Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000

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A genuine Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 pre Custom in splendid restored condition.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror. Dealer fitted accessory; Sunroof.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this RS2000 is finished in factory correct Signal Yellow, (Code 9), which boasts a stunning shine and uniform finish. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight housing a set of four crystal clear Cibie 60/55W quartz-halogen headlamps. Genuine Altissimo rear light clusters are fitted and all trim sections are in good order. A later front grille with the blue oval badge and RS2000 decals on the rear quarters are fitted and all badges are in excellent order. The vehicle still has the correct plain Sekurit glass fitted as standard to early cars which is all number plate etched. A spotless colour coded underside reveals the excellent workmanship and will reassure this car is the real deal.

INTERIOR
A clean, functional and nostalgic Ford interior awaits the next Boy Racer! Perfect Recaro fishnet seats finished in Black Beta Cloth, (Code A8), are tight and retain all structure and now replace the Scheel items. The matching black cut pile carpets and black headlining are in excellent condition and the original door cards have speakers fitted and a repair to the remote mirror section. The black padded dash top is unmarked and houses the desirable early 120mph speedo with white needles. The speedo reading is inaccurate when driving and the Ford quartz clock is inoperative. The heater fan works on both settings and all dash lights illuminate. The boot area is perfectly clean with a replacement boot carpet covering the spare wheel and Ford jack. The retaining metal bracket to the boot floor to secure the spare wheel via the the rubber strap only fitted to RS models is present. Altogether a complete Ford RS cockpit but not period perfect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1993cc SOHC engine remains fitted to this vehicle with standard features such as the Ford plastic air box cover and twin-choke Weber 32DGAV carburettor. The engine bay is very clean with original factory chassis and body plates still attached. The black plastic bulkhead cover all still in place and a four-branch performance manifold is fitted sounding glorious. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are quoted and despatched through a Type-9 Ford five-speed gearbox for comfortable cruising.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS Ronal alloy road wheels correctly date stamped and in excellent order are shod in branded 185/70 R13 tyres showing plenty of tread. RS centre caps are all present. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Built on the Saarlouis production line in January 1977 and first registered on 1st March 1977 this example has remained in the same family for over two decades. The present owner, James Waterfall, purchased the vehicle from his brother in 2008 and embarked on a full restoration. His brother purchased this car along with a Mk2 Ford Escort Mexico in an era when values were negligible and scrapped the Mexico due to the work required! Hindsight proves this to be a mistake but fortunately the RS2000 was in much better condition so he kept it. Never finding the time to start working on it, his brother, an experienced fabricator and Stock Car Racer, took the car on with renewed motivation. The end result is a testament to his skill and workmanship. Photos exist of the work with some invoices but there is no early history. Ready for someone else to enjoy the benefits of years of hard work, dedication and expertise.

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Ford Capri RS3100

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A genuine rare Ford Capri RS3100 extensively featured and RS Club registered.

MODEL HISTORY
Just 250 RS3100 Capris were made and at launch it claimed to be the ‘fastest Ford produced in Britain’. Ford needed the RS3100 to remain competitive in the European Touring Car Championship and compete against the BMW 3.0-litre CSL Batmobile. Ford Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) was given the go-ahead in September 1973 to build the cars at Halewood. Racing regulations required 1000 units to be made for homologation but the launch in November 1973 coincided with the oil crisis and a steep rise in fuel prices combined with a high showroom price of £2,193.31 and the imminent arrival of the Mk2 Capri all acting as further deterrents to sales. Despite falling short of the 1000 units, racing authorities granted Group 2 homologation and of the 250 units made 50 units were exported to Australia and 23 allocated to Ford Area Sales Managers. (Source: Factory Orginal Ford Capri Mk1 by James Taylor, The AVO Owners Club & The RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Steel integral construction, safety glass all-round, black front quarter bumpers, front airdam, duck tail rear spoiler, flared front wheel arches, twin halogen headlamps, gold triple body side stripe, gold decal scheme on bonnet power bulge and rear end panel, opening rear quarter windows, tachometer, fuel, oil pressure water and ammeter gauges, push button switches, two-speed heater switch, stalk headlamp flasher and horn, passenger grab handle, cigar lighter. Fitted accessories; Chrome bullet door mirrors, RS steering wheel, Kenwood KMM-BT35 with Bluetooth and rear speakers.

EXTERIOR
This iconic Ford Capri RS3100 is finished in striking Sebring Red, (Code N), which looks incredible at any angle. With a huge Ducktail rear spoiler, full width chin spoiler and flared front wings, seventies boy-racer machismo is found in abundance and is the envy of all other Capri owners. Superbly presented and thoroughly enjoyed by the current long-term owner since commissioning C.B. Restorations in 2011, this car now has minor insignificant signs of use and can still be showcased, driven and commended in absolutely all areas. Original RS3100 features are present to include the correct German specification rear bumper with two number plates lights retaining the bright metal casings, black painted boot lid to match the boot spoiler and all and decals. An RS boot badge in lieu of the GT item and gold decals on the filler cap are at the owners preference and all glass is number plate etched. The wheel arches are spotlessly clean and the underside structurally perfect. One of a handful of survivors to be used and enjoyed.

INTERIOR
The standard Black PVC, (Code AA), individually contoured reclining front bucket seats are incredibly still original fitment and present very well with just a few loose stiches. The Black headlining unique to the RS3100 Capri, door cards and padded dash top are in remarkable condition with very few imperfections. The original black carpeting has some minor wear along with the non-protruding push button switches for the lights and wipers. The Matt Black vinyl dash houses the comprehensive instrumentation with all the distinctive red needle gauges operational and the heater fan works on both speed settings. A modern Bluetooth stereo with parcel mounted rear speakers from a bygone era are fitted. Functional, simple and very pleasing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
AVO decided to use the Essex V6 engine as a base for the car with an increased capacity from 3.0 litres to 3.1. Racing versions were increased to as much as 3412cc and when mated to a Cosworth 24v head were capable of a reliable 415bhp! In this guise a maximum output of 148bhp is quoted to achieve a top speed of 125mph and 0-60 in 7.6 seconds. Returned to standard specification by Specialist Engines Ltd in 2016 after modifications were carried out to the original engine by Rick Wood Racing Engines in 2000, the car performs faultlessly. The serial number of the engine matches that of the car. The standard Weber 38DGAS carburettor and blue rocker covers are the more obvious standard features. Less obvious is the original body plate with the unique words ‘SPA SPECIAL’ only found on the RS3100 and factory original chassis plate remaining attached to the front inner wings with reinforcing plates. A replacement non-standard exhaust system sounds incredible. The standard four-speed manual gearbox was rebuilt by Western Transmissions in 2016 and offers reassuring changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The four-spoke alloy wheels are the same as those used on the earlier Capri RS2600 with a 13-inch diameter and 6 inch wide rims, all in very good condition shod in branded tyres with ample tread. Importantly the wheels have Capri written in the back. The servo assisted brakes were also carried over from the RS2600 with ventilated front discs on special front hubs and 9 inch rear drums now uprated to a dual-line system for safety.

HISTORY FILE
Three box files of history await the next lucky custodian tracking everything from star-studded film appearances and documentaries such as The Bromley Boys and Car SOS with Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend to magazine features and buyers guides. Putting aside the glamour and glitz and importantly for a collector and enthusiast, this car is registered with the RS Owners Club and known by Len Peirce, the Capri RS Registrar. The car has the correct prefix BBECND and was manufactured at Halewood Great Britain in November 1973. It is documented in the RS Owners Club publication, Rallye News written by Len Peirce, that only 53 Sebring Red cars were sold in the UK when new and now fewer than 107 remain across all colour variants of which just 72 are complete. Enjoyed extensively by the current long-term custodian this car has attended various events such as SPA-Classic, Goodwood, Castle Combe and was an official display vehicle at the NEC Classic Motor Show. Photos, invoices and bundles of documentation will take hours to peruse but will all help to reassure the next owner this car is the real deal and definitely the car you always promised yourself.

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Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

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An astonishing Ford Sierra RS Cosworth with traceable history and 12,993 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Sierra RS Cosworth project was defined in the spring of 1983 by the then recently appointed head of Ford Motorsport in Europe. It was established that at the time, Ford was no longer competitive in this area. After receiving full support from Ford Public Relations, the project was underway with the Sierra chosen as the basis for the task ahead. Ford Motorsport in Europe approached the automotive company, Cosworth, who answered positively, but put up two conditions: The street version of the car had to produce no less than 204 HP, and Ford had to accept no less than 15,000 engines. The project would only need about 5,000 engines, but Ford nevertheless accepted the conditions. The extra 10,000 engines would later become one of the reasons Ford also chose to develop a four door, second generation Sierra RS Cosworth. Few cars have ever been greeted with such enthusiasm as the original Sierra RS Cosworth.

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, bonnet cooling vents, halogen headlamps, integral front driving lamps, colour coded polycarbonate bumpers with black insert, single plane rear wing spoiler, tinted glass all round, central locking, leather gearknob, leather three spoke sports steering wheel, cassette storage, electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, quartz digital clock, graphic warning module, electric windows. Dealer accessories; Red pinstripe.

EXTERIOR
The iconic styling of the Sierra RS Cosworth is instantly recognisable and a 1980’s legend. Finished in optional Ford Moonstone Blue, (Code K6), the factory paintwork is just perfect and displays the correct orange peel finish throughout. All panels are original with discreet date stampings and seam welds. A tiny rub to the rear bumper, minor chips at the rear of the side skirts are honest signs of minimal use. The glass is correctly dated Securit fitment with delamination to the front original Glacetex screen and all rubbers display fullness with no distortion. The underside to this low mileage car will be a benchmark for those seeking Ford factory correctness with all PDI coloured dabs, Motocraft stickers and alignment paint dashes visible. Ford main dealer Brundall Motor Company number plates remain fitted as supplied by them when the car was eight months old along with a red pinstripe. A truly sensational car commensurate with the incredible 12,993 miles and true to the original Ford SVE Department design.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Cosworth is truly outstanding and exactly as Ford intended. Finished in Ford Roma and Cashmere Grey Velour, (Code S2), the Recaro seats, door cards and headlining are spotless, there is no lifting of the material to the door handles or sagging of the headlining. The drivers seat retains the correct shape with only very light creasing to the driver’s seat base. The carpets are plump having been protected by tailored Cosworth velour mats. Remarkable is the fact that the dash has not one hairline crack, a problem suffered by most and the leather steering wheel and gear knob have visible veins. The standard ECU2 electronic sound system with power amplifier is fully operational and the LCD display to warn of bulb failure and open doors operates perfectly. The boot insulation panel designed to raise the boot floor to incorporate the larger spare wheel is present and in perfect condition. A classic and correct Ford RS interior and virtually impossible to fault.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) engine with the Garrett AiResearch T3 turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident with performance figures quoted of 204bhp, 149mph top speed and 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds. The engine bay will please originality seekers with thankfully no bracket, component, nut or bolt has been zinc plated to create an over-restored finish. Factory panel stampings on the inner wings, bonnet underside and slam panel are all visible. All stickers and plates remain intact and are not reproduction items. The tough T5 manual transmission is direct and precise and perfectly weighted.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard Rial 15 X 7J Sierra Cosworth alloy wheels and centre caps are pristine finished in Nimbus Grey with diamond cut facings. The Ford logo to the centre cap is still diamond cut having not been refurbished. Matching Dunlop Sport tyres in the correct size of 205/50 R15 have masses of tread remaining and the spare wheel is wrapped in the original Dunlop SP Sport D40 tyre with tread depth indicator, a feature deleted on the Sapphire Cosworth. Hydraulically boosted anti-lock brakes with 28.3cm ventilated discs up front and 27.3cm discs at the rear bring the car to a sure halt.

HISTORY FILE
Manufactured at the Ford Genk plant in December 1986 and supplied new on the 5th January 1987 by Ford RS Dealer, J.E Coulter Ltd, this example has covered a genuine and warranted 12,993 miles from new in the hands of just three owners. The first, Mr Carl Abbott for eight months before selling to Ford main dealer, Brundall Motor Company in Norwich. The dealer sold the car in November 1987 to Mr Allan Beesley with 6,172 miles. Mr Beesley paid £307.05 for the three year Ford Extra Cover and remained the second custodian for 31 years until June 2018. A serial Ford collector, Mr Beesly used the car sparingly joining amongst other cars a Lotus Cortina he owned from new and a Mk1 Escort Mexico. On the first MOT in January 1990 the car had covered 7,805 miles and had already been serviced by Brundall Motor Company seven times such was his fastidious nature! Realising the historical importance of the car it was treated to a full service by the Stratton Motor Company in May 1990 costing £490.73 and placed in storage with his other collectable cars. Correspondence between the Ford Motor Company in January 1994 on a Safety Recall regarding chafing of the wiring loom against the fuel inlet connector security clip, Mr Beesley writes, ‘the car is still owned by me and is currently laid up with only 8,000 miles’ and that he ‘will be unable to effect the safety recall’. Ford main dealer invoices during the cars storage reveals periodic starting and warming up and in 2005 the decision was made to fully recommission the car for light use whereby amongst other perishable items, the exhaust and original tyres were replaced.

In 2018 a five page Valuation Report by Dunn Shaw Insurance Assessors and Consulting Engineers on instruction of the third owner, Nigel Cope summarises; ‘To find another example this original and low mileage would be difficult if not impossible’ and ‘I would place a valuation of the vehicle of £67,500’. Mr Cope made contact with KGF Classic Cars to seek out the next appreciative custodian.

The Ford blue leather wallet contains all handbooks, guides and dealership literature, and the original stamped service book. All keys are present including a working torch key! It really does not get much better than this.

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Ford Focus RS Mk1

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An early build number 716 Ford Focus RS Mk1 with just 28,457 miles from new.

MODEL HISTORY
Inspired by the now Late Colin McRae’s victorious Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, the Ford Focus RS was created as a no frills, no compromise road going rally car, a car true to its motorsport roots. Designed in conjunction with Ford Racing Engineers and M-Sport in Cumbria, the RS badge synonymous with the most desirable, high performance Ford vehicles was first introduced to the already accomplished Focus. 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 716 is finished in stunning Imperial Blue Metallic, (Code Q2), the only available colour. The paintwork boasts a deep polished shine and uniform finish that looks simply stunning. All factory panels are pin straight and the bumpers, side skirts and trims sections are immaculate. Very light stone chips to the front and windscreen are visible upon close inspection. All factory fit and Ford etched glass remains fitted and a very light tint to the windows has been carefully removed without trace upon arrival at KGF Classic Cars. Ford dealer number plates remains fitted and originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers in the door apertures. The underside is commensurate with the mileage covered and still displays protective wax on components such as the rear beam. This outstanding and unmolested example is ready for enjoyment and continued preservation, just as Ford intended it to be.

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, and this coupled with the aluminium fittings, push button start and numbered plaque, leave you with little doubt this is no ordinary Focus! The interior is beautifully preserved and the seats are free from damage, have firm bolsters all-round and only a tiny area of bobbling to the Alcantara driver’s seat bolster. The steering wheel blue leather, a known weak point, is still bright retaining its colour. The RS front carpet mats remain fitted. 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 is clean with factory plates, stickers, labels and wing stamps visible. Correct for an early car is the black throttle cable ‘trumpet’ grommet with blue collar. The sturdy Ford MTX-75 gearbox with a standard heavy-duty AP Racing clutch, as fitted by Ford from new, 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. Fitted new all-round in 2019 and virtually unused are correct specification Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres and 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 that number 716 rolled of the production line on the 6th December 2002 ready to be dispatched the supplying Ford Main Dealer, Verwood Ford in Dorset. Date of first registration was the 3rd January 2003. All original handbooks, guides and special RS supplement are contained within the Ford leather RS wallet along with the service book containing nine stamped entries. At 27,918 miles a documented full service was carried out as well as a cambelt, idler and pulleys at Ford main dealer Glenford in Forfar with supporting invoice for £928.09. A further large folder contains all supporting Ford main dealer services invoices, previous MOT certificates and maintenance receipts. Two keys are present along with both RS alarm fobs although the little rubber fob loops have broken, a common issue. Completing the superb history file is all the Focus RS launch brochures and sales literature packs, highly coveted items in themselves!

Look no further for an unspoilt, factory standard, impeccably maintained and cherished Focus RS Mk1, pure collectable blue-oval brilliance.

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Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico

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An incredible RS Owners Club AVO Registered Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 heavy-duty body, front quarter bumpers, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper. Fitted accessories; Wheel arch extentions, panard rod rear suspension set-up, external quick-release bonnet catches, front circular cooling vents, boot catches, FIA full roll cage, Moto-Lita leather steering wheel, battery and fuel pump isolator switches, Facet fuel pump, fire extinguisher.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the correct and early colour of Maize Yellow, (Code T), a rare launch colour available for only 11 months, this genuine AVO Mexico is stunning. Metal Bubble Arch wheel extentions, as available through the Special Build Programme, combined with black broad Mexico stripes gives the car a purposeful stance. The underside is spotlessly clean in body colour for those enjoying the show scene and hundreds of photos of the meticulous restoration will leave no doubt to the perfect credentials and AVO workmanship. Early car features such as the starting handle hole have been supplemented with additional cooling holes for both improved engine performace and asthetic pleasure. Detailed items such as the 1600GT badges, genuine FoMoCo rear lenses and twin-wire Trico Speedblade wipers are all in excellent condition. The original front grille and glass has some markings and the headlights are upgraded items. A very desirable Ford Rally Sport hero.

INTERIOR
Curvaceous Contour bucket seats are a sought-after competitions department extra and the headrests an additional option, all in perfect condtion. The cockpit is very clean with innate driver appeal thanks to a professionally installed FIA Safety Devices roll cage, Moto-Lita leather sports steering wheel, fire extinguisher and isolator switches. The 140mph speedometer, 8,000rpm rev counter, gauges and heater fan on both speed settings all function, although the rev guage is inaacurate. The headlining and door cards are in excellent condition and the padded dash has a tiny nick on the passenger corner and driver top. The raised Ford badge on the passenger door sill is still fitted and the boot area is spotlessly clean with the battery in the boot and stone deflector fittings as per early AVO Mexico examples. This package is hard to beat.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Nestled between the AVO Escorts inner front wings is the jewl, a Kent XFlow Harris Performane Engine. With world renowned engine building performance since the 1930’s, the experience of the legendary Jeff Harris is respected throughout the Ford community. This Blueprint and built 1700cc engine runs 158.1bhp on a BD- Engineering Dyno. In brief it has a fully ported and polished head, matched inlet and exhaust ports, a 244 Cam with adjustable Vernier pulley, roller rocker fingers on valve train and fully lightened and balanced pistons, rods and fly wheel. The sound through the Twin weber 45’s and 105 speed full stainless MASS exhaust system is intoxicating! A fabulously clean engine bay with original VIN plate and Special Build body plate will please exhibitionists. A fully rebuilt 4-speed gearbox with SKF bearings along with fully rebuilt balanced propshaft and Fostek baby atlas axle allows for rapid progress.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Period correct Minilite alloy wheels have a few tiny marks and wear sticky 205/60 R13 Toyo Proxes with ample tread. A braking system compromising of a Girling Powerstop remote brake servo is fitted at the nearside front of the engine bay resulting in the battery being located in the boot as per factory built early cars. AP Racing 4-pot calipers on front grip tightly.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in June 1971 this vehicle was first registered on the 3rd September 1971 and is well known to the AVO Club with its latest longterm custonion Mr John Savage, being an active member. Mr Savage sourced the car in 2010 through the AVO Club and an official valuation by the Club Valuer / Model Register is included in the history file at this time. Mr Savage then began a childhood dream of building his ultimate Mk1 Mexico with Bubble Arches and a period correct Harris Performance Engine. Being the Director of MKE Engineering, the largest independent engineering organisation of its kind in the South East, his expertise and contacts helped make this dream a reality, albeit at great expense! Witness to the programme of works are hundreds of digital photos leaving no doubt to the quality of workmanship. A history file reveals this cars journey and neatly presented photos in an album tell a wonderful story along with a five page magazine feature in Classic Ford dated June 2005. A collection of invoices, MOT certificates, magazines, workshop manuals, Escort handbook and old literature makes fascinating reading along with copies of HAVOC, the AVO Owners Club quarterly magazine for members. A superb car which really can be enjoyed straight away by a lucky new custodian.

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Ford Sierra XR4x4

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A stunningly original Ford Sierra XR4x4 with just 22,404 miles and two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Road-hugging fully independent sports suspension, body coloured bumpers, body coloured tailgate spoiler, special wide black bodyside mouldings, remote control heated door mirrors, halogen headlamps, front fog lamps, tinted glass, tilt/slide screened glass sunroof, power steering, LCD three-function digital clock and graphic information module, two speed plus variable intermittent wipe, central locking, electric front and rear windows, Quickclear heated windscreen, tachometer, cigar lighter, electronic anti-theft model 2007 radio cassette with power amplifier. Factory options; Metallic paint, anti-lock braking system. Dealer options; Piranha alarm system, mud flaps, tailored Ford carpet mats, Ford Extra Cover plan (now expired).

EXTERIOR
This outstanding Ford Sierra XR4x4 is simply incredible having covered just 22,404 miles from new with only two owners. The factory optional and original Flint Grey Metallic paintwork, (Code T9), is exceptionally clean with a deep polished and uniform shine throughout. Close scrutiny will reveal nothing other than miniscule markings and a virtually undetectable ding to the boot lid. Remaining in completely standard form, all trim sections and coloured coded body styling remain in near perfect condition and the original glass displays factory etching. The headlamps are correct Carello fitment and all other light clusters original Ford items. The underside is completely untouched and a welcome absence of excess applied underseal allows easy inspection to see just how clean this car is. Very special and certainly one of the best remaining examples.

INTERIOR
Representative of the incredibly low mileage is this beautifully clean and unspoilt interior, again in totally standard form. The plush Shadow Astral upholstery, (Code L1), is in fantastic order. The door cards in matching Astral/Starline fabric have virtually no shrinkage to the fabric, an otherwise very common occurrence, and there is a tiny nick to the driver’s door arm rest. Protected by genuine Ford carpet mats, the colour-keyed velour carpet is very clean and free from wear and the special soft cloth headlining is excellent with no sagging whatsoever. The fully intact dashboard has no cracks and all switchgear is functional and intact, including the original Ford stereo radio/cassette (Model 2007) and power amplifier. The spotless boot area has immaculate carpeting, an undamaged circular ply-board wheel cover and unused jack and all factory build stickers are intact. A very rare modern classic Ford remaining exactly as intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Only the Sierra Sapphire Cosworth in the range boasted more power at the time than brilliantly sounding 2.9 EFi V6 engine fitted to this XR4x4. Featuring the robust EEC IV engine management system, the power output was quoted at 150bhp at 5700rpm and 233Nm of torque at 3000rpm, achieving a top speed of 127mph and 0-60mph in 8.2 seconds. Remaining in totally standard specification, the engine bay is spotless and displays factory plates, stickers and slam panel stamp and the original inner wings with Ford emblem and date stamps clearly visible. Even the green PDI dabs haven’t worn away! The permanent four-wheel drive system offers real sure-footedness and the five-speed gearbox is light and effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory standard 14” X 5½in seven spokes alloy wheels are barely marked and display prominent raised spoke stampings and emblems. Virtually new and quality branded Firestone Firehawk 195/60 R14 tyres are fitted to all four road wheels and the spare wheel has the original unused Uniroyal Rallye tyre still fitted with knobbles intact! The dual line servo assisted G-Valve brakes with ventilated 10.5” front discs and solid rear discs feature factory optional anti-lock assistance (ABS) to bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Taits of Hemsworth Ltd, and registered new on 1st August 1990, the vehicle was purchased new by Mr Peter Seymour. A new vehicle sales invoice in the history file made out to Mr Seymour confirms the price paid of £15,271 including optional extras and even the dealership welcome letter sent to him has been kept. Mr Seymour kept to car for 25 years at which point in June 2015 the second and only other keeper, Mr Alan Roberts, purchased the car. Mr Roberts is a Ford Collector with an eclectic mix of Granada’s, Cortina’s, Scorpio’s and early rare Mondeo’s.

The history file consists of the original document wallet with the service book, handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as two sets of keys with dealership keyrings. There is a further history folder containing some supplying main dealer invoices and many MOT certificates. Wearing the iconic Ford XR badge and with credentials of 22,404 miles with two owners, this prized example will delight the enthusiast and collector alike. A very special car.

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Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo

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A Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo with 17,894 miles and RSOC Concours Winner.

MODEL HISTORY
The Series 1 Escort RS Turbo was carefully developed by Ford’s talented Special Vehicle Engineering team whose other resounding successes include the Capri 2.8 Injection and the XR3. The RS Turbo was designed to set new standards in Group N and Group A events, and was quickly dubbed the car to beat. Ford initially planned to build 5,000 RS Turbos, the minimum number required for homologation in Group A, however, a total of 8,604 were built due to increased demand. The car was greeted with huge enthusiasm and was only sold through official Rallye Sport dealers. A following that today has amassed into obsession for many a diehard Ford enthusiasts trying to find a good example.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front over riders, laminated windscreen and all round safety glass, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, RS Turbo decals, Ford spot lamps, remote control colour coded door mirrors, colour coded ‘Orion’ radiator grille, RS 3-spoke steering wheel, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, front door stowage bins, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, radio cassette, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock. Factory Options; Custom Pack includes electric windows, central locking, tilt/slide glass sunroof and opening rear quarter windows.

EXTERIOR
The striking Diamond White, (Code B3), paintwork is exceptional with a brilliant show shine and perfect uniform finish. All panels are factory with date stampings clearly visible and genuine decals are fitted. The correct Carello headlamps, spot lights and the factory glass all remain including the Ford inscribed front screen. While in storage the vehicle picked up some very small marks so these were professionally addressed to the highest standard during the painstaking detailing process which also included the underside to a concours winning standard. Proof of the quality of the workmanship is a ‘Best in Class’ at the RSOC ‘National Day’ fiercely competitive Concours d’Elegance being judged against some of the very best S1 RS Turbos in the country. This is an extraordinary opportunity to own a perfect slice of Ford RS history.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Turbo is perfect and pristine. Finished in original two-tone grey Monza crushed velour, (Code HC), the seat pads and bolsters are very firm and show no sign of wear. The door cards and carpets are in remarkable showroom fresh condition and the original perforated headlining is tight with no marks or discolouration. The dashboard has remained completely free from cracks, an otherwise common issue with MK3 Escorts. The RS 3-spoke steering wheel still has all the delicate grains and veins associated only with genuine low mileage examples as does the gear knob. All interior equipment is functional including the Ford SRT32P stereo with cassette storage holder. The boot area is immaculate with genuine PDI stickers still attached to the boot floor and blue scribe markings. The immaculate rear parcel shelf is pin straight with genuine Ford fitted speakers. It does not get much better than this.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords 1596cc turbocharged Compound Valve Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit, producing 132BHP at 6000rpm, mated to the Bosch KE Jetronic Fuel Injection System. Turbocharged power delivery courtesy of a Garrett T03 turbo, the car accelerates smoothly to a maximum speed of 125mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.2 seconds. The engine produces a delightful note through a very expensive stainless-steel replica of the original exhaust system, made to the exact dimensions of the OEM unit. Bonnet up exhibiting is a must! The gear changes are light and absolutely precise. An exhilarating driving experience and exactly in accordance with the low miles covered.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15 X 6 inch RS seven spoke alloy wheels are spotless with the correct factory stampings on the three spokes of each rim are visible. The original Michelin MXV 195/50 VR15 tyres whilst unworn and in visibly good order, due to age, it would be advisable to replace and retain if the car is to be put into regular use. The original spare wheel also shod in unused Michelin MXV rubber. Diagonally split hydraulic circuit brakes with 240mm ventilated discs up front and 203.2mm rear drums bring the car to an assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1 August 1985 this remarkable example has led a very cosseted and sheltered existence. The car has had just three former keepers, and has formed part of truly cherished collections. A previous custodian who has owned some of the best examples of Ford cars in the UK – sought-out this particular car with the intention of creating the ultimate RS S1 Turbo, capable of winning a Concours event. The car was so good to start with, this painstaking process involved many hours of simply cleaning and detailing, plus a thorough mechanical re-commissioning all documented with invoices. The car has just had another service in August 2020. The vehicle won RSOC ‘National Day’ Concours d’Elegance and was duly sold for a record sum at Silverstone Auctions in 2017.

All original handbooks, guides, supplements and even Ford optional extras literature held within the A5 wallet. An original sales brochure and RS Owners Club literature completes the history file along with two sets of keys which correctly fit all locks and ignition.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury

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A desirable Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with 16,951 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a sports derivative and rally homologation special of the fifth generation Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship. It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in limited numbers from Ford’s Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE), team. It combines the hand-assembled engine expertise of Cosworth and the coach-building crafts of Karmann. In order to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of its predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth. A very rare car with only 7,145 examples being produced and this one of the early 2,500 Big Turbo examples built for homologation. (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower splitter, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, aerodynamic rear wing with lower boot spoiler, electro-luminescent instrument cluster, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, delayed courtesy light, map reading lights, glove box illumination. Factory Options: Luxury Pack comprising of; Opening rear quarter windows, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, central double locking, tailgate release, lights on warning, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, sunroof, electric windows. Air conditioning, CD player model 2040.

EXTERIOR
The striking exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is nothing short of stunning. Finished in iconic Diamond White, (code B2), the paintwork boasts a professional detailed shine from the smooth polished exterior. Early homologation clues such as the exposed petrol cap remain and larger door mirrors. All exterior trim is in excellent order including the lights, badges and rubbers. The black lower splitter has a few tiny marks and the supplying dealer number plates and rear window sticker are still fitted. One for the Blue Oval fanatic.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Escort Cosworth is a very special place to be. The Recaro seats are finished in optional Dark Grey Leather with virtually no visual imperfections. The cut-pile carpets are perfect and still protected by genuine Ford rubber mats. The comprehensive electro-luminescent instrument panel is all functional. The vehicle is fitted with the optional and very rare air conditioning and Ford 2040 CD player so with the Luxury package, represents full specification. A discreet WRC 12 position boost control switch and Clifford Concept 650 alarm is fitted. The boot area is pristine and houses the factory fitted space-saver spare wheel and correct jack.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Very early in the cars life the professional services of Mark Burley at Grove Garage and the highly respected Late Ahmed Bayjoo, ex Ford WRC development program guru were commissioned. The Cosworth YBT engine warrants little introduction and brief upgrades include items such as; genuine RS500 inlet manifold, throttle body, intercooler and exhaust manifold, gas flowed and ported head with bronze valve guides, WRC triple layer head gasket set, WRC spec oil breather system, Group A coil and motorsport leads, Mahle motorsport bearings throughout, 8X 803 Bosch Dark Green injectors, Garratt T4 turbo with uprated bearings and washers, long studded block, lightened and balanced fly wheel, Webber L8 Ford Motorsport ECU and Ahmed spec cams. The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox works fabulously.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pristine 8 X 18” Compomotive TH alloy wheels are shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres with masses of tread remaining. AP Racing 6 piston calipers filled with Ferodo DS2500 brake pads grip 362mm grooved discs up front and 325mm discs at rear. Koni uprated shocks and Ahmed Bayjoo spec springs combined with an Ahmed/SCS fully rose jointed WRC Group-A 6-degree rear beam is a phenomenal and highly sought-after package.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 8th December 1992 by Ford RS Dealer, Grays of Guilford, making this model one of the highly sought-after 2,500 large turbo homologation specials. The supplying dealer wrote to the first owner, Mr Christopher Pegg, confirming his request to have the car delivered to his home address prior to registration with the omission of window etching, fitting of front spoiler, fitting of number plates and to dewax only, not valet the car. Mr Pegg cossetted his pride and joy covering just 2,469 miles before selling the car to Kevin Rogers after 10 years in August 2002. Mr Rogers worked closely with Mark Burley, the owner of Grove Garage who confirms in a letter dated 7th March 2016 that he ‘personally serviced the car and also completed the power upgrade conversion, Ahmed Bayjoo spent several days mapping the car on the road and it was fitted with one of our first prototype rear beam setups which to this day are still manufactured and sold.’

All dealer literature, handbooks and spare keys are included with invoices neatly filed in an A4 folder. MOT certificates chronically filed and tax discs are included. The vehicle was sold to the current fourth owner Mr Simpson in April 2017 and a used vehicle invoice reveals a price paid of £55,800. This very special car with historical importance.

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Ford Mustang 289CID V8 Coupe

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An American Icon 1966 Ford Mustang 289CID V8 Coupe in gorgeous condition.

EQUIPMENT
2-door hardtop body, safety-yoke door latches, corral-surround centre grille emblem, aluminium scuff plates, counter balanced hood and rear deck lid, outside rear view mirror, opening quarter lights, chrome window frames, chrome bumpers, stainless steel side scoop trims, Mustang tril-color and 289 fender badges, seat side shields, parallel-action electric windshield wipers, curved side glass, suspended pedals, turn signals, back-up lights, emergency flasher, front and rear seat belts, padded instrument panel and sun visors, deep dish steering wheel, coloured keyed wall to wall carpeting, heater-defroster, cigarette lighter. Factory options; Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission, closed emission system, Ford air-conditioner, AM radio.

EXTERIOR
The automotive symbol of America must be the Ford Mustang and this 1966 2dr Hardtop embodies everything that is great about this design classic. Finished in the original colour of Nightmist Blue Metallic, (Code K), the paintwork boasts a deep glossy shine and uniform finish. The iconic lines are unspoilt and this car gains much admiration on every journey. Remedial paintwork has been carried out over the years in order to uphold the beautiful appearance. There is a repaired chip in the windscreen and usage markings throughout the car but these are only minor and do not detract from the overall impressive appearance. The extensive chrome work has a stunning mirror shine with the faintest pitting to the small pieces such as the boot lock. The Pony emblem and all other badges are intact. Correct for a 1966 revised design are the front Mustang Corral badge without emanating spears and the three fingered side scoop which identify this car from its older and younger siblings. This cherished and unspoilt example is simply wonderful.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Ford muscle car is preserved in amazing condition. The Black Pleated Vinyl seat trim, (Code 26), is original factory fitment and remains in superb order. There are no rips or holes to the upholstery, carpets or side trim. The headlining is fully intact and the fascia remains just as Ford intended with the factory fitted Ford radio (non-functioning) and the four central vents. The five-pod gauge cluster and controls operate as they should and the ornate deep-dish steering wheel with three spoke horn bar is a work of art. The extensive chrome switchgear looks great with only light tarnishing to some pieces. Front and rear seatbelts are also standard fitment for a 1966 car and this original example even has the factory tyre pressure label inside the glove compartment! Comfortable seating for five and a clean capacious ‘trunk’, this American legend is the perfect family classic!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Simplicity, ease of maintenance and fantastic parts availability were part of what made the Mustang so unbelievably successful and this mantra has never changed, a muscle car for the people. Cross referencing factory records and the vehicle identification number confirms this example is fitted with the correct 289 CID V8 engine which has benefitted from subtle upgrades to include a 4 barrell Holley carburettor, (4V), and Edelbrock manifold. The V8 burble and intoxicating roar is simply wonderful and everything you could desire from a classic Mustang. The engine bay is clean with factory labels and stickers as well as original Fomoco components. Fitted as a factory option is the Cruise-O-Matic 3-speed C4 automatic transmission operated by a floor mounted T-bar handle which operates exactly as it should.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Rally chromed plated wheels with black inserts and red Mustang centre caps look great and have some aging evident. Matching branded classic style P215/70 R14 tyres with whitewall pinstripe were fitted new in 2020 and are virtually unused. Hydraulic self-adjusting and self-energising brakes feature grooved drums and operate well.

HISTORY FILE
Information from factory records confirms that this Mustang was manufactured on the 26th August 1965, (one of the first of the 1966 Model Year specification cars), and registration took pace in the district of Los Angeles. Further decoding of the VIN confirms the build specification; body type – 2 door hardtop with standard buckets seats, colour and trim, axle and transmission. The factory fitted VIN plate remains attached to the rear face of the left door. The supplying dealer was Don Hartunian’s Hollywood Ford on Hollywood Boulevard and the car was first registered to Werner Salomen, M.D. Remarkably the new car sales literature has been keep including the original sales invoice confirming the order, options and a price paid of $3,365.99. The service booklet is present. The car enjoyed long term ownership while in the US with the first owner, Angelika Salomen, owning the car well into the 1980’s! The current owner viewing many Mustangs and even commissioned a new build which was terminated in the early stages due to poor workmanship when eventually this example was discovered and snapped up.

A huge history file is a joy to read and thorough perusal of such would take hours. There are masses of invoices, many of which date back throughout the 1970, 80’s and 90’s. In March 2018 the car was imported to the UK whereby full DVLA registration took place.

The car is a wonderful example of an unspoilt 1966 Ford Mustang, wanting for nothing and ready to enjoy. A guaranteed wide-smile slice of Americana!

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Ford Fiesta XR2

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A fabulous Ford Fiesta XR2 with 26,416 miles, superb history and one owner!

EQUIPMENT
Wind-cheating aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, halogen headlamps, tilt-or-remove screened glass sunroof, arch extensions, air deflectors, front driving lamps, digital header mounted clock, anti-burst door locks, special XR2 bodyside decal treatments, extended black window surround paint, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, self-seek ERST 32 PS stereo cassette, tachometer, trip recorder, soft feel special steering wheel, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls. Factory options; 6 x 13 alloy wheels. Dealer fit options; Locking wheel nuts.

EXTERIOR
This amazing Ford Fiesta XR2 has remained with just one owner from new and has been preserved in stunning unmodified condition. The paintwork finished in Ford Rosso Red, (Code R5), has a brilliant deep shine with a uniform finish. All factory panels are pin straight with linear gaps. Miniscule markings in line with the age and the cars unrestored nature are barely noticeable and certainly take nothing away from this stunning Fiesta. The factory original appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and single body-side coachline. The underside is exceptionally clean with no excess underseal allowing easy inspection with just two professional repairs carried in 2008. All glass pieces are registration etched with a small stone chip to the front screen and all light units are genuine Ford, Kinby and Carello fitment. Even the supplying dealer number plates remain fitted and the unused tax disc holder has been kept! A true Fast Ford icon.

INTERIOR
The interior of this remarkable example is in spotless original condition and exactly as Ford intended. The Monaco trim in Bluestone colour scheme, (Code L4), is beautifully clean and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are excellent. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard is perfect. The header mounted digital clock retains the correct grey LCD display and the original Ford stereo radio/cassette (Model ESRT 32 PS) remains in place and functional. The hugely difficult to source original trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers. An absolute testament to the owner’s devotion to uphold the originality of an all-time Ford great!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1597cc OHC engine with twin-venturi carburettor develops a lively 95BHP at 5750rpm and 132Nm of torque at 4000rpm. In such a lightweight and nimble car, the sense of fun and that unmistakable exhaust note make this car truly addictive! A top speed of 109mph and 0-60 in just 9.3 seconds is eagerly achieved. The engine is quiet and smooth, owing to a lifetime of fastidious care and maintenance, all evidenced in the stamped service book and comprehensive history folder. The engine bay is beautifully clean and unspoilt with factory plates and stickers. The five speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional Special ‘pepperpot’ 13” X 6” alloys wheel shod in Yokohama 185/60 R13 tyres with ample tread remaining have a few tiny marks with the Ford logo and part numbers clearly visible. The dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt with a full brake overhaul front and rear carried out in July 2020.

HISTORY FILE
A remarkable history makes this example very special with one owner from new and just 26,416 miles covered. Supplied new on 6th May 1988 by Ford Main Dealer, Sandicliffe Garage Ltd of Nottingham, the car was registered to its only owner. KGF Classic Cars were contacted by the family and we were delighted and privileged to be able to purchase the car directly from its one and only custodian. The original Ford A5 folder contains absolutely all original handbooks, guides and radio instructions and well as the service booklet containing 13 stamped entries, the first twelve being the supplying Ford Main Dealer, Sandicliffe Garage Ltd. The most recent service and cambelt, water pump and tensioner change were in July 2020. A further large history file contains supporting Ford main dealer invoices and receipts for maintenance work as well as every MOT certificate from the first in 1991 to 2012 at which point the car was taken off the road and placed into dry garaged storage. Two keys fit all locks and the ignition and the original aerial puller has been kept.

To find such an original, one owner example with a fully comprehensive history file is incredibly rare and an absolute delight for any classic car enthusiast and collector alike.

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