Ford Capri 280 Brooklands

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A fabulous limited-edition Ford Capri 280 Brooklands build 353 with 50,332 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body-coloured grille, lamp bezels and door mirrors, bodyside mouldings, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, tilting steel sunroof, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, Ford ESRT 32PS electronic radio cassette, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, leather gear knob, 50/50 split folding rear seats, boot light, instrument brightness control. Dealer accessories; Capri 280 Brooklands over mats.

EXTERIOR
An instant classic the moment it rolled off the production line this limited-edition Capri 280 is finished in the only exclusive colour available, Brooklands Green Metallic, (Code T7), and has a superb finish having undergone a full professional restoration in 2010. All exterior trim items and bright decals are in excellent order and originality seekers will be pleased to see all factory fitted headlights, lenses and clusters as well as the original Securit glass dot dated 1986. Common areas of wear include the door top weather strips and sunroof aperture, all perfect in this car. The removal the aerial, a common rust trap, has been made. A gorgeous example of this iconic limited edition Fast Ford.

INTERIOR
The interior is distinguished by Recaro sports seats fully trimmed with luxurious, high quality Raven leather with Burgundy piping, (Code SS). Full structural integrity is clearly visible with only minor wear to the driver’s bolster. The deep pile grey carpeting is plump and unworn having been protected by Capri 280 tailored carpet mats and the black perforated headlining is tight, clean and fully intact. The leather covered steering wheel and gear knob are in excellent condition commensurate with the low miles covered. Amazingly there are absolutely no cracks to the dash and the dials, switches and controls are brilliantly clear. All controls and gauges function including the two-speed heater fan, analogue quartz clock and Ford electronic radio cassette player. The rear parcel-shelf is a replacement item and is straight and uncut. The boot area is clean and factory build stickers are still affixed to the boot floor. Exactly true to the manufactures intentions and an 80’s icon sought-after by many.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Capri 2.8i was entrusted to Fords Special Vehicle Engineering group, (SVE), who added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making this models 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. The engine is smooth and quiet whilst producing an unmistakable burble through a period Janspeed stainless exhaust. Correct factory under bonnet identification plates are intact with the ‘Brooklands’ inscription clearly visible. Exhibitionists will be proud to lift the bonnet for spectators to marvel at. The 5-speed gearbox is light and progression through the gears is precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This 280 Capri is fitted with the factory correct and unique 7-spoke 7X15 inch alloy wheels in excellent condition. Brand new Dunlop SportBluResponse 195/50 R15 tyres have been fitted in July 2021 and the spare wheel is present but has some damage. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8i stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Coveted by collectors the limited-edition Capri 280 is the most difficult ‘car you promised yourself’ as only 1038 were produced to celebrate the last of a famous line. GG11211 is build number 353 and has covered just 50,332 documented miles from new. Registered on the 31st March 1987 the car was supplied by Ford Main Dealer, John Grose of Ipswich. The original tax disc holder is still in the document wallet along with the original service book, operating guides and manuals. A large history file is neatly organised chronologically and begins with a letter dated May 1987 from John Grose Ford to the first owner, Mrs Betty Tax, apologising for incorrectly registering the car in a Mr Brown’s name! Including the incorrectly registered first keeper, this example has only has five former keepers from new. The file of invoices and service checklists date back to the very first interim service and MOT certificates date back to the first in 1990! The previous owner, Mr Mead, purchased the car in 2006 and in 2010 he commissioned respected professionals, Restore-A-Ford to undertake a full restoration at significant expense, the invoices for which are also in the history file. Photos to prove how sound and original the car was prior to any work exist and the owners quest for perfection created a double edged sword, a visually stunning car that he was too precious to drive anywhere. The decision to sell after 15 years was a difficult one but now presents a new owner with a fantastic opportunity.

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Ford Ka

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An amazing Ford Ka with only 7,141 miles and 11 Ford main dealer stamps.

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 2050. Dealer options; Genuine Ford 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 exceptional Ka has covered just 7,141 miles from new and is finished in factory original Colorado Red, (Code M0). The bodywork and paint finish are simply outstanding with no markings worthy of mention. Cosseted by husband and wife from new, this garaged Ka has none of the common bodywork issues often found and the amazing underside still displays factory labels, long lost on most examples. All trim sections and the Torque Grey bumpers are perfect and Ford main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker are fitted. Far superior to the usual offerings and without question, one of the best low mileage cars in existence.

INTERIOR
The interior of this cossetted example is beautifully clean and free from wear. The original Tic Toc fabric upholstery in Plum colour scheme, (Code PT), is spotless with no wear or damage to the fabric whatsoever. The carpets are pristine having been protected from new by Ford floor mats and the headlining is perfect. The steering wheel and gear knob display a total lack of wear due to the ultra-low mileage and ownership. The funky blob style fascia and incorporated switchgear is as new and all functions operate seamlessly including the original Model 2050 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 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 and 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 with a perfectly comfortable motorway cruising manner.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Ka seven-spoke wheel trims in perfect condition remain fitted to 5x13in steel wheels and brand-new premium brand Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres have been fitted in July 2021 to replace the originals. The tyre fitted to the spare wheel has never been used. Diagonally split dual line brakes with Anti-Lock assistance (ABS) bring the car up straight and steady.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 31st July 2006 by Main Dealer, Evans Halshaw Ford of Bedford, the car was purchased by Mr Dobinson who used the vehicle sparingly in retirement and kept the car garaged at all times when not in use. In 2015 following his passing, ownership transferred to Mr Dobinson’s wife with whom the car has remained with since. Having now covered just 7,141 miles from new, the condition of this time warp Ka is a credit to them both. The original Ford zip wallet contains the handbooks, guides and radio booklet as well as the service booklet containing 12 stamped entries, 11 of which are from the supplying Ford main dealer, Evans Halshaw. Every year without fail from new to 2017 the car was taken to Ford for servicing and a further independent service was carried out at 7,022 miles with corresponding stamped entry and invoice. A history folder contains service and maintenance invoices from Evans Halshaw as well as MOT history records to fully verify the ultra-low mileage. Completing the history file is an original Ka sales brochure along with two original Ford keys with Evans Halshaw fobs.

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 incredible preserved example with just 7,141 miles from new! Be quick before too many people catch on!

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Ford Focus RS Mk1

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A pristine Ford Focus RS Mk1 build number 3083 with just 4,444 miles from new.

MODEL HISTORY
Inspired by the Late Colin McRae’s victorious Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, the Ford Focus RS was created as a no frills, no compromise road going rally car, a car true to its motorsport roots. Designed in conjunction with Ford Racing Engineers and M-Sport in Cumbria, the RS badge synonymous with the most desirable, high performance Ford vehicles was first introduced to the already accomplished Focus. Equipped with 521 unique WRC inspired components only 4,501 examples were built with 2,147 sold to the UK market. (Source: The Essential Buyers Guide by Dan Williamson).

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

EXTERIOR
Build number 3083 is finished in stunning Imperial Blue Metallic, (Code Q2), the only available colour. The paintwork boasts a polished shine that is simply flawless except for a few tiny stone chips. All factory panels are pin straight and the bumpers, side skirts and trims sections are immaculate. The underside is in immaculate factory preserved condition thanks to a light coating of clear waxoyl when brand new and now recently wiped off. Even fragile stickers remain attached to underside components! The supplying Ford dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain although the car currently is on a RS cherished plate which remains with the car. This outstanding and unmolested example is just as Ford intended and worthy of the most prestigious collections.

INTERIOR
Inside this white-hot Ford are a pair of body-hugging Sparco road-race seats swathed in luxurious Racing Black and Blue Leather and Black Alcantara, (Code AR). The RS and Sparco logos are embossed and stitched into the upholstery, coupled with this are the aluminium fittings, push button start and numbered plaque. The interior is beautifully preserved and commensurate with the exceptionally low mileage. The steering wheel blue leather, a known weak point, is bright and unworn. The RS front carpet mats have never been put into service and are preserved in the boot, the original owner preferring to have a second set of mats for usage. Ford built this car to truly delight its motorsport loving RS devoted fan base and the long-awaited car did not disappoint.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the thumping Ford 2.0 Duratec RS four-cylinder 16v unit the power output achieved is 212bhp at 5500rpm and 310Nm torque at 3500rpm. The maximum speed is 144mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.4 seconds! The engine bay sparkles with factory plates, stickers, labels and wing stamps visible. Correct for a later build car is the pink throttle cable ‘trumpet’ grommet with blue collar. The sturdy Ford MTX-75 gearbox with a standard heavy-duty AP Racing clutch offers the ultimate rally road car experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 8 x 18in Oz Racing rims are unmarked with perfect RS centre caps. Specially produced for the Focus RS Mk1 are Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres which are factory fitment with masses of tread, the holy grail for collectors. In lew of the spare wheel is the factory supplied compressor and unopened tyre sealant. Pristine Brembo 4-pot callipers are visible through the large spoke apertures and 324mm ventilated front and 280mm rear discs provide immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Factory build records confirm build number 3083 rolled of the production line on the 19th October 2003 ready to be dispatched to the supplying Ford Main Dealer, Polar Ford in Cheshire. Date of first registration was the 14th November 2003. First owner, Mr Bullimore, finally manged to acquire this example having been on the waiting list and having first written to the Ford Motoring Company Limited as early as 2002 requesting launch information on the forthcoming Ford Focus RS. Such was the demand, eager customers were prepared to pay well over odds to acquire one of these limited production cars, however Ford dealers were forbidden to sell over list price. As was the case with this example, some Ford dealers registered cars to employees and were then able to sell to a retail customer at their own discretionary price as a used car. Mr Bullimore finally acquired the car shortly after first registration and the original order form and sales invoice records a purchase price of £21,995 (£2,000 more than list price) and delivery miles on the odometer. The comprehensive history file contains letter from Ford to Mr Bullimore in reply to his request for pre-launch information as well as all purchase documentation and welcome letters. Having finally acquired his dream Ford, Mr Bullimore managed to complete the dream by sourcing an original and super rare press release tin still in bubble wrap and containing the CD, information booklet and four press release slides. All original handbooks, guides and special RS supplement are contained within the Ford leather RS wallet along with the service book containing four Ford main dealer stamped entries. At 4,444 miles in July 2021, a documented major service including brake fluid change was carried out as well as a cambelt, water pump, idler and pulleys at Ford main dealer TC Harrison in Peterborough with supporting invoice for £1,564. All supporting Ford main dealer services invoices, previous MOT certificates and maintenance receipts have been kept. Two keys are present with Polar Ford keyrings and both RS alarm fobs with fully intact rubber fob loops, virtually unheard of as most have split by now! Completing the superb history file is all the Focus RS launch brochures and sales literature packs, highly coveted items in themselves!

A premium collectors quality Focus RS Mk1, pure collectable blue-oval brilliance.

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Ford Escort Cabriolet 1.6i XR3

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A fabulously original Ford Escort Cabriolet 1.6i XR3 with only 45.908 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body-coloured bumpers with protective inserts, front spoiler, tape stripe, wheel arch air deflectors, body-coloured door mirrors, 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 SRT 32P radio/cassette, with four speakers and joystick control. Factory Options; Driving lights.

EXTERIOR
A clean, original and very well presented example of a rare sporting hot cabriolet with the iconic XR3i factory specification. Finished in Diamond White with a Black vinyl roof, (Code BA3), the finish is uniform throughout with a deep shine and the soft-top roof in excellent condition with no crease cracking. Not only does this model have exhilarating looks with wheel arch air deflectors, colour-coded trim, red tape stripes each side and optional Ford driving lights, but 80% of the Cabriolet bodyshell panels were either new or modified to maintain strength and eliminate rattle when new. 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 good structural integrity and no unsightly repairs. All glass is number plate etched including the hood glass and Ford dealer plates are fitted. The Ford oval badge has some minor imperfections on the boot lid and the colour keyed hood cover is present. A prime example of a 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 Monza and Crushed Velour fabric with Blue detail, (Code HV), are in remarkable condition and the colour keyed shark grey cut pile carpet retains a fullness with no damage or wear. Incredibly and rare for a Mk3 Escort, the dash has no visible cracks, the standard Ford SRT 32P radio/cassette works and the roof mounted digital clock functions! The sports three spoke steering wheel still has natural veins visible thanks to the low miles and all controls and all interior instrumentation, switch gear and ventilation operate correctly. The door shuts are spotlessly clean and the boot area still has factory PDI stickers attached. 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. The engine bay presentation is excellent with original factory stickers, labels and markings and would please the exhibitionist attending classic car shows. The five-speed gearbox engineered to combine vivid acceleration with fast, frugal cruising is smooth and has benefited from a recent clutch replacement.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Excellent sports alloy wheels with a few tiny marks are of the iconic Cloverleaf design with the Ford logos and part numbers clearly visible. Shod in premium matching Continental 185/60 R14 tyres with ample tread. The diagonally-split dual-line servo assisted brakes stop the car quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 10th April 1985 by Ford main dealers, Hanger of Birmingham to a Mrs Goode, this particular sporting 1.6i Cabriolet sold for a premium £9,348, some £1,923 more than an XR3i. An A4 file of history is organised in chronological order containing invoices, MOT certificates, MOT Inspection Report and general expenditure throughout the cars life. All handbooks are included along with the original service book with early stamped history and two keys are present. The current sixth owner, Mr Broad, purchased the car in 2017 and is a fanatical collector of sporting Fords. His collection includes an immaculate Ford Fiesta Mk2 XR2 and Ford Escort Series One RS Turbo amongst others. This car will appeal to the retro car lover and Blue Oval collector alike looking for one of the finest useable examples.

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Ford Escort MK1 1300E

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An unspoilt and rare Mk1 Ford Escort 1300E Campaign Model with only 7,490 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The model’s name 1300E was born from a simple concept, a 1300cc machine with high-class accoutrements that resulted from a demand by Ford bigwigs for a luxury Escort, the ‘E’ was to stand for Executive. Ford’s specialist plant at Aveley was ailing with less than worthy profits so the development of the 1300E was the perfect opportunity to bolster its Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) division. Primarily based on the Escort GT specification, a 1300E started life as an Escort Sport from the Halewood Plant where it was given a slam panel data plate reading SPCL CAMPAIGN (Special Campaign) and fitted with a rectangular headlamp panel, upgraded cloth interior and painted in the specified colour. All but complete, the cars were then shipped to Aveley where an assembly facility added the 1300E extra equipment and trim. Workers who would usually be building the RS1600 and Mexico turned their hands to the 1300E which was assembled on a separate line. All pre-October 1973 1300E’s were completed at Aveley and helped to keep AVO viable, these cars being referred to as the Series One. The later cars or the Series Two were fully finished at Halewood and production finally ended on the 16th December 1974 with 6,768 two-door and 4,022 four-door cars built, according to Owner’s Club records.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, bright metal ornamentation, flared wheel arches, rectangular Lucas sealed head lights, Lucas auxiliary lamps, side repeat flashes on front wings, vinyl roof, bright full width bumpers, special motif on rear pillars, door mounted exterior mirror, black rear panel with surround mouldings, special sound deadening pack, bright metal wheel rim embellishers, triple bodyside stripe, boot mat, two speed wipers, tachometer, Genuine wood veneer finish to upper and lower fascia, glove box, instrument binnacle, doors and rear quarter cappings. Factory options; Metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory optional Amber Gold Metallic, (Code L), this example has covered a genuine 7,490 miles from new and is presented in outstanding unspoilt condition. The paintwork is near flawless having benefitted from a professional repaint in 2008. Photographs taken prior show the car in superb order with just some minor cosmetic deterioration from the cars long term storage. All panels are factory fitment and no structural repairs have ever been undertaken nor required. 1300E aficionados will recognise this Aveley assembled Series One by the fixed side rear windows as opposed to the openers fitted to the Series Two and the super eagle-eyed experts will note the incorrect 1300E wing badges. The correct badges for a Series One would read only 1300 but the first owner changed these as he wanted the car to be recognised unmistakably as a 1300E! Underneath the car is outstanding with the correct original slant rear shock absorbers in black to denote Ford units rather than the blue Armstrong parts as well as the black anti-roll bars and even the cardboard undertray which is long lost on most cars! All trim sections are original and in superb order with some very light tarnishing to some chrome pieces. A benchmark car for anyone wanting to recreate a factory correct Series One 1300E.

INTERIOR
A interior every inch as expected with the mere 7,490 miles covered. The ribbed cloth interior in Tan, (Code K1) is fitted as standard on the luxury 1300E and are in fantastic order. The wall-to-wall cut pile carpets, putty headlining and real wood veneer panels are all original with slight lineage to the passenger wood facia. All equipment and functions operate and the experts checklist will be ticked with correct smaller glovebox knob for earlier cars and incredibly there is even the cleverly concealed original ice scraper sat inside the centre console, long since lost or snapped on most cars! Inside the boot area is the original hessian bag with grey jack and black plastic inner light cluster protectors and lack of boot lamp, all correct for earlier cars. Even PDI tags are still affixed with string inside the boot area! Window etching to the factory glass is present along with the Triplex Hotline sticker in the rear screen. As close as you are likely to get to a 1973 showroom fresh 1300E interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford took the 1300cc Crossflow engine from the GT model which developed 72bhp and achieved 0-60mph in 13.3 seconds whilst reaching a top speed of almost 100mph. The factory fitted engine sits in a beautifully clean and unspoilt engine bay with all factory stickers, plates and labels and the original chassis stamping to the inner wing. The factory data plate reads SPCL CAMPAIGN (Special Campaign) which is correct for a Series One car. Originality even extends to the factory wing/slam panel seam welds, genuine Ford hose clips and washer bottle. The under bonnet insulation pads have been replaced. The four-speed manual gearbox is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five-inch sports styled road wheels are standard 1300E specification in silver fox with satin black inner sections as well as the rim embellishers, aluminium centre caps with black middle/chrome ring and the UNF chrome domed wheel nuts. Premium brand Michelin Energy tyres are fitted to all road wheel and original seekers with be delighted to learn that all five factory fitted Michelin ZX tyres in excellent condition have been retained having covered such low miles! GT-spec disc brakes were fitted to the front of the 1300E and this factory standard system feature servo assistance and even the original brake fluid reservoir cap reading ‘use FoMoCo brake fluid’.

HISTORY FILE
Built in March 1973 and registered new on the 1st August 1973, the car was supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Invicta Motors Ltd of Margate and Ramsgate. The first registered keeper was Mrs Skinner followed by her husband who owned the car until 2007. When the third owner bought the car from Mr Skinner it had covered just 3,450 miles! In 2008 a full re-paint was undertaken by professional experts, Mabel Coachworks in London. The history file is beautifully organised and presented with many photos of the car prior to the repaint proving how undamaged and rust-free it was. The history file traces all five owners in total and the large file contains the original handbook, tax disc holder from the selling dealer, invoices, previous MOT certificates, condition reports and agreed valuations. KGF Classic Cars are immensely proud to have acquired what is certainly one of the best, low mileage Mk1 1300E’s in existence.

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Ford Mk1 Escort Mexico

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A stunning RS AVO Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico Custom Pack in rare Aero Silver.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 heavy-duty 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, reversing lights, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light. Factory fitted options; Custom Pack comprising of; Black vinyl roof, brushed nylon seats, extra sound deadening, centre console, rear plastic armrest extensions, heated rear screen, cigar lighter, cherry veneer dash, push-button radio, brake warning light, headrests.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the factory original and exceptionally rare colour of Aero Silver, (Code 3), this Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico looks incredible. Extra information on the body plate reveals option Code 6 meaning the car was built at the Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley with the luxury Custom Pack. The discreet and neat triple coachline in contrasting colour with ‘Mexico’ wing badge and black vinyl roof are all Custom Pack features. The Vinyl roof is in excellent condition and has the correct seams 5in from the rain gutter. Genuine flared front wheel arches and all Type 49 strengthening points are present. FoMoCo rear lenses and Cibie H4 headlights remain fitted as do period Wingard door mirrors. The chrome to the genuine rear bumper has some small pitting. The underside is an exhibitionists dream being perfectly clean and detailed and will suit those wishing to show the car rather than hit the rally stages!

INTERIOR
The interior of this late Mexico differs from the most factory correct cars having the luxury Custom Pack option specified from new. Black Beta cloth roll top recliner seats, (Code A1), are in fantastic condition and along with the full height centre console housing the working Kienzie clock and optional five-push-button radio, Cherry Veneer dash and rear plastic armrest extensions. This really is a special place to be. All gauges function and correct features such a the 130mph speedometer, 7,000rpm rev counter, black dipping mirror and sporting RS three-spoke steering wheel will please RS connoisseurs seeking detailed perfection. The boot area is spotlessly clean housing an angled spare wheel, jack and wheel brace. A very special interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Nestled between the AVO Escorts inner front wings is the standard factory specification 1600cc Crossflow unit detailed and having enjoyed a full engine rebuild. The factory original AVO plate and chassis plate displaying all the correct identity codes remain with the cars history file while new reproduction items are fitted. Incredibly the thin metal strip affixed under the body plate used for quality control is stamped and present! 0-60mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph is quoted. The chassis number is visible on the suspension reinforced plate. The factory 4-speed synchromesh Type 3 2000E gearbox, as fitted to the Twin Cam and RS1600, works perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Spoke-style sculptured steel wheels measuring 5.5 x 13in are finished with the correct Pearl Grey centres with stainless centre RS caps and chrome dome-ended wheel nuts, all in excellent condition. Yokohama Bluearth 175/70 R13 tyres are fitted all round. A dual-circuit brake system gripping front discs and rear drums work perfectly and contain silicone DOT 5 brake fluid.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in August 1974 this vehicle was registered on the 1st October 1974 and retains its original Northern Ireland registration number with both the green buff style log book and subsequent UK Registration Document. In the current owners care since 2013, the sole aim was to restore this car to exact factory specification while retaining as many factory original parts as possible. Both the car and enthusiast owner are registered with the AVO Club and renown experts such as G & T Escorts in Garvagh are responsible for this stunning example and how it presents today since the restoration in 2014. The difficult decision to sell the car was prompted by his sons desire to buy his first house and assistance towards a deposit. Numerous invoices, handbooks and workshop manuals are included along with two sets of keys and photos of works carried out. A stunningly rare car with amazing specification and ready for the next owner to show and enjoy.

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Ford Focus ST225 ST-2

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An impeccable enthusiast owned Ford Focus ST225 ST-2 with just 12,736 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Exclusive ST sports body kit, ST bumpers and mesh grille, ST single wing spoiler, chrome tipped twin sport exhaust tailpipes, side and curtain airbags, Passive Anti-theft System (PATS), CAT 1 Thatcham alarm, Recaro seats, air conditioning, auxiliary instrument panel housing turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges, ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip with racing pedals. Exclusive ST-2 equipment; Electronic Stability Program with Traction Assist, Quick clear front windscreen with heated washer jets, Xenon headlamps with automatic levelling and washer jets, Ford Sony MP3 stereo radio. Dealer options; Carpet mats, Tailored Ford seat covers, detachable tow bar, 2X cup storage.

EXTERIOR
Owned from new by fanatical Ford enthusiasts, Father and Son, this outstanding Ford Focus ST225 ST-2 is without question one of the best-preserved examples in existence. A preferred 3-door version in factory optional Panther Black, (Code F3), the original paintwork is simply stunning with a gorgeous metallic gleam and uniform shine. The finish is virtually unmarked and all panels are pin straight. A bonnet protector to the front edge has been fitted. The underside is super clean and even fragile labels to the underside components remain intact. The supplying Ford main dealer number plates are fitted. Unmolested examples with such outstanding credentials are rarely found and this car will delight even the most ardent blue-oval scrutineer.

INTERIOR
Inside this Fast Ford are the original body-hugging Recaro Mondus sports seats in Dark Flint Cloth, (Code A 4). The front seats have been protected by tailored Ford front seat covers since new and as such, along with the exceptionally low mileage, are preserved in perfect condition. Genuine Focus carpet mats are also fitted. The Recaro logo badges and huge body-hugging bolsters confirm that this is no ordinary Focus! Furthermore, the ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip and racing pedals help to carry on the fast Ford tradition of injecting excitement into everyday family cars. Low mileage indicators and unworn touch points such as the perfect steering wheel are evidence of very minimal usage. All functions and controls are fully operational and the air conditioning is ice cold. Difficult to distinguish from a 2006 Ford showroom car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the turbo-charged Ford 2.5 Duratec ST five-cylinder 20v unit with Variable Valve Timing, the power output achieved is 225bhp at 6000rpm and 320Nm torque at 4000rpm. The maximum speed is 152mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.8 seconds! The totally standard engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, stickers and labels visible. The Ford Durashift 6-speed gearbox is magnificent to use with precise short throw changes and the sound from the five-pot turbo charged engine is awesome!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 8 x 18in ST five-spoke rims with correct centre caps are unrestored with no kerb damage. Ford afficionados seeking total originality will be delighted to see the factory fitted Continental SportContact2 225/40 ZR18 tyres fitted all round. If the vehicle is to be regularly used it is recommended the tyres are replaced due to age with the originals carefully stored. The original spare saver spare wheel has never been used. The braking system with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution incorporates discs all round and provides sure footed stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 21st January 2006 by Main Dealers, TC Harrison Ford of Derby, the car was ordered new by Mr Peter Hart, a Ford Master Technician by trade. A lifelong vehicle technician in the motor trade with a huge appreciation for Fords, Mr Hart has previously owned sporting blue oval royalty to include Lotus Cortina’s, Escort RS2000’s and indeed this cars predecessor, a Mk1 Focus ST170. In the history file is the original vehicle order form and subsequent sales invoice made out to Mr Hart confirming the price paid of £18,845 less a part exchange allowance of £10,000 for his Panther Black Focus ST170 which at the time had only covered 11,600 miles! The neatly organised history file includes all the original Ford new vehicle literature as well as the separate welcome pack and special ST supplement. Ever the conscientious perfectionist, Mr Hart even printed out service and maintenance schedules. Another passion of Mr Hart was his self-restored BSA M20 motorbike that was used in World War II which he would take to shows using a small bike trailer. For this a discreet and detachable light duty tow bar was fitted. Upon his sad passing in 2017, the car was inherited by Mr Hart’s son, Darren, who has owned the car ever since. Darren has included a written account of his father’s ownership and devoted care for the car.

The Ford document wallet houses all handbooks, service book, guides and supplements along with the point-of-sale literature. Servicing was carried out by himself in his capacity as a Ford Master Technician and the cambelt was renewed in 2016 at 12,300 miles. The history folder also contains invoices and MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2009 to fully verify the mileage. Both sets of Ford keys, fobs and security tags are present and there is an original 2005/6 brochure for ‘The New Ford Focus ST’. A perfectly preserved and highly collectable Focus ST225 exactly as Ford intended.

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Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

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A factory original Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with only 21,523 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Five hundred extra special examples of the 150 mph Ford Sierra RS Cosworth went on sale in Britain on August 1st 1987. This more powerful ‘evolution’ model was introduced to allow Ford to develop the original limited production run of 5,000 needed to allow the car to be homologated for International Touring Car Racing in Group A. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars and in addition to the more powerful 224bhp YBD engine, (with the potential to exceed 400bhp in race trim), numerous aerodynamic features were incorporated in the bodywork. These include a 30mm lip spoiler applied directly to the rear edge of the tailgate to increase rear downforce. New and larger cooling ducts were included in the design of the front bumper for the intercooler and the front brakes, as well as an aerodynamic splitter. Ford’s intention was for every RS500 to be finished in Black but limited stock of the regular Cosworths resulted in 56 Diamond White and 52 Moonstone Blue being converted. The vehicle was only available through 90 specialist Ford RS (Rally-Sport) dealers in Britain at a cost of £19,950, a £4,000 premium over a standard RS Cosworth. (Source Ford News Release 87/76). This example is build number 140/500.

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

EXTERIOR
The striking exterior of this RS Cosworth is nothing short of magnificent. Finished in Ford Black, (Code A and just one of 352 made), the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine from the original, unrestored factory finish complete with orange peel. All exterior trim and lights remain free from damage as does the vulnerable front splitter. The original front screen has delaminated at the edges and there is a mark to the near side front wing. The unique silver coachline and RS500 badges applied to the front wings and tailgate are present and original. The blue Ford oval badge to the tailgate has aged. Date stampings are visible on key areas such as the inner wings and tailgate and even the discreet Ford logo can be seen on the slam panel. The underside is untouched and clean with factory markings all clearly visible. A truly incredible car in an astonishing preserved condition.

INTERIOR
Finished in Ford Roma Grey, (Code S2), the Recaro seats and carpeted door trim are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration and completely commensurate with a low mileage pampered example. The driver’s seat bolster still has a soft velvet feel with perfect shape and the carpets are spotless protected by Ford rubber mats. All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings and the dashboard is immaculate having suffered no cracks or discolouration. Two small filled holes are visible in the passenger foot-well trim due to a phone cradle having been fitted. The phone kit is listed on the original Ford purchase invoice. The boot area is factory fresh with floor stickers present and the original Ford boot struts no longer hold the tailgate. A fantastic 1980’s interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Cosworth YBD-Series 2.0 litre, 16 valve twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder, fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine which in road use, (as per this example), is tuned to develop 224bhp. Features over a regular Cosworth include a Garrett T31/T04 turbocharger, twin fuel injectors for each cylinder, pressurised oil cooling for each of the engine’s pistons and a larger capacity oil and water pump. Expect 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 153mph. The engine bay is incredible in its originality and condition and boasts all the correct engine and chassis identification numbers. The gear changes are solid with progressive clutch action.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct and undamaged factory fitted 15 X 7 inch aluminium alloy (ATS) wheels are shod in Continental 205/50 R15 tyres with ample tread and the spare is the original Dunlop SP Sport D40 205/50 VR15 tyre. Four wheel disc brakes with ABS and a hydraulic booster stop the car with confidence.

HISTORY FILE
This Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth build number 140/500 is astonishing in condition, originality and history. Supplied new by Endeavour Motor Co Ltd on the 7th August 1987 to Mr B Blackwell, the original purchase invoice reveals a price paid £20,295 including an application of Diamond Glaze to the exterior paintwork. The sticker for this application is still attached to the rear screen! With just two subsequent former keepers, the last an avid Ford collector having owned the vehicle since 2009, the history file reveals upmost care and attention with invoices for service work and general maintenance. The last service was in March 2021 to include a cambelt change. The history file also includes previous MOT certificates, a full book pack with original stamped service book, SORN declarations and a Sierra RS500 Cosworth brochure. All keys are present and the previous owner has written his account of ownership during the last 12 years and how he came to discover the car. Remarkable and deserving of a top collection.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000

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A first month production AVO National Day winning Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000.

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, quartz iodine headlamps, six pod sports binnacle, leather rimmed sports steering wheel, heater fan, two speed wipers, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, push-round ashtray, steering lock, cigarette lighter, hazard warning flashers. RS Accessories; RS wiper aero-foil, centre console, clock, Ford push-button radio, headrests, Rallye Sport alloy wheels. Aftermarket Accessories; Tracker

EXTERIOR
This remarkable proven winning RS2000 still has the same competition developed Type 49 heavy duty 2-door body that it left the Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in October 1973. Amazingly original, an album of photos taken during a painstaking rebuild by RS renowned, CWC Restorations on behalf of a fanatical enthusiast, prove all panels are factory fitted except two front wings. Finished in Diamond White, (Code B), with Blue decals the paintwork is still virtually flawless despite have been repainted in 2009 and correct to how the car left the factory. Such is the standard of this car that on its first outing to AVO National Day in June 2010 it was awarded 1st Place and continued to enjoy the limelight to the present day. Original factory fitted items like the 7” diameter round sealed beam Cibe IODE H4 headlights, Ford Triplex glass, Ford FoMoCo rear lights and reversing lamps and even period Wingard door mirrors and RS wiper aerofoil remain fitted. The underside is show exhibiting quality and factory standard splendour. Being a very first RHD example it still has the angled rear dampers connected to a black mounting beam rather than upright rear shocks poking through the boot floor, a change made after just one month in production and very few British RS2000’s have this layout. Truly astonishing in all respects.

INTERIOR
Body hugging, reclining and luxurious RS seats still trimmed in the original Black fabric, (Code A1), are immaculate in appearance and along with the rest of the interior, spotless. Fully equipped with an immaculate dash and centre console, all sports instrumentation function including the correct 130mph and 7000rpm speedometer and tachometer. The Ford push button radio is disconnected and the Kienzle clock is operational. The boot area is factory specification with even the plastic hinge cover, albeit missing two clips, and speaker cover remaining fitted! An as new Ford jack is present in correct fawn colour bag.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A matching numbers example that has been cherished throughout the decades with the 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit performing faultlessly. With a quoted 100bhp, a top speed of 110mph and 0-60mph in 9 seconds is despatched with a bark through the expensive custom made stainless steel exhaust mimicking the original item. A refresh of the immaculate engine bay was undertaken in 2014 after a period style battery leaked now replaced with a modern item. Short snappy gear changes are provided by the factory standard Ford Type-E 4-speed gearbox which is an absolute delight to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The pristine and optional Rallye Sport alloy wheels measuring 5.5×13 inch are all correctly date stamped with genuine RS centre caps. 165 HR13 Dunlop SP Aquajet tyres are fitted to all four corners with an unused spare correctly slanted in the boot held with a rubber strap and ‘I stop quick on Dunlop Grip’ period sticker. The direct acting vacuum servo assisted dual-line braking system works effectively.

HISTORY FILE
Rallye Sport Escorts including the Mexico, RS1600 and RS2000 were built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley, all practically handbuilt. This stunning example was built in the first month of RHD production in October 1973 and was one of the initial cars to leave the assembly plant with unique features. A total of just 3,759 AVO RS2000’s were built for the RHD market and this example is registered with the AVO Club and well known in the RS Owners Club. The Agreed Valuation produced by the AVO Owners Club concludes ‘cars like this are rarely found. It is original to the last detail’ is a testament to the cars exacting standards. Proven on the show circuit with prestigious wins at AVO National Day and Castle Coombe there is little doubt this is one of the finest examples. A complete history file includes early documentation tracing every owner, original handbooks and a photo album of the meticulous works carried out by Charlie Chisholm at CWC Restorations. Two files with old MOT certificates, previous registration documents and numerous invoices track the cars history. A front page cover star and eight page feature in Retro Ford Magazine Sept 2013 boldly asks, ‘Is this the UK’s finest concours Escort?’ A rare opportunity to buy one of the finest examples for the next discerning Blue Oval Collector.

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Ford Capri Mk1 1600XL

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A Special Vehicle Orders pre-facelift Ford Capri Mk1 1600XL with 45,968 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, air extraction vents, bright metal ornamentation, bright metal window side mouldings, drip rail mouldings, water temperature gauge, warning lights for generator, oil, main beam and direction indicators, foot operated windscreen washer. Custom Plan XL Pack; Exterior dress up and interior refinement pack, reclining front bucket seats, individual contoured rear bench with fold down armrest, dipping rear view mirror, dual horns, handbrake warning lamps, additional courtesy lamp, twin reversing lamps, distinctive XL badging. Factory Special Vehicle Orders; Heavy duty suspension with towing pack (Option number 5217). Factory Options; Metallic paint, vinyl roof, servo-assisted brakes. Dealer Options; Mud flaps, sunroof, static front seat belts.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful pre-facelift Mk1 Capri 1600 features the factory ordered Custom Plan XL Pack and is finished in its original shade of Sapphire Blue Metallic, (Code 1), a factory cost option. The colour is simply stunning and presents well with a pleasing contrast against the factory ordered black vinyl roof, still original and chrome ornamentation. A historic repaint is showing some signs of aging but all bodywork and panels are absolutely solid with no crude repairs, as is the rock-solid underside that has never been welded or excess underseal applied. All trim sections are well preserved and entirely factory correct including the non-tapered dummy side vents, wider bumper overriders, Lucas headlamps and correct FoMoCo rear lenses shared with the Mk1 Escort. Originality seekers will delight at the dealer fitted number plates and the glass which is factory Triplex fitment as verified by the date dot system with exception of the windscreen which is a Triplex. A straight and unspoilt Capri in very desirable Mk1 pre-facelift form.

INTERIOR
The interior of this super example is remarkable not only in condition but more so that it is completely original! The factory super grade vinyl seat coverings and door trim in Marquis colour scheme, (Code F A), are very well preserved and the loop pile carpeting has been protected superbly and is unworn. The dashboard and fascia are remarkable with no cracks and the wood finish to the fascia surrounding the correct two-pod instrument cluster is perfect. The original steering wheel with three spoke padded centre is a work of art in itself and remains in brilliant condition and all controls function including the two-speed fan. Observations worthy of mention include the headlining which although intact has slight discolouration to the edges.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The standard 1600cc Crossflow ‘Kent’ engine is the factory fitted unit and this car is verified as being a matching numbers example. Offering respectable capabilities, a top speed of 96mph and 0-60mph in 14 seconds is quoted. The clean engine bay displays the chassis number stamped into the nearside strut top clearly readable and factory build plate and body plate that have never been removed or painted over. Even better is the Special Vehicle Orders aluminium plate citing the Heavy-Duty suspension factory fitted to the car as specified by the first owner. The delicate bottom engine tray often lost after the first service remains fitted too. The engine runs and drives impeccably and has had a major service in February 2021. The crisp 4-speed gearbox is a delight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory fitted to this XL model are the rare ‘slotted Rostyle’ wheels which according to the Capri Mk1 bible, (Factory Original Ford Capri Mk1 by James Taylor), were used by Ford sporadically and only for a brief period in the early 1970’s. Named so as they had a narrow slot between the main spokes as opposed to the far for common half-spoke, the wheels display the correct silver finish with black infills. All tyres including the spare are fitted with matching Goodyear Duragrip 165/80 R13 tyres with masses of tread. The optional servo assisted brakes with front discs and rear drums bring the car up straight and true and have been overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
Built in December 1971 at Halewood and registered new on 1st January 1972 by Ford Main Agents, H.E. Nunn & Co Limited of Ipswich, this pre-facelift Mk1 Capri was ordered new by a Mr F.H. Last. Factory options were specified along with the Custom Plan XL Pack, and as Mr Last intended to tow his holiday Caravan, he stipulated the Heavy-Duty suspension and towing pack from Ford’s Factory Special Vehicle Orders department. This was only fitted to the 3 litre Capri models. Remarkably Mr Last owned the car for over 27 years until April 1999 when it was sold to a second short term owner. Between March 2000 and December 2015, the car was owned by husband and wife, Mr and Mrs Reeve, and it was only upon her husband’s passing in 2015 that Mrs Reeve decided she would sell the car, but the stipulation was that the Capri had to go to someone who would cherish it. Capri Mk1 Owners Club member, Terry Haynes, was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to buy this unique car and it has formed part of his collection ever since, sitting alongside his early 4-speed 2.8 Injection and concours Capri Laser. An avid Capri enthusiast, his passion and knowledge of these iconic cars is very impressive.

The history file is comprehensive with the dealer document wallet housing the handbooks, dealership point of sale literature, and even original service book. A further substantial file contains service invoices, maintenance receipts, previous MOT certificates and an original sales brochure for the pre-facelift Ford Capri range. Even the factory supplied CEM stamped ignition key, P.J stamped petrol cap key and FoMoCo door key remain with the car, a delight to sticklers for detail! This iconic, unspoilt and desirable Early Capri is very special.

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