque. The non-double-stitched front seats are correct for an earlier car and the interior is very clean with only very light wear to the driver’s outer bolster. The steering wheel blue leather, a known weak point, is bright and unworn and has never been recovered. The near impossible to source RS front carpet mats remain with the car with some wear to the driver’s side visible. A second set of genuine Focus mats have been bought for usage and to protect the originals. The number 2744 plaque is present and the green starter button with ‘engine start’ lettering is correct for all but the earliest cars. Ford built this car to truly delight its motorsport loving RS devoted fan base and the long-awaited car did not disappoint.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the thumping Ford 2.0 Duratec RS four-cylinder 16v unit 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 extremely clean with factory plates, stickers, labels and wing stamps visible. Correct for an earlier build car is the black throttle cable ‘trumpet’ grommet with blue collar. The sturdy Ford MTX-75 gearbox with a standard heavy-duty AP Racing clutch offers the ultimate rally road car experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 8 x 18in Oz Racing rims are unmarked with perfect RS centre caps. Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres which were fitted in 2017 and have covered just 700 miles. In lew of the spare wheel is the factory supplied compressor and unopened tyre sealant. Pristine Brembo 4-pot callipers are visible through the large spoke apertures and 324mm ventilated front and 280mm rear discs provide immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Factory build records confirm that number 2744 rolled of the production line on the 25th April 2003 ready to be dispatched the supplying Ford Main Dealer, Bristol Street Motors in Birmingham. Date of first registration was the 29th May 2003. First owner, Mr Poole, successfully placed the order despite huge demand over supply and owned the car until 2011. There has been just one further keeper since, Mr Lamb, and the car has covered a mere 43,917 miles verified entirely by the comprehensive full-service history.

All original handbooks, guides and special RS supplement are contained within the Ford leather RS wallet along with the service book containing 15 stamped entries. The most recent service was carried out in August 2021 at 43,906 miles and the cambelt, tensioner and poly V-belt were changed in April 2020 at 43,650 miles. Incredibly, 11 of the 15 stamped entries are from the Ford main dealer themselves, the last in August 2019. A separate large history folder holds a vast file of Ford main dealer and specialist services invoices as well as every MOT certificate. Two keys are present with both RS alarm fobs with fully intact rubber fob loops, virtually unheard of as most have split by now! Completing the superb history file is Focus RS launch brochure featuring the Late and great Colin McRae, a highly coveted item itself. Pure collectable blue-oval brilliance.

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Ford Focus RS Red Edition

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Amazing, one of 300 Ford Focus RS Red Editions with 7 miles and one owner.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Focus RS hit instant iconic status ever since its first incarnation in the form of the Mk1 released in 2002, and the hype has never wavered throughout Mk2 and Mk3 production whereby demand has often far outstripped supply, especially for the limited-edition models. Warley at Brentwood in Essex, the then home of The Ford Motor Company UK, announced that production of the RS Focus would cease on the 6th April 2018 and to pay a deserved homage there were to be limited edition models to include the RS Edition, RS Red Edition and the RS Heritage Edition. Just 300 examples of the RS Red Edition were produced and finished in Race Red with other distinguishing features such as gloss black roof, mirrors and rear spoiler as well as grey-finish brake callipers and the mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential also found on the RS Heritage Edition.

EQUIPMENT
All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, four selectable drive modes, SYNC3 8” touchscreen DAB audio nav system, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Ford Power Starter button, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, Performance gear-shift light. RS Red Edition Special Equipment; Race Red paintwork, grey-finish brake callipers, mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential, contrasting gloss black door mirrors, roof and rear spoiler, partial leather Recaro Race moulded seats, carbon fibre trim, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control/speed limiter, heated steering wheel. Factory options; Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels, electric tilt/slide sunroof, door edge protectors. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
One of only 300 RS Red Edition Focus RS models produced is very special in its own right, but an example that has covered delivery mileage of 7 miles from new as quite exceptional. This one owner holy grail example is finished in the only colour available Race Red, (Code ZF), and is in as new condition. The conscientious owner being fully aware of how collectable this model is, ordered the car under strict instructions that it must be kept exactly as delivered from the factory including the non-removal of factory labels, windows stickers and plastic coverings. The windscreen even still has the warning label instructing the dealership to remove the suspension spring rubbers used in transportation! The Ford supplying dealer number plates have been kept but not fitted and the pristine underside is displays component labels and stickers as you would expect from a production-line fresh example. As new and totally perfect in every respect.

INTERIOR
Upon opening the door of this collectable Focus, you are instantly greeted with extrovert styling including the naked seat frame, bright blue contrast stitching throughout and brushed aluminium tread plates with RS logo. Climb into the phenomenal Recaro Race moulded seats with huge bolsters and harness holes and you are instantly aware this is a cockpit like no ordinary Focus! The partial leather/Alcantara seat upholstery, (Code AR), is in perfect condition as is the rest of the trim and soft-touch material in a car that has covered just 7 miles. As with the exterior, the owner insisted that none of the interior plastic coverings or labels were touched and the driver’s footwell and door card, tread plates and touchscreen are still covered in factory cellophane! Likewise, the front seats and rear headrests are preserved under plastic factory covers with labels and the original carpet mats are still unopened and sealed in plastic. As new in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Specially designed for high performance, Ford’s 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine in this Red Edition produces 345bhp and torque from 470Nm, good for a 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and a 165mph top speed! In addition to this, the RS Red Edition along with the RS Heritage Edition was fitted with a mechanical Quiafe Limited-Slip front Differential to limit torque delivered to a wheel that has reduced traction and redistribute torque to the wheel with more traction in order to counteract the stability and acceleration detriments of a wheelspin. The engine bay is as new and just as it left the factory. With the Quiafe ATB fitted to the front axle of the all-wheel-drive system and 6-speed manual gearbox, this sure-footed RS is a formidable performance machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Black forged 19in alloy wheels were a £975 upgrade over the standard RS Red Edition rims and remain in as new condition. Factory Michelin PilotSuperSport 235/35/ZR19 tyres have covered 7 miles and present as such. Huge ventilated front discs are gripped by contrasting grey-finish Brembo callipers, another styling feature of the RS Red Edition.

HISTORY FILE
This astonishing Ford Focus RS Red Edition was registered new on the 31st March 2018 by Peoples Ford of Edinburgh to the first and only owner, Mr Buchan. Despite the huge demand for the Red Edition, the buyer managed to secure the build slot and specified factory optional Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels, electric tilt/slide sunroof and door edge protectors. Despite the Ford dealers insistence and for safety reasons that all factory stickers, plastic coverings and labels must be removed the owner was eventually allowed to take the car ‘as is’ if collected by a trailer. It was collected from the dealer with 6 miles from new, (it clicked over to 7 miles being driven in the enclosed trailer), to secure storage and placed into an environment-controlled chamber where it has remained ever since.

A new vehicle sales invoice is made out to the owner and confirms the price paid of £38,073 including factory specified options. The vehicle presentation pack incudes the Ford performance document wallet containing all handbooks including the RS Owner’s Manual Supplement and all point-of-sale literature. Furthermore, both original remote keys are present and there is also a press release document with photographs. The car was handed over complete with all transportation stickers and consignment documents which are neatly held in the history folder. One of the most coveted of all RS cars and surely a jewel in even the best RS collections.

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Ford Focus RS Red Edition

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One of 300, a Ford Focus RS Red Edition with 393 miles and one owner from new.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Focus RS hit instant iconic status ever since its first incarnation in the form of the Mk1 released in 2002, and the hype has never wavered throughout Mk2 and Mk3 production whereby demand has often far outstripped supply, especially for the limited-edition models. Warley at Brentwood in Essex, the then home of The Ford Motor Company UK, announced that production of the RS Focus would cease on the 6th April 2018 and to pay a deserved homage there were to be limited edition models to include the RS Edition, RS Red Edition and the RS Heritage Edition. Just 300 examples of the RS Red Edition were produced and finished in Race Red with other distinguishing features such as gloss black roof, mirrors and rear spoiler as well as grey-finish brake callipers and the mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential also found on the RS Heritage Edition.

EQUIPMENT
All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, four selectable drive modes, SYNC3 8” touchscreen DAB audio nav system, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Ford Power Starter button, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, Performance gear-shift light. RS Red Edition Special Equipment; Race Red paintwork, grey-finish brake callipers, mechanical Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential, contrasting gloss black door mirrors, roof and rear spoiler, partial leather Recaro Race moulded seats, carbon fibre trim, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control/speed limiter, heated steering wheel. Factory options; Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats, Diamondbrite Premium Pack.

EXTERIOR
One of only 300 RS Red Edition Focus RS models produced, this example boasts incredible credentials of one owner from new and just 393 miles! Finished in the only colour available Race Red, (Code ZF), the car presents exactly as you would expect from an example covering such uber-low mileage. The pristine underside is displays component labels and stickers still attached having never seen wet weather in its mere handful of outings. The one and only owner had the awareness of how collectable this car is and resisted the urge to drive the car and kept it properly stored and preserved away from the elements and UV light. The Trust Ford supplying dealer number plates remains fitted. A perfect example with amazing provenance.

INTERIOR
Upon opening the door of this red-hot Focus, you are instantly greeted with extrovert styling including the naked seat frame, bright blue contrast stitching throughout and brushed aluminium tread plates with RS logo. Climb into the phenomenal Recaro Race moulded seats with huge bolsters and harness holes and you are instantly aware this is a cockpit like no ordinary Focus! The partial leather/Alcantara seat upholstery, (Code AR), is in perfect condition as is the rest of the trim and soft-touch material in a car that has covered just 393 miles. The original carpet mats are present and of course all functions, gauges and controls are as new.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Specially designed for high performance, Ford’s 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine in this Red Edition produces 345bhp and torque from 470Nm, good for a 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and a 165mph top speed! In addition to this, the RS Red Edition along with the RS Heritage Edition was fitted with a mechanical Quiafe limited-slip front differential to limit torque delivered a wheel that has reduced traction and redistribute torque to the wheel with more traction in order to counteract the stability and acceleration detriments of a wheelspin. The engine bay is as new and just as it left the dealership with even the air filter spotlessly clean! With the Quiafe ATB fitted to the front axle of the all-wheel-drive system and 6-speed manual gearbox, this sure-footed RS is a formidable performance machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Black forged 19in alloy wheels were a £975 upgrade over the standard RS Red Edition rims and remain in as new condition. Factory Michelin PilotSuperSport 235/35/ZR19 tyres have covered 393 miles and present as such. Huge ventilated front discs are gripped by contrasting grey-finish Brembo callipers, another styling feature of the RS Red Edition.

HISTORY FILE
This outstanding Ford Focus RS Red Edition was registered new on the 21st July 2018 by Trust Ford of Wilmslow to the first and only owner, Mr Evans. Despite the huge demand for the Red Edition, Mr Evans managed to secure the order and specified factory optional Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels and dealership optional Diamondbrite Premium Pack paint protection. A strong awareness of the model’s importance meant the car was destined to be a collector’s piece and the no doubt very strong urge to drive the car more than the mere 393 miles covered has been resisted. In January 2022, the car was booked into Ford Main Dealer, TC Harrison Ford of Peterborough, for a service and its first MOT whereby the car was delivered and collected by KGF Classic Cars in our enclosed trailer in order to preserve the 393 miles covered.

A new vehicle order form, handover documentation and pre-collection checklist is made out to the owner and confirms the price paid of £37,500. The vehicle presentation pack incudes the Ford performance document wallet containing all handbooks including the RS Owner’s Manual Supplement remains unopened and sealed in cellophane. Furthermore, both original remote keys are present. One of the most coveted of all RS cars and highly collectable with such amazing credentials.

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Ford Cortina 3.0 Ghia Estate Superspeed

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A genuine Mk4 Ford Cortina 3.0 V6 Ghia Estate Superspeed with 31,610 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, laminated windscreen, air extraction vents, vinyl roof, bright bumpers, bodyside rubbing strip, wood fascia and door cappings, cigar lighter, push button radio, boot mat. Factory options; Metallic paint, automatic gearbox. Dealer options; Rear fog lamp, underseal. Superspeed conversion specification; 3.0 V6 conversion, modification to automatic transmission, uprated brake linings, springs and dampers, Granada radiator, chrome plating to rocker covers and air filter cover. Superspeed fitted options; Allard Golde electric sunroof, rear seatbelt fitment, rubber mats. Accessories; Witter towbar, Ford chromed driving lamps, lambskin Cortina tailored seat covers, Ford fire extinguisher, passenger door mirror.

MODEL HISTORY
Superspeed Conversions Ltd was started by brothers, Mike and John Young, in Ilford Essex in the 1960’s by modifying Ford Anglia’s for racing. It is surmised that they began modifying Cortina’s in 1967 and much of the 1970’s concentrated on both Cortina and Escort V6 conversions including necessary upgrades to drivetrain components and transmissions. Regarded as producing very high-quality conversions and operating in a similar way to Jeff Uren’s Savage, Superspeed performance vehicle packages were sold mainly through the showrooms of Young’s Garage Ltd, the enterprising family owned Ford Retail dealership in Ley Street, Ilford owned by the brothers. From within and from outside the Ford empire Superspeed became renown as a pioneer in the design, development and mecca for car enthusiasts!

EXTERIOR
This exceptionally rare Mk4 Cortina Estate is finished in factory optional and original Roman Bronze Metallic, (Code S7), and looks simply sensational. Verified as original and unrestored, this beautiful car boasts a deep uniform shine throughout and all factory panels are in remarkable condition with the rear wheel arch lips still having the factory stampings! The bodywork is pin straight and all shut lines are uniform, and the usual Ghia accoutrements and chrome brightwork is immaculate. The original Tan vinyl roof is fully intact with no raised areas and only slight cosmetic wear to the sunroof bead is worthy of mention to the otherwise superb condition. All factory glass as well as the Ford/Carello light fittings, badges and supplying dealer number plates remain. An exceptionally rare find in factory guise and regarded as the only known Mk4 Cortina Estate to receive the Superspeed high performance conversion.

INTERIOR
This beautifully preserved range topping Ghia interior is deliciously 1970’s from the Crushed velour trim with Verona inserts in Tan, (Code W1), to the real wood trim. This pampered example boasts a spotlessly clean interior with immaculate door cards, carpets and headlining. The seats have been protected from new by Cortina tailored lambskin seat covers and as such are spotlessly clean but display typical creasing commonly found. The fascia and padded dash are in fantastic order with only a small slightly raised area to one section. All functions and controls operate perfectly including gauges and the original Ford push-button radio.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Originally supplied with the 2.0 Pinto engine, Superspeed Conversions Ltd undertook the conversion from new with a 3.0 ‘Essex’ V6 unit developing 138bhp to achieve a quoted top speed of 120mph while 0-60mph is claimed at 8 seconds! The engine bay is beautifully clean and original with all factory fitted plates and labels as well as the Superspeed stickers and correct chromed rocker covers and air filter cover. The factory optional automatic gearbox is uprated by Superspeed and a full stainless steel exhaust system is supplied and fitted by P D Gough in 1994 at a cost of £500 to mirror the original precisely. The performance and sound of the car is simply awesome, a real wolf in sheep’s clothing!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five Cortina 80 Ghia alloy wheels are in high polished finish and in stunning condition with matching branded 185/70 R13 tyres with masses of tread. The spare wheel still has the original Dunlop SP6 tyre which is unused with coloured banding still visible. Superspeed fitted uprated brake lining to the front discs of the otherwise standard braking system which has just been overhauled including new front discs to offer steady straight line stopping.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied directly from Superspeed on the 9th March 1977, this Cortina was factory delivered to them as a standard 2.0 Ghia Estate with factory fitted options to include automatic transmission. Two initial sales invoices in the history file from Superspeed of Ilford are made out to the first owner, Mr Tatton. The first invoice is for the car in standard form at a cost of £4,221.10 and the second is for the Superspeed conversion with the added Allard Golde electric sunroof totally £1,868.40, almost half the cost of the original car! Mr Tatton wanted a powerful estate car and chose a Cortina Ghia over a Granada GL on specification grounds and over a Volvo estate as he found them too agricultural. The colossal history file is simply incredible and begins with letters to and from Mr Tatton and Superspeed Founder, John Young, discussing the conversion. Mr Tatton request photos of the engine bay of such a conversion with said photo still present in the history file! The final letter from Mr Tatton instructs Superspeed to go ahead and lays out his preference in terms of suspension set up and tyres. Magazine and Owners Club articles suggest that this example is the only known genuine Superspeed converted Cortina Mk4 Estate which was built in February 1977 and converted from new in March 1977. Initially registered in his company’s name and then to himself, Mr Tatton sold the car in 1992 to Mr Cyster whereby it has had just one further keeper. Thorough perusal of two huge history folders will take hours and offer an insight to just how pampered this example is in the hands of a few dedicated enthusiasts.

In January 2022, KGF Classic Cars were contacted by the owner and agreed a deal to purchase this rare and historically important Cortina. To follow was an epic trip under taken by KGF Classic Cars Operations Manager Steve, who always up for an adventure, flew to Belfast to buy the car where he then drove it to Larne Port and boarded a ferry to Cairnryan in Scotland. The final leg of the journey was to drive the Cortina back to KGF Classic Cars headquarters in Peterborough where the Cortina managed the 340-mile journey without demur!

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Ford Focus RS Red Edition

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A delivery mileage Ford Focus RS Red Edition with one owner from new.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Focus RS hit instant iconic status ever since its first incarnation in the form of the Mk1 released in 2002, and the hype has never wavered throughout Mk2 and Mk3 production whereby demand has often far outstripped supply, especially for the limited-edition models. Warley at Brentwood in Essex, the then home of The Ford Motor Company UK, announced that production of the RS Focus would cease on the 6th April 2018 and to pay a deserved homage there were to be limited edition models to include the RS Edition, RS Red Edition and the RS Heritage Edition. Just 300 examples of the RS Red Edition were produced and finished in Race Red with other distinguishing features such as gloss black roof, mirrors and rear spoiler.

EQUIPMENT
All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, four selectable drive modes, SYNC3 8” touchscreen DAB audio nav system, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Ford Power Starter button, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, Performance gear-shift light. RS Red Edition Special Equipment; Race Red paintwork, contrasting gloss black door mirrors, roof and rear spoiler, grey-finish brake callipers, mechanical Quaife Limited-Slip Differential, partial leather Recaro Race moulded seats, carbon fibre trim, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control/speed limiter, heated steering wheel. Factory options; Gloss black 19in forged alloy wheels, door edge protectors. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats, Ford Protect Special Warranty.

EXTERIOR
If being one of only 300 RS Red Edition Focus RS models was not special enough, this example boasts one owner from new and delivery mileage of just 18 miles! Finished in the only colour available Race Red, (Code ZF), the car presents exactly as you would expect from a delivery mileage example in as new condition. The pristine underside is production line fresh with component labels and stickers still attached. The one and only owner had the awareness of how collectable this car is and not only resisted the urge to drive the car but also he the foresight to insist that the supplying dealer not fit the number plates or even remove the chalk ‘PDI’ lettering from the front number plate plinth! Although not fitted, the supplying Ford Dealer number plates are with the car. A perfect example with amazing provenance.

INTERIOR
Upon opening the door of this volcanic Focus, you are instantly greeted with extrovert styling including the naked seat frame emblazoned with Recaro lettering, bright blue contrast stitching throughout and brushed aluminium tread plates with RS logo. Climb into the phenomenal Recaro Race moulded seats with huge bolsters and harness holes and you are instantly aware this is a cockpit like no ordinary Focus! The partial leather/Alcantara seat upholstery, (Code AR), is in perfect condition as is the rest of the trim and soft-touch material in a car that has covered just 18 miles. The original carpet mats are present and of course all functions operate correctly including the factory optional and ingenious automatic door edge protectors. The protective cellophane is still on the door sills and accelerator pedal and even the build sticker remains attached to the rear console!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Specially designed for high performance, Ford’s 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine in this Red Edition produces 345bhp and torque from 470Nm, good for a 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and a 165mph top speed! In addition to this, the RS Red Edition along with the RS Heritage Edition was fitted with a mechanical Quiafe Limited-Slip front Differential to limit torque delivered a wheel that has reduced traction and redistribute torque to the wheel with more traction in order to counteract the stability and acceleration detriments of a wheelspin. The engine bay is as new and just as it left the dealership with even the air filter spotlessly clean! With the Quiafe ATB fitted to the front axle of the all-wheel-drive system and 6-speed manual gearbox, this sure-footed RS is a formidable performance machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Black forged 19in alloy wheels were a £975 upgrade over the standard RS Red Edition rims and remain in as new condition. Factory Michelin PilotSuperSport 235/35/ZR19 tyres have covered 18 miles and present as such. Huge ventilated front discs are gripped by contrasting grey-finish Brembo callipers, another styling feature of the RS Red Edition.

HISTORY FILE
This outstanding Ford Focus RS Red Edition was registered new on the 27th March 2018 by Trust Ford of Warrington to the first and only owner who purchased the car to form part of a collection of RS Ford’s. Despite the huge demand for the Red Edition, the buyer secured the car due to his large annual spend with the dealer. A strong awareness of the model’s importance meant the car was destined to be a collector’s piece and the no doubt unbearable urge to drive the car has been resisted. Instead, the car was kept under covers in a heated garage while the Fast Ford itch was routinely scratched when he drove his high mileage Ultimate Green Mk2 Focus RS with 5,000 miles!

A new vehicle sales invoice is made out to the owner and confirms the price paid and the factory specified options. The vehicle presentation pack incudes the Ford performance document wallet containing all handbooks including the RS Owner’s Manual Supplement and all point-of-sale literature. Furthermore, both original remote keys are present with the main key still in its Race Red sheath and there is also a press release document with photographs. The car was handed over complete with all transportation stickers and consignment documents which are neatly held in the history folder. One of the most coveted of all modern RS cars untouched in every way.

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Ford Ka Millennium

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A Millennium Products Ford Ka Millennium, number 484/1000 with 9,485 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The awe-inspiring Dome at Greenwich was designed to be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of human achievement with Ford playing a major part in sponsoring the fascinating ‘Journey Zone’ which was one of the Dome’s ‘must see’ attractions. By way of further celebration, Ford produced exclusive Millennium Special Editions of what it deemed to be its range’s most acclaimed models and indeed those of which had been recognised for their design excellence by the Design Council and named as ‘Millennium Products’. The three cars were of course the Ka, Puma and Focus with 1000 of each model produced in distinctive Millennium Yellow with unique specification and individual numbering assigned to every car.

EQUIPMENT
Driver’s airbag, steel safety cage, front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones, side-impact door beams, Passive Anti-Theft System with immobiliser, halogen headlights, headlight height adjustment, opening rear vents, heated rear window, internally adjustable door mirrors, Cosmos analogue clock, 50:50 split back seats, door cup holders, rear cup holders, rotating glovebox, stereo CD model 6000. Ka Millennium features; Millennium Yellow body colour, unique 14” alloys, leather trim with embossed Ka logo, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, Millennium Yellow detailing to gear knob and clock surround. Factory options; Front passenger air bag. Dealer options; Mud flaps, Ford carpet mats, Cobra alarm system.

EXTERIOR
Number 484/1000 has covered a genuine 9,485 miles from new and remains in stunning original condition. Unique to the Millennium Products Ford cars was the Millennium Yellow paintwork, (Code AY), of which the condition to the factory finish is simply outstanding. The conscientious owner recently paying £550 for Gyeon DuraFlex ceramic coating and a further £500 for Dinitrol underbody preservation. The bodywork displays no markings worthy of mention and none of the all too common rust issues now affecting most examples. All trim sections and Millennium Yellow bumpers are perfect and Ford main dealer number plates remain with the car. Far superior to the usual offerings and without question, one of the best low mileage Millennium cars in existence.

INTERIOR
The interior of this cossetted example is beautifully clean and free from wear. The original full leather upholstery in black with embossed Ka logo, (Code LB), is spotless with no damage whatsoever. The carpets are pristine having been protected from brand new by Ford floor mats and the headlining is perfect. The leather steering wheel and gear knob display a pleasing lack of wear. There is a tiny scuff to the plastic in the passenger foot well and the unique Millennium Yellow detailing to gear knob and clock surround are present and correct. All functions operate seamlessly including the original Model 6000 stereo CD. Likewise, the spotless load space boasts an unmarked carpet underneath which the boot floor is as new. Clean, fresh and totally unspoilt. One for the collector.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The dependable and frugal 1.3 four-cylinder engine as fitted to all Ka’s of the era features electronic fuel injection to produces a power output of 60bhp and 105Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 96mph and 0-60mph in 14.1 seconds. The engine is quiet and performs faultlessly and all fluids are clean. The pristine engine bay features all factory stickers, plates and PDI markings. The five-speed gearbox is light, precise and effortless to use with a perfectly comfortable motorway cruising manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique Millennium 14” alloys display the original factory high polished finish and present in beautiful condition with only very small chips to the offside front outer rim worthy of mention. Brand-new premium brand 165/60 R14 Goodyear tyres have been fitted all round including the spare in 2021. The tyre fitted to the spare wheel has never been used. Diagonally split dual line brakes with Anti-Lock assistance (ABS) bring the car up straight and steady.

HISTORY FILE
Limited Edition 484/1000 was registered new on 25th May 2000 by Main Dealer, Oxted Ford in Surrey, and the car was purchased by Mrs Long who owned the vehicle for over 20 years whereby it was used only very sparingly and kept strictly garaged at all times when not in use. The verified 9,485 miles from new and cossetted ownership is clearly evident in the exceptional condition throughout. The original Ford zip wallet contains the handbooks, guides and point of sale paraphernalia as well as the service booklet within most recent service entry at 7,054 in miles in October 2020. A history folder contains invoices and MOT certificates as well as both original Ford keys. Completing the history file is a year 2000 Edition 1 Ford range brochure and an original Ford In The Millennium brochure as well as a Ka signature show plate for attendance at classic car shows. A Ka related cherished registration remains with the car.

A collectable example of the fast diminishing Ka model.

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