Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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A superb late build Ford Escort RS Cosworth Lux Edition in rare Petrol Blue.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a sports derivative and rally homologation special of the fifth generation Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship.  It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in limited numbers from Ford’s Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE), team.  It combines the hand-assembled engine expertise of Cosworth and the coach-building crafts of Karmann.  In order to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of its predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth.  A very rare car with only 7,145 examples being produced.  (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, white sports dials, Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette.  Lux Model equipment; Electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins.  Factory Options; Passenger airbag, CFC free air conditioning, CD player model 2040.

EXTERIOR
Finished in striking Petrol Blue, (Code C5), available only in late production models between November 1994 and December 1995, this is a very rare colour.  The paintwork boasts a uniform shine guaranteed to attract admiring glances.  Markings and hairline scratches are visible upon close scrutiny and all exterior trim sections, lights and badges are excellent.  The driver’s door weather strip is lifting slightly to the edge.  The iconic whale tail spoiler is fully intact and vulnerable black lower extension to the front bumper has been replaced.  Ford window stickers remain attached including the Ford Security System and supplying dealer rear window sticker.  A true Ford RS legend.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Escort Cosworth Lux Edition is absolutely original and just as Ford intended.  The Recaro seats finished in the Polaris Grey Hex cloth, (Code LW), are immaculately clean and free from wear.  The seat bases and bolsters remain tight and have retained all shape, and even the delicate piping to the seats have avoided the wear commonly suffered in many examples.  The cut-pile carpets are clean and unworn.  The standard Ford radio/cassette, Model 2007 RDS sound system remains fitted, as does the optional Ford CD player, model 2040.  A Bluetooth Parrot system is fitted but not tested.  The boot area is pristine and houses the factory fitted space-saver spare wheel and correct jack.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The RS Cosworth powerplant warrants little introduction.  Fitted with the factory standard Generation Two Ford EEC IV electronic engine management system and Garrett AiResearch T25 turbocharger and intercooler, the motorsport pedigree of this car is obvious.  With an impressive output of 217HP, the car accelerates rapidly through 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 144mph.  The clean engine bay displays factory seams and weld dots to the wings along with original stickers and slam panel stamping.  Motorcraft hoses and ancillaries remain fitted and genuine Motorcraft filters have been used for servicing.  The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is light and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS 8 X 16” five-spoke alloy wheels are in good order with faint markings visible, and quality matching branded 225/45 ZR16 tyres were fitted new in March 2017.  Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built in December 1995 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany, this factory specified Luxury model was registered new to its first owner on the 14th March 1996 by Ford RS Agent Bristol Street Motors of Worcester.  Just six former keepers in total have enjoyed this Escort Cosworth including respected Ford guru, Kevin Sharp, who along with Martin Hadland at Reyland Motorsport broke the 1/4 mile record in 2003 with a time of 10.4 and 138mph terminal.  A six page feature in Fast Ford magazine details this fabulous car and is included in the history file.  Now returned virtually to standard specification an invoice in the history file for £963.83 dated March 2017 details a service, cambelt and tensioner carried out by renowned Cosworth expert Harvey Gibbs of Supreme Car Services.  The original Ford wallet contains all handbooks, radio instructions, guides and point of sale literature as well as the red master key with code tag.  Completing the history is a folder of invoices and previous MOT certificates.  An excellent example of this iconic RS product.

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Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

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An iconic Ford Sierra RS Cosworth with just 32,521 miles from new.

MODEL HISTORY
The Sierra RS Cosworth project was defined in the spring of 1983 by the then recently appointed head of Ford Motorsport in Europe.  It was established that at the time, Ford was no longer competitive in this area.  After receiving full support from Ford Public Relations, the project was underway with the Sierra chosen as the basis for the task ahead.  Ford Motorsport in Europe approached the automotive company Cosworth who answered positively, but put up two conditions:  The street version of the car had to produce no less than 204 HP, and Ford had to accept no less than 15,000 engines.  The project would only need about 5,000 engines, but Ford nevertheless accepted the conditions. The extra 10,000 engines would later become one of the reasons Ford also chose to develop a four door, second generation Sierra RS Cosworth.  Few cars have ever been greeted with such enthusiasm as the original Sierra RS Cosworth.

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, integral front driving lamps, colour coded bumpers with front moulded overriders, single plane rear wing spoiler, tinted glass all round, extended centre console, leather gearknob, leather three spoke sports steering wheel, cassette storage, electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier, Recaro Sports front seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, anti-locking brake system with failure warning light, electric front windows.  Dealer accessories; Ford tailored floor mats.

EXTERIOR
The iconic styling of the Sierra RS Cosworth is instantly recognisable and boasts breath-taking magnificence even after thirty years since launch.  Finished in original Ford Diamond White, (code B3), the uniform paintwork is bright and displays a superb polished finish.  All panels are factory original with correct ’86 year date stampings and seam welds to the front wings.  The exterior trim is in excellent order and the front lower rubber splitter, often distorted, has retained correct shape entirely.  The glass displays the original number and dots dated Securit etchings, and accuracy seekers will be pleased to see the original Cibie headlamps fitted with other lenses showing Ford logo and ‘England’ lettering.  Supplying Ford dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted.  A truly sensational car commensurate with the incredibly low mileage, and true to the original Ford SVE Department design.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Cosworth is outstanding and exactly as Ford intended.  Finished in Ford Roma and Cashmere Grey Velour, (Code S2), the Recaro seats and door trim are spotless and show virtually no wear.  Only very light creasing to the driver’s seat base is evident.  The carpets are spotless and have remained free from wear having been protected from new by tailored floor mats  A second brand new unused set of genuine Ford floor mats is included.  The dashboard is completely free from distortion and three miniscule hairline cracks can be seen, only upon very close scrutiny.  The standard ECU2 electronic sound system with power amplifier is fully operational and the LCD display to warn of bulb failure and open doors operates perfectly.  Even an unused Ford first aid kit remains in the uncut parcel shelf, and the boot insulation panel designed to raise the boot floor to incorporate the larger spare wheel has been retained!  A classic and correct Ford RS interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) engine with the Garrett AiResearch T.03 turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident with performance figures quoted of 204bhp, 149mph top speed and 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds.  The engine bay will please originality seekers with factory panel stampings on the inner wings, bonnet underside and slam panel.  All stickers and plates remain intact, long since lost on most examples.   The tough T5 manual transmission is direct and precise, just as you would expect from the low mileage covered.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard Rial 15 X 7J Sierra Cosworth alloy wheels and centre caps have been subject to an expensive refurbishment to correct factory finish in Nimbus Grey with diamond cut facings.  The original small gold wheel key has been kept.  Quality branded continental tyres in the correct size of 205/50 R15 have masses of tread remaining and the spare wheel is wrapped in the original Dunlop SP Sport D40 tyre with tread depth indicator, a feature deleted on the Sapphire Cosworth.  Diagonally split hydraulic circuits, anti-lock braking assisted 28.3cm ventilated discs up front and 27.3cm discs at the rear bring the car to a sure and steady halt.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured at the Ford Genk plant in July 1986 and supplied new on the 23rd August 1986 by Ford Main Dealers, Vospers of Plymouth, this example has covered a genuine and verified 32,521 miles from new.  The large history file contains documentation from new to the present day including comprehensive MOT history and invoices, as well as early Ford service check lists.  The Ford Extra Cover Plus wallet contains all handbooks, guides and dealership literature, and the original stamped service book with most recent entry being in July 2016.  A documented cambelt change including auxiliary belts was carried out in 2013 with less than 3,000 miles covered since.
The previous keeper has just acquired two Capri RS models and has made the difficult decision to part with this example.  KGF Classic Cars are honoured to offer this unmolested low mileage example ready for the next custodian.

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Ford Fiesta Mk1 Supersport

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A genuine Mk1 Ford Fiesta Supersport in phenomenal condition.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded construction body, black bumpers with overriders, body colour louvred radiator grille, front air dam, special bodyside tape stripe, rear spoiler, wheel arch extensions, black window surrounds, twin driving lamps, tailgate wash/wipe, door storage bins, passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, tachometer, head restraints, Ford P21 push button radio, clock.

EXTERIOR
This incredibly rare Fiesta Supersport is finished in optional Strato Silver, (Code V 6), and demonstrates a brilliant shine of a cherished, perfectly stored car.  Knowledgeable scrutineers will be amazed how this fragile car has survived in the correct Ford production guise with factory original panels throughout.  Unique to the Supersport, one bolt bumper mounts in the correctly sized recess, supplements the known bulged rear valence to accommodate the spare alloy wheel in the boot area.  Date stampings in hidden areas remain and production spot-welds even extend to both sills!  Correct Hella halogen headlights and Ford twin driving lamps remain fitted and the decals are original factory fitted and not reproduction items.  They have been clear lacquered.  There is one small scratch and minor stone chips to the bonnet left untreated to uphold first paint credentials.  The glass is number plate etched with the rear screen displaying the supplying dealer sticker.  Both the screen sticker and front and rear number plates are original items and not reproduction.  Amazing.

INTERIOR
Mollycoddled will help explain why the reclining front seats finished in Savannah and Carla Supersport Red fabric, (Code K1),  are still original items from new.  Never subject to a retrim and still in amazing condition they will be the envy of all Fast Ford fans.  The soft feel instrument panel is free from cracks and the 4-spoke steering wheel and sports gearshift knob are perfect.  All gauges and illuminated switchgear are in working order and there is minor wear to the driver’s window winder and passenger door top.  The boot area displays all the hallmarks of an untampered vehicle from the genuine carpeted rear package tray to the blue scribed numbers on the boot floor written in March 1981 when the car was produced.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Kent 2V engine, (KL13G), code J3E with 1297cc produces 66PS and is uncharacteristically quiet thanks to documented owner maintenance entries.  Beautifully detailed with Ford leads, cables and Motocraft service items the exhibitionist will be thrilled at the cleanliness and production correct attributes.  The Mk1 bodyplate in conjunction with chassis plate is easily reproduced but is correctly mounted and original in this car with codes unique to the Supersport proudly on display for the knowledgeable to cross reference.  The 4-speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift operates correctly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct Ford 4-spoke 13 X 6 alloys wheels with the black centre caps are stunning with two tiny marks to the front only.  Amazingly, Pirelli P6 185/60 R13 tyres are still fitted including the spare which although have ample tread would be advised to change and keep should the car be regularly used.   The dual line servo assisted brakes with 8.7” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 4th August 1981 by Ford Main Dealers, South Essex Motors (SEM), to Mr Gregory of Wickford.  His long term ownership is best described as fastidious with a 1981 diary revealing the mileage at every fuel stop and when and what maintenance works were carried out.  This log covers 46 pages of hand written entries up to 78,687 miles and the mileage is now 84,307.  The condition, without exception, reflects a cossetted ownership partly revealed by the diary and in the perfect originality of the car itself.  In the care of some very high profile Ford collectors since and now ready for the next custodian.  A SEM wallet containing all the Ford handbooks remains with the car.   Two sets of Ford keys, with the metal key tag number, fits all locks and the ignition.  Representing a fantastic element of Ford’s historic sporting pedigree, this hugely collectable model has become virtually impossible to source in such an unmolested, preserved and original condition.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000

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A multi-awarding winning and very early AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, brake warning light, temperature gauge, heater fan, cigar lighter, heated rear window.  Factory fitted options; RS centre console, Kienzle clock, Ford MW/LW radio.  Dealer Special Build Programme; Wiper blade wind deflector.

EXTERIOR
Finished in classic RS Olympic Blue, (Code E), the paint finish to this genuine RS2000 is truly outstanding from every conceivable aspect.  The fully detailed and spotless underside displays the correct Type-49 shell strengthening components as well as slant rear dampers, a feature unique to only the very early pre November 1973 cars prior to use of the Mk2 floorpan.  Amazing detailing throughout and painstaking attention to accuracy sets this car above even the best A1 examples, and keen RS experts will find AVO workmanship laid bare for all to see, including the cut outs to the bonnet strengthening brace and bulkhead, required to accommodate the longer and higher positioned RS2000 Pinto engine.  All trim sections, Cibie/Fomoco lenses, Triplex toughened glass and the distinctive 12-piece wide decal kit remain in pristine order, and even the ultra-rare and hugely sought-after genuine RS wiper blade deflector remains fitted!  A long-standing feature on the classic Ford scene and famous within the RS Owners Club, this multi-awarding winning example is near impossible to fault.

INTERIOR
True to a Ford RS2000 interior with incredible attention to detail.  The black brushed nylon RS sports seats, (Code A1), with optional headrests match a spotless loop pile carpet throughout and unmarked door cards.   The rare Kienzle clock housed within the optional RS centre console is operative and joins the fitted Ford MW/LW radio which is not connected.  All the other sports instrumentation functions providing at a glance concise information.  The boot area continues the showroom experience with a genuine blue Ford jack and brace neatly wrapped in the hessian bag alongside the correct grey primer fuel tank.  One for the RS connoisseur wanting to enjoy this motoring legend at its best.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Appreciation of this engine bay leaves no wonder why many awards and trophies have been earnt over approximately 20 years on the Ford RS show circuit.  The 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit develops 100bhp and 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds with a top speed of 108mph.  The original Ford identity plate and AVO plate remain fitted and clearly legible to affirm the cars indisputable genuine credentials.  Ford supplied engine stickers are a far superior fitment to aftermarket copies found on most examples, and attention to details even extend to the oil filler cap with correct 71HF part number!  The Type E single selector rail shift four speed synchromesh gearbox offers short, positive snappy gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five 5 ½ J X 13” RS alloy wheels display correct part number H71AB-1007-A-C and the dark grey push-through centre caps.  Matching Dunlop SP Aquajet 165 SR13 tyres are virtually new and incredibly the spare tyre is the original and near impossible to find Dunlop SP68 item!  RS aficionados to be pleased to see the spare wheel angled in the boot with correct holding bracket and rubber strap one inch longer than standard, all to facilitate clearance of the boot hinges.  The direct acting vacuum servo assistance dual-line braking system works effectively.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in September 1973 prior to UK launch the following month, this vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000’s built for the UK market of which only a fraction are now recorded on the AVO register.  Registered new on the 1st December 1973, the first owner was a Mr Bryan Jones.  Many previous owners have been traced and the huge history file contains records and letters between owners.  Paying the sum of £1,499 less £700 part exchange allowance for his 1972 Escort Mexico, Mr Philip Pring purchased the car in September 1976.  Dated some twenty years later, a letter from him is in the history file after the owner in 1996 traced him to find out more about the car!  The history file is simply colossal and perusal of such would take hours.  Regular valuations from the Ford AVO Owners Club date from 2001 to the latest in July 2016 whereby Club Valuer/Model Registrar, Eddie Pepper, valued the car at £50,000.

Masses of neatly filed invoices date back to the 1970’s as well as documentation relating to regular successful entry and judging at RS Owners Club Concours events.  Owned twice by Charlie Chisholm, Owner of CWC Restorations, he restored the car between 1998 and 2003 and such was his love for the car, he bought it back in 2006!  Widely regarded in the AVO Owners Club as one of the three best Mk1 RS2000’s in the country, as stated on an AVO Owners Club valuation certificate, this car is incredibly special.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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An exceptional and standard Ford Escort RS Cosworth with just 15,381 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a sports derivative and rally homologation special of the fifth generation Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship.  It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in limited numbers from Ford’s Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE), team.  It combines the hand-assembled engine expertise of Cosworth and the coach-building crafts of Karmann.  In order to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of its predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth.  A very rare car with only 7,145 examples being produced.  (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, central double locking, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, white sports dials, Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette.  Luxury Model comprising of; electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins.  Factory Options; Passenger airbag, CFC free air conditioning, CD player model 2040.  Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
The breath-taking exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is nothing short of magnificent.  Finished in solid Diamond White, (Code B2), the paintwork boasts an impeccable shine from the flawless factory finish.  All exterior trim, lights, badges and rubbers are perfect.  All correct Ford window stickers remain intact including the Ford Security System and Dealer supplier rear window sticker.  A private number plate included with ‘FMC’ suffix pays homage to the press cars used by the Ford Motor Company when new.  A beautifully detailed underside featuring a standard exhaust is worthy of the demanding show scene.  Incredibly original and unmolested and cossetted underneath an expensive soft fibre car cover included in the sale, this is a true champion collectors car.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Escort Cosworth is wonderfully original and showroom fresh.  The Recaro seats are finished in the Polaris Grey Hex cloth, (Code LW), and are immaculately clean and free from wear.  The seat bases and bolsters remain tight and have retained all shape, and even the delicate piping to the seats have avoided the wear commonly suffered in other examples.  The cut-pile carpets are perfect and untouched thanks to genuine Ford carpet mats.  The standard Ford radio/cassette, Model 2006 RDS sound system remains as Ford intended and the optional CD player model 2040 remains fitted.  The boot area is pristine and houses the factory fitted space-saver spare wheel and correct jack.  An impeccable RS interior representative of a new vehicle handover in March 1996.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original RS Cosworth powerplant warrants little introduction.  Fitted with the factory standard Generation Two Ford EEC IV electronic engine management system and Garrett AiResearch T25 turbocharger and intercooler, the motorsport pedigree of this car is obvious.  With an impressive output of 217HP, the car accelerates rapidly through 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 144mph.  The pristine engine bay is exactly as Ford intended and displays factory seam welds and weld dots to the wings along with original plates, stickers and stampings.  An ultra-rare and sought after white Motorcraft battery and Motorcraft hoses, ancillaries and filters will pass strict Ford aficionado scrutiny.  The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is a delight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine and immaculate Ford RS 8 X 16” five-spoke alloy wheels are shod in correct and specially formulated 225/45 ZR16 Continental Sport Contact tyres with masses of tread remaining.  Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built in November 1995 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany, this factory specified Luxury model was registered new to its first owner on the 14th March 1996 by Ford RS Agent Whites of Taunton.  The incredible low mileage of 15,381 miles is verified in the comprehensive and beautifully presented history file.  The original Ford service booklet contains stamped entries from Ford Main Dealers and marque specialists, including renowned and respected Graham Goode Motors Ltd of Leicester.  Furthermore, two huge and impeccably ordered history folders track the vehicle maintenance from new and documents no less than four cambelt changes, the most recent being January 2017 along with an engine service using genuine Ford components.  Every MOT certificate acquired throughout the cars lifetime is present to absolutely verify the mileage.  Completing the superb history is the original Ford wallet containing all handbooks and guides, spare keys including red master key and even an irreplaceable RS rear view mirror hung specification placard.  An extraordinary example and worthy of the best Ford collections.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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A Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth with 2,500 miles, one owner and full Ford history.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a sports derivative and rally homologation special of the fifth generation Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship.  It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in limited numbers from Ford’s Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE), group.  It combines the hand-assembled engine expertise of Cosworth and the coach-building crafts of Karmann.  In order to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of its predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth.  A very rare car with only 7,145 examples being produced with the first 2,500 units being Big Turbo Homologation cars.   (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, electro-luminescent dials, Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette.  Lux Model equipment; Electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, manual sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins.

EXTERIOR
With 200 hours detail development in Fords own Cologne wind tunnel the rally-bred innovation of this model is instantly recognised.  Finished in the unique Escort Cosworth launch colour of Mallard Green, (Code 4 2), the finish can be described as impeccable.  An invoice in the file for Armourfend paint protection followed by temperature controlled storage and 2,500 careful dry mileage use only guarantees sheer perfection and a factory new appearance. The three-position front adjustable splitter still has the factory chalk marks and the underside is factory correct and spotlessly clean having never been altered from production.   The colour-coded fuel filler cap and large door mirrors of early Big Turbo cars along with every inconceivable detail is correct.  This one owner Escort Cosworth is the Holy Grail.

INTERIOR
The interior of this early Escort RS Cosworth Lux Edition is as new and exactly as Ford intended.  The Recaro seats finished in the Polaris Grey Hex cloth, (Code LW), are divine with a fullness only witnessed on incredibly low mileage examples never exposed to ultraviolet light.  The desirable early leather covered steering wheel with three horn buttons remains fitted.  Removable Ford RS Owners Club stickers are affixed to front screen with this being the 94th car registered.  Being one of the first 2500 cars the pristine boot area still has the water injection kit never plumbed in and unused to comply with homologation. Most were removed by the Ford dealer to avoid customer confusion but the only owner of this car knew the significance and asked the dealer not to remove it.  Seat covers, a supply of genuine Ford paper mats and upmost care help explain why this interior is perfect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The powerful and well proven Cosworth 2.0 litre 16v turbocharged YBT engine features the larger Garrett T3/T04B turbocharger with a two-stage water/air and air/air intercooler together with an electronically regulated over-boost facility.  Being an early car it is also fitted with the desirable Weber-Marelli fuelling and ignition system.  The blue painted cam cover denotes a number of significant changes over the older YBG unit of the Sierra RS Cosworth and power is quoted at 225bhp with 0-60 in 5.9  seconds and a top speed of 140mph. Religious annual servicing by the supplying Ford main dealer leaves no doubt to the mechanical wellbeing of this cherished car.  The owner even keeping removed spark plugs when new ones were installed.  The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is light and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS 8 X 16” five soft-spoke alloy wheels built by Ronal are pristine and still shod in the correct Pirelli P Zero tyres which were specially developed for the Escort RS Cosworth.  Unbelievably the tyres are perfectly preserved thanks to being wrapped and the car being off the ground when stored.  Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Simply astonishing and unrepeatable.  This desirable Big Turbo model was built in September 1992 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 1st January 1993.  Supplied by John Grose in Ipswich for £22,402.52 to the only owner, Mr Rick Wildridge who specified the car to be registered with a ‘COS’ suffix private number plate which remains with the car.  Ownership has never passed to any other individual, organisation or collector.  John Grose have annually maintained this car from new with an impressive 24 service entries catalogued over four service books and every invoice accompanied by each Ford Visual Health Check.  Mr Wildridge also insisted that the same trusted John Grose employee, Mr Steve Syrett now the Service Manager, work on the car!  This fanatical approach is echoed in every conceivable way from the climatic storage chamber for the car to the near obsessive collection of Escort Cosworth literature spanning 25 years.  A Classic Companions ‘This is Your Life’ presentation box neatly documents any expenditure including the 16 fuel station visits using only Shell Super Unleaded with accompanying receipts.  A Ford connoisseur will be amazed with all aspects of this example and will no doubt want to claim it to be the very best in the world.

All keys with original supplying dealer key fobs, every tax disc, every MOT and all Ford handbooks are supplied.  KGF Classic Cars are honoured to be associated with this historically significant Ford Escort RS Cosworth.

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Ford Escort RS Mexico

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A genuine AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS Mexico in impeccable award winning condition.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light.  Factory fitted options; Cigar lighter, Custom Pack – nylon seats, sound deadening material, RS centre console with Kienzle clock, varnished wood trim panels, reclining RS type contoured front seats, heated rear window.  Dealer Special Build Programme; Minilite Sport alloys, RS wiper blade wind deflector.

EXTERIOR
Finished in brilliant Diamond White this genuine Mexico is outstanding. Impeccable detailing extending to the underside and engine bay will please the most critical of owners and onlookers.  Vital components such as the rear stone deflector held in by eight bolts in the boot floor and strengthened AVO workmanship are laid bare for all to see.   The chrome, glass, and badges are in immaculate order with much of the glass still number plate etched.  Tiny splits exist to the rear glass rubber.   A chip on one side decal and a few historic micro blisters to the passenger rear wheel arch, boot corner tip and front drivers sill are barely visible.  These markings have been constantly present during the current 14 year ownership and never prevented the car finishing in the top ten since 2004 at the prestigious Ford AVO National Days.  A second place at the 2013 event being a true testament to the meticulous condition.

INTERIOR
True and exact in every respect to a Ford Mexico Custom Pack interior with hidden attention to detail beyond belief.  Removing the pristine door cards will reveal components carefully removed, refurbished and painted.  This theme is painstakingly continued throughout.  The rare Kienzle clock housed within an uncut RS centre console joins all the other fully operational sports instrumentation providing at a glance concise information.  The brushed nylon RS sports seats with optional headrests and button RS logos match a spotless loop pile carpet throughout.  Only the varnished wood trim panel to the dash facia shows slight fade in an otherwise perfect interior.  The boot area continues the showroom experience with unused tools complete with stickers neatly wrapped in the hessian bag resting on an impossible to source genuine unmarked boot mat.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Prepare for gasps of amazement as onlookers marvel under the bonnet of this Escort Mexico.  The GT crossflow unit with the 711M block has been worked on by renown Vulcan Engineering with the aim of originality in their costly 110 Spec upgrade including conversion of the cylinder head to run on unleaded.  Photos of the stripped engine are in the history file.  Near impossible to source and correct components grace this engine from the obvious Fomoco radiator to the inconspicuous dipstick bracket.   Expect performance of the 1660cc engine to easily match the quoted 85bhp with 0 to 60mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph.  The 4-speed synchromesh gearbox was fully rebuilt in November 2006 by BGH Geartech Ltd with an aluminium bell housing and AP heavy duty clutch proving perfect changes every time .

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correctly dated and optional Minilite Sport Alloys, as available through the Ford Dealer Special Build Programme, are pristine and shod in matching Goodyear Eagle Ventura 185/60R tyres.  The correct pressed steel spare is strapped and angled in the boot with the same tyre.  The vacuum servo-assistance brakes run on the standard single line braking system with M16 front calipers on solid discs and Lockheed 9” rear brakes.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in July 1973 this vehicle has only had six owners from new.  The third owner, Mr Farris joined the AVO club in 1979 and this rare car became the 50th Mexico to be added to the register.  A beautiful catalogue of history accompanies the vehicle with detailed photographs taken each time any work has been carried out.  This encompasses a 14 week engine rebuild in 1983 as featured in HAVOC, (The AVO Owners Club publication) to a bare metal respray in 2002, to a recent CD file revealing intricate detailing work such as the removal and refurbishment of the fuel tank amongst other things.

An extensive collection of invoices, MOT certificates and home produced technical specification sheets are included. The original owner literature including the Escort Mexico Owner’s Handbook encased in the A5 Ford Sure wallet remains with the spare keys.  A previous owner has requested, after making the difficult decision to part with the car, that all trophies, medals, plaques and crystal awards remain with him as a memento of his tremendous efforts.  Photos of all the awards are provided.  Last sold by KGF Classic Cars in 2013 we are delighted to offer this vehicle again to the next discerning collector and blue oval enthusiast.

HPI Clear.

Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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An iconic Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth with only 8,434 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a sports derivative and rally homologation special of the fifth generation Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship.  It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in limited numbers from Ford’s Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE), Group.  It combines the hand-assembled engine expertise of Cosworth and the coach-building crafts of Karmann.  In order to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of its predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth.  A very rare car with only 7,145 examples being produced with the first 2,500 units being Big Turbo Homologation cars.   (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, electro-luminescent dials, Ford 2008 radio/cassette with CD.  Lux Model Equipment; Electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, manual sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins.

EXTERIOR
With 200 hours detail development in Fords Cologne wind tunnel the rally-bred innovation of this model is instantly recognised.  Finished in desirable Radiant Red, (Code U 7), the finish can be described as impeccable. A reflective gloss finish will amaze onlookers and a testament to the cars appearance are various Concours awards at prestigious RS Owners Club shows.    The three-position front adjustable splitter is perfect and the underside is an exhibitors dream with every component gleaming and as new.  Factory markings, stampings and stickers are all present and correct.  The colour-coded fuel filler cap and large door mirrors of early Big Turbo cars along with every inconceivable detail is correct.  Undeniably one of the best in existence.

INTERIOR
The interior of this early Escort RS Cosworth Lux Edition is as new and exactly as Ford intended.  The Recaro seats finished in Raven Leather are divine with a fullness only witnessed on incredibly low mileage examples never exposed to ultraviolet light.  The desirable early leather covered steering wheel with three horn buttons remains fitted.  Being one of the first 2,500 cars the pristine boot area still has the water injection kit never plumbed in and unused to comply with homologation. Most were removed by the Ford dealers to avoid customer confusion.  A Ford immobiliser has been fitted from new along with Ford carpet mats.  Stunning.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The powerful and well proven Cosworth 2.0 litre 16v turbocharged YBT engine features the larger Garrett T3/T04B turbocharger with a two-stage water/air and air/air intercooler together with an electronically regulated over-boost facility.  Being an early car it is also fitted with the desirable Weber-Marelli fuelling and ignition system.  The blue painted cam cover denotes a number of significant changes over the older YBG unit of the Sierra RS Cosworth and power is quoted at 225bhp with 0-60 in 5.9  seconds and a top speed of 140mph. A recent full service and cam-belt change has been carried out by renowned Cosworth Specialists, Harvey Gibbs. The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is light and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS 8 X 16” five soft-spoke alloy wheels built by Ronal are pristine and still shod in the correct factory Pirelli P Zero Asimmetrico tyres which were specially developed for the Escort RS Cosworth.  Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
This desirable Big Turbo model was built in August 1992 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 19th October 1992.  Supplied by Hendy Ford in Southampton a further seven entries in the original service book were carried out by them for maintenance.  Previous MOT certificates and a Concours logbook are also included.  K43MOR was advertised for sale privately in April 2010 for a record price of £35,000 by its devoted owner on Pistonheads and Social Media platforms.  Within days of placing the advert a family holiday to the Canaries was embarked on and during which the car was stolen from the family home.  Soon discovered by the police just 10 miles from the owners house, hidden and ready for disassembly, but thankfully halted due to the quick find.  The vehicle is HPI Clear and was subsequently purchased by Mark Bailey from the world famous Bonkers RS Collection.  A display board when housed in his collection and included with the history file reads; ‘7,632 miles from new, has won every trophy known inc RSOC National Day five times, one of the lowest mileage vehicles left worldwide, this one is thought to be the best in existence’.  Sold off by Mark with all the other Bonkers Ford RS Collection this example has been owned by respected Ford RS collectors since, appreciative of the amazing low mileage condition and early Big Turbo rarity.

All keys and immobilisers along with the original service book and handbooks are supplied.  The grey leather handbook is still in the Ford cardboard box! The original Assurance Certificate is also supplied with the car.

HPI Clear.

Ford Escort RS Mexico

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A genuine AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS Mexico in fantastic enthusiast owned condition.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light.  Factory fitted options; Cigar lighter, Custom Pack – nylon seats, sound deadening material, RS centre console with Kienzle clock, reclining RS type contoured front seats, heated rear window, map reading light.  Dealer Special Build Programme; RS wiper blade wind deflector, world cup cross member, winguard door mirror.

EXTERIOR
Finished in striking Daytona Yellow this genuine Mexico is outstanding. Impeccable detailing extending to the underside and engine bay will please the most critical of owners and onlookers.  Vital components such as the rear stone deflector held in by eight bolts in the boot floor and strengthened AVO workmanship are laid bare for all to see.   The chrome, glass, and badges are in immaculate order and rare period stickers remain intact.   Tiny markings exist to some of the Mexico stripes and the rear valance around the exhaust is slightly chipped.  Years of attending shows and fastidious polishing has worn the paint thin in areas but has never prevented the car being annually highly commended at the prestigious Ford AVO National Days.  Amazing in every respect and one for the collector.

INTERIOR
True in every manner to a genuine Ford Mexico Custom Pack interior presented in a preserved and undamaged condition.  The pristine door cards, headlining and dash top material reveals the pampered life this RS Mexico has enjoyed.  The rare Kienzle clock housed within an uncut RS centre console joins the sports instrumentation providing at a glance concise information.  The brushed nylon RS sports seats with optional headrests and RS button logos match a spotless and original loop pile black carpet throughout.  A discreet Kenlowe fan switch and screen washer switch are mainly out of view.  The boot area continues the showroom experience with an unused spare wheel and a car jack complete with stickers neatly wrapped in the original hessian bag. A standard virtually impossible to replicate at any cost.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Prepare for gasps of amazement as onlookers marvel under the bonnet of this Escort Mexico.  The GT crossflow unit with the 711M block has been worked on by renown Vulcan Engineering with the aim of originality in their Vulcan Maxiflow 1 including conversion of the cylinder head to run on unleaded.  Near impossible to source and correct components grace this engine from the obvious late brake reservoir to the inconspicuous dipstick bracket.  Minor chrome detailing such as the bonnet catch complete the spotless engine bay.   Expect performance of the 1690cc engine to easily match the quoted 85bhp with 0 to 60mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph.  The four-speed gearbox has bronze lower bushes and an AP uprated clutch offering perfect changes every time.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correctly dated 5 ½ J X 13” RS alloy wheels are pristine and shod in matching Falken 185/60R tyres.  An unused spare is strapped and angled in the boot with chalk marks on the tyre.  The standard braking system is very rare being dual line as found in the MK2 Ford Escorts and pulls the car to a straight stop quickly.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley just prior to closure this very late example was registered in August 1975.  It therefore has some unique features that are present in Mk2 Ford Escorts only adding to the desirability for a collector.    Three files of detailed history amassed between each of the nine former keepers offer a wonderful knowledge of the car.  MOT history from the early eighties has also been retained.  The last owner of nine years, Mr Watts, searched hard for a ‘genuine’ Mexico before reading a four page feature in Classic Ford about an ‘as new’ car owned by Mr Crickmore since 1988.  Through determined effort he eventually persuaded Mr Crickmore to sell it to him.  A copy of the feature remains in the detailed history file!  Joining his brother (who also owned a pristine Mexico we recently sold) in attending various AVO club events where both cars were always highly commended this truly special car presents itself to a very lucky new owner to enjoy and continue to show if they wish.

HPI Clear

Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Broadstripe

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A retro oldskool Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Broadstripe ready to enjoy.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, four piece Ford badges on grille and boot lid, unique broad bodyside stripes, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, tinted glass, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, centre console, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents.

EXTERIOR
This very early April 1976 example represents an extremely rare car built prior to the introduction of the RS2000 Base and Custom variants.  Finished in Riviera Blue, (Code T), the vibrant paintwork is looks superb and all panels are straight and damage free.  There is a small crack to one nearside Cibie headlight lens.  A very presentable example with only minor insignificant blemishes, this is a great useable machine, ideal for anyone wishing to enjoy it as Ford intended!  Correct early RS2000 exterior features include the broad side stripe, ‘pre blue oval’ FORD lettering to the grille and boot lid and wing badges to denote 2.0 engine size.  This is classic Oldskool Ford motoring at its best!

INTERIOR
The condition of this RS2000 interior is excellent.  The early cars were fitted with equipment levels similar to that of the later Custom models, including full doors cards, black headlining, tinted glass, Ford analogue clock and glovebox.  The reworked interior whilst not entirely accurate to the Broadstripe specification is clean and the Recaro fishnet seats are in excellent order.  Slight wear to the driver’s foot well carpet is visible.  All functions and controls operate perfectly, including the lazy tachometer common place on Fords of the era!  A spotlessly clean boot displays hints to the professional modification upgrades undertaken with an Alimax fuel tank and heavy duty battery system.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A reworked set up has retained the oldskool Ford credentials with the stronger 205 block Pinto engine and 2.1 big valve head.  Twin Dellorto carburettors, fast road cam, oil cooler and high output alternator allow for an improved estimated 145 bhp, whilst alterations including polybushed suspension, adjustable Spax shocks, World Cup cross member and anti-dive kit allow the power to be exploited in full.   The close ratio Type 9 gearbox is a widely accepted revision to classic fast Fords and a professional conversion has been carried out to offer real modern day usability.  This classic RS2000 goes just as good as it looks!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine four spoke Ronal alloy wheels feature polished face and rims with black infills to create a pleasing testament to the original RS fitments.  All four wheels show RS, Ronal and part number stampings and each is shod in matching branded Falken 175/60 R13 tyres with masses of tread remaining.  Vacuum servo assisted brakes incorporate uprated front discs, Princess four pot callipers and Green Stuff pads to offer excellent stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st April 1976 soon after the launch of the Mk2 RS2000 in the previous January, this early example was to become known as the ‘Broadstripe’ in recognition of the wide bodyside tape line.  Later RS2000’s were split into either Base or Custom models, all of which had a much thinner decal line to the side, amongst other alterations.  The earlier Broadstripe cars had as standard very similar equipment levels to the later Custom models.  This example, the feature of a Retro Ford magazine feature in 2006, had previously undergone a full restoration from the original Carnival Red RS2000 whereby a replacement body was utilised.  The history file is simply colossal with a huge collection of invoices and receipts from renowned classic and fast Ford specialists totally many thousands of pounds.  The restoration and modification is documented within the extensive paperwork and revisions are sympathetic to the original design and widely recognised within the Ford community.  With work undertaken by knowledgeable specialists, this example performs every inch as its tremendous looks would suggest.  Appealing to the wider community of Ford fans who, perhaps rather than hold emphasis upon complete accuracy, simply wish to enjoy exhilarating drives, fantastic usability and the spirit of the legendary Escort RS2000 with ‘thumbs up’ acknowledgement on every outing.

HPI Clear.