Mk1 Ford Escort Twin Cam

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An AVO Club Registered and National Day winning Mk1 Ford Escort Twin Cam

MODEL HISTORY
Prior to the Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Plant at Aveley being opened, all Twin Cam Escorts were constructed at Fords Halewood Factory. On the same assembly lines as other Escorts, through body assembly, paint and trim areas until the point mechanical components were added and make the vital body strengthening changes. At this stage they would be taken off the line into a separate small workshop where a dozen specially chosen workers were ready to slot in the unique components. Roger Clark took a ‘works’ Twin-Cam, registered XOO262F to its first international rally in April 1968 and Group 2 homologation was achieved on the 1st May 1968 when Ford convinced the authorities that 1000 cars had been made. By the middle of the year Twin-Cams were winning in rallies and on the race track. Queues built up and order books lengthened and most cars once delivered were usually rushed into a workshop, stripped and modified for a particular purpose. A total of just 1,263 Twin Cams were produced at Halewood and approximately 60 Twin Cams are registered with the AVO Club as of Jan 2020. (Source: Mark Heath AVO Twin Cam Registrar).

EQUIPMENT
Type 49 bodyshell, black painted grille, front quarter bumpers, flared front wings, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, boot floor stone deflector, reversing lights, foot operated windscreen washers, internal bonnet release, two-speed wipers, rev counter, speedo, battery condition indicator, fuel and oil pressure gauges, Aeroflow ventilation, sun visors, cigar lighter, ash trays, courtesy light.

EXTERIOR
This rare sporting Twin Cam still has its factory Type 49 strengthened bodyshell finished in glorious Ermine White, (Code B). The paintwork has a rich deep shine and extends to a colour coded and very clean underside. Such are the excellent credentials that a number of AVO trophies have been awarded at National Day, the latest being in 2019. Being a later example it is fitted with the circular headlamps and the rear lenses are genuine FoMoCo items. The chrome has a mirror finish and along with all other trim is in excellent condition. The rear bumper is a genuine Ford item but incorrect for the year and the chrome roof drip rails are not fitted. A small engine fire is well documented after the car failed to attend AVO Day in 2013 and photographs show the minor damage. The owner decided at this point to embark on a full engine rebuild and body restoration with invoices and photos to prove. It has continued to attend the show circuit with proven success since.

INTERIOR
A basic and tasteful interior correct to factory specification with the fully-tilting GT type fixed back seats finished in Black PVC in remarkable condition. All door cards, headlining, trim and carpeting is in excellent condition. The gauges operate including the 140mph speedometer and 8,000rpm rev counter within the beautiful satin chrome finished binnacle. The small metal Ford oval is fitted to the inner passenger-side doorstep with an extra one fitted on the drivers side. The spotless boot area houses the floor mounted spare wheel on top of the original Hardura boot mat. The jack and wheel brace are correct Ford items in the original fawn muslin bag. Spectacular.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Taken directly from the Lotus Cortina Mk2, the chain driven DOHC 1558cc engine built by Lotus at Hethel, these power units need little introduction. This particular engine has had a documented engine rebuild in 2013 by Mass Racing Developments in Bedfordshire and an invoice for £6741.12 is included. Impeccable annual maintenance since it has been dyno tested and produces 130.6bhp. A Ford Type-3 four-speed gearbox with three-rail shift mechanism and remote change, also known as the 2000E box, offers precise crisp changes and the hydraulic clutch is light with the correct combined brake/clutch master cylinder mounted in the engine bay.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Lotus Cortina wide steel wheels fill the arches nicely measuring 5.5x13in and topped with immaculate chrome hubcaps. Quality AVON 175/70 R13 tyres are fitted to all five immaculate rims with two unused matching tyres included. Stopping a Twin Cam is an impressive standard brake setup. Front discs and larger rear drums as fitted to the Capri 3.0 and later AVO Escorts are pressurised by a Girling Powerstop remote servo recently overhauled in January 2020.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Halewood factory in October 1970 this Twin Cam has been long registered with the Ford AVO Club and certified as a rare surviving example still with its original Type 49 bodyshell. First registered on the 9th March 1971 it has only had five former keepers. The last two keepers being Steve Smith in 2008, the then AVO Club Secretary followed by Graham Chadband in 2011 the Clubs PR & Events Organiser. Both individuals are incredibly experienced Twin Cam gurus and their lengthy ownership should help reassure the next custodian. Mr Chadband is fastidious with annual invoices for upkeep and a no expense spared mentality in making sure this example is on the button and can be driven anywhere. It recently enjoyed an outing to The Goodwood Revival Meeting in September 2019. The vehicle is well known on the show circuit winning Best Twin Cam in 2011 and 2017 and third in class in 2019, all at the prestigious Ford AVO Owners Club National Days. This rare Ford is also featured in the May 1999 edition of Classic & Sports Car Magazine. Very special in all areas.

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Ford Fiesta Mk3 Cabaret

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The top of the final Fiesta Classic Range, a Ford Fiesta Mk3 Cabaret with 15,210 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Metallic paint, polycarbonate colour coded bumpers, halogen headlights, laminated windscreen, driver’s airbag, Safeguard engine immobiliser, black tailgate spoiler, front sports seats, tilt/removable sunroof, locking fuel filler, anti-burst locks, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, remote door mirrors, digital clock, Ford self-seek model 2015 stereo cassette, tachometer, courtesy lighting.

EXTERIOR
With a genuine 15,210 miles from new, this Cabaret Edition from the final Fiesta Classic Range is in fantastic condition. Finished in Ford Stardust Silver, (Code 6 6), the paintwork to all factory panels is superb and displays virtually no markings and a few minor dings all utterly insignificant. All trim sections, glass, lights and badges are pristine and supplying Ford dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder remain fitted. A super low mileage and superb entry level classic Ford, once a common sight and virtually none have survived as well is this example.

INTERIOR
An interior entirely commensurate with a 15,210 mile car! The cabin space with Papillion Opal fabric trim, (Code HC), is essentially as it sat in the showroom awaiting collection by the first owner with the special Cabaret sports seats in perfect condition. All trim sections, controls and switchgear have the new car feel which is lost soon after regular use. All functions operate flawlessly including the Ford self-seek model 2015 stereo cassette. Even the new car smell has been retained, instantly familiar as a Ford and ready to transport you back to a Ford showroom in 1996!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1299cc HCS CFi four-cylinder engine featuring electronic single point injection and automatic choke set up produces a lively 60bhp at 5000rpm. A top speed of 95mph and 0-60mph is achieved in a relaxed 14.2 seconds. Complete mechanical simplicity and the distinctive Ford push-rod engine note are guaranteed. The clean engine bay has original plates, stickers and factory panel stampings clearly visible. Genuine Ford Motorcraft service items are in abundance including the grey Ford HT Leads and all fluids are clean and clear. The 5-speed manual gearbox feels brand new!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory steel wheels of size 5 x 13in are in excellent order with the original Cabaret full wheel covers fitted and almost immaculate with only tiny markings. Four premium 165/65 R13 tyres are present with the spare unused. The servo-assisted diagonally split brakes with discs up front and drums at the rear pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
This wonderful example was registered new on the 30th September 1996 by Ford Main Dealers, Bristol Street Motors, of Birmingham and the dealership PDI checklist is still in the history file. Purchased by a Mr I J Houston who kept the car for over 21 years, whereby in October 2017, Mr Richard Hailey purchased it at which time it had covered just over 14,000 miles. Motivated by nostalgia having owned a similar car years before, Richard kept the car garaged and used it recreationally in dry weather only.

The history file contains the original Ford document wallet with all handbooks, guides, security code cards and point of sale literature. There is an original Fiesta Classic Range sales brochure along with three Ford keys including the red master. This very late example on a P registration even post dates the earliest Mk4 Fiesta replacement model that were released on a N prefix. With just two owners and 15,210 miles from new, this preserved classic Fiesta is the perfect entry into retro Ford ownership.

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Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico

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A fabulous matching numbers AVO Registered Mk1 Ford Escort RS Mexico.

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, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light. Factory fitted options; Reversing lights, cigar lighter.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the correct and early colour of Sunset Red, (Code J), with contrasting white broad Mexico stripes, this iconic car looks tremendous. A bright uniform shine with vital components such as strengthened AVO workmanship are all present to see. The chrome, glass, and 1600GT badges are in excellent order. Early car features such as the starting handle hole with the black rubber grommet and straight chrome bumper are all correct and the underside is spotlessly clean in body colour for those enjoying the show scene. Genuine FoMoCo rear lenses and front indicator lenses are fitted and the front headlights have been upgraded. Detailed items such as the twin-wire Trico Speedblade wipers and petrol cap matched in stripe colour are correct features. A charming, genuine and very presentable Mexico ready for the next rally superhero!

INTERIOR
Being an early car this stunning example is fitted with the basic vinyl black PVC L-spec seats with vertical stitching, (Code AA). Expect no luxury with even the one-piece rubber floor mat fitted rather than carpeting of later Mexicos! Fitted with the desirable Springalex dished steering wheel and 140mph speedometer and 8,000rpm rev counter this car has innate driver appeal. The raised Ford badge on the passenger door sill is still fitted and all gauges function along with the interior courtesy light. The headlining, dash top and door cards are unmarked. The boot area is spotlessly clean with the battery in the boot and spare wheel fixed to the floor as per early AVO Mexico examples. A reproduction boot mat and jack are included. Simple and very special.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Nestled between the AVO Escorts inner front wings is the 1600cc Crossflow unit as fitted to this car from new. A Mexico with matching numbers is a rare thing as is the factory original AVO plate and chassis plate displaying all the correct identity codes. 0-60mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph is quoted. The engine bay is beautifully clean but not all fixtures are production line correct. The chassis number is just visible on the suspension reinforced plate. The factory 4-speed synchromesh gearbox as fitted to the Twin Cam and RS1600 works perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Being an early production car it is fitted with the Mk2 Lotus Cortina/Twin Cam 5.5x13in pressed steel wheels in silver with plain stainless steel hubcaps all bright and straight. Premium Goodyear Grand Prix S tyres measuring 165 SR13 are period looking with ample tread. A standard factory 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. Front discs and larger rear drums as fitted to the Capri 3.0 do a fine job of stopping this car.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in July 1971 this vehicle was registered on the 3rd August 1971 and has only had four former keepers from new. A very rare early car finished in one of three launch colours, Sunset Red, and incredibly still a matching numbers example with its factory supplied engine. Sourced by the AVO Owners Club model Registrar and Club Valuer in 2013 for the current Ford RS collector. Personally inspected by Glyn Morgan on the 10th March 2012 who writes that he is ‘completely satisfied that the car is a genuine 1971 Escort Mexico’. The difficult decision to sell this prime example was only taken to make room for a new addition, a low mileage Mk2 Ford Escort RS2000, identical to what the owner had when new! A collection of invoices, MOT certificates and old literature makes fascinating reading along with copies of HAVOC, the AVO Owners Club quarterly magazine for members. Spare keys are included. A very rare car for the avid collector and blue oval enthusiast.

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Ford Fiesta ST150

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A desirable facelift Ford Fiesta ST150 with 36,289 miles and two owners from new.

EQUIPMENT
Computer optimised unitary welded steel body, rigid occupant safety cell, energy absorbing crumple zones, driver and passenger airbags, Quickclear heated windscreen, stereo radio/CD model 6006, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Passive Anti-Theft System immobiliser (PATS), remote locking, electric windows, electric heated mirrors. Special ST equipment; ST Design 17in alloy wheels, sports tuned suspension, uprated braking, performance exhaust system, sports ‘Aero’ kit, boot spoiler, ST scuff plates and metal pedal. Factory Options; Exterior styling pack 2 – side GT stripes, auto lights, full leather upholstery, auxiliary socket.

EXTERIOR
Fast becoming a sought-after modern classic hot hatchback, the Fiesta ST150 presented here has covered just 36,289 miles from new. The Frozen White paintwork, (Code JD3), looks superb with a uniform finish and all panels are pin straight. There are a few stone chips and marks which do not detract from the overall impressive appearance. The racy ‘Aero’ body-styling kit and chunky sports trim sections, badges and factory fitted optional GT side stripes are in superb order. Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers and labels in the door shuts as well as the supplying Ford main dealer number plates. The underside and wheel apertures are clean and it is clear to see that this garaged example has escaped the boy racer scene! A prime example of the facelift Fiesta ST150.

INTERIOR
Inside this sporting hot Ford are a pair of body-hugging ST-branded full leather sports seats in Ebony Leather, (Code KF), a factory cost option. The entire cabin space, seats and trim can only be described as excellent and it is very obvious that this is a very well cared for example with only minor discoloration to the driver seat base. Bright red ST emblems to the seats, steering wheel and sill scuff plates emphasise the performance credentials, and all functions and controls operate including the original model 6006 stereo radio/CD with optional auxiliary socket. An unmolested hot hatch Ford interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Ford 2.0 litre Duratec engine, the power output is quoted as 147bhp at 6000rpm and 190Nm torque at 4500rpm. The maximum speed is 129mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 7.9 seconds. The standard engine bay is spotless and displays factory stickers, panels stamps and clear chassis number stamping. The standard Durashift 5-speed manual transmission is wonderfully tight and precise, perfect for quick and enthusiastic changes!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique ST Design 17” alloy wheels are immaculate thanks to a light refurbishment with no curb damage and all Ford badged centre caps are superb. Brand new correct speed rated Nexen 205/40 ZR17 tyres were fitted in December 2019. A full size ST Design alloy is housed in the pristine boot floor which has factory stickers and PDI markings still visible. The jack and wheel brace are present. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with discs to all four wheels offer rapid stopping power for this performance hot hatch.

HISTORY FILE
Factory records in the history file confirm that this example was built on the 13th November 2006 with date of first registration by Ford Main Dealer, Birchwood Group of Eastbourne, on 18th December 2006 to a Mr Shane Johnson. Mr Johnson owned the vehicle until November 2011 having covered just 13,000 when selling to the only other recorded owner. Now having covered just 36,289 miles from new and thankfully having avoided the clutches of the boy racers and modifying scene, this example is in exceptional order and has been self-serviced with golden engine oil. The Ford zip up document wallet houses the original handbook, MOT history records and factory build sheet along with a new car sales brochure. Representing the next generation of collectable fast Fords, this desirable Frozen White example will delight any Ford fan wishing to find one of the best preserved and unmolested cars.

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Ford Escort Mk3 1.6 Ghia

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A fully loaded Mk3 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia with a fully verified 11,887 miles!

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, safety glass all round, louvred design radiator grille, anti-burst locks, body-side protection mouldings, over riders, wide bright mouldings on windows, bright mouldings to bonnet edge and tailgate, belt line moulding in bright finish, tilting/sliding sunroof, triple body side tape stripe, remote control door mirrors, additional sound insulation, Ghia Badging, two-speed plus variable intermittent wipe, heated rear window, tachometer, solid state multi-function digital clock, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls. Factory options; Metallic paint, automatic oil-cooled transmission, power steering, electrically operated front windows. Dealer options; Ford front fog lamps, Ford Electronic Multi-feature stereo radio Model ECU1, uprated Ford rear speakers, genuine Ford rear sun blinds.

EXTERIOR
This remarkable and unrestored top of the range for comfort Mk3 Escort Ghia is finish in Ford Quartz Gold, (Code 1 5), a factory cost option. This well-preserved example is structurally incredible and all factory panels are straight with uniform gaps. A tiny ding to the boot lid, scratch to the lower rear valance and minimal and faint touched in markings throughout take nothing away from the impressive appeal of this original 11,887-mile example. The plastic trim sections are fully intact but show some light scuffs and one small crack to the nearside front quarter bumper. The extensive and factory original brightwork to the windows, belt line and lights is remarkably well preserved. Originality seekers will be further delighted to see all brown tinted glass factory etched with the registration number and all light clusters are factory Ford and Hella fitment. A once common sight, this lovely Ford Escort is sure to stir up nostalgia.

INTERIOR
Finish in plush ‘Ghia’ spec Savoy and Crushed Velour trim in Mocha colour scheme, (Code MR), the pristine seats and condition of the materials is fully commensurate with such a low mileage example, as are the steering wheel, gear shift and switchgear that display natural surface veins only found on such minimal use cars. The matching door cards and colour keyed cut pile carpets have defied the years remarkably. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard, incredibly for this model, is completely uncracked and not warped. The trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers and even has the ultra-rare genuine Ford rear sun blinds still fitted! The original cost option fit Ford ECU1 stereo cassette remains fitted and operational but with a partially failed display screen. This beautifully well-preserved interior is exactly as Ford intended, a real delight for the enthusiast.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1600 OHC engine with single variable-venturi carburettor develops 79bhp, achieving a top speed of 101mph and 0-60mph in 11.9 seconds. The engine is wonderfully quiet and smooth and has just benefitted from a major service, inspection, cambelt and water pump renewal and brand-new battery. The standard specification automatic choke and electronic ignition are both present and correct, and operate perfectly. The factory optional automatic oil-cooled transmission is effortless to use and operates precisely is it should. Combined with power steering, this really is the ultimate relaxing retroride!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard steel wheels wear full Ghia wheel covers which remain in excellent condition. All road wheels are shod in matching brand-new premium Uniroyal Rainsport 3 155/80 R13 tyres fitted in December 2019 which replaced the original Michelin XZX items still found on the spare. Diagonally split hydraulic circuit servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Billingham’s of Wolverhampton, and registered new on 18th October 1984 to first owner, a Mrs A Frost, this delightful example has covered a remarkably low and fully verified 11,887 miles from new. KGF Classic Cars purchased the car from the previous owner’s Nephew, Mr David Howe, after he fell in love with our Yamaha FS1E ‘Fizzy’. Mr Howe explained that upon the passing of his Aunt, he recovered the car from her dry garage in West Wales after she had, many years before, moved there from North London with her beloved neighbours! Both neighbours had sold their North London homes and purchased a large bungalow with the intention of dividing it into two homes. Such was their cherished friendship, the bungalow was kept as one and they all shared this Escort, living happily ever after!

The Ford wallet houses all the new car sales leaflets, handbooks, service book, driver’s manuals and radio guides. A further history folder contains service invoices as well as every single MOT certificate from the first in 1988 to 2009 when the car stopped being used and was put into a dry heated garage. KGF Classic Cars have in December 2019 undertaken recommissioning work to include a major service, inspection, cambelt and water pump renewal and brand-new battery as well as four new premium Uniroyal brand tyres. Three sets of Ford keys with dealer fob are present. Both having defied common expectations, this truly wonderful story befits an equally remarkable honest car.

MOT January 2021, HPI Clear.

Ford Fiesta RS Turbo

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A scorching Ford Fiesta RS Turbo with only 11,702 miles and two owners

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with green insert, bonnet louvres, long range driving lights, front fog lights, front air dam, front arch liners, rear spoiler, sunroof, aircraft-style pockets, floor mounted stowage box, micro-switches, anti-burst locks, central door locking, remote tailgate release, remote control door mirrors, tinted glass, tailgate wash/wipe, digital clock, electric windows, Ford Keycode Model 2005 radio cassette, courtesy light, load compartment light.

EXTERIOR
Finished in lustrous Ford Radiant Red, (Code P1), this incredible example has an amazing deep gloss shine created from years of enthusiast ownership and careful storage. All the trim and rubbers are as new and reflect the uber low mileage. All Ford glass is chassis etched and the lights are correct fitment. The factory decals and vibrant green insert remain in pristine condition and supplying Ford main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted. A set of Fiesta RS Turbo show plates are also included. The purposeful body shape and sports styling is a delight and those enjoying the show circuit will appreciate the amazingly clean underside and wheel arch apertures. Suitable for the most discerning and fastidious collector seeking a totally unmolested and very rare Fiesta RS Turbo.

INTERIOR
The Recaro front seats are supportive, comfortable and stylish and are unworn and correctly shaped thanks to the incredibly low mileage covered. Finished in Ascot fabric, (Code LA), the material to all areas is pristine, even the lumber support pads in their packets as supplied when new are included! The colour-keyed non-woven velour carpet has been protected by luxury carpet mats with stitching displaying the supplying dealer name and the leather covered sports steering wheel and gear lever are among the more visible expressions of the performance related ambience all in immaculate factory fresh condition. The black instrument binnacle has no distortion and all instruments, micro-switches and driver controls function correctly, as does the Ford Keycode radio cassette. The boot area remains unused and even the fragile soft-feel side wall and wheel arch trims are unmarked. Very very special to all Ford RS perfectionists.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC fuel injected engine with Garrett AiResearch T2 turbo charger and intercooler produces 131bhp and 183Nm of torque. Figures quoted at 7.7 seconds to 60mph and a top speed of 127mph make this a true ‘hot hatch’. The engine bay is simply incredible with all the Ford labels, stickers and Ford stamps on the hoses. The often misplaced plastic battery cover remains fitted and the blue strut top factory markings are clearly visible. The 5-speed transmission works seamlessly with a progressive clutch action and short shift.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The three-spoke alloy wheels are especially reserved for the Fiesta RS Turbo and remain unmarked shod in Firestone 185/55 R14 tyres with masses of tread. The servo-assisted diagonally split brakes with 241mm ventilated discs up front and 203mm drums at rear bring to car up in a safe and steady manner.

HISTORY FILE
This fantastic example of Ford’s first RS Fiesta was supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Skipper of Burnley on the 1st August 1991 to a Mr John Fle of Oldham. In his care for an incredible 20 years until 2011 the MOT certificates reveal minimal annual use and purely for pleasure weekend fun being his pride and joy. Sold to the only other recorded owner, Mr Fleming, a Ford fanatic who mothballed the car when having covered just over 10,000 miles. The car had an MOT in 2013 at 10,539 miles and in June 2018 with 11,314 miles it was treated to a full service, recommission and cambelt. Supplied with all handbooks, service book and a full complement of keys and even an old ford remote fob. An A4 folder contains old tax discs, MOT certificates and some invoices along with a new car sales brochure and specification rear view mirror hanger. With a short production of just two years from 1990 to 1992, prior to the introduction of the Fiesta RS1800, this represents a truly rare RS Ford with this example undoubtedly being one of the best, unmolested examples in existence.

HPI Clear.

Ford Sierra Police Car Recreation

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Calling all cars, a road legal Ford Sierra 1.6 Laser Police car recreation.

EQUIPMENT
Wide bodyside mouldings with chrome inserts, remote control door mirrors, laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, tilt/slide screened glass sunroof, digital clock, two speed plus variable intermittent wipe, heated rear window, trip recorder, cigar lighter, electronic anti-theft model radio cassette. Police car equipment; Professionally fitted decals, Police crest and Police lettering, Blue siren light, soundtrack recording of television program, The Bill. Dealer options; Ford Extra Cover plan, (now expired!).

EXTERIOR
Dare to be different and stand out from the crowd with this Police replica Ford Sierra whilst pretending to be DC Alfred ‘Tosh’ Lines or DCI Frank Burnside from ITV’s The Bill, or indeed whoever you wish, (Police related ideally). This 1990 Ford Sierra Laser is finished in Ford Diamond White, (Code B3), and has undergone the professional fitting of Police replica decals and Cambridgeshire Constabulary Police crest, along with detachable roof mounted blue light. A car that was a regular daily driver until 2019, this Sierra having provided reliable service to its long-term owner for 26 years is not to the usual KGF Classic Cars standard but looks great and has real presence. Very presentable overall, the car on inspection has age related markings and routine repair work to the sills and underside has been undertaken. The wheel arches, door tops and other common weak areas are sound but historical work is evident. All trim sections, lights, glass and badges are present and fully intact. A perfect prop car or simply for the classic Ford and Police memorabilia enthusiast with a big sense of humour!

INTERIOR
The Madrid trim in Shadow Grey colour scheme, (Code L5), is clean and in very good order with an amateur repair patch to the driver’s outer bolster. The matching door cards have some shrinkage to the fabric, a common occurrence, and some markings. Having not actually served as a Police car, the rear seats have not been frequented by villains and remain in excellent order. The dashboard is complete free from cracks and houses fully functioning switchgear and gauges with exception of the Ford radio which powers up but does not work. The original parcel shelf is straight and uncut in tune with the cars unmolested appeal. Clean, functional and oozing retro comfort, wonderful.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1593cc OHC Pinto engine develops 75bhp to achieve a ‘Baddie’ catching top speed of 103mph and 0-60mph in a reasonable 13.3 seconds. Remaining in standard specification and subject to regular comprehensive servicing as evidenced in the colossal history file, the engine runs and drives beautifully and is a joy to drive. The five-speed synchromesh gearbox is light and effortless. Never have Police austerity cuts been so much fun!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13”steel wheels wear the correct genuine trims which have been amateurishly refurbished and cracks visible. 165/80 R13 tyres have plenty of tread remaining. The very clean boot area houses the spare wheel, Ford jack and wheel disc board whilst the perfectly preserved boot floor still has factory stickers attached. The dual line servo assisted G-Valve brakes with ventilated 10.5” front discs and rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Jessops of Stamford, and registered new on 11th May 1990, the vehicle was purchased new by Mr Arthur Popple. At three years old, Mr Popple traded the car back to the supplying dealer, Jessops, and it was promptly sold to Mr Cyril Plant. Remarkably, Mr Plant owned the car for 26 years until his sad passing in 2019. Used as a daily driver and maintained to the highest order, the massive history file speaks for itself with a huge collection of invoices, receipts and every single MOT since the first in 1993! Perusal of the history would literally devour hours of time and also includes the full Jessops Ford book pack with the service book containing 19 stamped entries. Routine cambelt changes have been carried out. The current mileage is fully verified at 97,656 miles. Mr Plant has kept absolutely everything even down to dealership correspondence including when he wrote to them to express his appreciation of them valeting the car and to please pass on his thank you to the Valeters!

Close to home for KGF Classic Cars, this Sierra has remained in the Peterborough area its entire life and its acquisition by KGF Classic Cars was down to our Operations Manager, Steve. Having recently moved to a new home, Steve was carrying out evening dog walking duties and came across the car on a nearby driveway. Upon striking up a conversation with the late Mr Plant’s son, Colin, it became apparent that the car needed a new home. Seeing the cars potential and wishing to save the car from an uncertain fate, a deal was struck and both Steve and Angus the Westie returned home with the car, much to the bemusement of long suffering yet very understanding partner, Sarah. The Police car project is now complete and this truly brilliant but not perfect car is ready to enjoy or even earn money on the prop circuit. If you must be arrested, do it in retro style!

HPI Clear.

Escort Mk1 Twin Cam

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An early Mk1 Ford Escort Twin Cam in perfect condition and AVO Club registered.

MODEL HISTORY
Prior to the Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) plant at Aveley was opened all Twin Cam Escorts were constructed at Fords Halewood factory. On the same assembly lines as other Escorts, through body assembly, paint and trim areas until the point mechanical components were added. At this stage they would be taken off the line into a separate small workshop where a dozen specially chosen workers were ready to slot in the unique components. Roger Clark took a ‘works’ Twin-Cam, registered XOO262F to its first international rally in April 1968 and Group 2 homologation was achieved on the 1st May 1968 when Ford convinced the authorities that 1000 cars had been made. By the middle of the year Twin-Cams were winning in rallies and on the race track. Queues built up and order books lengthened and most cars once delivered were usually rushed into a workshop, stripped and modified for a particular purpose. A total of 1,263 Twin Cams were produced at Halewood but this early car is one of 883 with the BB49 chassis number and rectangular lights.

EQUIPMENT
Type 49 bodyshell, rectangular headlamps, external bonnet release, black painted grille, front quarter bumpers, flared front wings, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, boot floor stone deflector, foot operated windscreen washers, two-speed wipers, rev counter, speedo, battery condition indicator, fuel and oil pressure gauges, Aeroflow ventilation, sun visors, cigar lighter, ash trays, courtesy light. Rally Equipment Options; Auxiliary touring fuel tank.

EXTERIOR
This early Twin Cam still has its factory Type 49 strengthened bodyshell finished in glorious Ermine White, (Code AB), as detailed on the original chassis and AVO plates. The paintwork is simply stunning and extends to a colour coded impeccably detailed underside. Such is the show winning standard and correctness, this car was invited onto the official AVO Owners Club stand at the 2019 Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show. Panel gaps and shut lines are millimetre perfect thanks to work carried out by renowned marque expert, ASM Restorations, now quoting 12 months waiting list for new work. Only fitted to early cars are the original rectangular Lucas headlamps and all other lenses and glass are genuine FoMoCo items. The external lockable bonnet release button, one windscreen washer nozzle mounted in the bonnet are early car features and the starting handle hole is missing the rubber grommet correct for car prior to January 1970. With almost no clues to the special nature of the car other than Twin-Cam badges on the flanks and flared front wheel arches this Club registered, factory correct, very rare and immaculate car is the real deal.

INTERIOR
Simplicity and functional in every respect. An interior perfect to factory specification retaining virtually all original, date correct trim, instrumentation and switchgear. The heavy lateral fluting Black Vinyl, (Code D401), seats with push button controlled tipping are unmarked. The door cards are not reproduction and have the early padded block type stitched effect design, even the carpet is the original six-piece set! All gauges operate including the 140mph speedometer and 8,000rpm rev counter, within the satin chrome finished binnacle requiring calibration. The small metal Ford oval is fitted to the inner passenger-side doorstep. The pristine boot area houses the floor mounted spare wheel on top of the Hardura boot mat, car battery, jack and wheel brace in the fawn muslin bag and a very rare Rally Equipment option, an auxiliary touring fuel tank an extra 9 gallons of fuel, doubling the escort fuel capacity. Perfect in every way.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Taken directly from the Lotus Cortina Mk2, the chain driven DOHC 1558cc engine built by Lotus at Hethel, near Norwich produces 109.5bhp. Lifting the bonnet reveals why these cars are so special with the power plant tilted at an angle to fit and a host of modifications unique to the Twin Cam and to get everything into place. Correct features are seen everywhere from the engine stabiliser bar unique to the Twin Cam and plenum drain on the bulkhead to the cheese wedge washer bottle and three-eared oil cap. A reassuring sight is the original AVO plate or colour plate and chassis plate, not reproduction items. The suspension top plate also has the chassis number visible. A Ford Type-3 four-speed gearbox with three-rail shift mechanism and remote change, also known as the 2000E box, offers precise crisp changes and the hydraulic clutch is light with the correct combined brake/clutch master cylinder mounted in the engine bay.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Lotus Cortina wide steel wheels fill the arches nicely measuring 5.5x13in and topped with immaculate chrome hubcaps. Period as new Dunlop SP Aquajet 165 HR13 tyres are fitted to all five immaculate rims. Stopping a Twin Cam is an impressive standard brake setup. Front discs and larger rear drums as fitted to the Capri 3.0 and later AVO Escorts are pressurised by a Girling Powerstop remote servo located on the inner wing in place of a standard Escort battery tray. This early Twin Cam is also fitted with the rare brake pipe stone guards.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Halewood factory in October 1968 this early BB49 chassis number Twin Cam is registered with the Ford AVO Club and certified as a rare surviving example still with its original Type 49 bodyshell. First registered on the 1st May 1969, such is the condition and factory perfect credentials, it was asked to be featured on the AVO Owners Club stand at the 2019 NEC Classic Motor Show by Twin Cam Registrar, Mark Heath. Mr Heath recalls the car from earlier days when it even featured green stripes! An A4 folder with invoices and MOT certificates dating back to 1975 are included along with supplementary workshop manuals and other period booklets. With just four former keepers recorded and ownership with credible Ford RS Enthusiasts all with amazing collections, this car represents the pinnacle of any Ford stable.

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Ford Focus RS Mk1

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A first class Ford Focus RS Mk1 same owner since 2003 and just 3,994 miles.

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 compromise WRC, (World Rally Car), as well as revitalising the RS marque.  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.   A limited-production of just 4,501 examples were built with only 2,147 sold to the UK market.  This being build number 2822.

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.  Dealer options; RS floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This ultimate road-going Focus model is finished in Imperial Blue Metallic, (Code Q2), the only available colour.  The electrifying deep blue finish is simply astonishing and despite the soft paint finish associated with this model, a perfectionist will struggle to fault.  There is a miniscule mark to the rear bumper and a couple of tiny chips to the inner wheel arches.  All the glass, plastics and light clusters are preserved and originality seekers will be pleased to see supplying dealer number plates and tax disc holder as well as factory stickers in the door apertures.  The underside is fabulously clean thanks to the ultra-low miles covered and indoor storage and displays all factory markings and part component labels still visible.  Owned by the same Ford fanatic enthusiast since it was just one month old, this perfect example will delight the next Blue Oval fan.

INTERIOR
Inside this competition themed 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, and this coupled with the aluminium fittings, push button start and numbered plaque, leave you with little doubt this is no ordinary Focus!  The seats are immaculate and the steering wheel blue leather is vibrant, unlike most.  The RS carpet mats are fitted and are in excellent condition.  The air conditioning is ice cold and all controls function.  Ford built this car to truly delight its motorsport loving RS devoted fan base, and with the Sparco (seats), Garrett Technologies (turbocharger), O.Z. Racing (wheels), Brembo (brakes), Sachs Racing (dampers), Quaife (differential) and AP Racing (clutch), they hit it just right!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Ford 2.0 Duratec RS four-cylinder 16v unit needing little introduction, 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 is stunning with factory plates, stickers, labels and wing stamps visible.  The Ford MTX-75 gearbox with a heavy duty AP Racing clutch offers the ultimate rally road car experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The robust, lightweight and imposing 8 x 18in O.Z. racing rims are pristine and have never been refurbished.  The bespoke and unobtainable factory supplied Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres that were developed specifically for the Focus RS are still fitted with no cracking or uneven wear.  Peer through the large openings between the spokes and massive spotless Brembo 4-pot calipers and 324mm ventilated discs will be seen.  These can stop the car from 100 mph in 4.1 seconds and generate braking forces exceeding 1.0 g.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured at Ford’s Saarlouis Plant, Germany, build number 2822 is one of just 2,147 units sold to the UK market.  Purchased by the current owner, Mr John Smith on the 18th December 2003 when the car was just one month old.  The supplying Ford dealer, EMG Ford of Thetford charged him over list price at £21,838 when the car had covered 1,730 miles, such was the demand for this rare car.  List price in 2003 was £20,100.  Mr Smith has remained the custodian ever since cherishing the car and forming part of a collection of sporting fast Fords including a Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000 and Mk2 RS2000.  Sparingly used it comes with all original handbooks, guides and special RS supplement are contained within the black Ford leather RS wallet.  Two keys with unbroken RS fobs are present along with EMG main dealer leather keyrings.  The car has just benefited from a major service and cambelt change on the 18th September 2019 by Ames Ford in Thetford costing £1278.62.  According to the Mk1 Focus RS Register, this example is the 9th lowest mileage car known to the club and represents a very special opportunity to the discerning collector.

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Ford Fiesta ST150

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A spectacular Ford Fiesta ST150 with 18,610 miles and two family owners from new.

EQUIPMENT
Computer optimised unitary welded steel body, rigid occupant safety cell, energy absorbing crumple zones, driver and passenger airbags, Quickclear heated windscreen, stereo radio/CD model 6006, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Passive Anti-Theft System immobiliser (PATS), remote locking, electric windows, electric heated mirrors.  Special ST equipment; ST design 17in alloy wheels, sports tuned suspension, uprated braking, performance exhaust system, sports ‘Aero’ kit, boot spoiler, ST scuff plates and metal pedal.  Factory Options; Exterior styling pack 2 – side GT stripes, auxiliary socket.  Dealer options; Carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
Fast becoming a highly sought after modern classic hot hatchback, the Fiesta ST150 presented here has covered just 18,610 miles from new and remains in totally standard form.  The factory original Colorado Red paintwork, (Code K2), looks incredible with a uniform finish and all original panels are pin straight.  The racy ‘Aero’ body-styling kit and chunky sports trim sections, badges and optional GT side stripes are in superb order.  Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers and labels in the door shuts as well as Ford main dealer number plates.  The underside and wheel apertures are very clean and it is clear to see that this garaged example has escaped the boy racer scene having been owned from new by Grandmother and Grandson!  A prime example of the facelift Fiesta ST150.

INTERIOR
Inside this sporting hot Ford are a pair of body-hugging ST-branded partial leather sports front seats in Infra-Red Wire, (Code IW).  The entire cabin space, seats and trim can only be described as immaculate and it is very obvious that this is a very well cared for example.  Bright red ST emblems to the seats, steering wheel and sill scuff plates emphasise the performance credentials, and all functions and controls operate including the model 6006 stereo radio/CD.  An unmolested Ford hot hatch interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Ford 2.0 litre Duratec engine, the power output is quoted as 147bhp at 6000rpm and 190Nm torque at 4500rpm.  The maximum speed is 129mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 7.9 seconds.  The engine bay is spotless and displays factory stickers, panels stamps and clear chassis number stamping.  This car is suitable for the show scene.  The standard Durashift 5-speed manual transmission is wonderfully tight and precise, perfect for quick and enthusiastic changes!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique ST design 17” alloy wheels are perfect and all Ford badged centre caps are as new.  Matching branded Nexen tyres of size 205/40 ZR17 have just been fitted and have covered less than 10 miles!  The original space saver spare wheel still wears the unused factory Pirelli rubber and wheel changing car disc supplied by the original dealer.  The boot area is pristine and has factory stickers and PDI markings still visible.  The jack and wheel brace are present.  Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with discs to all four wheels offer capable stopping power for this performance Ford.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Evans Halshaw of Chester, on 8th May 2007, this example has covered a remarkably low 18,610 miles from new.  The first owner was a mature lady, Mrs Crew, who kept the car for 11 years before gifting it to her Grandson in June 2018, both of whom have kept the car 100% standard.  The exceptionally low mileage is fully verified both in the full Ford service history and every MOT certificate since the very first in 2010.  Thankfully having avoided the clutches of the boy racers and modifying scene, this example is in exceptional order.  The Ford zip up document wallet houses the original handbook and service book which has five Ford stamped entries with the most recent service in November 2018 at 13,094 miles at Peoples Ford.  A separate folder contains all Ford service invoices and receipts, and all security code cards are in the wallet with two Ford keys.  Representing the next generation of collectable fast Fords, this desirable Colorado Red example will delight any Ford fan wishing to find one of the best preserved and unmolested cars.

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