Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth

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A very early production Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth with just 24,608 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings with black insert, polycarbonate bumpers, integral front air dam, heated front windscreen, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, tinted glass, homofocal headlights, headlamp wash/wipe, rear window aerial, colour coded rear spoiler, extended centre console, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, graphic information module, map reading lamps, tilt and slide sunroof, central locking, front and rear electric windows, integral rear headrests, Electronic Sound System ECU2 with power amplifier.  Dealer options; Security glass etching, Shurlock ED10 immobiliser system, Ford tailored carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
Launched to the UK market in January 1988, this Sapphire Cosworth was built in the first month of production, January 1988.  Finished in original Ford Diamond White, (Code B3), the paint is preserved and boasts a bright shine and polished uniform finish.  All factory panels are pin straight with linear gaps and even close scrutiny will struggle to discover anything other than miniscule markings.  All exterior trim including the commonly misshapen front splitter is perfect and features such as Anthracite fog lamps surrounds denote an early 2WD example.  The glass displays the original number and dots dated Securit etchings, and the original Carello headlamps remain fitted with other lenses showing Ford logo and ‘England’ lettering.  Supplying dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder have been retained.  Without question one of the best unrestored examples in existence.

INTERIOR
The factory standard interior of this truly special example is trimmed in the original Halley and Angora grey velour, (Code L).  This trim arrangement being another denotation of the early 2WD production Sapphire Cosworths prior to the introduction of Shadow Halley/Raven velour and optional Raven Leather in February 1989.  The supportive Recaro front seats are flawless with firm bolsters and tight coverings, commensurate with the very low mileage.  A tiny amount of shrinkage to the driver’s door card can only just be seen.  The instantly familiar driver inclined dashboard is perfect and completely free from any cracks, and the three spoke leather trimmed sports steering wheel and leather gear knob show natural veins.  All functions and controls operate including the standard Sound ECU2 stereo system with power amplifier.  A fantastic RS interior, the ultimate combination of sporting prowess and spacious executive luxury.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) engine with the Garrett AiResearch T.03B turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident with performance figures quoted of 204bhp, 150mph top speed and 0-60 in just 6.1 seconds.  The engine bay will fascinate originality seekers with factory panel stampings on the inner wings, front slam panel and bonnet underside.  All stickers and plates remain intact including the service stickers on the intercooler, long since lost on most examples.   The tough T5 manual transmission with 7.5 limited slip differential is direct and precise, just as you would expect from the low mileage covered.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted and unrestored 15 X 7 RS Sierra Cosworth ‘Lattice Style’ alloy wheels are remarkable with only minimal markings and one scratch to the offside front rim edge.  The part numbers and raised stampings are prominent and show clear definition, a feature lost upon the usual refurbished items.  Quality Dunlop SP Sport 205/50 R15 tyres with excellent tread are fitted all round, and the spare wheel is shod in the original unused Dunlop SP Sport D40 fitment.  Diagonally split hydraulic brakes featuring anti-lock assistance and Teves four piston front callipers offer excellent stopping power to match the performance.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Ford’s Genk assembly plant in January 1988, the first month of Sapphire Cosworth production, this example was registered new on the 12th February 1988 by Ford Main Dealer and RS official agent, Charles King of Bedford.  The first owner was a Mr Ronald Shepherd, proprietor of specialist’s RS Engineering in Buckinghamshire.  An avid Ford RS enthusiast and expert, Mr Shepherd was determined to acquire a brand new Sapphire Cosworth and attended the launch party at Charles Wells Ford on the 11th February 1988 to secure his order.  He even kept in the history file newspaper cuttings advertising the launch party and other articles covering the event afterwards!  The new vehicle sales invoice made out to Mr Shepherd confirms the price paid of £19,300.

The history file is fantastic and includes the original Charles King Ford A5 wallet with original service book, handbooks, guides and POS literature, and despite the incredibly low mileage, the service book contains nine stamped entries.  The most recent entry in November 2017 with supporting invoice is from renowned Cosworth specialist Harvey Gibbs of Supreme Car Services whereby a service and brake overhaul was carried out.  There is a documented timing belt change in 2015 at 23,844 miles.  Completing the comprehensive history file is every MOT certificate completed from the first in 1991 to the current in November 2017 along with service invoices and receipts.  Articles of this car covered in classic car publications, original sales brochure and two Ford keys with Charles Wells fob complete the history file.  Representing an incredibly well-preserved example of what is now firmly established as collectable Ford RS product, KGF Classic Cars are privileged to offer this genuine 24,608 mile example ready for the next custodian.

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Mk1 Ford Cortina GT

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A very rare and genuine Mk1 Ford Cortina GT in fabulous condition.

EQUIPMENT
All steel integral construction, safety glass all round, zero torque locks, air extraction vents, childproof locks on rear doors, wing mounted chrome mirrors, bright metal exterior ornamentation, halogen headlamps, single tone horn, painted fascia and upper door capping’s, padded dashtop, aluminium scuff plates, aeroflow heating and ventilation system, twin sunvisors, cigar lighter, oil pressure, water temperature, amp, fuel gauges, tachometer, Speedwell 3-spoke wooden steering wheel.

EXTERIOR
This high-performance Ford Cortina GT is finished in fantastic Alpine Green with the Ermine white flash (Code CM .A).  The paintwork boasts a uniform shine with only minor marks and some micro blisters to the bottom of the front doors and rear valance.  Structurally excellent this example has been beautifully preserved with remedial cosmetic refurbishment and being the later GT model it has the twin combined flasher and sidelamps, full width chrome front grill and the air extraction vents in the rear quarter pillars. The chrome brightwork is in excellent order with original front grill, bonnet and rear badges displaying the faintest of aging.  A wonderful example guaranteed to draw much admiration.

INTERIOR
The spacious interior of this classic Cortina is remarkable, the foam padded front bucket seats, rear bench seat and matching door cards are finished in a luxurious cream leather and remain in a near perfect condition.  The original washable headlining and matching twin sunvisors are in great condition just showing very slight discolouration, with the original Fir Green carpet finishing off this delightful interior.  All gauges and controls housed in a safety padded instrument panel are clear and fully operational and a period Motorola radio remains in situ.  The Cortina aeroflow heating and ventilation system capable of changing the air in the car every 40 seconds, even with the windows closed, is working perfectly and reminds the driver how special this car is.  The stylish Speedwell three spoke sports steering wheel is in fine order and adds to a fantastic Cortina interior, simply brilliant.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The pre-crossflow 1500 cc engine with the GT upgrades of a heated intake manifold, high performance camshaft and dual chamber weber carburettor produces 83.5 bhp and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 12.1 seconds.  Adding to the performance package is an electronic ignition distributor, hand-made full stainless exhaust system and K&N air filter giving this a roughty exhaust note and real sporty feel.  A four speed 2000E Bullet gearbox completes the package and is light and precise.  Fast, fun and fantastic in every respect.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pressed steel wheels with wide base rims are fitted with immaculate and bright chrome hubcaps surrounded with 175/70 R13 tyres showing ample tread. The single line braking system including front discs with P16 cailpers and 9 inch rear drums insures safe and efficient stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Dagenham factory in March 1966 and registered on the 3rd May in the same year, this wonderful Cortina GT has only had 5 previous owners.  A model often replicated this genuine GT was used on the show circuit before being exported to Ireland in 1998 to join a Ford collection.  It has now arrived back in the UK and awaits a lucky new custodian and Ford enthusiast.

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Ford Escort RS1600i

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A legendary Ford Motorsport developed Escort RS1600i in stunning condition.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front and rear overriders, laminated windscreen and all-round safety glass, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, RS1600i decals, Ford spot lamps, remote control door mirrors, RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel, Ford RS interior with sports reclining seats, head restraints, perforated headlining, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock.  Factory options; Tinted glass, tilt/slide sunroof, electric front windows, central locking, Ford SRT32P push button radio cassette.  Dealer accessories; Ford rubber over mats.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this exceptional example is finished in Ford Diamond White, (Code B3).  Having been subject to an incredible no expense spared bare shell restoration, the finish to this example is simply breath-taking.  The restoration emphasis being focused on retaining standard specification, the painstaking process included fastidious preparation of the original RS1600i shell, identified by subtle anomalies such as the correct roof drip rail, a distinctive RS1600i feature.  A fully detailed underside reveals spotless components meticulously removed and powder coated, re-plated and refurbished.  The trim items, glass and lights are near perfect including the original Carello lamps lenses, and non-compromising attention to detail even extended to the sourcing of a brand new old stock front spoiler.  A real show stopping RS1600i.

INTERIOR
A near perfect interior benefiting from the same no expense spared mentality to the exterior restoration.  Renowned and respected specialists, Aldridge Trimming, have refurbished the firm and super supportive seats in replica Shark Grey material with Ford RS Logos, (Trim Code 1C), to an as new standard, the condition of which is equalled by the matching door cards and black headlining.  The deep grey carpets are super clean and free from undue wear having been protected by rubber Ford over mats.  Amazingly, the dashboard is completely free from the all too common cracking.  All interior equipment is functional including the original optional Ford SRT32P push button radio cassette and the fuel shut-off system operating lights.  The rear parcel shelf is pin straight and has remained free from speakers cut outs.  1980’s Ford RS perfection!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords 1600 Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing a manufacturer quoted 115 BHP.  Mated to the Bosch K Jetronic Fuel Injection System, correct twin coil set up (brand new), and incorporating deceleration fuel shut off, the instrument orange and red lamps illuminate upon deceleration once the engine is at operating temperature and the engine speed is above 1600rpm.  The car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds with an addictive and instantly recognisable exhaust rasp.  The pristine engine bay displays a Motorcraft battery and components meticulously powder coated and gold passivated.  The gear changes are light and exact, a pleasure to operate.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15 X 6 inch RS seven spoke alloy wheels are pristine and correct to the RS1600i model having only one spoke on each wheel stamped with the Ford emblem as opposed to the more common RS Turbo fitments with three stamped spokes.  The wheels are shod with matching premium Dunlop Sportbluresponse 195/50/R15 tyres all round, brand new in 2015.  Diagonally split hydraulic circuits with tandem master cylinder, vacuum servo assistance and 9.4” ventilated discs up front bring the car to a steady halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st August 1983, the history file for this outstanding RS1600i is simply mind blowing.  The colossal history folder contains paperwork and documents dating back to the early 1980’s and also includes the original handbooks, operating guides and RS1600i launch literature.  More importantly, a complete photographic and documented restoration file has been beautifully prepared and presented, one which thorough perusal would take literally hours!  The previous owner, Mr Alan Bradshaw, acquired the car and commissioned only trusted and renowned establishments to carry out the restoration with one remit, he wanted the best Diamond White RS1600i they could produce, no expense spared.  The huge restoration log takes the car right back to scratch and covers everything from bodywork preparation to a fully rebuilt engine and gearbox.  Reputed specialists, RS Classics, were handed the car once more to complete the commissioning process, with a final invoice in the history file dated January 2017 for £2,025.29.  Altogether an amazing journey to bring this iconic RS Ford back to its former glory, with an eye watering outlay far in excess of its value.  A quest undertaken simply for the love of the car is certain to benefit the next lucky enthusiast owner of this amazing car, soon to feature in an upcoming edition of Classic Ford Magazine.

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Ford Escort XR3

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A collectable very early Ford Escort XR3 in prime condition.

EQUIPMENT
Aerodynamic spoilers front and rear, wheel arch air deflectors, colour keyed bumpers, colour keyed remote door mirrors, front and rear overriders, black finish window surrounds, tailgate wash wipe, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, front door stowage bins, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, Ford P21 push button radio, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock, two spoke soft feel steering wheel.  Factory options; Opening rear quarters, central locking, sunroof, tinted glass.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the original colour of Strato Silver Metallic, (Code V6), the paintwork is superb with a bright uniform finish and the factory panels remain fitted with stampings visible.  Unique features denote a very early XR3 such as the single washer jet, washer bottle bracket design and satin black painted sill, and whilst debate rages as to exactly how many cars had these features, what is certain is that only very early cars did.  Furthermore, the correct higher ride height prior to the introduction of the XR3i has been maintained.  The trim sections, glass, lights and badges are in excellent order and supplying original dealer number plates remain fitted.  A tiny paint blemish around the wing mounted aerial, a small split to the driver’s door top rubber and slight discolouration to the sunroof glass are visible upon close inspection.  A superb example of this legendary contender in the 1980’s hot hatch war, unmolested and just as Ford intended.

INTERIOR
The original Special Laser fabric trim in Red/Grey, (Code TF), along with the small two spoke steering wheel again relate to the early XR3 cars and have remained in fantastic preserved condition.  The bright colours to the seat fabric are free from fading and damage and the inner foam structures are firm and shapely.  The anthracite headlining is unmarked, as are the door cards, and the carpeting is clean with only minimal wear.  Incredibly the dash has only a few minuscule cracks around the vents, barely visible and is free from the common distortion.  All the controls work correctly including the electronic warning system which monitors brake pad wear, coolant levels, low fuel, oil and windscreen washer level.  Even the Ford P21 push button radio operates!  A really well preserved, unspoilt 1980’s icon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords 1.6 Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) engine mated to a twin venture weber carburettor, this car sprints along with 96bhp at 6000rpm giving a 0-60 of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 113mph.  The unmolested engine bay is very clean and displays clearly prominent factory plates and original stickers.  Ford aficionados will be pleased to see a Motorcraft battery and correct service items such as Motorcraft oil filter, starter motor and hoses.  The correct 4-speed manual transmission fitted to pre February 1982 cars is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five cloverleaf deep sculptured light cast alloy wheels are in fantastic order and fitted with Pirelli P6000 185/60 R14 tyres showing masses of tread.  The boot area houses the spare wheel alongside the factory supplied jack and brace, and the original parcel shelf is straight and uncut with correct rubber hangers.  The servo assisted brakes with 9.4” ventilated discs up front stop the car well.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Ford Saarlouis Plant, Germany in February 1981 and registered new on the 3rd March 1981 on a ‘W’ plate suffix, this very early XR3 was supplied new by Ford Main Dealers Doe Motors Limited of Essex.  Just three keepers from new have cherished this example the last being the owner of the very first Escort Cosworth to roll of the production line and also in possession of the Escort Cosworth owned by the designer himself, Stephen Harper.  The original dealer branded document wallet houses all the handbooks, guides, sales leaflet, guarantee cards and accessories brochure.  Furthermore, a neatly presented history folder contains receipts and invoices for service and repair work dating back to the 1980’s to present and includes a recent documented cambelt change.  There are previous MOT certificates and two sets of original keys that work the ignition both door and tailgate.  This outstanding XR3 will appeal to a serious collector or enthusiast wanting an incredibly well preserved, unmolested example of an iconic and fast appreciating classic car that has played a huge part in the history of sporting Fords.

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Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico

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An award winning early AVO Ford Escort Mexico with full history from new.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) heavy-duty Type 49 bodyshell, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, rear stone deflector plate, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, Springalex steering wheel, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining.  Factory fitted options; Cigarette lighter.

EXTERIOR
This outstanding enthusiast owned example is finished in desirable Electric/Monza Blue, (Code U), and the highly detailed finish to the paintwork is truly breath-taking.  The spotless underside enjoys the absence of underseal to showcase the incredibly straight and structurally perfect Type 49 shell with AVO workmanship laid bare for all to see.  Finishing second in Class Mexico at the Ford AVO Owners Club National Day in 2017 reveals the high standard this example enjoys.  Correct features such as the Lucus 75/50w 7in circular sealed beam headlight units only fitted to early cars and twin-wire Trico Speedblade wipers will please purists.  The white striped Mexico decals are perfect and in accordance with the stripes have the 1600GT wing badges and colour coded petrol cap. The front chrome quarter bumpers and correct straight rear bumper without the cutout is as new.   An extraordinary example in every respect and very special.

INTERIOR
The standard early Mexico had black PVC L-spec seats with vertical stitching, (Code AA), and the original factory seats in this car along with the rest of the interior is amazing.  The fully functional instrument cluster comprising of the 140mph speedometer and rev counter marked to 8000rpm is the correct type for an early Mexico along with the raised Ford oval badge on the passenger sill and the grey dipping rear view mirror.  As with the Twin Cam, RS1600 and pre-October 1972 Mexicos, the battery is in the pristine boot area with the original blue jack neatly wrapped in the hessian bag.  Factory correct and one for the perfectionist.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This matching numbers 1599cc 4-cylinder Crossflow engine is remarkable in both its condition and factory originality.  Producing 86bhp, 0-60mph is 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph is quoted.  It has the correct cast iron 711M cylinder block and the AC oval metal air cleaner housing is finished in the correct hammered silver colour as per early cars.  The combined brake/clutch reservoir attached to pre-October 1972 Mexicos still sits correctly on the upper bulkhead along with the off-white cheese wedge washer bottle.  The gearbox is a close-ratio all-synchromesh design with heavy-duty three-rail shift and remote-control leaver to ensure a positive change.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Immaculate pressed steel wheels with chrome caps of 5.5x13in dimensions have the cooling slots only fitted to early Mexicos between June 1971 and September 1972 and are shod in new Michelin Energy 165/70 R13 tyres.  The Girling Powerstop AHV 550 Mk2A servo, also only fitted to the early cars, helps grip the 9.625in front discs and 9.00in rear drums to offer assured braking performance.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations facility in Aveley in October 1971 this vehicle incredibly has a fully traceable ownership history from new and throughout just three former keepers.  Supplied by Ford Main Dealers and Rallye Sport Centre, John Willment (Mitcham) Ltd, to a Mr Edward William Palmer on the 11th November 1971.  Mr Palmer cherished the vehicle until July 1989 before selling the car to Mr Mark Lawrence Dent for £1350.  A letter between the two owners is within the comprehensive history file.  Mr Dent again cherished the car until May 2008 before selling it to Mr Dean David Carey who sold the car in August 2009 to the final keeper, Glenn Gray.  Mr Gray, a knowledgeable Ford fanatic, decided to embark on a sympathetic restoration preserving all the correct components and entrusting industry experts such as Charlie Chisholm from CWC Restorations to carry out the work.  As a testament to the excellent standard this car is in, it was awarded second in Class Mexico at the 2017 Ford AVO Owners Club National Day.

The history file is phenomenal with virtually every MOT from new, all handbooks and even the original service book!  A substantial number of invoices and sales literature from new is included along with two sets of keys and even the metal key tag number.  A recent seven page feature in Retro Ford Magazine November 2017 is included.  This really is one of the best Ford Escort Mexicos in existence.

Ford Fiesta MK1 XR2

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An iconic Ford Fiesta Mk1 XR2 with just 70,690 miles.

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

EXTERIOR
This sporting Fiesta is finished in striking Strato Silver, (Code V6) and boasts a uniform, polished shine throughout.  All panels are straight with linear gaps and only tiny touched in chips to the bonnet, a small blemish to the tailgate and marks to the tape stripe are worthy of mention.  This car has been a successful entrant in the XR Owners Club Concours D’Elegance with judging forms proving the high scores and top rankings.  The factory standard trim sections and bumpers are free from markings and all rubbers are soft and black.  All glass is number plate etched and the correct Ford Hella rear lamps and Lucus H4 headlamps are fitted. A rare vehicle itself, and rarely surpassed in this condition.

INTERIOR
The interior in this remarkable example remains in beautiful condition and largely as Ford intended other than a period Audioline cassette player and period alarm.  The ‘Storm’ and Crushed Velour interior in Shark Grey, (Code KW), is immaculate and free from tears, rips or discolouration.  The red laser line around the console is bright and unbroken and the soft finish dashboard is perfect.  The Shark Grey loop pile carpet is spotless having been protected by carpet mats and the Grey Mylar sidewall and rear quarter finishers are pristine.  All switchgear is functional and the original trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers.  A delightfully period unspoilt interior, reminiscent of the 1980’s hot hatch phenomenon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1600 OHV engine with Weber twin-venturi carburettor develops an ample 84BHP which in such a lightweight and nimble car helps achieve a top speed of 105mph and 0-60 in 9.3 seconds.  The standard specification automatic choke and electronic ignition are both present and the noise from the standard rear Ford exhaust is unmissable.  All factory stickers and identification plates are visible within a very clean engine bay.  The four speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact, a joy to use.  A real ‘smile on your face’ experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Special ‘pepperpot’ 13” X 6” alloys wheel with ultra low profile branded 185/60HR13 tyres adorn the car and amazingly have never been refurbished.  A few markings are visible.  The spare alloy wheel 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 11th August 1982 by Ford Main Dealers Central Garage Hucknall Ltd, this enthusiast owned example has only ever had five former keepers.  All the handbooks, instruction guides and original service book are neatly contained within two A4 folders brimmed with history.  This comprises of old MOT certificates, tax discs, invoices, XR Owners Club material and entrance cards to various shows where the car was a main exhibit.  As a memento of its previous success on the show circuit a number of scored judging forms are included.  Last sold by KGF Classic Cars to a discerning Ford collector we are proud to be able to offer this vehicle again to the next lucky custodian.

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Ford Focus RS Mk1

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An immaculate Mk1 Ford Focus RS with only 7,424 miles and excellent history.

MODEL HISTORY
Inspired by the now Late Colin McRae’s victorious Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, the Ford Focus RS was created as a no frills, no compromise road going rally car, a car true to its motorsport roots.  Designed in conjunction with Ford Racing Engineers and M-Sport in Cumbria, the RS badge synonymous with the most desirable, high performance Ford vehicles was first introduced to the already accomplished Focus.  Only 4,501 examples were built with only 2,147 sold to the UK market.

EQUIPMENT
Computer optimised unitary welded steel body, rigid occupant safety cell, energy absorbing crumple zones, wider front and rear pressed steel wings, auxiliary air intakes, aerodynamic splitter and rear wing, mounted side sills, modified lower rear apron, driver and front passenger airbags, air conditioning, leather sports steering wheel with blue inserts, carbon fibre centre console with start button, limited edition number plaque, Sparco aluminium handbrake, gear knob and pedals, boost gauge and ‘change up light’, bright metal tread plates with RS script, stereo radio/6CD model 6006E, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the only colour available, striking Imperial Blue Metallic, (Code Q2), perfection seekers will be amazed with the outstanding exterior finish of this low mileage example. With styling cues from the Focus RS WRC project more aggressive polypropylene front and rear bumpers were developed for the Focus RS for extensive downforce and are virtually unmarked with only a few tiny stone chips.  The correct Hella fog lights and blue turn indicator bulbs remain fitted and all exterior panels unique to the Focus RS body are pristine.  The original supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker are affixed as are rare and delicate manufacturer stickers in door shuts and other discreet places often lost with the first wash.  The underside is factory correct and clean with factory blue production dabs of paint visible thanks to low mileage dry use and temperature controlled storage.

INTERIOR
Inside this competition-inspired performance Focus RS is an impressive list of motorsport-derived equipment from a pair of body-hugging Sparco road-race seats swathed in luxurious Racing Black and Blue Leather and Black Alcantara, (Code AR), to aluminium fittings, push button start and a numbered plaque.  Having covered just 7,424 miles, the interior condition is flawless and undeniably showroom fresh.  The instrument cluster features segregated and individually framed gauges with a bold blue band graphic scheme all functioning perfectly.  The desirable and no longer obtainable Focus RS carpet mats remain unused and stored in the boot with a set of standard Focus mats having been used instead to protect the carpets from new.  The boot carpet has also been protected by a Ford boot tray.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
At the heart of this Focus RS is the powerful 2.0 Duratec RS four-cylinder 16v engine which can trace its roots to the Focus WRC engine design.  With an air-to-water aircharge intercooler, a water-cooled turbocharger and oil-spray cooled pistons, it boosts output to 212bhp at 5500rpm and 310Nm torque at 3500rpm.  The maximum speed is 144mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.4 seconds!  The engine bay is factory perfect.  The Ford MTX-75 gearbox with a heavy-duty AP Racing clutch and Quaife Automatic Torque-Biasing (ATB) differential offers the ultimate rally road car experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The pristine 8 x 18inch O.Z Racing wheels manufactured in light aluminium alloy are shod in premium Pirelli P Zero 225/40 ZR18 tyres.  Peer through the large openings between the spokes and onlookers will be amazed at the beautifully detailed and spotless Brembo 4-pot calipers and 325mm ventilated discs which generate braking forces exceeding 1.0 g and can halt the car from 100mph in 4.1 seconds.

HISTORY FILE
Built on 29th April 2003 and registered new on 23rd June 2003, a new car sales invoice from the supplying main dealer, Sandicliffe Motor Group, reveals a purchase price of £19,970 to the first owner, Mr Teear.  Ford reputedly made a loss of around £4,000 on each car sold, but such was demand when the cars were new that used examples were sold for more than list price!  A further two custodians have cherished this car retaining and filing all documentation neatly and chronically in an A4 folder.  The last cambelt change was carried out at Ford Lifestyle Motor Group in September 2013 at 7,288 miles.  The warranted miles are now only 7,424.  The history files also includes rare collector artefacts such as production cards, key tags and old tax discs.  All original handbooks, service books and special RS supplements are contained within the Ford wallet and two keys with RS fobs are present.  Virtually unrepeatable.

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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 Escort Mk1 RS2000

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

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

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR REQUIRED

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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