Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2

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A superb very early Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2 with just 60,897 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, tilt/slide glass sunroof, tachometer, electrically operated front windows.  Factory options; remote body coloured door mirrors.  Fitted accessories: Ford RS steering wheel, alarm immobiliser, genuine Ford rubber mats.

EXTERIOR
This spine tingling example is finished in stunning and original Rosso Red, (Code R5).  The finish has a deep, glossy and rich shine, commensurate with the cars low miles and pampered enthusiast keeping.  Needless to say the factory panels are pin straight with uniform gaps and all trim sections and RS decals are as new.  Very rare side protection strips as fitted to early production cars are perfectly intact and along with dealer branded number plates, a rear window sticker and Carello driving lamps.  A few minuscule stone chips to the bonnet are barely visible and many underside components are powder-coated for visual enjoyment.  A small scuff to the rear bumper has been touched in.  A known show piece for the discerning.

INTERIOR
This sensational Escort RS Turbo has a perfect and stylish interior which will delight the nostalgic seeking buyer.  The fully adjustable and supportive Recaro seats show virtually no wear to the Daytona Raven trim.  Matching door cards are pristine with only tiny creases to the ‘A’ pillar trim, a common occurrence on these cars.  The immaculate carpets are protected with genuine Ford rubber mats and have been beautifully preserved with complete fullness to the pile.  All switches, knobs and dials function correctly with the original Ford stereo in situ.  A prized, expensive and very collectable RS steering wheel is fitted and an alarm immobiliser was installed in 1997 to an otherwise factory standard interior.  A truly magnificent example of this legendary fast Ford.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC (CVH) Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injected engine with a Garrett AiResearch T3 turbo charger produces 140bhp, (8bhp increase over a standard car) thanks to a stainless steel standard looking Magnex exhaust system and 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 beautifully clean engine compartment displays all the factory stickers and plates, and a Motorcraft battery is fitted.  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 with the Ford logo and part numbers raised and visible.  Five matching quality 195/50 R15 Toyo Proxes tyres have masses of tread remaining.  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
Manufactured in December 1986 and registered new on the 5th January 1987 by Ford Main Dealer Godfrey Davis (St Albans) Ltd, this rare early example has benefitted from fastidious enthusiast ownership since new enabling it to remain preserved in a fantastic show condition.  A fully documented mileage record can be absolutely verified with a huge collection of invoices from the first supplying dealer to present.  Every MOT from the first in 1990 to the current, is filed in date order along with annual tax discs.  A sub-section in the history file titled ‘Show History’ further cements the high standard of this car tracking the many Ford events it has attended throughout the years with 1st place at the Bristol & Swindon RSOC Show and Shine event.  Original dealership literature from point of sale and two sets of keys are included.  KGF Classic Cars were pleased to sell the car in 2015 to an appreciative Ford fan who is now selling to concentrate on his search for a Sierra Sapphire Cosworth.  All former keepers, (one having owned the car twice!), are without fail dedicated Ford Fans.

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Ford Escort Mk1 1100XL

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A collectors Mk1 Ford Escort 1100XL with just 22,883 miles from new.

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

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this range topping 1100XL is truly exceptional.  Finished in optional Ford metallic Copper Brown (code 7) it has a deep polished shine and a pleasing uniform finish which is outstanding.  There is very minor evidence of paint imperfection to the rear scuttle and a tiny undulation to the finish on the bonnet along with very minimal stone chips which in no way detract from the fantastic appearance of the car.  A wonderfully original and spotlessly clean engine bay still displays the blue pre delivery inspection dot markings to the strut tops and the inner wing chassis number remains unpainted.  Equally the immaculate boot area houses the jack and spare wheel with the original cross ply tyre and factory sticker to the inner wheel tub.  The chrome trim is fantastic, window rubbers are undamaged and all decals are correct and present including the 1100XL wing badges.  Delightful.

INTERIOR
The interior of this cherished Escort 1100XL example has been beautifully preserved.  The XL specific deeply embossed upholstered seats in Tan (code KL) are unworn and absolutely commensurate with the cars incredible low mileage.  Only a very faint marking to the driver’s seat base and a small split to the rear bench top negate the term immaculate.  The headlining is tight and spotless, and the black deep looped pile carpets are in remarkable order having been protected from new by extensive tailor made and colour matched rubber over mats.  This XL model features the GT style larger instrument binnacle to house the extra gauges including oil pressure, temperature, battery indicator and tachometer.  The fascia remains absolutely intact with all simulated wood cappings present and all functions and controls operating perfectly.  The rear view mirror casing has deteriorated from sun damage.  This car really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be and exactly how Ford intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords 1098cc OHV Crossflow unit, the power output of 55bhp enables a top speed of 83mph and 0-60 in a perhaps sedate 19.4 seconds.  The engines fires up immediately and provides a delightful engine note with more than enough capability to keep up with modern traffic.  The four speed gearbox with synchromesh on all forward gears allows light and precise progression up the range, an absolute joy to operate.  A true reflection of the incredible low mileage this car has covered.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard pressed steel wheels with original chrome centre caps remain on the car and are shod with quality branded 155 SR 12 radial ply tyres with excellent tread remaining.  The wheels and hub caps are in excellent condition with only very faint age related markings.   The all-round drum brakes feel assured and bring the car up to a straight and prompt halt.

HISTORY FILE
This truly outstanding example was built in the Saarlouis factory in West Germany and registered new in Italy on 19th December 1972 by Ford Concessionaires Furgiuele & Baldelli of Venezia.  This 1100XL compared to the UK 1300XL with subtle differences to include opening front quarter lights and different bright hubcaps not fitted to UK cars.  Just one Italian owner from new, Mr Benito D’arcano enjoyed the car until it travelled to the UK in August 2013.  The original Italian Ford Service booklet is housed in the plastic wallet alongside the Ford Escort vehicle handbook and the ‘La Direzione compartimentale della motorizzazione civile’ (The management of compartmental vehicle registration) displaying many annual vehicle taxation stamps.  The history file further consists of the first UK MOT certificate as well as some Italian paperwork and even a sales brochure!  This immensely desirable and rare model has been beautifully preserved from new and offers real collectable credentials and nostalgic charm.

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Ford Fiesta XR2i

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The ultimate concours winning Ford Fiesta XR2i with only 19,941 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with blue insert, black decal on B pillar, dual tone horn, halogen headlights, tinted glass, laminated windscreen, long range driving lights, front fog lights, front air dam, rear spoiler, sunroof, two spoke soft feel steering wheel, aircraft-style pockets, micro-switches,  anti-burst locks, central door locking, remote tailgate release, remote control door mirrors, tinted glass, tailgate wash/wipe, digital clock, electric windows, 2005 RDS Ford stereo, courtesy light, load compartment light.  Factory options; metallic paint, 6 x 13” alloy wheels.  Dealer options; Floor mats.

EXTERIOR
Finished in optional Ford Mercury Grey, (Code Q1), this fascinating example still retains its factory paint with an amazing deep gloss shine born from fastidious care, low mileage and presence on the concours scene.  The factory panels are pin straight with uniform gaps and only very minor stone chips to the bonnet and a barely detectable ding to the front offside arch extension are worthy of mention.  All the trim, rubbers, glass and lens covers are as new and the decals and blue insert remain in pristine condition.  The engine bay still has all the Ford labels on the leads and Ford stamps on the hoses, and the underside is very clean.  Reproduction dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder further demonstrate attention to detail.  A unconditionally preserved example of this iconic hot hatch Ford.

INTERIOR
Perfect in every respect.  The interior of this incredible example epitomizes the term factory fresh and will transport any occupant back to a 1990’s Ford showroom, perhaps not literally!  The Zolda seat trim in Shadow colour scheme (code LK) retains all fullness with no wear or damage to the fabric.  The instrument binnacle, matching door cards and headlining are factory flawless.  The carpeting has been protected by four Ford XR2i floor mats from new.  The boot area has no lose luggage damage with an unmarked grey carpet.  All the instruments, micro-switches and driver controls function correctly.  Certain to delight the most discerning, fastidious and excellence seeking collector.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 EFi fuel injected engine with EEC IV engine management system produces 110bhp at 6000rpm and 138Nm of torque at 2800rpm.  Performance credentials of 9.0 seconds to 60mph and a top speed of 119mph enable this classic fiesta to live up to its ‘Fast Ford’ name.  The 5-speed transmission works seamlessly with a light and crisp clutch action, just as you would expect from such a low mileage example.  Brilliant fun.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five factory optional 13” alloys wheels remain on the car and are immaculate aside from two miniscule markings left by a balancing weight on the offside.  All four road wheels are shod in a quality matching Yokohama 185/60 R13 tyres with masses of tread remaining and the pristine spare wheel retains the original unused Pirelli P600 item.  The servo-assisted diagonally split brakes with ventilated 9.5” discs up front and 8”drums at the rear pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
A fantastic history to provide an insight to the devoted collector ownership this car has enjoyed.  Supplied new on 14th February 1991 by Ford Main Dealers Pangbourne Ford of Reading, this example has been with a handful of fastidious and well known collectors.  A large history folder provides a complete record of every owner as well as MOT history and masses of service invoices to fully verify the low mileage of just 19,941.  A documented recent cambelt change installs further piece of mind for anyone wishing to drive the car to show events!

An accompaniment to the history is a 2010 first place trophy and certificate for the Ford Fair Concours in the Mk1 to Mk3 Fiesta category.  The definitive Ford Fiesta XR2i, an enthusiasts delight and now ready for a very lucky new owner.

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Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe

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A spectacular Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe with just two owners from new.

EQUIPMENT
Chromed headlamp eyebrows, reverse rake rear window, high definition rear lights, parcel tray, front and rear ashtrays, ignition and oil pressure warning lights.  Deluxe Features:  Bright metal exterior and interior ornamentation, bright metal windscreen wipers and taillight surrounds, rear opening windows, padded door armrests, lockable glovebox, courtesy light, passenger sun visor, temperature gauge.  Factory Options: Fresh air heater and demister.

EXTERIOR
This incredible Ford Anglia 105E is finished in two-tone body painting of Shark Blue and Pompadour Blue and is flawless in every respect.  A painstaking approach for perfection by the second current owner is demonstrated by arrow straight panel gaps as a result of many hours applying lead loading.  Respected restoration specialists, Jules Bodycraft in Wolverhampton satisfied the owner’s desire for a 1960 Ford showroom experience and recently dated invoices totalling £16,075.63 prove this.  Every millimetre of chrome brightwork sparkles having been rechromed in 2014 at considerable cost and the underside is nut and bolt spotless having removed all the old paint and underseal.  The engine bay will amaze onlookers and has been meticulously detailed and the glass, rubbers and lenses are as new.  Truly breathtaking.

INTERIOR
The spacious interior of this remarkable Ford Anglia is a collectors dream.  The two-tone PVC seat trim matches the exterior beautifully and both owners have amazingly never removed the clear plastic film protecting the rear seats from new!  The door cards, headlining and ornamental metal dash is pristine and only the driver’s seat shows slight aging.  All controls, gauges and switches function perfectly including the optional for 1960, fresh air heater and demister.  Simply devine.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 4-cylinder, water cooled 997cc was new at the time and introduced the famous Kent code name to Ford.  Technical innovations allowed 39bhp and 53lbs/ft of torque to be produced while returning 40 plus mpg.  The original matching numbers engine has been completely rebuilt at Willenhall Engine Services at a cost of £1,200.  It is fully converted to accept unleaded fuel without the need for additives.  The close-ratio 4-speed gearbox with a snap-through change is fabulous.  As factory standard, there is no synchromesh on first gear.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pressed steel wheels with wide base rims have been powder coated as part of the no-expense-spared restoration and are fitted with immaculate and original bright metal hubcaps.  New matching Uniroyal RainExpert 135/80 R13 tyres are fitted .  Hydraulic internal expanding 8” drum brakes with two leading shoes up front stop this light car admirably.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on the 16th May 1960 and bought brand new by Mr William Berry from authorised Ford Dealers, Rumsey Limited in Bristol.  Cherished by him for 21 years until the second and only other custodian, Paul Guinness (now a well-known classic car journalist) purchased the vehicle in June 1981, as Mr Berry ‘upgraded’ to a new Fiesta. Paul was just 16 at the time.  The car had covered 56,000 miles at that point and the current low mileage of 69,210 has been reached during the 33 years that Paul has owned the car.  Although Paul learned to drive in this Anglia as soon as he passed his test he bought another Anglia for everyday use this example was used only sparingly for shows and club meetings.  Paul co-founded the Ford Anglia 105E Owners’ Club in 1982 where this car was a regular exhibit on the NEC club stand.  The car was kept on the road during the summer months through to 2005 when Paul decided that in 2013 it should undergo a full strip-down and rebuild to make it one of the world’s best examples.  Undoubtedly whoever buys it now will be getting the best-presented Anglia of its type, its restoration having cost more than three times the asking price alone.

The car comes complete with a professionally made plaque display board showing some of the events it attended in the 1980s, as well as a ‘silver’ plate that it won at a MkI Cortina OC event for Best Visitor’s Car.  Supplied are the original framed sales invoice, a host of old tax discs, plus a selection of original Anglia brochures, a parts book and much more.  An amazing opportunity.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS Mexico

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An iconic, very rare Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico in fabulous 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:  Vinyl roof, Ford mudflaps, 4X Cibie Super Oscar auxiliary lights with lens covers and works quick release brackets , period gauges including; ammeter, analogue clock and vacuum pressure.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this RS Mexico is stunning in every respect.  Finished in optional Signal Yellow it has a deep, 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 original glass is window plate etched and the supplying dealer rear window sticker is attached.  The optional vinyl roof costing £46.75 in 1978 is clean but very slight lift to a few areas can just be seen. The engine bay is spotless and Cadulac treatment was applied when new along with the underbody having waxoyl.  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 with head restraints and are perfectly clean and offer incredible support. The carpets, washable black headlining and door cards are all unmarked.  The bench style rear seat material has been replaced.  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   A facia mounted glove pocket and working period gauges add to the occasion.  The dash has no cracks but the rear parcel shelf is a little sun damaged. The boot area is clean with factory stickers still attached to the wheel arches and rear cross member and tools are still contained in the hessian bag.  Naughtily nostalgic.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Visually identical from the same era and part of the ‘Pinto’ family, a 2.1cc OHC with 4-branch exhaust manifold performs faultlessly and is a recognised period improvement to the 1593cc unit.  Completely rebuilt to a high standard from RJD Propower this engine produces 119bhp allowing comfortable modern day use.  A Weber 38 DGMS carburettor with manual choke is fitted and a full specification sheet is provided.  A top speed of 108mph and 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds can be expected.  Again, for real enjoyable use, a Type-9 5-speed Ford gearbox is fitted.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This vehicle it fitted with JBW 7JX13 sapphire silver 4-spoke RS alloy wheels in immaculate condition shod in new 175/50 R13 Yokohama A539 tyres.  The original 5.5JX13 steel wheels with metal RS centre caps as supplied when new are also included with tyres.  Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes and rear drum brakes offer adequate stopping power but require familiarisation compared to modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
With only around 2,500 Mk2 Ford Mexico’s made, (source Ford RS Owners Club), this car represents a 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 to the first of just seven former keepers by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer, E.Hodgsons, in May 1978 this vehicle has been enthusiast owned throughout.  The new vehicle invoice reveals a total price paid of £3,325.32 including £20.21 for Signal Yellow and £46.75 for a vinyl roof!  An A4 folder containing numerous invoices and MOT certificates help demonstrate the care devoted to this example.  A separate file relating to restoration work in 2002 totals £10,423.25 and is accompanied with photographs.  This actual vehicle is also comprehensively featured in Classic Ford magazines Mk2 Escort Mexico Buyers Guide in December 1999 revealing the features of a genuine Mexico and helping to reassure the next buyer of this rare Fords authenticity.

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Ford Escort Mk2 1600 Sport

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An unrestored Ford Escort Mk2 1600 Sport with just 11,886 miles from new.

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

EXTERIOR
Using English shells from the Halewood Plant in Merseyside, this Mk2 Escort 1600 Sport was assembled by The Ford Motor Company of South Africa (Pty) Ltd in Silverton, SA.  This one owner from new low mileage example is simply incredible having been preserved in a completely original unrestored state.  The factory applied Diamond White (code OW) paintwork has never been renewed or refreshed and has remained in remarkable order with a bright uniform finish.  Structurally perfect owing to a lifetime in a warmer climate, the factory panels are completely free from corrosion and all fit and shuts lines are excellent.  Minor markings commensurate with the vehicles age and unrestored nature are very minimal but noteworthy of mention are two small dings on each door and two tiny areas of overzealous polishing to the rear quarter and roof edge.  These imperfections pale into insignificance compared with the cars overall presentation and have remained untreated in order to retain absolute originality.  All trims sections are intact as are the original 1600 Sport badges and decals, and the factory glass is number plate etched on every piece.  Microdot security treatment has been applied discreetly on a number of components to protect the car.  Having covered an amazing mere 11,886 miles from new, this rare example is hugely desirable to any enthusiast wanting to appreciate the ultimate unmolested sporting Mk2 Escort.

INTERIOR
The truly exceptional interior of this example has remained in wonderful near perfect order.  Clearly displaying is very low mileage credentials, the original Cadiz Striped Fabric seats in Tan (code OY) are spotlessly clean and wear free with no sagging, splits or tears.  The original black loop pile carpeting, headlining and matching tan door cards are pristine.  Only a tiny section of lift to the vinyl on the dash top is visible upon very close inspection.  All functions controls and gauges operate seamlessly as does the dealer fitted Sharp Z-2300 MkI stereo unit.  Tiny chips to the paintwork on the upper painted section of the driver’s door are no doubt courtesy of jewellery and keys in hand, but do not offend.  The original faux leather trimmed steering wheel is free from wear and displays the natural veins to the coverings, found only on examples of minimal use.  Often used too liberally, the term ‘time warp’ is unquestionably justified and will delight any occupant.  Amazing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1600GT OHV engine with twin venturi carburettor and automatic choke produces 84bhp at 5500rpm and torque figures of 124Nm.  A top speed of 101mph and 0-60 in 11 seconds are delivered by this mid-level sporting Escort.  Starting from cold is effortless with one depress of the accelerator, a quick turn of the key and the engine immediately fires ready to deliver quiet and willing performance, exactly as Ford intended.  Perfectly matched to the engine characteristics, the four speed close ratio gearbox offers precise short shift changes.  A hugely entertaining and nostalgic driving experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five original sports road wheels still wear the factory applied paint and are in remarkable order.  Minor markings again have been left untreated so as not to spoil the originality and the black in-fills and centre caps are exactly as they left the factory.  Quality 175/70 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining and the spare is shod in the original Dunlop item.  Servo assisted front disc and rear drum brakes bring the car up in a straight line and offer adequate stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
This original one owner South African Ford Escort 1600 Sport was supplied new on 14th September 1979 by Ford Main Agent Nagington Motors Ltd in Benoni, SA.  The first and only keeper being a Mrs M Hillbrook who kept the car incredibly for 34 years covering a mere 11,886 miles (19,129Km on the odometer).  An original new car sales invoice made out to Mrs Hillbrook documents a purchase price of 4,615.06 Rand.  Upon her passing and knowing how much the beloved Escort meant to his mother, Mr David Hillbrook decided to have the car imported in October 2014 to the UK where he is based.  All import duties and levies are settled and the car is UK registered.

The history file further consists of many RSA yearly license disc documents, the original handbook and service book containing stamped entries to support the mileage.  Upon arrival at KGF Classic Cars, a full re-commissioning program and preparation for UK MOT was instructed to include a full service including renewal of all fluids and oils, fuel line flush, new battery, replacement of factory original perished tyres as well as an Approved Used Car Check.

KGF Classic Cars now have the hugely privileged task of bringing this very special and rare 1600 Sport to market ready for the next discerning enthusiast to appreciate and preserve.

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Ford Escort Mk2 Mexico

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An RS Owners Club registered Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico in incredible condition.

EQUIPMENT
Two circular halogen headlights, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, unique bodyside stripes, ‘Mexico’ 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. Brief Specification: Safety Devices roll cage, Racetech gauges, Willans 4-point harness, 2.1 Pinto, forged JE pistons, Cosworth conrods with ARP bolts, lightened and balanced crank, oil cooler, gas flowed and ported cylinder head, Grp1 valves, Kent GTS3 camshft and Vernier pulley, MSD ignition with Aldon distributor, Spal electric fan, Facet electric fuel pump, twin Weber 48DCOE carbs, Prepfab exhaust, Type-9 gearbox, Fast Road Performance Power Clutch, RS English axle, Tran-X Limited Slip Differential 4.1:1, Quaife 2-piece half-shafts, Bilstein coilover struts, Grp1 Bilstein rear dampers, alloy roller bearing top mounts, anti-roll bar, Elliot rev counter, LED illumination, Ford mud flaps.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this RS Mexico is magnificent. Finished in Ford Black, (Code A), it has a deep, mirror gloss shine and is one of only two Black Mexicos registered with the RS Owners Club. The distinctive squared-up nose styling and front air dam is virtually unmarked 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. Ford logos can be seen on the genuine Carello halogen headlamps and Altissimo rectangular rear light covers. The underside is very clean and will enable viewers to see the top specification this car enjoys. Minor imperfections to the glass, boot edge and a few stone chips indicate this car likes to be driven and driven hard! Utterly gorgeous and a real show stopper.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Mexico offers exhilarating sporting pleasure. The twin high back reclining Scheel front and rear seats in Black fabric, (Code A7) with roll-top head restraints are amazing, perfectly clean and offer incredible support thanks to an expensive retrim by Aldridge. The carpets, door cards and black fascia are virtually unmarked. Supplementary gauges function correctly and the ‘RS’ logo within the five white needle instrument cluster reminds the driver how special this Ford is. Expensive and useful accessories such as the leather trimmed RS steering wheel, Elliot rev counter, Willans 4-point harness and Safety Devices roll cage all play an important part in this driver focused machine.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Period engine build which will be the envy of many with stonking performance quoted at 180bhp from the 2.1 Pinto engine with reliability built in thanks to top specification and quality components. The current owner is a Development Engineer at Ford’s Research Centre at Dunton and he really has poured his expertise in this car. The Type-9 five speed gearbox with quick shift has been upgraded to handle the power and enthusiastic use. Incredible!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine upgraded RS 6JX13 RS 4-spoke alloy wheels with correct RS centre caps and RS wheel nuts are shod in sticky Toyo Proxes R888 tyres. HiSpec 4-pot alloy brake callipers grip Grp1 vented 247mm discs with EBC Green Stuff pads. Goodridge braided hoses and bias peddle box with custom reservoir complete with Girling cap shed the speed off quickly and safely.

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. This car is one of just two known to the RS Owners Club finished in Black. Built in November 1976 and registered February 1977 the car had a genuine Black Ford Mexico Service Shell supplied by the Ford Saarlouis plant in 1979. The original shell finished in Signal Green was damaged.
Not recorded but noted by the unique Build Plate the history and authenticity of this car can be validated by the current Mk2 Mexico Registrar, Steve Ogle. An incredible history file neatly and chronologically ordered packed with invoices, photo albums and correspondence will also reassure the next custodian. The current owner, Mr Glyn Morgan is a respected member of the RS Community and performed the role of Mk1 Escort Registrar for six years. His knowledge and passion for the marque is impressive and the quest to find a Mk2 Mexico was a challenge only resolved on buying this amazing car. A rare opportunity for the Ford Blue Oval fan.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Base

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A rare Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Base model with one registered keeper from new.

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. Factory Options; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, bronze tinted glass, Ford push button MW/LW radio.

EXTERIOR
This RS2000 finished in Venetian Red, (Code XSC-1136), looks amazing with a uniform deep glossy shine. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched housing a set of four Cibie 60/55W quartz-halogen headlamps and correct Altissimo rear light clusters. Being the incredibly rare Base model the rear panel is colour coded and not satin black. The correct Sekurit glass is number plate etched and has a bronze tint as specified as an option and proven by the original purchase invoice when new. The colour coded pressed steel petrol cap and genuine Ford mud flaps are fitted. The underside is beautifully clean and will delight those wishing to exhibit. Stunning.

INTERIOR
Recaro high-back recliners with the fish-net headrests were factory fitted at a cost of £87.61 when new and are in remarkable condition finished in Chocolate Cloth, (Code P7). The door tops are exposed in body colour correct for Base models and beautiful Warm Black plastics only fitted from August 1979 models are pristine. The RS instrument panel houses fully functional gauges with bright orange needles and the heater fan works on both speed settings. Fine details such has the original warning sticker for the heated rear element and Ford labels on the seat belts are welcome sights. The supplying dealer rear window sticker is attached and the correct Pastel Parchment headlining is tight with no marks. The luggage compartment, as with the rest of the interior, is spotless. The colour code sticker attached to the rear panel is present as is the Ford jack in the hessian bag and wheel brace. Delightful.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A matching numbers 1993cc SOHC engine is meticulously detailed for bonnet up exhibiting. The free-flowing cast-iron exhaust manifold with the legendary RS logo is present along with the small heat shield that protects the black siliconised spark plug leads. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. The 4-speed Type E gearbox offers short precise gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine bright silver painted steel styled road wheels correct to the Base model are immaculate and shod in premium Uniroyal 195/55 R13 tyres. The spare is a Pirelli Cinturato. The correct Girling M16 callipers grip solid 247.5mm solid front discs and self-adjusting rear drums halt the car well.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured in November 1979 this amazing example was supplied by Ford Rallye Sport Dealers, Reginald Tildesley Ltd, Wolverhampton, on the 26th March 1980. Only one registered keeper from new, a Mr Christopher John Charles, is recorded and the New Vehicle Purchase Invoice reveals a price paid of £5102.99. Factory options of Recaro seats priced at £87.61 and tinted glass at £26.02 were specified. Purchased by respected RS guru and proprietor of Riverbank Garage, Barry Tonge in 2011, this example formed a private collection and has wanted for nothing. A downsizing of this personal collection now means the car is available for a very lucky blue oval fanatic. All handbooks, instruction pamphlets, service book and RS supplements are included. One key operates all locks and the ignition and a full set are provided.

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Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Turbo Technics

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The ultimate Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Turbo Technics Type F16 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 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, bonnet vents, BCP7ES spark plugs, silicon HT leads, Aeroquip oil supply pipe, uprated gearbox, uprated oil pump, uprated suspension kit, four-pot brake callipers.

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 exceptional example is finished in Ford Cardinal Red, (Code R2), boasting a stunning deep gloss shine and uniform finish. The outstanding paintwork is virtually unmarked with only one tiny mark to the offside rear wing. The underside is detailed heaven and all trims pieces and decals are near perfect. 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 only very light wear. The deep pile grey carpeting is spotless as are the door cards and original parcel shelf which are straight and uncut. Incredibly, the dashboard has no cracks and all controls and switchgear are excellent. A sought after digital Ford radio cassette is fitted, (not connected), with a 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 Ford SVE’s 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 thanks to a full rebuild in March 2015 as featured on the Kings Lynn Capri Club website.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri is fitted with upgraded 7J x 15 7-spoke 280 Brooklands alloy wheels in perfect condition and with genuine RS centre caps. Matching Yokohama 195/50 R15 tyres have masses of tread remaining. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs and uprated four-pot callipers stop the car quickly and in a straight line thanks to a recent documented overhaul.

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 less than four years old it was taken to Turbo Technics in Northampton for their specialist Engineers to carry out the full blown Type F16 conversion, a very expensive upgrade from the standard F9 kit. 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 dating back to 1994 with the most recent being maintenance work carried out by them in 2015 to the sum of £1032 to help offer piece of mind. This includes upgrades supplied by them in order to keep up with company developments including a TT200 turbocharger. Furthermore, a colossal history file contains many receipts and invoices throughout as well as MOT certificates dating back to the early 1990’s. In 1995 the vehicle was subject to an insurance claim but was put back on the road after light repairs. Continually enjoyed until 2009/10 when the car was subject to an incredible full strip down and rebuild. The very best donor vehicle was sourced and one that had never been welded and was completely free from rust. A CD ROM fully documents the build with 100’s of photographs showing meticulous removal and refurbishment of individual components as well as painstaking detailing of the underside and engine compartment. The current owner, Mr Justin Cook, has enjoyed the show circuit with the car since and is a highly respected member of the Kings Lynn Capri Club with the car featuring extensively on their website. 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.

Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 X Series

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A tremendous Mk2 Ford Escort RS2000 X Series in striking condition.

EQUIPMENT
Series X Zakspeed style kit wing extensions with front airdam, special bonnet catches, polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, rear spoiler, tinted glass, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, centre console, glove box, facia mounted clock and glove pocket, cut pile carpet, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges. Build Specification Overview; Group One engine assembly including twin Weber 44IDF carburettors, WR40 camshaft and high-efficiency radiator, Type-9 Ford 5 speed gearbox with single prop shaft, Wilwood Racing calipers, rear brake disc conversion, GRP4 rubber roller type top mounts, MSA/FIA homologated Safety Devices bolt-in roll cage, Spax adjustable suspension, Rally Design alloy fuel tank, twin Facet electric fuel pumps, battery cut-off switch.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this Ford Escort RS2000 X-Pack is imposing. Finished in Diamond White it has a deep gloss shine which is a pleasure to polish and admire. The ‘droop-snoot’ incorporating the large chin spoiler and ‘Zakspeed’ wing extensions are immaculate and give the car a purposeful squat stance. The small Ford logo is proudly moulded into each of the boxy square arched extensions with the correct sealed-up mock cooling slots. A few minor stress marks are barely visible and close inspection will reveal nothing more than some minor imperfections. Genuine Cibie quartz halogen headlamps are fitted and all rubbers, trim and glass are in excellent condition. The underside is in body colour and clean. Perfect and discreet Series X decals fail to mask the Rallye Sport competition motorsport looks. Raw, useable and great fun.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS2000 is an exhilarating place to be. The twin reclining Recaro sports front seats are finished in Black Beta Plus Fabric trim unique to this model and are supportive with no damage. Invoices from East Kent Trim Supplies reveals why the interior has a new feel with the headlining being tight and the original padded dash top and rear parcel shelf are unmarked. The original door cards have speakers fitted and along with the carpeting are clean and unworn. The signature five dial RS dash has the correct white needles and 120mph speedo. The Smiths clock works as does the heater fan on both settings. An MSA/FIA homologated Safety Devices bolt-in roll cage is fitted along with Sparco harnesses and two fire extinguishers. An amazing sense of occasion and a real drivers car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1993cc belt-driven single overhead camshaft Pinto engine has had a wealth of performance enhancements including the Series X Twin Weber 44IDF carburettors and a free-flowing exhaust system. The combination of the induction note and bark from the exhaust is every enthusiasts dream! The factory quoted performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in 8.5 seconds will be improved from this 145bhp engine. A very clean engine bay is an added bonus. The Type-9 Ford 5-speed gearbox allows maximum use of the power and operates with precision.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine and highly sought after Ford RS 7.5 X 13 alloy wheels finished in Stratos Silver are shod in 215/50 R13 tyres. The boot mounted spare is also a RS 7.5 X 13 alloy item and all have the H7SEB-1007AA part number within a spoke. A much improved braking system combines Wilwood callipers up front which grip vented, drilled and grooved discs and a rear brake disc conversion has also been carried out. All hoses are braided and a rear bias valve is fitted.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on the 19th April 1978 this Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 enjoyed the X Series treatment available through the network of Rallye Sport Dealers. It was possible to spend a great deal of money on X-Pack accessories to help differentiate the car visually and improve handling and performance. This car has many of those desirable features. Early photos of the car exist along with a comprehensive collection of restoration photos revealing the works undertaken to restore this iconic Ford legend. The previous owner, Mr Erratt, of 14 years invested much time, dedication and money witnessed by the numerous invoices and KGF Classic Cars were honoured to be contacted by the family upon Mr Errat’s untimely passing to find a caring owner. Sold in 2017 to Mr Clutterbuck we were delighted to welcome the car back due to the current owners relocation and look forward to welcoming the next appreciative custodian and Blue Oval fan.

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