Ford Escort 1.6 16v Ghia

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A superb Ford Escort 1.6 16v Ghia with one private owner and 20,553 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body colour ‘Si’ style bumpers, body colour side mouldings, chrome finish front grille and rear license plate surround, body colour door mirrors heated and electrically operated, tinted glass, halogen headlamps, driver’s airbag, perimeter alarm, Safeguard System immobiliser, central double-locking with torch key, tilt/slide sunroof, electric front windows, wood-effect fascia and gear lever surround, Factory Options; Metallic paint, front fog lights, Quickclear heated front screen with heated washer jets, driver’s seat electric height adjustment. Dealer options; Ford rubber over mats.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional Escort has covered just 20,553 miles from new and is finished in factory original Moondust Silver, (Code S0). The bodywork and paint finish are simply outstanding with no markings worthy of mention other than a very faint rub to the offside front bumper corner and a few carefully touched-in marks. Cosseted by one owner since the car was just eight months old, there are none of the common bodywork issues often found and the amazing underside is very clean thanks to garaged storage from new. Indeed, the rear wheel arches display a pristine factory finish, unheard of for a late model Escort! All trim sections and Ghia accoutrements are fully intact. A luxury retro Ford and one for the Blue Oval enthusiast.

INTERIOR
The plush Ghia interior of this pampered example was high specification as standard and yet several further factory interior options were specified by the first owner to include Ford’s famous patented Quickclear heated front screen. Commensurate with the remarkably low 20,553 miles from new, the original Spectrum Raven fabric upholstery, (Code 61), is spotless with no wear or damage to the fabric whatsoever. The carpets are pristine having been protected from brand new by Ford rubber over mats and the headlining is perfect. All functions operate seamlessly including the original Model 5000 radio stereo cassette. Likewise, the spotless load space boasts an unmarked carpet underneath which the boot floor is as new. Clean, fresh and totally unspoilt.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The dependable 1.6i DOHC 16v four-cylinder engine produces a power output of 90bhp and 134Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 110mph and 0-60 in 11.4 seconds. The engine is quiet and performs faultlessly and all fluids are clean with the car having just undergone a major service including the cambelt in December 2021. The superbly clean engine bay features all factory stickers, plates, PDI markings and original inner wing stamps. The five-speed gearbox is light, precise and effortless to use with a perfectly comfortable motorway cruising manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 6×14 Si style alloy wheels are in superb order with only light markings and brand-new Uniroyal Rainsport Expert 3 185/60 R14 have just been fitted all-round in December 2021. The Pirelli tyre factory fitted to the spare wheel has never been used and still shows its coloured banding and rubber nobbles. Diagonally split dual line servo assisted brakes bring the car up straight and steady having been overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 9th June 1997, the car was company registered for the initial eight months at which point Ford Agent, Stephen Rayns Ltd of Leicester, sold the car to the one and only private owner, Mr Smith. The car has covered a genuine 20.553 miles from new with Mr Smith being the sole registered owner from eight months old. Upon his passing in 2009, the car was bequeathed to his son who has since stored the car having not wanted to part with it. Having been contacted by the family, KGF Classic Cars were privileged to be invited to buy the car and have since undergone a full recommissioning of this original and preserved example to include; major servicing, cambelt, auxiliary belts, fuel system overhaul, brake overhaul, tyres and full operation inspection.

The original Ford zip wallet contains the handbooks, guides and radio booklet as well as the service booklet. A history folder contains Ford Main Dealer service and maintenance invoices as well as previous MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2000. Completing the history file is an original Escort range sales brochure along with three Ford keys including the red master key. Even the torch key still works! This wonderful example is vastly superior to the usual offerings and Mr Smith’s love and dedication to cosseting the car is clearly evident.

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Ford Escort Cabriolet XR3i

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A fabulously original Ford Escort Cabriolet XR3i with only 32,279 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body-coloured bumpers with protective inserts, front spoiler, body-coloured door mirrors, driving lamps, black fast folding fully insulated vinyl roof with glass window, hood cover, integral black roll bar, remote door mirrors, heated rear screen, folding rear seats, lockable glovebox, wind-down rear quarter windows, door stowage bins, cigar lighter, quartz digital clock, coin box, tachometer, Ford ESRT 32P radio/cassette, with four speakers and joystick control. Factory Options; Metallic paint, alloy wheels size 6 x 14in. Dealer options; Power steering, Ford tailored rubber mats.

EXTERIOR
A beautifully clean, original and unspoilt example of a rare sporting hot cabriolet with the iconic XR3i name. Finished in factory optional Azure Blue Metallic with a Black vinyl roof, (Code TA4), the finish is uniform throughout with a stunning deep shine and the original soft-top roof in superb condition with no damage whatsoever. The colour keyed hood cover for use when the hood is lowered is present. Nothing other than very light touched in scratches and stone chips are visible. The panels on this example boast factory fitment with date stampings clearly visible and the underside is free from excessive underseal allowing easy inspection and revealing perfect structural integrity. Not only does this model have exhilarating looks with colour-coded trim, XR3i decals, and Ford driving lights, but 80% of the Cabriolet bodyshell panels were either new or modified to maintain strength and eliminate rattle when new. All glass is factory fitment with original stickers and the light clusters are genuine Carello and Ford fitment. The supplying Ford dealer number plates remain fitted. A prime example of a soft-top FastFord.

INTERIOR
With seating for up to five people, this model remains both a fun and practical option of open-top classic motoring. The supportive sports seats trimmed with Daytona fabric in Raven colour scheme, (Code SF), are in excellent condition and the colour keyed shark grey cut pile carpet has been protected from new by genuine Ford tailored ‘waffle’ rubber mats. The dashboard has and switchgear are in superb order and all functions and controls operate including the standard Ford ESRT 32P radio/cassette with electric aerial and roof mounted digital clock. The sports two-spoke steering wheel and gear knob still have natural veins visible thanks to the low miles. Truly beautiful and Ford perfection.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A delightfully crisp, responsive and free-revving 1.6 OHC (CVH) engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection produces 105bhp to achieve 0-60mph in 9.7 seconds and a top speed of 115mph. The engine bay presentation is excellent with original factory stickers, labels and panel stampings and would please the exhibitionist attending classic car shows. The five-speed gearbox is light and precise and aids the enthusiastic driving some XR3i drivers were known for.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional alloy wheels size 6 x 14in are in pristine condition with clearly defined lettering to the cast, the sharpness immediately lost upon refurbishment. Brand new in November 2021 are premium matching Dunlop SportBlueResponse 185/60 R14 tyres. The spare wheel remains shod in the factory fitted Dunlop SP Sport D8 tyre. The diagonally-split dual-line servo assisted brakes stop the car quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 17th November 1987 by Ford main dealers, Hooley’s Garage Ltd of Nottingham, the car was registered to a Mr Kemp of Arkwright Securities Ltd who specified when new factory options of metallic paint and alloys wheels. Mr Kemp also specified power assisted steering to be fitted when the car was brand new at a cost of £990+VAT. The car has covered a genuine 32,279 miles from new with a substantial history file containing supplying Ford Main Dealer service invoices, receipts and virtually all MOT certificates until 2008 when the car joined a prestigious collection. All handbooks are included along with the original service book with early stamped history and two keys are present. In December 2021, the car has undergone a major service using genuine Ford parts, cambelt, auxiliary belts, and brake overhaul. This car will appeal to the retro car lover and Blue Oval collector alike looking for one of the finest preserved examples.

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Ford Ka

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A museum worthy Ford Ka with a genuine and fully verified 189 miles from new!

EQUIPMENT
Driver’s airbag, steel safety cage, front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones, side-impact door beams, Passive Anti-Theft System with immobiliser, halogen headlights, headlight height adjustment, opening rear vents, heated rear window, internally adjustable door mirrors, Cosmos analogue clock, 50:50 split back seats, door cup holders, rear cup holders, headlining storage net, glovebox, stereo cassette model 5000. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer options; Ford rubber overmats.

EXTERIOR
Ford Motor Company’s ‘New Edge’ design language began with the original Ka as the first production Ford to adopt the radical exterior styling mostly recognised with its use of intersecting arcs and crisp lines. This almost inconceivable Ka has covered just 189 miles from new and is finished in Ford Machine Silver, (Code A3). The bodywork and paint finish are commensurate with an example that could have quite plausibly covered its entire lifetimes mileage within just one daily commute! Unsurprisingly, this garaged Ka has none of the common bodywork issues often found and the amazing underside still displays PDI markings and factory labels to the rear beam and suspension components, long lost on most examples. All trim sections and the Torque Grey bumpers are perfect and Dagenham Motors Ford main dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder remain with the car. Surely amongst the best low mileage cars in existence. In fact, is this the lowest mileage example?

INTERIOR
The interior of this cossetted example is beautifully clean and free from wear. The original cascade fabric upholstery in Indigo colour scheme, (Code VG), is in showroom condition with no imperfections whatsoever. The carpets are pristine having been protected by Ford floor mats and the headlining is perfect. The steering wheel and gear knob display a total lack of wear as you would expect from an example that has had the equivalent of just six days usage based on the likely annual average mileage! The funky blob style fascia and incorporated switchgear is as new and all functions operate seamlessly including the original Model 5000 stereo cassette complete with a miserly three radio station pre-sets! Likewise, the spotless load space boasts an unmarked carpet underneath which the boot floor is as new. Clean, fresh and totally unspoilt.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The dependable and frugal 1.3 Duratec four-cylinder engine as fitted to all non-sporting Ka’s produces a power output of 70bhp and 106Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 104mph and 0-60 in 14.1 seconds. The engine is quiet and performs faultlessly with a service carried out in November 2021 using genuine Ford parts to ensure all fluids are clean. The pristine engine bay features all factory stickers, plates, PDI markings and even fragile paper labels fully intact. The five-speed gearbox is light, precise and effortless to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Ka seven-spoke wheels caps in perfect condition aside from a small hairline scratch to one trim remain fitted to 5x13in steel wheels and brand-new premium brand Uniroyal tyres have been fitted all-round in November 2021. Diagonally split dual line brakes with Anti-Lock assistance (ABS) bring the car up straight and steady.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 29th June 2004 by Ford Main Dealer, Dagenham Motors, the car was purchased new by a lady who very soon after purchasing the car lost confidence in driving and the car remained in her garage until 2018. Not wanting to completely draw the line under her driving career, the car was collected by a local garage and taken for MOT each year before being promptly returned to her garage. Thankfully this documented history verifies the mileage as totally genuine. In 2018 the car was discovered by a Mr Baldwin, a car collector, at which time the car had covered 179 miles and it was only upon his passing that the car entered the custody of another collector. The comprehensive MOT records date back to the very first in 2007 to the most recent carried out in November 2021, the mileage at last test being 184 miles. The vehicle was serviced in November 2021 using genuine Ford parts and the original Ford zip wallet contains the handbooks, guides and radio booklet as well as the service booklet. A history folder contains the recent service receipts and MOT history records as well as two original Ford keys. Completing the history file is an original Ka sales brochure.

Debate over the pronunciation of the name Ka has continued since launch and whether it is to be said with a long or short “a”, or with the letters pronounced separately. Even Ford’s confused press office has used all three but the official Ford stance is with a short “a”! Whichever way you may wish to say it, the first examples are now 25 years old and the humble Ford Ka represents a superb value entry into classic car ownership, even more so with this museum worthy example with just 189 miles from new!

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Ford Sportka SE

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A beautifully preserved Ford Sportka SE with one owner and just 25,223 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body colour bumpers, door mirrors and roof spoiler, front fog lamps, driver’s airbag, anti-lock brakes, rigid passenger safety cell, Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS), Thatcham Category 1 alarm, remote central locking, electric windows, opening rear vents, Model 6000 stereo/CD, SE Pack equipment; Air conditioning, dual-colour leather trimmed seats and vinyl door trim insert, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer options; GT stripes, Ford tailored KA carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory original Imperial Blue, (Code T3), this cost option paintwork is in outstanding condition and boasts a deep uniform shine throughout. The bodywork is arrow straight and the common issue areas such as the sills, underside and fuel filler area are perfectly preserved. All trim sections, lights and badges are in very good order and the GT stripes, a genuine Ford dealership option fitted when the car was brand new, are bright and undamaged. Further originality is seen in the supplying Ford dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder. The underside and wheel arch apertures are very clean. Fast becoming highly collectable and extremely difficult to find with no corrosion advisories, this low-mileage example is vastly superior to the majority and a credit to its one owner from new.

INTERIOR
Inside this sporting hot Ford, the optional SE Pack dual-colour leather trimmed upholstery, (Code FD), is spotlessly clean and in excellent condition, commensurate with the very low 25,223 miles covered. Only very light hairline creases to the leather on the driver’s seat bolster is worthy of mention. All interior trim is in superb order and to protect the carpets, the one owner from new ordered the car with a set of genuine Ford KA floor mats. Absolutely standard including the original model 6000 stereo system. The boot area and door apertures are very clean with manufacturer VIN label in the driver’s door shut and chassis stamping in the floor. An unmolested hot hatch Ford interior and great fun.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the punchy Ford 1.6 litre SOHC engine, the power output is quoted as 95bhp at 5500rpm and 135Nm maximum torque at 4250rpm. The maximum speed is 108mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 10.5 seconds delivered through the Sportka standard Dynamic Sports set-up suspension with stiffened ride. The engine bay is very clean and unmolested with factory labels as well as the often-perished headlamp stickers. The standard 5-speed manual transmission is wonderfully tight and precise, perfect for quick and enthusiastic changes!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique 6 spoke 16” alloy wheels are immaculate and all Ford chrome badged centre caps are pristine. Premium Continental ContiSportContact tyres of size 195/45 R16 are fitted all round and the steel spare wheel with Continental tyre has never been used. The factory jack and wheel brace are present. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with front ventilated discs offer steady straight line stopping power for this performance hot hatch.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 30th June 2006 by Ford Main Dealers, EssexFord Group in Rayleigh, this prime example has covered just 25,223 miles from new with one owner. The vehicle handover documentation and letters are addressed to the only owner and the V5 registration document lists zero former keepers. A letter from the family of the owner states that all servicing was carried out annually by him as he was fastidious about maintaining the car and wished to do it himself being a retired engineer. A major service has just been carried out by KGF Classic Cars in November 2021 using genuine Ford parts, fluids and filters. The front suspension arms have also just been replaced, again using brand new genuine Ford components. The Ford zip up document wallet houses the handbook and full book pack as well as the service book and two sets of Ford remote keys. A folder containing recent servicing invoices and an original Ford Sportka sales brochure complete the history file. Representing the next generation of collectable fast Fords, it is very difficult to fault this car amongst a rapidly depleting pool to choose from.

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Ford Puma 1.7

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A fabulous Ford Puma 1.7 with an amazing 7,799 miles and 13 service stamps.

EQUIPMENT
Front air dam, front aerodynamic spoiler, colour coded door mirrors, headlamp system with three projector lamps, tinted glass, rear quarter light Puma emblems, variable ratio power assisted steering, traction control, driver airbag, pyrotechnic front seat belt tensioners, aluminium finish interior, leather sports steering wheel. Factory options; Air conditioning, metallic paint, Luxury Pack 6006 features; Electrically operated and heated door mirrors, Quickclear heated windscreen, Ford 6006E RDS stereo system with 6CD changer and ‘Keycode’ anti-theft locking. Dealer options; Tailored Puma premium velour carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
This late 2002 model is finished in the factory optional launch colour of Moondust Silver, (Code 61), the same colour as the car used in the iconic and award-winning Steve McQueen Bullitt recreation TV advert. The stunning Ford ‘New Edge’ lines of the Puma seem to defy their age and the factory original paintwork boasts a stunning bright polished shine and uniform finish with a condition commensurate with the exceptionally low 7,799 miles. The often-troublesome rear arches and sills are as new and the underside is very clean and still displays factory labels and PDI dabs, long lost on most examples. A miniscule scratch to the nearside door mirror and one to the bumper are virtually indetectable and the only noteworthy imperfections. The original supplying dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder remain fitted. All trim sections and badges are excellent and the styled lighting units are crystal clear. Virtually impossible to find in such an incredible preserved condition.

INTERIOR
The sporty feel of the Ford Puma certainly continues once inside the snug cockpit which somehow manages to offer space and comfort for front seat occupants whilst not losing the sports car sensation. The original Chrome/Twill trim, (Code OC), is perfect in every respect with the seats having no markings or signs of wear. The super-low mileage credentials are clear to see in the preserved carpets protected from new with tailored Puma carpet mats and the steering wheel leather is as new. The controls and switchgear are factory fresh and all functions operate perfectly, including the optional air conditioning and Ford 6006E RDS stereo system with 6CD changer. The immaculate luggage area displays factory marker scribes to the boot floor and both the parcel shelf and carpet are spotless. An interior condition commensurate with a 2002 showroom car complete with the new Ford smell!

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

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted and unrestored nine-spoke alloy wheels are in perfect condition and display the correct factory finish as opposed to the vast majority of refurbished items. All four tyres are premium brand Pirelli 195/50 R15 with masses of tread. Servo assisted anti-lock brakes with vented front discs and Electronic Brake Force Distribution provide safe stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Bristol Street of Newcastle Under Lyme, on the 31st June 2002, this incredible example has covered just 7,799 miles from new and remains totally factory original. The final Puma’s were produced in July 2002 making this a very late example. First owner, Mrs Hill, owned the car for 17 years and since then the car has formed part of two exclusive collections of modern classic cars. A common trend with super-low mileage cars is for servicing to fall behind, however this example being an exception has a comprehensive service history including the original service booklet with 13 stamped entries. The mileage is fully verified and a cambelt and water pump change was carried out at 7,022 miles. The blue Ford document wallet inside the Bristol Street Ford folder contains the owner’s manual, radio guides, security codes and point of sale literature. There are two original Ford keys with dealer fob. Completing the history file is a folder containing invoices and every single annual tax disc from the very first to the very last issued in 2014 when they were discontinued!

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

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Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition

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One of Fifty Ford Focus RS Heritage Editions in pristine condition.

MODEL HISTORY
Warley at Brentwood in Essex, the then home of The Ford Motor Company UK, announced on the 14th February 2018 a limited run of 50 Heritage Edition Focus RS models built to celebrate 50 years since the launch of the Ford Escort and to pay homage to the introduction of the RS brand to the UK. The final 50 right-hand-drive Focus RS units from the Saarlouis Plant in Germany were to be Heritage Editions and priced at £39,895 with anticipated huge demand. The 50 cars were finished only in “Tief Orange” (Deep Orange) with other unique styling features and performance accoutrements to make it, at 370bhp, the fastest Focus RS variant ever. It was announced by Ford UK boss, Andy Barratt, that all 50 cars were sold within 30 minutes of launch thanks to the frenzy created from a single Facebook post!

EQUIPMENT
All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, four selectable drive modes, SYNC3 8” touchscreen DAB audio nav system, Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, Ford Power Starter button, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, Performance gear-shift light. RS Heritage Special Equipment; Tief Orange paintwork, black forged alloy wheels, grey-finish brake callipers, contrasting black door mirrors and rear spoiler, privacy glass, sunroof, rear parking sensors, partial leather Recaro Race moulded seats, carbon fibre trim, power-fold door mirrors, cruise control/speed limiter, heated steering wheel, mechanical Quaife limited-slip differential, FPM375 Mountune power upgrade. Dealer accessories; Ford tailored carpet mats, RS dashboard protector.

EXTERIOR
If being one of only 50 Heritage Edition Focus RS models was not special enough, this example was purchased new by the famous racing driver and television presenter, most notably of Top Gear and Fifth Gear, Vicki Butler-Henderson who owned the car until August 2019. Finished in the only colour available Tief Orange, (Deep Orange – Code SJF), the car presents exactly as you would expect from a low 2,618 miles. The paintwork and contrasting Heritage styling pieces on this iconic RS product look absolutely sensational and nothing other than one touched in stone chip to the bonnet is worthy of mention. A virtually invisible translucent frontal pre-cut 3M wrap has been applied to protect from damage and UV rays. The underside is preserved in line with the super-low mileage and dry stored credentials and the car is entirely factory original including the supplying Ford Dealer number plates. A perfect example with amazing provenance.

INTERIOR
Upon opening the door of this volcanic Focus, you are instantly greeted with extrovert styling including the naked seat frame emblazoned with Recaro lettering, bright blue contrast stitching throughout and brushed aluminium tread plates with RS logo. Climb into the phenomenal Recaro Race moulded seats with huge bolsters and harness holes and you are instantly aware this is a cockpit like no ordinary Focus! The partial leather/Alcantara seat upholstery, (Code AR), is in perfect condition as is the rest of the trim and soft-touch material in a car that has covered just 2,618 miles. The carpets are as new having being protected by three sets of carpet mats and further preservation measures include the tailored RS dashboard protector. All functions, gauges and controls are as new and fully functional including the SYNC3 8” touchscreen DAB audio nav system.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Specially designed for high performance, Ford’s 2.3 litre Ecoboost engine in the heritage Edition gained the dealer fitted FPM375 Mountune upgrade which increased overboost power from 350bhp to 370bhp and torque from 470Nm to 510Nm over the standard RS, good for a 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds and a 165mph top speed! In addition to this, the Heritage was fitted with a mechanical Quiafe limited-slip front differential to limit torque delivered a wheel that has reduced traction and redistribute torque to the wheel with more traction in order to counteract the stability and acceleration detriments of a wheelspin. The engine bay is as new and just as it left the dealership with huge Ford Performance badge, Deep Orange Mountune hoses and RS air box casing as well as all stickers, labels and PDI markings present. With the Quiafe ATB fitted to the front axle of the all-wheel-drive system and 6-speed manual gearbox, this sure-footed RS is a formidable performance machine.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Black forged 19in alloy wheels are original standard fitment for the RS Heritage Edition and remain in as new condition. Factory Michelin PilotSuperSport 235/35/ZR19 tyres are virtually unworn. Huge ventilated front discs are gripped by unique grey-finish Brembo callipers, another styling feature of the Heritage Edition.

HISTORY FILE
This outstanding Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition was registered new on the 28th April 2018 by Trust Ford of Epsom to first owner, Vicki Butler-Henderson, the famous racing driver and television presenter, most notably of Top Gear and Fifth Gear. Each RS Heritage Edition was presented to the first owner with the Mountune Performance Parts box containing original components removed by the dealer after the FPM375 upgrade kit was fitted. The box is present with this car with the name ‘Butler’ written on it by the dealership and a small set of badges issued by the RS Owners Club records this car as number 41/50. The vehicle presentation pack incudes the Ford performance document wallet containing all handbooks including both the Focus RS Owner’s Manual Supplement and the additional orange Mountune Owner’s supplement, issued uniquely with RS Heritage Editions. The vehicle has full Ford service history and is booked in for its next service on the 4th October 2021 at Ford Main Dealer, TC Harrison in Peterborough. The car has both original remote keys and there is also a press release document with photographs. Vicki Butler-Henderson owned the car until August 2019 at which point the second and only other keeper purchased the vehicle from a specialist and a cost of £57,495. One of the most coveted of all RS cars and surely the jewel in even the best RS collections.

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Ford Escort RS1600i

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A multiple award winning factory original Ford Escort RS1600i with two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front and rear overriders, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, front driving and fog lamps, laminated windscreen, RS1600i decals, remote control door mirrors, RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel, 2 speed plus intermittent wipers, tailgate wash wipe, head restraints, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock. Factory Options; Tinted glass, tilt/sliding sunroof. Dealer Accessories; Polycoat, Britax, Identicar, Ford rubber mats.

EXTERIOR
This show winning RS1600i is finished in stunning Sun Burst Red, (Code P 1), and has a perfect uniform shine across every factory fitted and date stamped panel. The paint has the desired orange peel, only found on first paint Fords and all decals are original fitment. A small number of touched in chips are barely noticeable. Polyglycoat was applied when new by the supplying Ford dealer as stipulated by the long-term first fastidious owner and the care bestowed on this cars appearance has never waned. Testament of this is evidenced with numerous concours wins and trophies awarded on the competitive RS show circuit. The underside has the Britax seal application as applied when new with corresponding certificate still preserving the factory components. The optional tinted glass has Identicar number plate etching carried out by the supplying dealer. A proven car found in factory perfect condition in all respects.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS1600i is astonishing. Finished in Shark Grey Crushed Velour, (Code TC), the special RS seats and deep side bolsters have retained perfect structural integrity and the matching door cards and perforated headlining are in excellent condition. The deep grey carpets are spotless and free from undue wear and are protected by four genuine Ford waffle rubber floor mats, which in turn are wrapped in preparation for concours. The dashboard has no cracks and all interior equipment is functional including the fuel thrust cut-off warning lights. The boot area is spotlessly clean as is the immaculate rear parcel shelf and the colour code sticker is attached to the back panel. Incredibly the TC Key Number is still inscribed on the boot floor! Amazing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords transverse mounted 1600 OHC Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing 115 BHP. Mated to the Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection System incorporating deceleration fuel shut-off, special alloy cylinder head and camshaft the car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. The engine bay is is immaculate in presentation and correct in every way. The twin coil set-up and finned cast alloy rocker cover are proudly on display and the engine stickers are original. The gear changes are light and a joy to use with the unique 0.83 fifth gear ratio fitted only to the RS1600i.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Sensational cast alloy wheels have never been refurbished with a few minor marks and are still shod with the manufacturer Dunlop SP Sport Super D4 195/50 VR15 tyres including the spare. Massive tread and not cracked but replacement is advised due to age. The brakes have been upgraded under warranty by Ford in November 1983 and fascinating written correspondence between Ford and the owner exists tracking this upgrade.

HISTORY FILE
Prepare to be amazed. Introduced in September 1981, this stunning example was built in April 1983 and is one of 2,600 UK examples and just one of 560 in Sunburst Red. (Source: RS Owners Club). Registered new on the 11th May 1983 by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer, Bristol Street Motors (Cheltenham) Ltd, to Mr S Warwick. The new vehicle invoice totals £8259.28 and begins what can only be described as a colossal journey documenting every mile of this cars pampered life. Mr Warwick quite literally keeps a personal journal of every experience from visiting the car when it arrived at the dealer covered in wax to his correspondence with Ford where they eventually agree to upgrade the brakes and fit the Series X Sports Handling Kit at the Ford Boreham factory free under warranty. He was sworn to secrecy as every RS1600i customer would demand the upgrade! All Ford invoices are neatly filed and the list of jobs demanded by Mr Warwick on every visit highlight his perfection seeking nature. Mr Warwick also had tyres replaced by Dunlop. The car remained in his protective care until December 2015 when it was sold to RS enthusiast, Mr Wilcock, who entered the RS Concours circuit and immediately starting winning trophies including Novice Gold Cup Winner at RSOC National Day in 2017 amongst many all catalogued in the Concours Competition Logbook.

This car will absolutely satisfy the most demanding Ford collector wanting one of the best, unrestored, factory original examples with an unrepeatable history.

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Ford Focus RS500

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A highly prized Ford Focus RS500 Build Number 320 with just 28,788 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Launched on the 9th April 2010 at the Leipzig Motor Show, the Ford Focus RS500 was a celebration model built to signify the end of MK2 RS production. The most evocative name in the RS Ford world, the RS500 cars were offered for sale to the public across 20 European markets with only 101 destined for the UK market. The cars were factory tuned using the Mountune MP350 kit to increase power to 346bhp from the regular RS’s 301bhp. Each car was painted Ford Panther Black and then coated in a 3M Satin Black wrap, the standard RS 19in wheels were also painted gloss Panther Black. The interior gained unique red stitching to the seats and upholstery as well a carbon-look centre console with individually numbered plaque. Following the hype of Nürburgring testing by TeamRS and a dedicated website, the cars sold out within hours and from then interest and prices have rocketed where demand far outstrips supply for one of the most collectable RS Fords ever built.

EQUIPMENT
RS Bodykit, wider wheel arches, WRC style rear spoiler, chromed Xenon headlights, bonnet and RS badged wing vents, RevoKnuckle torque-steer reduction system, unique sports suspension, Ford Key-Free System, driver inclined pod with oil pressure, oil temperature, turbo boost gauges. RS500 Special Equipment; Mountune MP350 kit with larger intercooler, larger airbox with RS500 badge, uprated 6-bar Bosch fuel pump, enlarged exhaust downpipe, mild ECU remap. Panther Black paintwork with 3M Satin Black vinyl wrap, privacy glass, RS 19in wheels in gloss Panther Black, red brake callipers, red stitching to Recaro seats, door trim, steering wheel and gear gaiter, carbon-look centre console with individually numbered plaque, RS500 floor mats. Luxury Pack 1; DEATC air conditioning, automatic headlights, rain sensor wipers, auto-dim rear-view mirror, rear PDC, Deflation Detection System.

EXTERIOR
Build number 320 is finished in Panther Black Metallic, (Code F3), with the 3M Satin Black wrap, the only available colour scheme. Having covered just 28,788 miles and with two collector owners from new, the cosmetic condition is superb along with a clean underside. All factory panels are pin straight and the bumpers, side skirts and trim sections are in excellent order, as are the unique Ford and RS500 badges. Ford dealer number plates are fitted. The iconic stealth styling of this RS500 was an instant Blue Oval legend and this unmolested example is just as Ford RS intended.

INTERIOR
Inside this blister-hot Ford are four body-hugging Recaro-Style sculptured seats swathed in luxurious Racing Black leather and Black Alcantara, (Code LJ). RS logos to the front and Recaro logos to all four seats are stitched into the back rests with very little wear. The interior of this low mileage example is exceptional and the less than discreet plaque to the carbon-look centre console proud records this car as number 320/500. Unopened, still in the cellophane bag, genuine RS500 floor mats are included! There is no visible wear to the common touch points and when you sit in the outrageously supportive bucket seats and push the Ford Power start button, there is no mistaking this for an ordinary Focus!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The thumping 2521cc five-cylinder engine with Ti-VCT (twin independent variable cam timing) and Borg Warner K16 turbo-charger is factory upgraded with the Mountune MP350 kit to increase power to an impressive 346bhp. Top speed is 165mph and 0-62mph is dispatched in just 5.4 seconds. The engine bay is immaculate and complete with factory stickers, labels and the unique RS500 badged air box cover. Transmission specification consists of a Getrag Ford Durashift M66 six-speed manual gearbox with Quaife automatic torque biasing, limited slip differential and uprated drive shafts, a set up to harness the awesome power delivery and exploit the pure exhilaration of this car’s capabilities.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
RS500 designers took the standard 19in 15-spoke alloys wheels and painted them Panther Black to achieve the true stealth look. The wheels are pristine and all four centre caps are brand new. Matching and correct 235/35 ZR19 Continental ContiSportContact3 tyres are fitted with both front items brand new. Huge ventilated discs all round, 336mm front and 300mm rear, are gripped by red-painted callipers which was another factory upgrade for the RS500 model.

HISTORY FILE
Each RS500 was painted Panther Black as the Saarlouis Ford Plant and then covered in 3M Satin Black wrap at a dedicated facility near Frankfurt. Number 320/500 was registered new on the 1st March 2011 by Ford Main Dealer, Holiways Ltd of Hartlepool, to the first of just two owners. Credentials of just 28,788 miles from new and full Ford service history ensures this highly desirable RS product remains a protected investment. The impressive history file begins with the factory build records and shipping dockets validating the car and its build specification. All original handbooks, guides and special RS500 supplement are contained within the Ford wallet along with the service book containing 7 Ford main dealer stamped entries. At 28,760 miles in August 2021, a documented service was carried out by Lookers Ford in Middlesbrough and all supporting Ford main dealer services invoices and previous MOT certificates have been kept. Two original keys are present as is the unused 3M vinyl repair patch sheet that was issued to all RS500 first owners to be used to the event of any damage. A quality Focus RS500, pure collectable blue-oval brilliance and one of the most coveted of all RS cars.

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Ford Escort RS1600i

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An astonishing Ford Escort RS1600i with only 20,062 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front and rear overriders, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, front driving and fog lamps, laminated windscreen, RS1600i decals, remote control door mirrors, RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel, 2 speed plus intermittent wipers, tailgate wash wipe, head restraints, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock. Dealer Accessories; Ford rubber mats.

EXTERIOR
This RS1600i is finished in rare Caspian Blue, (Code 3 3), and has a faultless uniform shine across every factory fitted and date stamped panel. The distinctive decals are perfect and the original rear spoiler is straight with no distortion issues and the front spoiler displays clearly the Motorsport logo and part number. The correct stance is instantly recognisable as this example still sits on the special Koni shock absorbers only fitted to the RS1600i lowering the car by 23mm. All components are exactly as it left the Ford factory and the underside is fully detailed. Such is the quality of this example it achieved Std. RS1600i 1st Place at the RS Owners Club National Day with its first outing. A very rare and desirable example of the first front wheel drive Ford ever to wear the RS badge!

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS1600i is in truly immaculate. Finished in Shark Grey Crushed Velour (Code TC), the special RS seats and deep side bolsters have retained perfect structural integrity and the matching door cards and perforated headlining are in pristine condition. The deep grey carpets are spotless and free from undue wear and are protected by four genuine Ford waffle rubber floor mats. The dashboard has no cracks and all interior equipment is functional including the fuel thrust cut-off warning lights. The RS 4-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel and special gearshift gaiter and knob defy their age. Even the gear change hanger is present! The boot area is spotlessly clean including the immaculate rear parcel shelf and the colour code sticker is attached to the back panel. Incredibly the TC Key Number is still inscribed on the boot floor! A Ford that gives you more.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords transverse mounted 1600 OHC Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit producing 115 BHP. Mated to the Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection System incorporating deceleration fuel shut-off, special alloy cylinder head and camshaft the car has a top speed of 118mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. The engine bay is a exhibitionists dream, immaculate in presentation and correct in every way. The twin coil set-up and finned cast alloy rocker cover are proudly on display and the engine stickers have been replaced. The gear changes are light and a joy to use with the unique 0.83 fifth gear ratio fitted only to the RS1600i.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Sensational cast alloy wheels are unmarked and are still shod with the manufacturer supplied Dunlop SP Sport Super D4 195/50 VR15 tyres. The matching spare has never been used. Massive tread and not cracked but replacement is advised due to age. Diagonally split hydraulic circuits with tandem master cylinder, vacuum servo assistance and 9.4” ventilated discs up front bring the car to an adequate halt but fall short in comparison to modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Introduced in September 1981, this stunning example was built in the final month of production in July 1983 and is one of 2,600 UK examples and just one of 290 in Caspian Blue. (Source: RS Owners Club). Registered new on the 31st August 1983 by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer, Nesham of Teeside, as a dealer car before transfer of ownership less than one month after on the 19th September 1983 to long-term custodian, Norman Settle. Mr Settle remained the first private owner for 31 years until June 2014. The car was his absolute pride and joy, garaged, cherished and purely used for Sunday best dry outings. The only other registered keeper is Mr Bryan Fallow. The car made the front cover of the November/December 2016 Rallye News, the exclusive magazine for RS Owners and took Std. RS1600i 1st Place at the RS Owners Club National Day in 2019, its first and only competitive entry. A full complement of handbooks are contained within the blue Nesham of Teeside A5 folder. This example will please the most discerning collector wanting one of the very best examples in existence.

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Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico

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An iconic AVO Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico with many RS Clubman Pack accessories.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 heavy-duty body, front quarter bumpers, 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. Fitted accessories; Wheel arch extensions, rear turret kit, Cibie Super Oscar and Oscar lamps, uprated Bilstein Grp4 fixed platform shocks, uprated Bilstein Grp4 rear shocks, 2 inch lower blocks, driver Contour Clubman front seat with headrest, passenger Contour front seat with headrest, Springalex steering wheel.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the factory correct and desirable colour of Daytona Yellow, (Code T), which is exactly how it left Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley. Metal Bubble Arch wheel extensions, as available through the Special Build Programme, combined with black broad Mexico stripes gives the car a purposeful stance. The underside is spotlessly clean in body colour for those enjoying the show scene and hundreds of photos of the thorough restoration commencing almost 10 years ago exist to prove all works. Early car features such as the starting handle hole remain and boot fit gap is wide. The original glass is window etched now showing some markings. Detailed items such as the 1600GT badges and genuine FoMoCo rear lenses are supplemented by Clubman Pack Cibie Oscars and the headlights are upgraded items. A very desirable Ford Rally Sport hero.

INTERIOR
Contour competition front seats, bucket to the driver and recliner to the passenger both with optional headrests, are sought-after competitions department extras. The cockpit is very clean with innate driver appeal thanks to a period Springalex sports steering wheel and a full complement of working instrumentation. This example is fitted with the 140mph speedometer/8,000rpm rev counter only found on very early Mexicos and the headlining and door cards are in excellent condition. The padded dash has a small nick and the raised Ford badge on the passenger door sill is still fitted. The boot area is spotlessly clean with the battery in the boot and stone deflector fittings as per early AVO Mexico examples. This package is hard to beat.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Nestled between the AVO Escorts inner front wings is a rebuilt Kent XFlow bored out to 1700cc. In brief it has a Stage 2 head with larger inlet and exhaust ports, a Newman Phase 3 Cam with Duplex pulley and Duplex timing chain, double valve springs and fully lightened and balanced 1300 pistons with deep pockets. Historic Samco hoses and a big-header dual core radiator assist cooling. The exhaust note is intoxicating! A fabulously clean engine bay with original VIN plate and Special Build body plate will please exhibitionists. A fully rebuilt 4-speed gearbox is a delight to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Period correct genuine Minilite alloy wheels have a few tiny marks and wear sticky medium compound 215/50 R13 Kumho Ecsta V700 tyres with ample tread. A braking system compromising of a Girling Powerstop remote brake servo is fitted at the nearside front of the engine bay resulting in the battery being located in the boot, as per factory built early cars.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in November 1971, this vehicle was first registered on the 10th April 1972 by Tricentrol Cars (Chemsfold) Ltd to Michael Challis. DVLA records provides a breakdown of each owner including the latest, Mr Mileham, who purchased the car in June 2012. A member of the AVO Owners Club, it is featured in Market Watch within a copy of HAVOC, the AVO Owners Club quarterly magazine for members. Unperturbed by being dry stored for 18 years the car was complete but in need of restoration. The desire of building his ultimate Mk1 Mexico with Bubble Arches began in earnest commissioning renown experts Canada Garage Motorsport. What evolved is a familiar tale and reality check that works required were far in excess of initial thoughts, but determined to see the project through, Mr Mileham agreed to all works at significant cost. All invoices lay testament to this fact along with hundreds of photos highlighting the process. A collection of historic invoices, MOT certificates and general paperwork along with more recent expenditure are included. Ready for a new custodian wishing to avoid the trials and tribulations of a car requiring restoration, this example is sure to draw crowds on every outing!

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