Ford Escort Mk3 1.3 Ghia

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An early launch colour Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia Mk3 in long term family ownership.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, safety glass all round, louvred design radiator grille, anti-burst locks, body-side protection mouldings, overriders, wide bright mouldings on windows, bright mouldings rear lamps 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, trip recorder, solid state multi-function digital clock, four spoke soft feel steering wheel, loadspace carpet, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer option; Electric aerial, Ford mud flaps, driving lamps.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful and very early Mk3 Escort Ghia is finished in Forest Green metallic, (Code 4 1), a launch colour for the Mk3. With fastidious family ownership from 1986 until 2020, this original example looks fantastic with a bright uniform finish and polished shine. The factory applied paint shows light aging, minor scratches and a few dings as you would expect of an original unrestored car. This garaged from new example is structurally exceptional with no weld repairs having been carried out nor required. The Ghia specification brightwork is remarkably well preserved and undamaged. Unique features of an early car are the boot lid void of rear wiper and wiper hole and the single bonnet mounted washer jet fitted prior to the twin jet scuttle siting. A once common sight on our roads, this lovely Ford Escort in desirable Ghia specification is sure to stir up nostalgia.

INTERIOR
Finished in factory original ‘Ghia’ spec Durham and Crushed Velour trim in Shark Grey colour scheme, (Code TK), the seats are very clean and generally wear free with no rips or tears. The matching door cards with wood inserts are in excellent order. All switchgear is functional, and the soft finish dashboard has just one small hairline crack, incredible for a Mk3 Escort! The parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct cord hangers and two speakers for a modern CD player. The factory Ford RST 21P push button radio cassette remains with the car. This wonderfully presented interior is exactly as Ford intended, a real delight for the enthusiast.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1300 OHC engine develops 69bhp, ample to keep in flow with modern traffic. The engine is wonderfully quiet and smooth, owing to a lifetime of fastidious care and maintenance. A manual choke Webber carburettor has been fitted to improve reliability. In April 2020 a full service was carried out along with a cambelt and water pump change. The engine bay is clean with factory plates, stickers and panels stamps to the original factory wings. The four-speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five unrestored 5” x 13” styled road wheels with bright finish wheel centres and rim embellishers are shod in 155/80 R13 tyres with masses of tread remaining. The black painted edges to the wheel holes remain correct as per factory build, often lost upon wheel refurbishment. The diagonally split hydraulic circuit servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4in front discs and 7.0in rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
A wonderful and documented vehicle history that no amount of money can buy. Built in December 1980 following the introduction of the Mk3 Escort in the September, this very early ‘W’ registration was registered new on the 22nd January 1981. The supplying Ford main dealer was South Essex Motors (BAS) Ltd in Basildon and the first owner was a Mr John Fanning followed 19 months later by the second owner, Mr Michael Clift. In January 1986 the car was sold to Mr John Whitebread and this was the start of a 34-year love affair! Mr Whitebread purchased the car to bring home his first new born son, Graham, from hospital and his desire was to have a modern, safe and reliable vehicle to transport his new family. There are various photographs of Father and Son next to and inside the car which form a wonderful memento of the car’s history. Used and a cherished until in 2002 and with an expanded family, the car was replaced by a Vauxhall Carlton. At this moment and unable to part with it, Mr Whitebread put the car into garaged storage and covered it with blankets. In 2007 the decision was made to sell THJ796W which horrified son Graham so much that he bought the car from his Father and has owned it ever since. KGF Classic Cars were contacted by Graham and are delighted and honoured to have had to opportunity to buy the car and find the next deserving new owner.

The history file itself is huge and includes the original Ford book pack containing the service book and all the new car sales leaflets, accessories brochure as well as the original driver’s manuals and radio guides. A huge collection of invoices and receipts for service and maintenance work as well as MOT certificate carried out going back to 1985 completes the history file along with two original keys. There is a log of the car’s amazing history and a sales brochure from the actual supplying dealer. Sold by KGF Classic Cars to a Mr Atkinson we were delighted to be offered the car back for the next lucky custodian.

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Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo

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An iconic unmolested Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo Non-Custom.

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 enthusiast.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front over riders, laminated windscreen and all round safety glass, opening rear quarter windows, 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, speaker joystick control, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock. Dealer options; Ford rubber floor mats, mud flaps.

EXTERIOR
The legendary Series One RS Turbo has long established itself as a true Blue Oval hero and this unmolested example is largely as Ford intended. The Diamond White paintwork, (Code B3), looks fantastic with a bright uniform finish and pleasing polished gleam. The panels are straight and the extroverted body styling and large spoilers are fully intact. This car has been used, driven and cherished and as such remedial paintwork has been undertaken over the years in order to uphold presentation. Minor marking and imperfections will be found upon close scrutiny including scratches to the original tailgate glass. High security locks have been fitted and RS mud flaps. The registration number is etched in all glass and rear light clusters except the front screen. Ford main dealer number plates and windscreen sticker are lovely original/period features. All decals are intact and overall, this sporting 1980’s Fast Ford is very useable and guaranteed to draw much admiration.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Turbo is original and very retro Ford. Finished in original two-tone grey Monza crushed velour, (Code HC), the seat pads and figure-hugging bolsters are very firm and in excellent condition showing only very minimal signs of wear and no damage. The door cards are in remarkable condition and the carpets have been protected from new by Ford rubber ‘Waffle’ floor mats. The original perforated headlining has a stitched tear to the rear and the dashboard has hairline cracks, a common issue with most MK3 Escorts. All interior equipment is functional and the trim pieces intact, including the rear parcel shelf with the genuine Ford fitted speakers inset. The correct Ford SRT32P stereo is fully operational. Very honest and unspoilt.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fords 1596cc turbocharged Compound Valve Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit, producing 132BHP at 6000rpm, is 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. A slightly larger bore exhaust is fitted that sounds glorious. The engine bay is clean and Motorcraft service items and consumables remains fitted. The gear changes are light and altogether this is a truly exhilarating driving experience guaranteed to raise a smile.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15 X 6 inch RS seven spoke alloy wheels are refurbished and the correct factory stampings are on the three spokes of each rim. Matching Dunlop Sportbluresponse 195/50 R15 tyres are modern fitment with masses of tread. The spare wheel shod in Michelin MXV2 rubber, is housed in the boot floor which has the manufacturer stickers still present. Diagonally split hydraulic circuit brakes with 240mm ventilated discs up front and 203.2mm rear drums bring the car to an assuring halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 28th June 1985, the supplying Ford Main Dealer was L Blake & Co Ltd of Liverpool. The current owner, Paul Irving and a friend of his have in fact each owned the car twice accounting for four of the seven owners. Paul is incredibly knowledgeable in the classic car community and is the Managing Director of IRV’S Resto Shop. Demand for his expert restorations have resulting in lengthy lead times for any new work All handbooks, guides, supplements and the original service book are in the Blakes document wallet. Work under taken recently includes a full service and also renewal of the cambelt and water pump carried out in 2018. The turbo has been rebuilt and brakes have benefitted from new discs, pads and callipers.

This is a useable, unspoilt and very presentable RS Turbo in excellent running order. Wanting for nothing and ready for 1980’s ‘boy/girl racers’ to relive some memories.

Ford Cortina Mk3 2000 GXL

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An iconic top of the range Ford Cortina Mk3 2000 GXL with 62,518 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, laminated windscreen, air extraction vents, vinyl roof, underriders, special black paint scheme on grille with GXL badge, applique panel at rear, automatic choke, windshield and rear window inserts, bright bumpers, bodyside rubbing strip, cigar lighter, push button radio, boot mat, two speed wipers, electric screen wash, electric clock. Centre console unit containing; ammeter and fuel, temperature and oil gauges. Factory options; Fabric trimmed seats, 185/70 R13 radial tyres, inertia reel front seat belts. Dealer options; Leather gear lever knob, sports steering wheel.

EXTERIOR
The instantly recognisable ‘coke bottle’ shape of the Mk3 Cortina is every inch a 1970’s icon and this example looks stunning in the original colour of Ermine White, (Code B). The paintwork looks fantastic with a uniform finish and all panels are in good condition with remedial work carefully undertaken to uphold the appearance. The original black vinyl roof is in superb order with no lifting and only a very small shallow ding to the nearside edge. The unique GXL badges and trim sections are factory fitment and all trim pieces are fully intact with only light tarnishing to some chrome sections around the rear lights. One of the rarest and most sought after of all Cortina’s, this range topping 2000 GXL presents very well indeed.

INTERIOR
The super stylish Mk3 Cortina interior features special extra padded GXL seats which in this example are trimmed in factory optional Black Fabric, (Code A1). The seats are in very good order with firm structure and only minimal wear. The upholstery is damage free aside from a slight thinning of the fabric to the driver’s seat upper bolster. Matching door cards with simulated wood veneer are fully intact as are the trim sections, handles and perforated headlining. The dashboard is completely free from cracks and houses fully functioning equipment and switchgear with exception of the non-functioning radio. The centre console houses the four extra gauges, unique to the GT models and range topping GXL model. Slight fading to the toggle switches is a minor observation to an otherwise brilliant 1970’s GXL interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford’s time tested and trustworthy 2000cc OHC ‘Pinto’ unit needs little introduction. With a power output of 112bhp, a top speed of 103mph and a 0-60 time of 10.2 seconds all allow the car to match the pace of modern traffic with ease. The engine is very quiet and smooth and performs just as it should. The engine bay is clean and displays the original chassis stamping to the inner wing as well as plates and labels which are factory fitted as opposed to the often-seen replacement aftermarket items. The four speed all synchromesh manual gearbox feels light with a positive clutch action and relaxed motoring is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five styled sports road wheels have been refurbished and look great, and the chrome embellishers are mirror bright with only the lightest of markings. Four matching branded Falken Sincera in the factory size of 185/70 R13 have ample tread remaining. The hydraulic dual line brakes with servo assistance offer great stopping power and complete assurance.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Swale Motors Ltd of Sittingbourne, and first registered on 19th April 1972, this early Mk3 Ford Cortina has covered just 62,518 miles from new with only three former keepers in total. Mr Tobin, the last owner of 13 years wanted to find the most original example possible and set about improving the car to attend shows and enjoy recreational outings. The original Ford Sure wallet houses all handbooks and dealership literature including the guarantee cards and the original service book. There is a file of invoices and previous MOT certificates and two seats of keys and aerial keys too. There is even a genuine Ford Cortina range brochure from 1972!

Now hugely desirable thanks in part to the cult television series, Life on Mars, the Mk3 Cortina GXL presented here is perfect for the next budding ‘Gene Hunt’ wanting a useable and great looking classic guaranteed to draw much admiration.

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Ford Focus RS Mk1

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An impeccable Ford Focus RS Mk1 with 10,937 miles and 15 Ford services.

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. Only 4,501 examples were built with only 2,147 sold to the UK market.

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, TrakM8.

EXTERIOR
Build number 4050 is finished in electrifying Imperial Blue Metallic, (Code Q2), the only available colour. The finish is simply outstanding and despite the soft paint finish associated with this model very few imperfections will be found, and those that are, will reassure that this example is factory untouched in all respects. All the glass, plastics and light clusters are immaculate and originality seekers will be pleased to see supplying dealer number plates and factory stickers in the door apertures. The underside is fabulously clean and will appeal to a collector wanting natural perfection rather than refurbished sparkle, even coloured PDI dabs and stickers remain visible. This car will amaze in all respects.

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 seats are perfect, even to the alcantara on the drivers side, and are reflective of a knowledgeable enthusiast owner. The steering wheel blue leather, a known weak point, is no more faded than even lower mileage examples. The RS carpet mats remain fitted and are in excellent condition. All controls function. Ford built this car to truly delight its motorsport loving RS devoted fan base and this is as good as they come.

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 beautifully clean 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 unique 8 x 18in Oz Racing rims are pristine and are shod in the factory correct and especially developed Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres. These tyres are no longer available and are highly prized to remain fitted. Very clean Brembo 4-pot calipers and 324mm ventilated discs provide immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 30th June 2003 by Ford Main Dealers, Chris Allen Garages Ltd this example has been impeccably maintained by them from new! A total of 15 service entries with corresponding invoices detail every visit and along with the annual MOT history, warrant the very low 10,937 miles covered. The last visit was in March 2020 for a full service, cam-belt and water pump. The vehicle has only been registered to a retired Mr Anthony Lee who paid £19,995 as documented by the new vehicle invoice. Personally handed over by the garage owner, Max Harper-Allen who asked Mr Lee to give him first refusal if ever he sold the car due to its limited numbers and knowing Mr Lee was fanatical about his Fords! True to his word, Mr Lee sold the car back to the garage in 2016 where it has remained in Mr Allen’s care and in his private Ford collection. Working in the industry with trade insurance, Mr Allen has never registered the car in his name so it remains, one registered keeper on the registration document. A letter in the history file confirms this ownership.

All original handbooks, guides and special RS supplement are contained within the Ford leather RS wallet. Two keys with RS fobs are present. This car is not only amazing in its condition but in its history too making this what must be, one of the finest Mk1 Focus RS examples currently available.

Ford Escort Mk3 XR3i

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An award-winning late Ford Escort Mk3 XR3i in rare Rosso Red and 41,494 mile

EQUIPMENT
Aerodynamic spoilers front and rear, wheel arch air deflectors, colour keyed bumpers, colour keyed remote door mirrors, front and rear overriders, black finish window surrounds, tailgate wash wipe, XR3i badge on tailgate, sports reclining seats, head restraints, side window demisters, perforated headlining, coat hooks, vanity mirror on passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, front door stowage bins, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, Ford SRT 32P radio cassette, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock, three spoke soft feel steering wheel. Factory options; Sunroof, tinted glass, rear seat belts.

EXTERIOR
This show winning example is finished in the original colour of Rosso Red, (Code R5), a direct replacement for the previous Sunburst Red and available on only the very last Mk3 XR3i’s. The paintwork is incredible with a bright uniform finish and the factory panels remain fitted with stampings visible on the inner wings and all other key hidden areas. A fully detailed underside in body colour is worthy of ‘floor mirror’ display and will wow onlookers, even a genuine Ford exhaust system is still fitted! The trim sections, glass, lights and badges are in excellent order and the supplying dealer rear screen sticker remains fitted. A superb example of this legendary contender in the 1980’s hot hatch war and desired by many now.

INTERIOR
The original Monza and Crushed Velour trim in Grey/Blue, (Code HV), has remained in fantastic preserved condition with bright colours to the seat fabric and the inner foam structures are firm and shapely. The perforated black headlining is unmarked, as are the door cards, and the Shark Grey cut-pile carpeting is clean with only very minimal wear. Incredibly the dash has only one miniscule hairline crack, virtually unheard of and a result of minimal sun exposure and use of dash top covers. All the controls work correctly including the electronic warning system which monitors brake pad wear, coolant levels, low fuel, oil and windscreen washer level. Even the Ford SRT 32P radio cassette operates! A really well preserved, unspoilt 1980’s icon from an era when trim quality was poor and would soon look tired.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Fords 1.6 Compound Value angle Hemispherical chamber (CVH) engine with electronic fuel injection, this car sprints along with 105bhp at 6000rpm giving a 0-60 of 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 116mph. The engine bay is pristine and displays clearly prominent factory plates and original stickers and is worthy of the many awards won. Ford aficionados will be pleased to see correct service items such as Motorcraft oil filter, starter motor and hoses. As piece of mind all fluids, belts and brakes have been changed in January 2020 at a cost of £1484.28. The 5-speed manual transmission is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five cloverleaf deep sculptured light cast alloy wheels are in fantastic order and fitted with Uniroyal Rallye 185/60 R14 tyres showing masses of tread. Being factory fitment these are perfect for the show scene but not for daily road use. The boot area houses the correct spare wheel alongside the factory supplied jack and brace. The servo assisted brakes with 9.4” ventilated discs up front stop the car well.

HISTORY FILE
Assembled at the Ford Saarlouis Plant, Germany in April 1985 and registered new on the 16th August 1985 on a ‘C’ plate prefix, this very late MK3 XR3i was supplied new by Ford Main Dealers Bristol Street Motors Limited of Birmingham. Previous long term owner, Mr Phillip Woods who in fact has owned the car twice, was a regular attendee on the Ford Fair Concours and show scene in the mid to late 1990’s and the car won many awards. Entered bi-annually in the Ford XR Owners Club National Days in 1996,1997,1998 and 1999, the car won in the Standard Factory Class on all eight occasions with trophies still with the car! The car was always trailered to shows but secretly driven off close to the venue resulting in less preparation time before the show! It was kept in a heated garage at all other times. In 2001, Mr Woods made the decision to sell, something he soon became to regret, but as luck would have it, he spotted a classified advert with it for sale in Edinburgh in 2004 whereby he promptly took a flight from Staffordshire and drove the car home!

A neatly presented history folder contains a huge file of receipts and Ford main dealer invoices as well as previous MOT certificates dating back to the very first in 1988. There are two sets of original keys and one key fits all locks. Sold by KGF Classic Cars to Mark Bailey, creator of the famous Bonkers Collection in January 2020 only to be part-exchanged against our 17,000 mile Series One RS Turbo. This outstanding XR3i will appeal to a serious collector or enthusiast wanting a fabulous proven example of an iconic and fast appreciating icon that has played a huge part in the history of Fast Fords.

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Ford Focus ST170

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A rare Ford Focus ST170 with 39,982 miles and full Ford history.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Restraint System (ARS), driver and front passenger airbags, rigid passenger safety cell, remote locking, electric windows, electric heated mirrors. Special ST equipment; ST design 17in alloy wheels, ABS with Traction Control (TCS), six-speed sports transmission, exterior sports bodystyling, colour coded body mouldings, chrome finished exhaust, ICE 6006N stereo with 6-disc in-dash, air-conditioning, contoured sports seats, driver’s seat power height adjustment, ST scuff plates and race-style aluminium pedals, Thatcham CAT 1 interior scan and perimeter alarm. Dealer Accessories; Tailored carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
Fast becoming a highly sought after modern classic hot hatchback, the Focus ST170 presented here has covered a very low and fully documented 39,982 miles from new. In totally standard form and finished in desirable Imperial Blue, (Code Q2), this is arguably the most iconic colour and remains synonymous with Fast Fords. The paint finish is incredible and virtually flawless owing to fastidious mature ownership and strict garaged storage. The racy exterior sports body-styling and trim sections and badges are as new. Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers and labels in the door shuts as well as the Ford dealer number plates. The underside and wheel apertures are super clean and original. A prime example of a cosseted and unspoilt Focus ST170, becoming very hard to find.

INTERIOR
Inside this sporting fast Ford are a pair of body-hugging partial leather sports front seats in Blue Waffle and Midnight combination, (Code AL), all in immaculate order. The entire cabin space, seats and trim can only be described as exceptional and it is very obvious that this is a very well cared for example. All functions and controls operate including the air conditioning and model 6006N stereo radio/6CD. Tailored floor mats have preserved the pristine carpet. An unmolested hot hatch Ford interior and factory standard.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Ford 2.0 litre Duratec engine, the power output is, as per the ST170 namesake, quoted as 170bhp at 7000rpm and 196Nm torque at 5500rpm. The maximum speed is 134mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 8.2 seconds. The engine bay is spotless and displays factory labels, panel stamps and clear chassis number stamping as well as the often-perished parts component and headlamp stickers. The standard Durashift 6-speed manual transmission is wonderfully tight and precise, perfect for quick and enthusiastic changes!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique 15 spoke ST design 17” alloy wheels are immaculate thanks to a light refurbishment with no curb damage and all Ford badged centre caps are as new. Matching premium Continental ContiSportContact tyres of size 215/45 R17 have masses of tread, two having been replaced in February 2020. The original space saver spare wheel is unused with coloured banding still within the tread and is housed in the pristine boot floor. The factory 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
Registered new on the 20th September 2004 by Ford Main Dealers, English Ford of Poole, this prime example has covered a very low 39,982 miles with just two former keepers from new. Incredibly the vehicle boasts full Ford Main Dealer service history by the supplying dealer and the service book is bursting with 21 stamped entries including periodic maintenance and body and paint check entries. The most recent service was carried out in January 2022 at TC Harrison Ford and the cambelt, water pump, tensioner and pulleys are within date. Absolutely all work carried out is documented and recorded in the service book and every supporting main dealer invoice is in the huge history file. In 2009 and at 26,146 miles, the instrument cluster was replaced by Ford. This is fully documented with an entry in the service book and corresponding Ford Main Dealer invoice, and the odometer reading showing 13,836 miles to verify the mileage completely.

The Ford zip up document wallet houses the original handbook and full book pack as well as two sets of Ford keys and a sales brochure. Representing the next generation of collectable Fast Fords, it is very difficult to fault this car.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000

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A rare matching numbers AVO factory Black Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 heavy duty body, front quarter bumpers, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, quartz iodine headlamps, six pod sports binnacle, leather rimmed sports steering wheel, heater fan, two speed wipers, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, push-round ashtray, steering lock, cigarette lighter, hazard warning flashers. RS Accessories; 4 Oscar driving lamps, RS wiper aero-foil, centre console, clock and wood trim, Ford push-button radio, Rallye Sport alloy wheels.

EXTERIOR
Prepare for lots of attention as this exhilarating RS2000 stands proud in its factory correct and special order only Black paint work, (Code Y). The glossy shine is stunning. The flared front wheel arches and rolled rear arches, to accommodate the wide sports road wheels, are set off beautifully by the contrasting colour decal scheme. Original factory fitted items like the 7” diameter round sealed beam Cibe IODE H4 headlights and RS optional working Oscar high mounted driving lamps are synonymous with Group 2 Rally events and the Roger Clark Escort championship success. Detailed items remain fitted such as the RS wiper aerofoil and correct FoMoCo rear lights and reversing lamps. A black painted underside is very clean and allows perfect inspection and will please those enjoying the show scene.

INTERIOR
Body hugging, reclining and luxurious RS seats trimmed in Black fabric, (Code A1), are immaculate in appearance and along with the rest of the interior, spotless. Fully equipped with an immaculate wooden dash and centre console, all sports instrumentation functions including the correct 130mph and 7000rpm speedometer and tachometer but the Motorola radio and Kienzie clock are inoperative. The boot area is factory specification and still retains the regular AVO Escort boot floor, complete with studs for an underbody stone deflector, (never fitted to an RS2000), and black plastic rear light protectors. Superb in all respects.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Rarely does such a sporting legend still have its original engine fitted but this matching numbers example has been cherished throughout the decades with the 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit performing faultlessly. With a quoted 100bhp, a top speed of 110mph and 0-60mph in 9 seconds is despatched with a bark through the Janspeed exhaust system sounding glorious. Short snappy gear changes and real world use is provided by a Ford Type-9 five speed gearbox which is an absolute delight to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The undamaged and optional Rallye Sport alloy wheels measuring 5.5×13 inch are all correctly date stamped and have minor blemishes to the polished sections. Genuine RS centre caps are fitted and the spokes are finished in the factory dark grey. 175/70 R13 Firestone tyres are fitted to all four corners and the direct acting vacuum servo assistance dual-line braking system works effectively.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in July 1974 this vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000’s built for the RHD market. Registered with the AVO Club as a genuine factory Black example with only a tiny fraction having been produced in this non-standard colour, the club is only aware of a handful still in existence. Fully traceable history from date of registration on the 20th September 1974 up to the present, this car has only had seven former keepers. Such is the condition and provenance of this rare RS2000 that is has been magazine featured twice with a six page spread in Retro Ford in 2013. Old invoices make fascinating reading of the care lavished on this car and a CD containing hundreds of photos is included of the detailed restoration in 2009. Recent expenditure by the current fastidious owner totalling thousands of pounds with CWC Restorations in Tyne and Wear for upkeep and servicing means this car is ready for the show season and the next Blue Oval Ford fan wanting what must be one of the rarest Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000’s.

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Ford Sierra Azura

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A final limited-Edition Ford Sierra Azura 1.8 with just 37,479 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers and door mirrors, body colour rear spoiler, ‘Azur’ coachline and bodyside inserts, anti-burst high security locking, manual remote control door mirrors, heated rear window, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, front sports seats, tilt/slide screened glass sunroof, remote fuel filler and boot release, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wiper with electric wash, trip recorder, height adjust steering wheel, cigar lighter, electronic anti-theft model 2006 radio cassette, quartz analogue clock, coin tray. No Charge Factory Option; Bahama Blue Metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
This final edition Ford Sierra in limited-Edition Azura trim was released as the outgoing Sierra model was being replaced by the brand-new Mondeo. Available in Hatchback, Sapphire and Estate body shapes, there were just three paint options available, Diamond White, Moondust Silver and this example in Bahama Blue Metallic, (Code J2). Having covered a remarkably low 37,479 miles from new, this example boasts a beautiful deep shine and uniform finish certain to impress. All panels are factory fitment with uniform shut lines and no damage other than a few very small dings and light markings. Originality seekers will be pleased to see security etchings both to the factory glass and the genuine Ford light fitments and Carello headlamps. The Supplying dealer number plates remain fitted. A very rare find in such lovely condition.

INTERIOR
The Zolda fabric trim in Winsor Blue colour scheme, (Code N5), is spotlessly clean and in excellent order with firm bolsters and bases. The matching door cards have no shrinkage or damage other than faint ‘elbow’ undulations to the driver’s side. The colour-keyed velour carpet is clean and free from wear and the neutral tone headlining is excellent. The fully intact dashboard has no cracks or distortion and all interior trim is preserved. All switchgear is functional, and the original Ford stereo radio/cassette (Model 2006) remains fitted and operational. The spotless boot area has immaculate carpeting, an undamaged circular ply-board wheel cover and all factory build stickers are intact. A very rare modern classic Ford remaining exactly as intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.8 CVH engine develops 90bhp at 5250rpm and 147Nm of torque at 3000rpm, achieving a top speed of 107mph and 0-60mph in 11.1 seconds. Remaining in standard specification, the engine bay is clean and displays factory plates, stickers and original inner wings with Ford emblems clearly visible. A Gates cambelt label affixed to the slam panel informs you of a cambelt change in July 2019 at 37,253 miles. The five-speed synchromesh gearbox is sturdy and effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14” X 5½ ” alloy wheels have a few marks and are shod in matching premium brand Goodyear Efficientgrip 185/65 R14 tyres in superb order with masses of tread remaining. The spare wheel has the original Firestone F-560 tyre still fitted! 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, W H Perry Ltd in Rayleigh, on the 3rd December 1992 to first owner Mrs E Ingram. This example has covered just 37,479 miles from new and remains just as Ford intended, a celebration of the iconic Ford Sierra or as they are often more affectionately known, ‘The Jelly Mould’. The previous owner purchased the car in 2009 and has cherished it since.

The original Perrys document wallets houses all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as three sets Ford keys. There is a further history folder containing invoices and previous MOT certificates. Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for enjoyment, this low mileage example is ready to enjoy.

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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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