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 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.

HPI Clear.

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.

HPI Clear.

Ford Mk1 Transit Jennings Roadranger

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The best Jennings Ford Transit Roadranger in existence with just 40,169 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Coachbuilt aluminium skin over hardwood frame, fixed standing headroom, one-piece GRP moulded roof, twin rear wheels, train carriage style rear door, louvered side window openers, rear fold-down step, chrome front bumper and wing mirrors, on-board water tank, luxurious light oak cabinets, full wardrobe, chest of drawers, shower/toilet compartment, cooker with grill and oven, dinette for four, stainless steel sink with drainer, Whale water tap, rear seating with deep foam cushions and backrests, eye-level mirror, full safety glass windows with louvered vent sections, roof light with fly screen, curtains and blinds, Mini-Elsan toilet, large over-cab shelf area/child bed, period Phillips radio, FCC Precision Quartz clock, cab heater, demisters, windscreen washer.  Factory options; Electrolux 212B refrigerator.  Additional equipment; CB radio, camp bed, wind break, exterior full screen blackout cover.

MODEL HISTORY
JH Jennings and Son Ltd of Sandbach Cheshire had been in the business of coachbuilding for over 200 years when this Ford Transit Roadranger was produced.  Using traditional methods of an aluminium skin over hardwood frame and a one-piece GRP roof moulding, the Roadranger models built upon various doner chassis cabs were of the finest quality in the business.  This masterpiece of British craftsmanship was coach painted by hand, a real diminishing art.

EXTERIOR
This beautifully crafted and well known Jennings Roadranger is built upon the Mk1 Ford Transit chassis cab, an iconic vehicle in its own right.  Finished in the factory original coach painted cream with white flash stripe, the original paint finish incredibly remains bright and in excellent order.  Minor touched in areas to the paintwork are visible upon close inspection but do not detract from the absolute wow factor this vehicle creates.  Structurally perfect underneath and in both the cab and camper sections, this remarkably rare survivor has been used, enjoyed and thoroughly cherished.  The chrome front bumper, door mirrors and other trim sections are in pristine order.  All original badges and decals are present and show natural light tarnishing, and the original factory build plates remain in place.  Completely unmodified and remarkably original, this astonishing vehicle is exactly as the Jennings craftsmen intended and a credit to its makers and two owners.

INTERIOR
Absolutely original and beautifully preserved.  The term ‘timewarp’ is often used and perhaps loosely interpreted but completely justified in this case.  All fixtures and fittings as well as the original trimmed upholstery are completely factory original.  The Tangerine trimmed seating (build code E909) was put into storage when the vehicle was brand new for preservation purposes and a second similar set purchased for use.  Both sets remain with the vehicle.  The fitted light oak cabinets are all intact and in fantastic order having been regularly treated with Lord Sheratons wood balsam and even the original clean red carpet remains fitted.  All domestic cooking and washing facilities are operational but have not been safety tested by KGF Classic Cars.  The dinette area coverts effortlessly into a double bed area with a neat stowage slot for the table and additional child bunk above the cab.  The cab area itself is in wonderful condition with the original black vinyl seats and all functions factory standard.  A small unstitched section to the driver’s seat and light wear to the leather trimmed steering wheel are merely evidence of holiday usage and take nothing away from this vehicles huge appeal.  A functional period CB radio is the only non standard fitment.  Winner of countless awards and the subject of classic campervan book publications, it is easy to see why.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four cylinder V4 crossflow unit warrants little introduction having been the trusted power plant of countless Ford vehicles for many years.  This simple and reliable 1996cc unit has been maintained to an excellent standard and having covered just 40,169 miles from new delivers effortless and quiet performance.  The automatic transmission, a £94 option in 1972 operates perfectly.  A perfect set up for relaxed holiday cruising.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original steel fitted items consisting of twin rear wheels are shod in heavy duty tyres with excellent tread remaining.  All four wheels display the original Jennings fitted period chrome hubcaps which are in excellent order aside from a small area of damage to the front nearside item.  The power assisted brakes offer prompt and safe straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
A brilliant history file befits this wonderful vehicle immensely.  The original chassis cab was supplied by Ford Main Dealer Albert E. Chatfield of Stoke-on-Trent and supplied to renowned Coachbuilders JH Jennings and Son Ltd.  There is even a Dagenham Engine Assembly Plant tag tucked in the service booklet!  Upon completion of the beautiful Roadranger conversion this example was registered new on 9th June 1972 to first owner Mr Leonard Hemmings.  Sadly after just one trip and 317 miles covered, Mr Hemmings fell into poor health and passed away.  Remaining with his widow and garaged stored, the vehicle was put up for sale in 1980 still with just 317 miles on the clock.  The second owners Craig and Marion Harrison purchased the vehicle on 29th June 1980 and have owned it ever since.  Usage for many happy holidays and show events, this incredible example has now covered just 40,169 miles from new with every single MOT certificate to fully verify the mileage.

All original handbooks, service books and operating guides are present along with a Jennings Roadranger sales brochure.  Two illustrated books featuring this very vehicle claim it to be surely the best in existence and many awards and recognition help to uphold this claim.  Further print outs talk about the vehicle build details and regale tales of holidays enjoyed by Craig and Marion.  Quite simply a wonderful story, a wonderful vehicle and something to put a smile on anyone’s face.  A essential piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Tax exempt, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.

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.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS Mexico

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An exceptional, very rare Rallye Sport Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico.

EQUIPMENT
Two circular halogen headlights, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, unique bodyside stripes, ‘Mexico’ decals, two black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, simulated leather covered sports steering wheel, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents.  Accessories:  Classic 100BT radio.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this iconic RS Mexico is simply beautiful.  Finished in desirable Diamond White it has a stunning sheen and looks fabulous with all the black contrasting Mexico decals.  The distinctive squared-up nose styling and front air dam has no stone chips and informs knowledgeable onlookers to the scarcity of this model only built between January 1976 and July 1978.  All the trim is perfect, window rubbers are black and all decals are correct and present.  The underside is body coloured and fully detailed for the show circuit.  Photographs reveal the amazing work undertaken and no evidence of a colour change is visible despite be noted in 2012.  Utterly gorgeous and a real show stopper.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Mexico offers simple sporting pleasure.  The twin high back reclining Scheel front seats in Black fabric with head restraints and are perfectly clean and offer incredible support. The carpets, washable black headlining and door cards are all unmarked.  All the gauges and warning lights function correctly with the ‘RS’ logo within the five white needle instrument cluster reminding the driver how special this Ford is.  The padded dash has no cracks and the Ford Britax labels on the seatbelts remain attached as do the green BSI Approved stickers to the seatbelt buckles!  Convenience features have been fitted such as the centre console, glovebox and Classic 100BT radio.  The boot area is spotlessly clean.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Visually identical from the same era and part of the ‘Pinto’ family, a 1993cc single overhead camshaft engine performs faultlessly and is a recognised period improvement to the 1593cc unit.  Amazingly clean for those enjoying bonnet-up exhibiting.  A top speed of 108mph and 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds can be expected.  A standard 4-speed gearbox offers light, short and responsive changes.  Delightful.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This stunning example is fitted with the standard Bright Silver painted RS Mexico steel 5.5x13in sculptured sports wheels in immaculate condition.  Branded 185/60 R13 tyres are fitted with ample tread.  Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes and rear drum brakes pull the car up to a safe halt.

HISTORY FILE
With only around 2,500 Mk2 Ford Mexico’s made, (source Ford RS Owners Club), this car represents a rare breed!  Positioned awkwardly in price and specification between a 1600 Sport and an RS2000 when new, the Mexico had a very short production run and therefore is now a highly sought after model amongst collectors.  Supplied new on the 1st May 1977 this car has been owned by respected RS enthusiasts including the current Ford Escort RS2000 Registrar, Mr Alan Sherwood.  His knowledge on the vehicle both in terms of the cars provenance and authenticity and some of the previous owners will help reassure any potential buyer.  Photographs of the car prior to the cars full restoration and during the intensive works help explain why this example will be the pride of any collection.  The vehicle is registered with the RS Owners Club.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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A perfect Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with 25,414 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 such as this one.   (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.  Luxury Model equipment: Electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, Recaro seats with lumber support, map pockets, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins.  Factory Options: Air conditioning, CD Player Model 2040.

EXTERIOR
Specified in the Escort Cosworth launch colour of Mallard Green, (Code 4 2), the finish is perfect.  A flawless gloss shine will amaze onlookers with every factory standard component spotlessly clean.  Exhibitionists will be thrilled at the detailed underside where every clip, nut and bolt sparkles and nothing has 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.  Supplying dealer number plates and rear window sticker remain attached.  This low mileage Escort Cosworth is pure grade one collector quality.

INTERIOR
The interior of this desirable Escort RS Cosworth Luxury Edition is pristine and preserved exactly as Ford intended.  The Recaro seats finished in Raven Leather are unmarked and in a condition only witnessed on very low mileage examples.  A Ford immobiliser has been fitted from new and all gauges and dials function correctly.  A new car experience is impossible to recreate but this example really is very close in every respect.  Amazing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Lifting the bonnet will delight perfectionists and scrutineers who will discover a clean factory new spectacle.  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 earlycar 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. 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.  The tyres are perfectly preserved due to expert professional storage.  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 Ford Escort RS Cosworth was built in January 1994 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 25th April 1994.  Supplied by Ford Main Dealer, Rates of Grays to Doctor Peter Gill, this vehicle has only had two former keepers.  The second owner, Martin Greene, purchased the car through Ford Main dealers, Bristol Street of Cheltenham Ltd for £21,819 as the purchase invoice reveals.  Now forming part of the Anthony Manning Ford Collection for five years this example has led a very privilege existence with professional care, expert storage and in the hands of a passionate individual with unrivalled knowledge on the Ford marque.  Owning two other sub 10,000 mile examples the difficult decision to part with this car was made.  A warranted mileage of 25,414 is verified with invoices and MOT certificates.  All keys, including the red master with original supplying dealer key fobs are present.  All Ford handbooks are supplied within the blue A5 folder.  KGF Classic Cars are proud to be associated with this spectacular example and seek an appreciative custodian wanting an immaculateness rarely found.

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