Ford Cortina MK4 1600L

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A nostalgic Ford Cortina Mk4 1600L with 40,249 miles in amazing show condition.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, Zone-Toughened windscreen, louvered radiator grill, bodyside coachline, bright drip-rail, windshield and rear window inserts, anti-burst locks, bright bumpers, perforated headlining, lockable glovebox, ‘hangdown’ centre console, vanity mirror, seat valances, cigar lighter, boot mat, two rear coat hooks, instrument illumination control, two speed wipers with ‘flick’ wipe, electric screen wash.

EXTERIOR
This beautiful Mk4 1600L is finished in the original colour of Fjord Blue, (Code Q9). Having acquired this Cortina in 2017, KGF Classic Cars were delighted to see that the car still wore its factory fitted panels which were unrepaired and incredibly well preserved. Linear shut lines and defined panel edges affirmed the amazing originality, and first paint had been retained. The decision was made to commission an expensive professional glass out repaint, returning the car to its former glory. Meticulous removal and either replacement or refurbishment of trim sections was a real labour of love, and the remit quickly became clear, to make this Cortina exceptional regardless of time. The preservation of some original aged trim pieces took preference over aftermarket replacements, and with this in mind some very minor markings can be seen upon close scrutiny. All factory glass and lights are number plate etched, with exception of the front screen which was replaced due to a stone chip. A new lease of life for this already remarkable Cortina, ready now for many more years of cherishment.

INTERIOR
Having covered just 40,249 miles from new, the original interior has been well preserved. The factory coverings to the Black Fabric seats, (Code A1), are clean and show only minimal wear. Three tiny nicks to the fabric along to rear seat top can be seen. The colour keyed carpets, matching door cards and perforated headlining are in good condition. All switchgear and functions are in excellent order and housed in a perfect dashboard with no cracks or sun related distortion. A wonderfully original classic Ford interior, comfortable and hugely nostalgic.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford’s time tested and trustworthy 1600 OHC unit with single choke carburettor needs little introduction. With a power output of 72bhp, a top speed of 94mph and a 0-60 time of 13 seconds is quoted. Bonnet up exhibiting is a must with factory plates displayed along with beautifully detailed components and original panel fitment. The four speed all synchromesh manual gearbox feels light with a positive clutch action and relaxed motoring is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original styled steel wheels with 13 x 4.5in rims are in immaculate order and shod in matching 165/80 R13 tyres with plenty of tread remaining. The spare wheel is housed alongside the original jack in a spotless boot area, still protected by the boot mat and totally original with factory weld seams still visible. Hydraulic dual line brakes with servo assistance and 9.75in front discs offer ample stopping power and complete assurance.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on 1st August 1979, this rare surviving Ford Cortina has covered a very low and verified 40,249 miles from new. Previous MOT certificates dating back to 1983 and a large collection of invoices date from 1980 to 2017 track the mileage and form part of the comprehensive history file. Perusal of which leaves in no doubt the fastidious maintenance this car has enjoyed which is testament for the superb mechanical performance. Recent work carried out in 2016 includes a major service and new carburettor. The previous keeper, Mr Holmes, a member of the Ford Cortina Owners Club and huge classic car enthusiast sold the Cortina to KGF Classic Cars early in 2017 after purchasing our Rover Montego 1.6LX. Mr Holmes even kept a maintenance log for the car! All original handbooks, operating guides and the Ford Accessories booklet remain with the car. KGF Classic Cars quickly learned of the amazing originality of this Cortina with only the factory first paint showing cosmetic aging. The car was handed to renowned and trusted Classic Cars Restorer, Andrew Skervin, to carry out the full glass out repaint, the results of which are a credit to both him and the car. A truly stunning classic Ford.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom

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A legendary Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom in splendid condition.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. RS Custom features; centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control driver’s door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, vanity mirror, Ronal alloy road wheels. Dealership options; Ziebart rust protection treatment, rear seat belts.

EXTERIOR
This excellent RS2000 finished in glorious Ford Black, (Code A), boasts a marvellous deep shine and uniform finish. This example has avoided the common extreme modification trend and remains as Ford intended. Only very minor paintwork imperfections are notable under scrutiny but certainly do not spoil the appeal. Worthy of mention are discreet and neatly fitted deadlocks to the lower doors and a light ding to the boot lid edge below the spoiler. Having been Ziebart protected from new, the structural integrity has been upheld and the Ziebart plug stops remain visible within the door shuts. Panel fit is excellent and the shut lines uniform. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in good order. A very usable and attractive RS2000, one for the avid blue oval enthusiast wanting to exploit maximum enjoyment from classic Ford ownership.

INTERIOR
The interior of this unspoilt example is beautifully clean and unworn. The Black fabric, (Code A8), to the Scheel sports seats and rear bench is in beautiful condition having been subject to a professional retrim, a task thankfully undertaken by renowned and trusted experts, Aldridge Trimming Ltd to 1977 factory specification. The fascia and undamaged padded dash top houses fully functional gauges and rocker switches and a highly sought after three spoke RS steering wheel with RS central boss. The heater fan is functional on both speed settings. The loop pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition and the black washable headlining is perfect. A Ford push button radio cassette is fitted. A classic Ford RS interior in exceptional condition.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine remains fitted to this vehicle with standard features such as the Ford plastic air box cover and twin-choke Weber 32DGAV carburettor. The engine bay is clean with scope for improvement to the finish possible. Factory metal data plates and the black plastic bulkhead cover are still present. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. An accepted and highly desirable upgrade to the Ford Type 9 five speed gearbox has been undertaken to allow for much improved usability.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS Ronal alloy road wheels have been refurbished to exceptional standard with five matching quality Yokohama A539 175/60 R13 tyres showing plenty of tread. The spare alloy wheel is housed in the boot area with factory build stickers displayed. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new through the Ford Rallye Sport dealer network on the 18th November 1977, this Mk2 RS2000 Custom has enjoyed enthusiast ownership and is known to the RS community. The current owner, Mickey Stewart, is an active member and RSOC Official of the RS Owners Club and has attended many shows and events with this example. A huge and neatly organised history folder contains masses of receipts and invoices including many from renowned Ford specialists Burton Power. Original Ford operating guides and handbooks remain in the history file. Many previous MOT certificates as well as original Ford Rallye Sport Dealership literature and even letters from previous owners complete the history file.

This superb looking example is ready for total enjoyment and classic car show attendance whereby much admiration is a certainty.

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Ford Escort GT Mk1 Superspeed V6

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An immaculate Ford Escort GT Mk1 Superspeed V6 Recreation.

MODEL HISTORY
Superspeed Conversions Ltd was a specialist racing company set up in the late ’50s by two brothers, Mike and John Young in the East End of London. In the late ’50s and through the ’60s, Ford Motor Company did not have their own Works race team and outsourced this activity to three professional race car preparers. These teams were Alan Mann Racing, Broadspeed and Superspeed. During the Sixties, Superspeed operated from a garage behind the local Ford dealership at Ley Street, Ilford, East London and specialised in preparing and racing Ford Anglias for race drivers Mike and John Young, as well as Chris Craft and Nick Brittan. Highly regarded Superspeed Conversions Ltd would also convert new road cars for discerning buyers wanting sparking performance and bespoke performance solutions at a premium cost.

EQUIPMENT
Flared front and rear wheel arches, bonnet bulge, chrome door mirrors, Super Speed badges, anti-burst door locks, six dial dash, ammeter, tachometer, oil pressure gauge, heated rear window, interior light, Ford RS three-spoke leather sports steering wheel, padded dash, Modifications in brief; Ford Essex 3.0 V6, Type 5 gearbox, Capri Mk1 Atlas rear axle, front Bilstein suspension with uprated springs, Twin-Cam anti-roll bar, rear Spax shock absorbers, rear anti-tramp bars, brake bias pedal box, Wilwood 4-pot calipers, ventilated brake discs, adjustable thermostat cooling fan, Alley Cat alloys.

EXTERIOR
This pristine Mk1 Ford Escort is impeccably detailed and looks stunning finished in lustrous two-tone Blue metallic. Ford Mexico front wings, steel flared rear wheel arches, power bonnet bulge and beautiful twin exit exhaust pipes hint to the power beneath. The underside is spotlessly clean and in body colour allowing exhibitionists to show this amazing example. Linear panel gaps and perfect alignment indicates the professional craftsmanship invested in this car The impeccable paint finish is truly outstanding and would stand up to even the most extreme scrutiny with a wonderful glossy sheen. All the chrome, glass, and rubbers are perfect. Fabulous.

INTERIOR
Luxurious crushed Velour/Verona fabric upholstery finished in Tan contrasts the exterior beautifully and is all in perfect condition. The padded dash top, fascia, instrument binnacle and doors cards are also in remarkable condition. Subtle upgrades such as the RS three-spoke leather steering wheel, battery isolator switch and carbon trim all work well together. Attention to detail even extends to colour coded door lock buttons. The boot area is spotless and houses the spare wheel and car battery. Stunning classic Ford fun.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
An amazing Superspeed transformation has been performed with the bullet proof Ford 3.0 Essex V6 engine. Stunning detail to the immaculate engine bay will delight the show circuit attendee wanting to collect trophies and the engine sound track will please the enthusiastic driver. 138bhp is estimated with rapid acceleration through the Type-5 four speed gearbox.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Expensive, unmarked and highly polished Alley Cat alloys with colour coded centres are shod in Nankang Toursport 205/60 R13 tyres and look stunning. Vented front discs are gripped by Wilwood 4-pot calipers with EBC Greenstuff front pads and 3.0 Capri rear drums up rear to stop the car safely.

HISTORY FILE
Radically modified Fords worked on by Super Speed Conversions Ltd received such enthusiastic praise for their sparkling performance but were enjoyed by only a handful of individuals due to the cost. The previous owner Mr Colin Waine, failed to find such a car but always wanted one, so embarked on building the perfect recreation. Registered on the 16th May 1972 and with just four former keepers an un-welded shell formed the starting point in this costly project. Respected within the Ford community, the Waine Brothers are renowned for building some of the finest recreations to grace the Ford circuit and KGF Classic Cars are very proud and honoured to be able to offer this special car to a very lucky new custodian.

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Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1 Popular Plus

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An unrestored Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus with 18,727 miles and one private owner.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured steel bumpers, grey end protection mouldings, bodyside mouldings, halogen headlamps, laminated windscreen, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, illuminated interior controls, 3-speed fan, soft feel steering wheel, folding rear seat back, digital clock, Ford electronic mono radio Model 2001, stowage bins, warning lights for oil pressure, ignition/alternator, brake failure, and high beam.

EXTERIOR
This incredible and totally original Ford Fiesta Popular Plus is quite simply a museum artefact. Always garaged and having covered just an amazing 18, 727 miles with just one private owner from new, the factory first coat of paint in Ford Diamond White, (Code B3), is beautifully preserved with a bright shine and smooth uniform finish. All panels are original with Ford stamps and factory spot welds clearly visible, features lost immediately upon the usual repainting. The perfectly preserved underside is completely free from repairs and underseal, in fact anything other than yellow factory wax. Very faint markings and undulations are visible upon close inspection but are left untreated in order to uphold the very special 100% originality. All glass is factory fit Sekurit, and all light lenses are original Ford fitment with correct Kiney headlamps. Even the supplying Ford dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted! An almost inconceivable rare survivor and worthy of the best Ford collection.

INTERIOR
The interior is exactly as Ford intended and in perfect condition. The Tracer trim in Raven colour scheme, (Code LV), is no different now than when new in 1989! The colour-keyed velour carpet is truly immaculate and free from wear, and the perforated neutral tone headlining is flawless. All switchgear is functional and intact with a new feel, and the soft finish dashboard is perfect. The original Ford stereo radio (Model 2001) remains fitted. A spotlessly clean boot area reveals a pin straight uncut parcel shelf with the correct rubber hangers, and the lower boot storage areas have factory build stickers and foam insulation. An interior absolutely worthy of the often over used descriptive ‘time warp’, where even the 1980’s Ford scent has not been lost!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1117cc OHV engine with single-venturi carburettor develops 50bhp at 5000rpm and 83Nm of torque at 2700rpm. The standard specification manual choke and electronic ignition are both present and correct, and operate perfectly. In a car weighing just 750kg, performance while not exhilarating is certainly spirited, and the unmistakable exhaust note is delightful! The clean engine bay is totally original, even down to factory plates, stickers and even Motorcraft service items and blue PDI dots! The four-speed synchromesh gearbox is light and exact. A hugely nostalgic drive!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” X 5” steel wheels and small black Ford centre caps are in excellent condition with a few tiny marks and display prominent stampings, a feature immediately lost upon refurbishment. The 155/70 R13 tyres have excellent tread remaining. The dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up straight and steady.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer Currie Motors of Surbiton and registered on 16th January 1989, this Fiesta was pre-registered to the supplying dealer before being sold to the first and only private keeper, Ms Joy Edson. A customer purchase invoice made out to Ms Edson reveals a purchase price of £5,280, and her pride and joy was strictly garaged when not in use. The original plastic A5 wallet houses all handbooks and dealership literature as well as the service book displaying 17 stamped entries across three pages, all of which are Ford Main Dealers! The incredible low mileage of just 18,727 miles is fully verified in the amazing history file which includes supporting service invoices and every single MOT certificate from the first in 1992 to present, with none missed! Completing the history file is the original Blue V5 and two Ford keys both with supplying dealer fobs.

To describe this almost unconceivably well-preserved example as better than most one year old cars is absolutely fair, and this Fiesta is a credit to Ms Edson and a testament to her love for the car. A slice of Ford History.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom

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A truly outstanding factory perfect Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom with 27,207 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. RS Custom features; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels. Accessories; Vinyl roof with Webasto sliding sunroof, Ford RST 21P cassette player.

EXTERIOR
Jaw dropping and gorgeous in every respect this RS2000 finished in Venetian Red, (Code XSC-1136), will amaze perfection seeking connoisseurs hunting the virtually impossible, originality. From the date stamped front wings to the twin black coachline 16.5mm below the swage line trimmed slightly short of all the panel gaps, this car is unique. 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. The colour coded pressed steel petrol cap along with all original decals are perfect. Genuine Ford mud flaps are fitted and all glass is correct Sekurit branded with the bronze tint. The black vinyl roof with the Tudor Riviera Webasto sunroof has been fitted from new. The Protectol rustproofing treatment is visible confirmed by the certificate and applied one day before the car was registered. This car is guaranteed to excite and reward the most discerning collector.

INTERIOR
Recaro high-back recliners with the fish-net headrests are factory original and in remarkable condition finished in rare Tan 79, (Code B7). Matching cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition. Beautiful Warm Black plastics only fitted from August 1979 models are pristine and the RS instrument panel houses fully functional gauges and bright orange needles. The Smiths Quartz clock and heater fan on both speed settings operates faultlessly. Fine details such has the original warning sticker for the heated rear element and green BSI stickers on the seat belt buckles will please purists. The Ford logo on the passenger door sill remains as does the supplying dealer rear window sticker. The seat material has stretched giving a slight crease and the rear parcel shelf, although immaculate, has warped slightly at the window edge. The luggage compartment has the original Custom spec cut pile carpet extending over the spare wheel colour code sticker attached to the rear panel and even the pen markings to the boot floor! The Ford jack in the hessian bag is present along with the wheel brace. Very close to a new showroom experience in 1980!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A matching numbers 1993cc SOHC engine has perfect presentation and remains factory standard both visually and mechanically. The free-flowing cast-iron exhaust manifold with the legendary RS logo is present along with the small heat shield that protects the Ford logo black siliconised spark plug leads. Service items are clearly labelled Motorcraft. The RS2000 Saarlouis type build plate listing the cars individual specification and the VIN plate commencing GCAT are untouched. The chassis number is repeated and factory hand-stamped on the heavy-duty spot-welded offside suspension top left in primer grey paint. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. The Type E gearbox was replaced by a Type 9 five-speed item by the first owner offering relaxed touring and crisp gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine date stamped Ford/GKN cast alloys measure 6x13in and feature the polished bare rims with the Dove Grey spoke cutouts with black centre caps and silver RS motif, all immaculate. A collectable and highly prized full set of Pirelli Cinturato 175/70 HR13 tyres including the spare have excellent tread and no cracks. The correct silver/gold-coloured Girling M16 callipers grip solid 247.5mm solid front discs and self-adjusting rear drums halt the car well.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured in October 1979 this stunning example was supplied by Ford Rallye Sport Dealers, Reginald Tildesley Ltd, Wolverhampton, on the 17th April 1980. The first of just three registered keepers, Mr DL Ryan covering a majority of the cars warranted 27,207 miles in the first two years of his ownership. Subsequent and respected owners have been mature RS enthusiasts who have pampered and adored the car. Full MOT history carefully tracks the cars use since new and a full history file reveals the level of care bestowed on the vehicle. A Concours Logbook and recent RS Owners Club valuation in August 2016 leave no doubt to the cars provenance and historical importance being completely original. 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.

An amazing opportunity and rarely offered to the market.

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Ford Escort Mk2 1600 Sport

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A UK matching numbers Mk2 Ford Escort 1600 Sport with only 53,090 miles.

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

EXTERIOR
This iconic Escort looks stunning finished in classic Diamond White, (Code B9).  The paintwork displays a beautiful polished shine and a bright uniform finish.  Correct features such as the Carello Ford Halogen headlamps and Carello auxiliary driving lamps with the chrome outer edge are highly sought after.  All the glass is factory fitment and the registration number is etched into every pane of glass. The rear window still displays the supplying dealer sticker, now slightly perished, and the number plates are dealer fit.  Lightly restored in the late 1990’s with a wonderful feature in The Sporting Escort Magazine May/June 2001 written by the Mk2 Register, Dave Buxton, the car now shows some minor imperfections.  Still commended and used on the show circuit today the expertise of the works carried out and excellent appearance are an indication how good this car is and how minor the imperfections are. A very desirable sporting Ford.

INTERIOR
The amazingly preserved interior of this example clearly displays the hallmarks of cherished ownership and low miles.  The Chevron fabric trim in Blue, (code F5), is spotlessly clean with no sagging, splits or tears and the black loop pile carpet is unworn.  Incredibility, the padded vinyl dash top is perfect and even the Quartz clock and Ford push button MW/LW radio is in situ and fully operational.  All controls and gauges operate and the normally problematic heater fan works on both speed settings.  The leather sports steering wheel still has vein lines visible and there is a tiny split to the headlining at the rear.  The boot area houses the correct Ford jack and wheel brace and the floor mat is factory original.  The colour code sticker can still been seen on the rear panel.  A classic Ford interior to delight the avid blue oval fan.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1600GT OHV engine with a twin venturi carburettor produces 86bhp at 6000rpm and is matching numbers.  The factory fitted four branch exhaust manifold, highlift camshaft and larger valves allow a top speed of 103mph and 0-60 in 10.1 seconds.  The car has been converted to run on unleaded fuel and a correctly located manual choke installed.  A very clean engine bay displaying original factory identification plates is ready for bonnet up exhibiting.  Perfectly matched to the engine characteristics, the 4-speed close ratio gearbox offers precise, short shift changes.  A hugely nostalgic driving experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 13inch sports road wheels remain true to the Ford design with correct black infills and plastic centre caps.  Matching Firestone 175/70 R13 tyres including the spare have masses of tread remaining.  Hydraulic dual line servo assisted front disc and rear drum brakes offer adequate safe stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Halewood Ford factory in April 1979 and registered by Norman Reeves (Motors) Ltd Slough on the 16th May 1979, this is a very rare and genuine UK matching numbers example.  Supplied to the first owner, Mr Andrew Dickson, for £3,480 he part exchanged an 18,000 1977 Ford Escort 1600 Sport, so clearly a fan!  A wonderful history files contains virtually every MOT from new to verify the low 53,090 miles covered.  Purchased by Andrew Windmill as a two previous owner 40,000 miler an easy restoration began in a quest to enter the show circuit.  Displayed at Ford Fair 2000 Highclere Castle Class D Concours and even featured in the October 2000 Classic Ford Magazine, this car is used to the limelight. The current owner, Mr Alan Phillips, even attending shows as recently as August 2017!

KGF Classic Cars are delighted to offer this rare 1600 Sport to market ready for the next discerning enthusiast to appreciate and preserve.

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Ford Escort Mk1 1300E

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A genuine Mk1 Ford Escort 1300E 2dr with a fast & furious modern twist.

EQUIPMENT
Black vinyl roof, chrome beading, halogen auxiliary lamps, flared front wheel arches, door mounted mirror, luggage compartment light, anti-burst door locks, six dial dash, ammeter, tachometer, oil pressure gauge, heated rear window.  Factory Options: Push button radio, metallic paint, inertia reel seat belts, Ford fire extinguisher. Modifications in brief: Genuine Ford Mexico quarter bumpers and Twin Cam rear bumper, 2.0 ZETEC Silver-Top engine with throttle body fuel injection, Peter Lloyd Rallying twin silencer exhaust, Emerald programmable ECU with Innovate wideband lambda sensor controller – laptop and software included, RS2000 alloy bellhousing, Type 9 gearbox (5 speed) with quiet quick shift gear lever, RS2000 prop shaft, RS2000 3:54 rear differential, Bilstein suspension all around, high ratio steering rack (quick rack) with Group 4 steering joint and genuine Ford green track rod ends, remote central locking.

EXTERIOR
The 1300E was eventually available in 14 body colours, this Series Two car is immensely rare having been specified in metallic Special Order Oynx Green, (Code 54), confirmed by both the original sales invoice and body plate.  The car wore the factory paint until 2007 when all glass, doors and trim was removed and a repaint commissioned.  A fabulous gloss shine remains some 10 years later revealing the quality of workmanship. Connoisseurs of the model will note the unique side repeaters on the front wings along with the 1300E badges, Lucas LR8 driving lamps, door mounted mirror and satin black rear panel.  Rare features such as the optional factory aerial with the base stamped Ford logo and colour-coded factory petrol cap remain fitted.  Expensive and genuine Mexico front quarter bumpers and an early Twin Cam rear bumper without the number plate lamp notch have been re-chromed by Midland Plating in Northampton and add a sporting look to match the power within!

INTERIOR
Fabric upholstery finished in Light Tan, (Code K1) matches the real wood panelling of the fascia, instrument binnacle and doors, all in remarkable condition.  Minor wear to the driver bolster does not detract from the impressive originality of this range-topping luxury Escort.  Deep-cut wall-to-wall pile carpeting is clean and unworn and the black cardboard kick panels are in excellent condition.  All gauges function, the optional push button radio has power and even the two-speed heater fan works on both settings!  The padded black dash top is immaculate and houses a round Kienzle clock.  A small clue to the fun that lies ahead is an ultra rare Ford three spoke steering wheel with the “crossed racing flags” centre cap, itself a prized jewel.  The boot floor is untouched and even has the factory brush painted ‘A’ meaning the car was painted in acrylic. A true wolf in sheep’s clothing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A power plant that is guaranteed to delight and excite!  This beautiful Ford Escort 1300E has a Silver Top 2.0 litre Ford Zetec engine with a period BDA style cam cover.  The Emerald ECU controlling the fuel injection system is a stunning piece of equipment giving instant power delivery but it is still civilised and unsuspecting when you have a more relaxed drive on the agenda.  The cooling system is an original Twin Cam Big Header brass tank radiator custom rebuilt to fit without any cuts in the body shells slam panel   It is fitted with a genuine Pacet cooling fan which cuts in when required automatically.   The Peter Lloyd sports steel exhaust emits a crisp bark that is intoxicating and addictive, especially when combined with the induction noise from the GSXR throttle bodies!  The car has had all the fluids changed and a cam belt this year.  A Type 9 five-speed gearbox with quick shift helps utilise the performance fully.  The standard four-speed gear knob has been retained on the selector.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Spoke-style deep dish 5.5 x 13in Mexico steel wheels which have the same centre design as the original factory fitted wheels are shod in quality Yokohama A539 185/60 R13 tyres.  Capri 2.8 vented front discs with EBC Greenstuff front pads and drums up rear require a firm application.

HISTORY FILE
This Ford Escort 1300E was built in April 1974 and registered by Ford Main Dealers, Gilberts Garage in Crowborough Sussex on the 2nd May 1974. The new vehicle invoice reveals the first owner, Mrs Wilmshurst, paid a grand total of £1550.11 including £3.53 for 7 gallons of Prem!  The original stamped service book highlights the car returning to the same Main Dealer until 1984.  A newspaper advert submitted on the 6th February 1987 by Bridge Garage reveals the car for sale for £1,299 and was subsequently sold to the third owner, Mr A.R Brooker, on the 11th February 1987 for £1,299.  At this time the car had covered 36,703 miles.  Mr Booker joined the Ford Escort 1300E Owners Club and was an avid blue oval enthusiast.  The current keeper since February 2005, Mr Charles Evans, has created a fabulous Jekyl and Hyde machine with factory original looks but with a fast & furious modern twist!  Historic invoices with previous old MOT certificates help track the 57,196 miles covered and countless newer invoices will convince the next lucky custodian how very special this oldskool retro Ford is.

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Ford Fiesta Mk1 XR2

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An untouched Ford Fiesta Mk1 XR2 with just 26,514 miles and one owner!

EQUIPMENT
Louvred design radiator grille with aerofoil section, aerodynamic front and rear black spoilers, black wheelarch extensions, twin body coloured doors mirrors, special XR2 bodyside decal treatments, extended black window surround paint, storage compartment under rear-floor, laminated windscreen, Ford P21 push button stereo, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, driving lamps, soft feel special steering wheel, perforated ‘Cool Black’ headlining, digital header mounted clock, loadspace carpet, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls. Dealer options: Ziebart rust proofing treatment, Ford rubber floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This unrepeatable sporting Fiesta XR2 boasts truly amazing credentials and is finished in striking Sunburst Red, (Code P1). The factory paintwork is bright, uniform and displays a fantastic unmolested finish, impossible to recreate and lost on first paint.  All factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps.  There are various light markings such as touched in stone chips to the bonnet and tiny dings left strictly untouched so as to uphold originality.  The conscientious owner, upon ordering the car in 1983, paid an extra £109 for Ziebart rust proofing treatment, from which the original Ziebart hole plugs are visible along with the rear window sticker.  The door edges have been protected by plastic strips still attached.  All other decals are original Ford fitment and have remained in exceptional preserved condition, as have all further trim sections and badges.  The correct Ford Hella rear lenses and spot lamps, and the Lucus H4 headlamps remain fitted, along with original supplying Ford dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder.  An iconic sporting Ford left exactly as intended, truly special.

INTERIOR
The interior in this remarkable example remains in beautiful untouched condition, even down to the working Ford P21 push button stereo and original Ford rubber floor mats.  The ‘Storm’ and Crushed Velour interior in Shark Grey, (Code KW), is immaculate.  The Shark Grey loop pile carpet is spotless as are the Grey Mylar sidewall and rear quarter finishers.  The red laser line around the instrument binnacle is vibrant and the soft finish dashboard is perfect.  The unworn steering wheel and gear knob have prominent veins.  The devoted owner even kept the sunvisor hung cold and hot starting instructions still attached!  All switchgear is functional and the original trimmed parcel shelf is straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers.  Paranoid of being shunted in the rear by another car, the owner installed high level brake lights in 1990 and these are easily removed if desired.   A delightfully period unspoilt interior, reminiscent of the 1980’s hot hatch phenomenon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1600 OHV engine with Weber twin-venturi carburettor develops an ample 84BHP, which in such a lightweight and nimble car achieves a top speed of 105mph and 0-60 in just 9.3 seconds.  As part of the Ziebart rust proofing the engine compartment has been treated.  The four speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact.  A real ‘smile on your face’ experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Special ‘pepperpot’ 13” X 6” alloy wheels, as with the rest of the car, have never been refurbished and display prominent Ford emblems and manufacture raised markings.  A few light markings are visible.  The spare alloy wheel still wrapped in the original Pirelli P6 rubber sits in the boot wheel housing which incorporates the correct ‘bulged’ rear lower valance designed to accommodate the enlarged alloy wheel compared with lower Fiesta models.  The dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 10th January 1983 by Ford Main Dealer, Polar Motors of Bradford, this exceptionally special example has covered just 26,514 miles with one owner from new.  Both blue and red V5 documents list zero former keepers.  A new car sales invoice made out to Mr Phillip Bramhall confirms the purchase price of £5,485.70 less £1,050 for a Mini 1275 taken in part exchange.  The Ziebart guarantee certificate dated 7th January 1983, three days prior to registration, has also been kept.  The owner’s handbook is present and the original service booklet contains seven stamped entries covering the early years up to the mileage of 15,500.  Previous MOT certificates dating as far back as 1987 and a collection of invoices fully verify the low mileage.  Two main Ford keys operate the ignition and all locks and both original petrol cap keys are present.  Supplying Dealer key fobs are included.
The decision to leave this example in its preserved state and as the day it was driven away from Polar Motors or remove the Ziebart treatment and carry out minor body repairs to make concours is not a decision KGF Classic Cars feels privileged to make.  We would rather let the second owner decide, at no cost, in the knowledge that KGF Classic Cars will gladly carry out the necessary works.

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Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

One of 52 Moonstone Blue Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth’s with 39,468 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Five hundred extra special examples of the 150 mph Ford Sierra RS Cosworth went on sale in Britain on August 1st 1987.  This more powerful ‘evolution’ model was introduced to allow Ford to develop the original limited production run of 5,000 needed to allow the car to be homologated for International Touring Car Racing in Group A.   Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars and in addition to the more powerful 224 bhp engine, (with the potential to exceed 400 bhp in race trim), numerous aerodynamic features were incorporated in the bodywork. These include a 30mm lip spoiler applied directly to the rear edge of the tailgate to increase rear downforce.  New and larger cooling ducts were included in the design of the front bumper for the intercooler and the front brakes, as well as an aerodynamic splitter.  The vehicle was only available through 90 specialist Ford RS (Rally-Sport) dealers in Britain at a cost of £19,950. (Source Ford News Release 87/76).

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, colour coded lockable fuel filler cap, bonnet cooling vents, halogen headlamps, colour coded bumpers, single plane rear wing spoiler with trailing edge fence, lower tailgate mounted spoiler, tinted glass all round, tailgate wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, central locking, extended centre console, cigar lighter, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob, leather three spoke sports steering wheel, 3-speed heater fan , cassette storage, electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier, electric aerial, Recaro Sports front seats, split folding rear seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, trip recorder, anti-locking brake system with failure warning light, electric front windows.

EXTERIOR
The commanding exterior of this RS Cosworth is breath-taking and nothing short of simply magnificent.  Finished in rarest trio of colours, Moonstone Blue, the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine.  All exterior trim, glass and lights remain free from damage as does the vulnerable front splitter.  The unique silver coachline and RS500 badges applied to the front wings and tailgate are still present. The engine bay is incredible having been professionally detailed and boasts all the correct engine and chassis identification numbers and stickers.  The drivers door mirror has markings and the front screen has been replaced sporting a blue tint band at the top.  The underside is clean but not detailed.  Spectacular and worthy of a collection.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS500 is simply beautiful.  Finished in Ford Roma Grey (code S2), the Recaro seats and carpeted door trim are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration and completely commensurate with a very low mileage example.  The driver’s seat bolster still has a soft velvet feel and the carpets are spotless having been protected by carpet mats.  The interior equipment and trim is original although a flashing blue alarm LED has been fitted.  All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings and the dashboard has four hairline stress cracks.  The first aid kit is still in its protective film.  The boot is clean with minimal carpet wear.  A fantastic 1980’s interior, the embodiment of driving pleasure and excitement.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Cosworth YBD-Series 2.0 litre, 16 valve twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder, fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine which in road use is tuned to develop 224 bhp.  Discreet reliability improvements include an upgraded ECU, coil pack and grey injectors.  Meticulously detailed by respected RS Specialists, North Yorks RS Spares, under bonnet wow factor is guaranteed.  Features over a regular Cosworth include a Garrett T31/T04 turbocharger, twin fuel injectors for each cylinder, pressurised oil cooling for each of the engine’s pistons and a larger capacity oil and water pump. Expect 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 153mph. The gear changes are crisp and tight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct and undamaged factory fitted 15 X 7 inch aluminium alloy (ATS) wheels are shod in Yokohama 205/50 R15 tyres.  The spare is in used condition.  Four wheel disc brakes with ABS and a hydraulic booster stop the car with confidence.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 7th October 1987 by Ford Main Dealers, Polar Motor Co, Bradford Ltd to N&S Chemicals Ltd a complete history file will satisfy those seeking a traceable lifeline.  A stamped service book, accompanying invoices and virtually every MOT from new will help verify the low mileage covered.  Mainly enthusiast owned by 8 keepers, this example has a box file of paperwork revealing the care and attention lavished on it, the most recent being in January 2014 when a full service and cam belt was carried out.  Previous sold by KGF Classic Cars in September 2014 to an avid Ford collector who is only selling due to sourcing a lower mileage example, we are immensely pleased and proud to offer this superb example to the next discerning keeper.

Rarely offered on the open market this vehicle is ready for an appreciative owner to enjoy and relish in one of Ford’s most sought after Rally Sport models.  Two keys fit all locks and ignition.  All Ford handbooks are present, including the rare RS500 supplement, and are contained in the grey A5 folder.

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Ford Puma 1.7

.SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

A fabulous Ford Puma 1.7 with one owner, 52,882 miles and full Ford history.

EQUIPMENT
Front air dam, front aerodynamic spoiler, colour coded door mirrors, headlamp system with three projector lamps, tinted glass, rear quarter light Puma emblems, variable ratio power assisted steering, anti-lock brakes, traction control, driver airbag, pyrotechnic front seat belt tensioners, remote central locking, remote tailgate release, aluminium finish interior, leather sports steering wheel, Ford 5000 RDS stereo system. Factory options; Air conditioning, metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the factory optional launch colour of Moondust Silver, (Code 61), this example is identical to the car used in the iconic and award winning Steve McQueen Bullitt recreation TV advert.  The stunning Ford ‘New Edge’ lines of the Puma seem to defy their age and the paintwork boasts a bright polished shine and uniform finish with only minor age related markings.  The often troublesome rear arches are remarkably rust free, although there are a few tiny touched in stone chips on the bonnet and nearside door.  The original supplying dealer number plates remain fitted along with the rear screen sticker.  The trim sections and badges are excellent and the styled lighting units are original and remain crystal clear.  Strictly garaged by the only owner from new, this stylish and chic Ford coupe is very rarely seen in such preserved condition.

INTERIOR
The sporty feel of the Ford Puma certainly continues one inside the snug cockpit which somehow manages to offer space and comfort for front seat occupants whilst not losing the sports car sensation.  The original Chrome/Twill trim, (Code VJ), is superb with the spotlessly clean seats free from wear or damage.  The low mileage credentials are clear to see in the preserved carpets and steering wheel leather sides, usually worn on most examples, which are excellent.  The controls and switchgear are as new and all functions operate perfectly, including the optional air conditioning.  The immaculate luggage area displays factory build stickers to the boot floor and both the parcel shelf and carpet are perfect.  A well-made and lovingly protected interior, complete with the new Ford smell!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Co-developed with Yamaha, the Puma’s 1.7-litre engine was the first Ford to use variable camshaft timing, (VCT).  The power delivery is incredibly flexible and energetic with 85 per cent of peak torque being available at just 1500rpm.  The air induction system is tuned for a raspier sound and combined with a free revving engine this power plant is immensely rewarding.  Ford Main Dealer maintained from new this engine is eager to please, and housed in a pristine engine compartment displaying factory plates, stickers and original panel stampings.   The standard IB5 close-ratio sports gearbox is precise, short and impeccably weighted working in perfect harmony with the driver.  A true driver’s car.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The distinctive and instantly recognisable Ford Puma ‘Fan Blade’ alloy wheels are original and in excellent order with only one touched in mark and light curb scratches and to the front nearside rim only.  All four tyres are quality brand 195/50 R15 with excellent tread levels.  Servo assisted anti-lock brakes with vented front discs and Electronic Brake Force Distribution provide safe stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers Gowrings of Bracknell on the 28th September 1999, this incredible example has covered just 52,882 miles with one owner from new.  A new car sales invoice in the history file made out to Mrs Marie Hamilton confirms a price paid of £15,565 including optional air conditioning and a part exchange allowance of £1,600 for her 1991 Fiesta.  This beautiful Puma has been Mrs Hamilton’s pride and joy ever since and she insisted that only the Ford Main Dealer maintain her car, an assertion she upheld throughout.  The full Ford Main Dealer service history includes the original stamped service booklet with supporting invoices, documented cambelt change and all previous MOT certificates to fully verify the mileage.  The blue Ford document wallet contains the owner’s manual, radio guides, security codes and point of sale literature.  There are two original Ford keys with dealer fob.

Upon launch in 1997, the Puma boldly hit the market with huge fanfare and instantly won Top Gear Car of the Year 1997 and advertising industry awards for the Steve McQueen television adverts.  To drive this low mileage and well maintained example, it is clear to see why the Puma was an instant hit from Ford and now fast becoming very collectable.

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