Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

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A sensational Ford Sierra RS Cosworth pampered with just 52,356 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; Ford rubber floor mats, VECTA Silhouette immobiliser.

EXTERIOR
The iconic styling of the Sierra RS Cosworth is instantly recognisable and a real barnstormer. Finished in optional Ford Moonstone Blue, (Code K6), the uniform paintwork is tremendous and displays the correct orange peel finish throughout. All panels are factory original with correct ’86 year date stampings and seam welds to the front wings with the tiny Ford logos visible to those who know where to look. The exterior trim is in excellent order and the front lower rubber splitter, often distorted, retaining correct shape. The glass displays the original number and dots dated Securit etchings, and accuracy seekers will be pleased to see the original Cibie headlamps. The glass is number plate etched and the front screen has delaminated slighted to the lower bottom edge. Supplying Ford dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted. A truly sensational car commensurate with the incredibly pampered care and true to the original Ford SVE Department design.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Cosworth is outstanding and exactly as Ford intended. Finished in Ford Roma and Cashmere Grey Velour, (Code S2), the Recaro seats and door trim are spotless and show virtually no wear. Only very light creasing to the driver’s seat base is evident. The carpets are spotless having been protected from new by tailored Ford floor mats, the dashboard has a tailor made cover and is completely free from distortion. 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. Even an unused Ford first aid kit remains in the uncut parcel shelf. The conscious previous owner has made a tool housed in the boot to take the weight off the shelf when the boot is closed to prevent it bowing. 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.

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 factory panel stampings on the inner wings, bonnet underside and slam panel. 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. 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 September 1986 and supplied new on the 28th November 1986 by Ford RS Dealer, Bristol Street Motors, this example has covered a genuine and warranted 52,356 miles from new. The huge history file contains every MOT and Ford Main Dealer invoice with the last 11 years being annual at John Grose. The previous owner, Mr Parker, has an excellent relationship with Steve Syrett, the Service Director at John Grose. When buying the car over 11 years ago, Mr Syrett accompanied him on every visit viewing a total of eight examples. Eventually and politely he tasked Mr Parker to go and find his perfect car first and he would then view to confirm the credentials. This was the car that ticked every box and was given the seal of approval, much to Mr Syretts relief! The A4 file is brimmed full with paperwork, all neatly filed in chronical order from the original purchase invoice at Bristol Street Motors for £16,704.69 to the latest cam-belt and water pump change at Harvey Gibbs in August 2019 for £438.14. Reading the file will take many joyful hours and offers complete piece of mind.
The Ford grey 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 Escort XR3i Cabriolet

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The Special Edition Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet, enthusiast owned from new.

EQUIPMENT
Body-coloured bumpers with integral overriders, satin black inserts, body-coloured side and wheel arch mouldings, tinted glass, Quickclear heated front screen, front lip spoiler, Blue electrically operated fast folding vinyl hood, driving lights, road-hugging fully independent sports suspension, fuel computer, central door locking, electric heated door mirrors, quartz digital clock, cigar lighter, Ford Model 2005 radio/cassette, electric aerial, four speakers, tachometer,  electric front windows, wind-down rear windows.  Factory options; Anti-lock brakes.

EXTERIOR
The Special Edition XR3i was launched to coincide with the final edition ‘90 Spec’ XR3i and RS Turbo, sharing features such as the revised front bumper and decal font.  Available in just one colour and unique at the time to only The Special Edition Escort and the Orion Equipe, the Pacifica Blue Metallic paintwork, (Code SX0), looks superb and boasts a deep uniform shine.  Age-related markings can be seen and remedial cosmetic refurbishment has been undertaken order to uphold the bright appearance.  Bumpers, trim and the 90 spec style decals remain undamaged, and all glass is factory fitment with stickers and etchings and Carello/Ford light clusters are also present.  Perfect in operation, the unique Blue colour keyed hood is the factory fitted item in fabulous order aside from two very small slits around the lower edge fixings, to the outer layer only and barely noticeable.  The rear tonneau cover is present and immaculate.  Hugely rarer than even the most expensive Fast Fords, this is a delightful and very useable Special Edition Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet.

INTERIOR
The full Shadow Leather trim, (Code LN), once again is unique to The Special Edition model.  The interior is beautifully clean and in very good order.  The leather facings are fully intact with no rips or sunlight damage and the rear sets are pristine.  The driver’s seat bolster is slightly distorted but not worn or damaged.  The often unsightly scratched interior door handles have been professionally flocked in light grey to excellent effect and the door cards armrests have lifted slightly.  The colour-keyed cut pile carpet is excellent as is the original lining to the factory hood.  All interior instrumentation, switch gear and functions operate correctly including the original stereo cassette and fuel computer with is standard fitment in The Special Edition.  A genuine open top four-seater, a real retro Ford gem!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the EFI (Electronically Fuel Injected) 1.6 CVH engine, 108bhp in a car weighing just 980kg and that unmistakable XR3i rasp through the standard exhaust fitment makes this car a real smile on your face experience.  Fastidiously maintained by blue-oval enthusiast owners, genuine Ford Motorcraft service consumables are clearly visible in the clean engine bay which display factory plates, stickers and inner wing stamps to the original panels.  Even the suspension strut tops still have the PDI blue brush dabs!  The 5-speed transmission is light, precise and effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Standard fitment on The Special Edition are RS Turbo Style 6 x 15in alloy wheels which are in pristine condition with prominent stampings.  Matching premium Michelin Pilot 195/50 R15 tyres show ample tread and the spare wheel in still shod in the original Uniroyal tyre!  The diagonally-split dual-line servo assisted brakes with factory option mechanical ABS assistance stop the car quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
The Special Edition Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet, unofficially referred to as the ‘All Blue’ or SE500, although it is widely considered that more than 500 cars were made so the origins of the latter are somewhat hearsay.  Registered new on 1st August 1990, the supplying Ford Main Dealer was Stormont of Tunbridge Wells.  All handbooks and guides are present and the original service book contains 22 stamped entries, every year without fail from new plus further invoiced services.  Cambelt and water pump changes have been carried out as and when required, the most recent evidenced in June 2018 by Ford RS Specialist Tremona Garage in Southampton including a major service.  The supporting invoice for this work is in the history file totalling £608.23.  Completing the vehicle history is a comprehensive file of Ford main dealer and independent specialist invoices along with two Ford torch keys and even a brochure for The Special Edition Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolet.

An exceptionally rare modern classic Ford that is wanting for nothing and has clearly enjoyed dedicated enthusiast ownership.

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Ford Fiesta ST150

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A pristine Ford Fiesta ST150 with 27,809 miles and full Ford history.

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

EXTERIOR
Fast becoming a highly sought after modern classic hot hatchback, the Fiesta ST150 presented here has covered a remarkably low 27,809 miles from new with just two owners, the previous having bought it at just 10 months old. The pristine and factory original Performance Blue paintwork, (Code G4), is preferred by many and remains synonymous with fast Fords. The paint finish is incredible and only a miniscule ding to the boot lid barely visible and a few stone chips to the front. The racy ‘Aero’ body-styling kit and chunky sports trim sections, badges and optional GT side stripes are as new. Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory stickers and labels in the door shuts and supplying Ford dealer rear window sticker. The underside and wheel apertures are super clean and original. A prime example of the facelift Fiesta ST150.

INTERIOR
Inside this sporting hot Ford are a pair of body-hugging ST-branded partial leather sports front seats in Blue Diamond combination, (Code KF), comprising of Blue Wire fabric and Ebony Verona Leather along with a matching colour scheme fascia in Passion Blue/Ebony. The entire cabin space, seats and trims can only be described as perfect and it is very obvious that this is a very well cared for and garaged example. Bright red ST emblems to the seats, steering wheel and sill scuff plates emphasise the performance credentials, and all functions and controls operate including the air conditioning and model 6006 stereo radio/CD. Genuine Ford Fiesta floor mats have preserved the pristine carpet. An unmolested hot hatch Ford interior.

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

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique ST design 17” alloy wheels are immaculate thanks to a light refurbishment with no curb damage and all Ford badged centre caps are as new. Matching branded tyres of size 205/40 ZR17 were fitted in late 2017. The original space saver spare wheel still wears the factory Pirelli tyre unused with stickers attached housed in the pristine boot floor which has factory stickers and PDI markings still visible. 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 12th October 2006 by Ford Main Dealers, Bristol Street Motors of Birmingham, this prime example has covered a remarkable 27,809 miles and two owners from new. The first keeper, Mr Richard Devonport, purchased the car brand new and owned it for 10 months at which point Mrs Gwenda Smith purchased the car. Mrs Smith has owned this ST ever since and her passion for Fords is shared by her fanatical Husband Paul and Son Mark, who own two new Focus ST’s and a low mileage ‘Cocooned’ Escort Cosworth between them. Son Mark is friend to KGF Classic Cars Operations Manager, Steve, since playschool days and the family’s enthusiasm for Ford has always been known!

The Ford zip up document wallet houses the original handbook and service book which has 11 stamped entries, all of which are the same Ford Main Dealer, TC Harrison of Peterborough, with each corresponding service invoice in the history file. The most recent service was in December 2018 at 27,010 miles. Further invoices and every single MOT from the first in 2009 are kept along with two Ford keys and an original Fiesta ST150 brochure. Representing the next generation of collectable fast Fords, it is virtually impossible to fault this car.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000

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A stunning impeccably detailed bubble-arch AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 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, leather rimmed sports steering wheel, heater fan, two speed wipers, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, push-round ashtray.  Factory fitted options; Cigarette lighter, hazard warning flashers, Quartz iodine headlamps. RS Accessories;  Steel ‘bubble’ wheelarch extensions, 7.5×13 RS alloy wheels, Weber 44IDF carburettors and RS special oval air box, centre console, Ford push-button radio.

EXTERIOR
This startlingly beautiful and iconic RS2000 is finished in Stardust Silver, (Code 3), which is a rare colour option and as it left the factory when new.  The attention to detail throughout is staggering from perfect panel gaps to a spectacular underside, all laid bare and as manufactured by Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations.  This car personally belonged to Andrew Stapley, former Director and renowned marque expert of ASM Restorations Limited and has been restored to a show winning standard.  At this time Special Build Programme steel wheelarch extensions, (bubble-arches), were fitted to create the big-winged tough look and accommodate the gorgeous wide RS alloys.  The correct 7” diameter round sealed beam Cibe quartz halogen headlamps are fitted along with plain orange lenses fitted from late 1974 and all chrome, rubbers, glass and badges are immaculate.  Very difficult to fault in all respects and suitable for visual perfectionists.

INTERIOR
Fabulous in every way and true to a Ford RS2000 interior with incredible attention to detail.  The brushed nylon RS sports seats, (Code A1), with optional headrests match a spotless loop pile carpet throughout and unmarked door cards.   All sports instrumentation functions including the correct 130mph and 7000rpm speedometer and tachometer providing at a glance concise information.  The flat three-spoke RS steering wheel has been retrimmed.  The padded facia top has no cracks and period accessories such as the centre console housing a Ford push-button radio and Kienzle clock are fitted but not connected.  The boot area continues the showroom experience.  This is one for the RS connoisseur wanting to enjoy a top class motoring legend.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Prepare for gasps of amazement as onlookers marvel at the spotlessly clean engine bay of this Escort RS2000.  The 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit offers ample performance but thanks to a complete Vulcan Engineering overhaul to their Pinto 160 HP Spec, costing £5,892, this example goes and sounds as well as it looks!  The desirable Ford RS special oval air box helps the engine breathe freely and is the prized jewel for any RS collector.  The single selector rail shift four speed synchromesh gearbox offers short, positive and snappy gear changes which is an absolute delight to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Immaculate and optional 7.5×13 RS Sport Alloys, as available through the Ford Dealer Special Build Programme are correctly date stamped and shod in Vredestein Sprint Classic 205/60 VR13 tyres with excellent tread.  The direct acting vacuum servo assistance dual-line braking system works effectively.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in November 1974 this vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000’s built for the RHD market.  With the production of the RS2000 ending in January 1975 this was one of the final cars produced before the closure of the AVO factory.  Originally registered in the Republic of Ireland as IIA5936 before arriving in the UK in 1984 and being registered to Guy Reynolds in Maidstone, the owner for the next 27 years.  The vehicle was then registered to Andrew Stapley in 2012 who was Company Director and renowned marque expert of ASM Restorations Limited.  Ownership was transferred in 2013 to Mr Lee Fulford who provided ASM Restorations Ltd with an open chequebook to create his ultimate dream Mk1 RS2000, a big-winged immaculate show car true to factory specification with performance to match.  This car will not disappoint any Blue Oval Ford fan wanting what must be, one of the cleanest Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000 examples currently available.

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Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2

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A desirable 90 Spec Ford Escort RS Turbo with only two owners from new.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with black insert, body coloured wheel arch extensions, 90 spec tailgate spoiler, halogen headlamps, front driving lamps, cooling vents in bonnet, central door locking, remote body coloured door mirrors, heated rear window, front windscreen rapid de-ice, tinted glass, quartz digital clock, aerial incorporated in rear windscreen, Recaro front reclining seats, soft feel sports steering wheel, tilt/slide glass sunroof, tachometer, electrically operated front windows, heated door mirrors.  Factory options; Fuel computer, graphic equaliser.  Dealer fit accessories; Apollo 2002 immobiliser.

EXTERIOR
Finished in striking Radiant Red, (Colour Code P9), this excellent standard RS Turbo has a deep glossy shine.  The desirable 90 spec enhancements such as the face-lift front bumper and rear spoiler are fully intact and straight.  Remedial paintwork has been undertaken in order to uphold the pleasing finish and all factory panels are straight with linear gaps. Correct decals, body-styling, original Carello headlamps and Ford rear light clusters remain fitted and the front window rubbers have distorted slightly.  All exterior glass has factory stickers and is security etched with the registration number, and Ford main dealer number plates are fitted.   A very bright and useable show goer.

INTERIOR
This fabulous Escort RS Turbo has an interior which remains exactly how the manufacturer intended.  The fully adjustable supportive Recaro seats show virtually no wear to the ‘ Zolda’ fabric which is grey, red and blue (Code LW) thanks to the two owner careful ownership.  The prominent side bolsters are firm and the matching door cards are in excellent condition with some lifting to the armrest.  All switches, knobs and dials function correctly and the 90 spec Ford stereo radio/cassette model 2005 remains fitted along with the factory optional and incredibly rare Graphic equaliser and operational fuel computer.  The boot area is very clean and the grey carpeted parcel shelf is straight, uncut and supported by correct rubber hangers, but is slightly discoloured.  A tremendously clean and unspoilt retro RS interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC (CVH) fuel injected engine with a Garrett AiResearch T3 turbo charger and intercooler is factory standard making this vehicle a rare example that has managed to avoid the modification era, thankfully as the car was in the custody of the first owner for an incredible 27 years!  Quoted figures of 132bhp give this vehicle a 0-60 dash of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 128mph.  The engine bay is clean with factory stickers, plates and inner wing stampings.  The 5-speed manual Ford BC box with standard 220mm clutch is light, precise and a joy to use having just had a complete strip and rebuild with all new bearings and seals.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The light alloy 6X15 RS wheels have been subject to refurbishment in the correct Stardust Silver and are pristine.  Premium matching Dunlop SP Sport 2000 195/50 R15 tyres are fitted all round showing plenty of tread and the spare wheel wears the original Dunlop SP Sport D40 tyre.  This ‘hot hatchback’ slows as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucas Girling working perfectly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 1st August 1989 by supplying Ford Main Dealer, W.H. Perrys of Essex, the first owner was a Mr David Smith.  A new car order form in the history file made out to Mr Smith confirms the price paid of £10,430.81 including factory specified options.  Incredibly, Mr Smith owed the car for almost 27 years, only selling in 2016 to the second ever keeper, Mr Craig O’Neill.  It is extremely obvious that both enthusiasts have cherished this performance Ford as witnessed by a complete and eye watering colossal history file comprising of countless genuine Ford invoices and specialist thereafter, including the most recent by renowned experts, Harvey Gibbs of Supreme Car Services in May 2019.  This invoice for £1,577.35 includes works carried out of full service, cambelt, tensioner and water pump, gearbox rebuild and metering unit calibration as well as a full inspection.  Furthermore, the original Perrys document wallet houses all handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as the service book with 15 stamped entries.  The current mileage is 79,345 miles.

This vehicle will appeal to a Ford enthusiast wanting a cherished, well maintained and useable Series 2 RS Turbo.

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Ford Cortina 1600L

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A superb Ford Cortina Mk5 1600L with an incredible 29,977 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, laminated windscreen, louvered radiator grill, bright drip-rail, windshield and rear window inserts, bright bumpers, bodyside rubbing strip, black side window frames, perforated headlining, ‘hangdown’ centre console, seat valances, cigar lighter, Ford push button radio, boot mat, instrument illumination control, two speed wipers with ‘flick’ wipe, electric screen wash. Dealer options; Ford mud flaps, wheel embellishers.

EXTERIOR
This beautiful Mk5 1600L, the final incarnation of Ford’s iconic, Cortina is finished in original Corsican Blue (Code L0) boasting a glorious deep uniform shine owing to the remarkably low miles covered and the truly cosseted ownership. All factory panels are straight with even gaps and free from corrosion, and the underside is structurally perfect having been protected from new, confirmed by the original Bodyshield window sticker. There are even factory stickers still affixed to the rear axle! Only tiny hairline scratches to the paintwork in some areas have remained untreated in order to retain the honest unrestored nature of this fantastic example. All trim sections, glass, lights and badges are superb and the supplying Ford dealer number plates, tax disc holder and rear screen sticker remain. Remaining exactly as Ford intended, this Cortina is certain to delight the avid blue oval enthusiast!

INTERIOR
A factory fresh 1980’s Ford interior even down to the factory build stickers still attached to the seat bases! The term ‘time warp’ can often be used loosely, but upon climbing into this spacious Cortina cabin it is certainly justified. The perfect Savannah Blue, (Code F1), fabric seats are completely free from wear or damage. The spotless colour keyed carpets, matching door cards and perforated headlining firmly uphold the showroom fresh appeal. All switchgear and functions operate exactly as intended and are housed in a perfect dashboard with no cracks or sun related distortion whatsoever. A wonderfully original classic Ford interior, worthy of the regular praise and accolade it receives.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford’s time tested and trustworthy 1600 OHC unit needs little introduction. With a power output of 73bhp, a top speed of 94mph and a 0-60 time of 12.7 seconds allow the car to match the pace of modern traffic with ease. The engine is whisper quiet and wonderfully smooth with recent servicing and fastidious maintenance carried out for peace of mind. Bonnet up exhibiting is a must with this example. The four speed all synchromesh manual gearbox feels light with a positive clutch action and relaxed motoring is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five styled steel wheels with 13 x 4.5in rims are factory original with all manufacturer stampings clearly defined and dealer optional chrome embellishers have been fitted. Four virtually unused Goodyear Duragrip 165/80 R13 tyres have masses of tread and the spare wheel remains shod in the original the original Dunlop SP4 rubber. The well maintained hydraulic dual line brakes with servo assistance offer ample stopping power and complete assurance.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, A.E. Chatfield Ltd of Stoke on Trent, and first registered on 23rd April 1980, this stunning Ford Cortina has covered just 29,977 miles from new. The first and second registered keepers were husband and wife, Mr and Mrs Windsor, with ownership transferring to Mrs Windsor upon her husband’s passing in 1991 and remaining in her ownership until 2014. The third keeper, Mr David Eastwood, an avid Cortina fan and Area Representative for the Ford Cortina Owners Club heard about the car and took ownership in order to ensure its safe future. This low mileage delight sat proudly aside his Mk5 2.3 Ghia and Mk3 Saloon, and you can click here to see Mr Eastwood’s enthusiasm for the marque. KGF Classic Cars have sold this car both in 2014 and again in 2016, and are delighted to see it again ready to find the next appreciative custodian.

A large collection of MOT certificates in the history file enable the reader to fully track the mileage and a collection of previous maintenance invoices are present including a full service in 2018 with less than 350 miles covered since. All original handbooks, operating guides and the Ford service booklet remain with the car. Now hugely desirable, late model Cortina’s are highly collectable and this beautiful example will delight the new owner in every way.

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Ford Sierra Sapphire Rouse Sport RS Cosworth

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A Ford Sierra Sapphire Rouse Sport RS Cosworth with two owners and 32,076 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Available brand new from selected Ford dealers the Rouse Sport RS Cosworth with 260bhp was faster than any standard Sierra and substantially rarer too.  As the name revealed, it was created by a team responsible for a world-conquering competition cars and headed by racing legend and one of the most successful BTCC drivers of all time, Andy Rouse.  Andy Rouse Engineering Ltd spent serious time and money speccing parts to make the car faster and more refined and everything was assembled at the firms Coventry factory alongside the BTCC RS500s.  A total of 18 Ford dealers around the UK were involved in the scheme allowing customers to buy a Rouse Sport 302-R, (2WD), or 304-R, (4WD), brand new complete with Fords 12-month unlimited mileage factory warranty.  The car cost an extra £4,450 plus VAT.  Just 78 cars were produced from a planned production run of 100, six 302-Rs and 72 304-Rs.  Each car was personally road tested by Andy Rouse.   (Source Factory-Original Ford RS Cosworths by Dan Williamson)

EQUIPMENT
Integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, bonnet cooling vents, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, laminated ‘Quickclear’ windscreen and washer jets, central locking, leather gear knob and sports steering wheel, tilt and slide sunroof, graphic information module, electric front and rear windows.  Factory options; 2008 Premium sound system, 2018 7-band graphic equaliser. Rouse Sport features; Garrett hybrid T25 turbo, reworked turbo system, induction and exhaust system, Rouse designed RS bodykit comprising of a RS500 front splitter, side skirts with flared sections to the rear doors, large rear spoiler, deeper rear valence, painted C-pillar trims, exterior silver Rouse Sport badgework, Rouse Sport Recaro seats, additional soundproofing, wider 225/50 ZR15 tyres, identification plaque.

EXTERIOR
One of just 78 cars produced this rare Rouse Sport RS Cosworth is finished in desirable Ford Moonstone Blue, (Code 5 9) and is instantly recognised due to the unique body styling all correct and present.  Extended sill panels, a front splitter and a lower rear valence are added to streamline the bodywork and give the car a lower and more purposeful appearance.  Additional moulding on the rear doors designed to direct airflow and clear the wider rear tyres and all Rouse Sport badges and stickers are attached. All panels show even gaps all-round and both front wings are date stamped. Headlamps are original Carello items and inside the fuel filler cap the notice to use ‘super unleaded or 4 star petrol only’ is still attached, only ever fitted to the Rouse Sport Cars.  Incredible.

INTERIOR
Exclusive Recaro Rouse Sport Seats provide a higher degree of lateral support and driver comfort and are preserved thanks to the low 32,076 miles covered.  Door cards are pristine, undamaged and the immaculate carpets are protected by genuine Ford rubber waffle floor mats.  The dashboard is completely free from any cracks and all incorporated switches and functions are intact and operate as they should.  A phone kit has been removed with four filled holes in the passenger foot well and the radio is inoperative.  The Rouse Sport had double the sound proofing and at the bottom of the drivers B-pillar there is the blue-on-silver plaque listing the cars model, build number, chassis number and build date.  There is also the dash mounted Rouse Sport badge and one to the rear still attached.  Very special.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This executive express was tuned for the road and many hours were spent on dynos to perfect the engine and management tweaks for everyday drivability by the experienced Rouse Sport team.  The figures are remarkable and the 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) Cosworth engine averages out a 28 per cent improvement across all performance measurements with 260bhp on tap.   The blue-on-silver plaque on top of the timing belt cover, declaring ‘Rouse Sport use and recommend Shell Gemini 15W/50 oil’ is a reminder how special this car is and a recent full service and cambelt change was carried out by Cosworth Specialists, Harvey Gibbs and Supreme Car Services.  The 5-speed MT75 transmission is reassuringly positive.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
An important alteration made by Andy Rouse for which the results were reckoned to be excellent are the swap from Fords standard Dunlop or Bridgestone 205/50 R15 tyres to 225/50 ZR15 tyres from Yokohama, the supplier to the Rouse race team and as newly fitted to this example.  The factory fitted 15 X 7-inch RS Sierra Cosworth multi-spoke ‘Shark Tooth’ alloy wheels are in excellent condition.  Diagonally split hydraulic, anti-lock braking assisted 278mm ventilated discs up front and 273mm discs at the rear bring the car to a halt quickly and safety.

HISTORY FILE
Built in June 1990 at the Genk Assembly Plant and supplied new by Ford Main Dealers and one of the official dealers responsible for retailing the Rouse Sport RS Cosworth, Crystal Ford Ltd of Hull on the 17th August 1990.  This example has had just two owners from new, CJ Worship & Co and Mr Grenard Silkscreen.  Grenard purchased the car on the 7th February 1992 and has been the custodian ever since.  The vehicle comes with all handbooks, Rouse Sport supplements and virtually every MOT from when it was three years old.  To prepare the car for sale it has just had a full service including gearbox and differential oils and a cambelt and water pump by Harvey Gibbs at Cosworth specialists, Supreme Car Services.  A rare piece of automotive history.

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Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2

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A virtually new and concours Ford Escort RS Turbo with a warranted 35,807 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with black insert, body coloured wheel arch extensions, 90 Spec tailgate spoiler, halogen headlamps, front driving lamps, cooling vents in bonnet, central door locking, heated rear window, dual-tone horn, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass, quartz digital clock, aerial incorporated in rear windscreen, Recaro front reclining seats, 60/40 split rear back rest, soft feel sports steering wheel, tilt/slide glass sunroof, tachometer, electrically operated front windows, quickclear heated windscreen, electrically operated and heated door mirrors. Factory Options; Electronic sound system Model 2005 with graphic equaliser. Dealer fit accessories; Immobiliser Compact.

EXTERIOR
Finished in pristine Radiant Red, (Colour Code P9), this immaculate RS Turbo is incredible while still maintaining Fords production-line finish. The desirable 90 spec enhancements such as the face-lift front bumper and rear spoiler are unmarked. Correct decals, aerodynamic aids and original Carello front lighting and Ford rear lighting remain in perfect condition. Tinted exterior glass is security etched and the car is original panels with date stamps. The underside, wheel arch apertures and every conceivable visible and out of sight part of this car is spotless. It is impossible not to be flabbergasted with the attention to detail or even comprehend the hours invested in cleaning. The term concours is frequently used but in this case, justified and proven.

INTERIOR
This fabulous Escort RS Turbo has a perfect and stylish interior which remains exactly how the manufacturer intended. The fully adjustable supportive Recaro seats show absolutely no wear to the ‘ Zolda’ fabric and are protected by seat covers. The cut-pile colour keyed carpets are protected by over-mats, again revealing the care lavished on this example. All switches, knobs and dials function correctly and the 90 spec optional Ford stereo radio/cassette model 2005 with graphic equaliser remains fitted with even the instruction card still attached! The texture and grain of all the plastics are defined and in remarkable condition. The boot area continues the concours standard with factory stickers still on the boot floor and the conscientious owner even putting tape on strike areas to protect the paint and a paper sheet to keep the underside of the boot carpet clean! Truly magnificent and one of the best.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC (CVH) fuel injected engine with a Garrett AiResearch T3 turbo charger and intercooler is completely factory standard and simply new in appearance. Raising the bonnet will draw crowds, all of which will undoubtedly be amazed and professionals or novices alike will appreciate the countless hours of cleaning to reach this top tier level. Quoted figures of 132bhp give this vehicle a 0-60 dash of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 128mph. The 5-speed manual Ford BC box with standard 220mm clutch is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Two sets of unmarked correct light alloy 6X15 RS wheels are offered, a show set with factory Uniroyal Rallye 195/50 R15 tyres and a driving set with Yokohama tyres of the same dimension. The ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucus Girling works perfectly and all lines, calipers discs and drums are spotlessly clean.

HISTORY FILE
Very rarely does such an opportunity become available to the most exacting, meticulous and perfection seeking collector and this proven concours winning example will satisfy the most demanding. Supplied by Ford Rallye Sport dealer, R.T Rate Ltd in Essex and registered to first owner Mr A Jones on the 29th November 1990 this perfect example has only had a further three owners. The second owner, Mr Colley, purchased the car in February 1993 from Ford main dealers, Jewell Ltd in Watford and cherished the car until 2004 whereby ownership transferred to Anthony Francis. Mr Francis is well known in the Ford RS community and was indeed the RS Owners Club Ford Escort S2 RS Turbo Registrar for a number of years. This was his personal show car from 2004 until 2016 where a continual programme of improvement combined with in-depth knowledge of the marque created a concours winning example. A few results include National Day first place in the Expert Standard Class at Stanford Hall and first place in the Expert Standard Class at Castle Combe. The car was well known on the show circuit and used to wear the registration number LLC4V. The latest RS Owners Club Valuation Certificate No. 00568 and valid until December 2019 informs the car was purchased for £28,250 in 2016 and is now valued at £35,000.

Every MOT certificate from new is present along with all handbooks, service book, spare keys and instruction pamphlets in the original Ford A5 wallet. An A4 folder with neatly presented with invoices and expenditure receipts concludes the fabulous history.

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Ford Focus RS Mk1

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An outstanding Ford Focus RS Mk1, Build Number 3260, with just two owners.

MODEL HISTORY
Inspired by the Late Colin McRae’s victorious Ford Focus RS World Rally Car, the Ford Focus RS was created as a no frills, no compromise road going rally car, a car true to its motorsport roots. Designed in conjunction with Ford Racing Engineers and M-Sport in Cumbria, the RS badge synonymous with the most desirable, high performance Ford vehicles was first introduced to the already accomplished Focus. Just 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.

EXTERIOR
Here we present build number 3260 finished in Imperial Blue Metallic, (Code Q2), the only available colour. The electrifying deep blue finish is simply outstanding and despite the soft paint finish associated with this model very few imperfections will be found. These are namely light stone chips to the front and a small ding in the bonnet. All the glass, plastics and light clusters are preserved and originality seekers will be pleased to see supplying dealer number plates and tax disc holder as well as factory stickers in the door apertures. The underside displays the factory finish with part component labels still visible. Owned by a fastidious enthusiast since it was just a year old, this unmolested example will delight anyone seeking a very straight, useable and unspoilt car.

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 very clean with only minimal deterioration to the alcantara to the drivers seat. The steering wheel blue leather, a known weak point, is in great condition. The RS carpet mats remain fitted and are in excellent condition. The air conditioning is ice cold and all controls function. Ford built this car to truly delight its motorsport loving RS devoted fan base, and they hit it just right!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Ford 2.0 Duratec RS four-cylinder 16v unit needing little introduction, the power output achieved is 212bhp at 5500rpm and 310Nm torque at 3500rpm. The maximum speed is 144mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.4 seconds! The engine bay is 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 highly sought-after Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 tyres. Peer through the large openings between the spokes and very clean Brembo 4-pot calipers and 324mm ventilated discs will be seen, which of course are capable of providing immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Focus RS Mk1 factory build records reveal that this example was built on 19th May 2003 as Build Number 3260, the comprehensive build list available to view here. Registered new on the 6th June 2003 by Ford Main Dealers, C.D. Bramall Motors Ltd of Hull, this example has had just two owners from new. A new car sales invoice confirms the first owner, Mr Neil Wilson, paid £19,994.99 for the car and almost exactly a year later the second and only other registered keeper, Mr Parr, purchased the car for slightly more money! Mr Parr, an avid Blue Oval fanatic, has cherished this car amongst other desirable Fords in his collection. Ford experts will notice the pink throttle cable grommet, start button sticker and double stitching to the seats to denote a later car and unofficially known as the phase 2.

All original handbooks, guides and special RS supplement are contained within the Ford leather RS wallet and there are nine stamped entries in the service book, the last being in 2020 for a full service at 53,209 miles using genuine Ford parts. Even the original welcome letters have been kept! Two keys with RS fobs are present. A huge file of receipts and Ford invoices detail all servicing and maintenance work and every MOT certificate from the very first in 2006 has been kept. A special edition Focus RS brochure and press release articles complete the history file.

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Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special

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A spectacular Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with just 60,510 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control, Ford ESRT 32PS stereo cassette.  Factory options; Black paintwork.

EXTERIOR
This outstanding Ford Capri 2.8 Injection is finished in factory optional Ford Black, (Code A9), and boasts an incredible finish and deep mirror shine.  The bodywork is beautifully straight and all panels are factory original and display linear gaps.  Originality seekers will be pleased to note all lenses are factory Hella fitment with Ford and ‘made in England’ lettering, and the supplying Ford Main Dealer rear number plates remains fitted.  All trim sections are immaculate and the badges and decals are bright and undamaged.  In arguably the most striking of colours, this gorgeous black Capri simply radiates the wow factor.

INTERIOR
The supportive Recaro seats in grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels, (Code Q5), are spotlessly clean with firm seat structure and the near impossible to find removable back rest pads in matching ‘Strobe’ pattern are present!  The lower seat bolsters have some very light hairline crazing to the leather.  The door cards, headlining and trim sections are superbly preserved and the deep pile grey carpeting is very clean and retains its fullness.  The leather covered steering wheel and gear knob are in excellent order, and the dashboard has no cracks whatsoever and all switchgear and controls retain bright white lettering.  The factory fitted ESRT 32PS stereo cassette and electric aerial are operational, as are all gauges and the clock.  An unspoilt pin-straight parcel shelf will delight those seeking the factory standard experience.  A classic Capri interior, exactly as Ford intended and difficult to fault.
 
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Capri 2.8 Injection was the first offering of the new Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) operation that had recently been set up in Dunton, Essex.  SVE added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making the 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds.  The fantastic engine bay is standard with Motorcraft service items, build plates and stickers displayed, even down to genuine Motorcraft radiator and expansion tank caps.  Exhibitionists will be proud to leave the bonnet up and amaze onlookers.  The 5-speed gearbox is direct and progression through the range is effortless.  Complete with the intoxicating exhaust note, this Capri is guaranteed to set the pulse racing!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory 7-spoke alloy wheels are pristine with Ford badged centre caps.  Five brand new and very expensive Dunlop Sport Classic tyres in the correct size 205/60 R13 were fitted in December 2018.  The immaculate luggage area has build stickers to the boot floor and houses the fifth alloy spare alongside the original jack and brace.  Recently subject to a full overhaul, the hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs, unique on the 2.8 Special, stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Built in June 1986 at the Cologne Plant in Germany, this 2.8 Injection Special was registered new on 1st August 1986 by Main Dealer Dagenham Ford of Worthing.  Only three previous owners are listed on the log book and this example has covered just 60,510 miles from new.  Throughout 2018 and following a period of dry storage, the Capri has been subject to a full re-commissioning process including a major service, full brake overhaul, belt renewal, water pump, radiator, fuel tank, clutch kit and gearbox fluid flush, to name the main points.  The car is now wanting for nothing and performs every inch as good as it looks.

An unmodified and beautifully presented example of this British motoring legend.

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