Ford Sierra Sapphire 2.0 GLS

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An original Ford Sierra Sapphire 2.0GLS with just 43,081 miles and two owners.

EQUIPMENT
Road-hugging fully independent sports suspension, wide bodyside mouldings with Cobra Red inserts, remote control heated door mirrors, halogen headlamps, front fog lamps, tinted glass, tilt/slide screened glass sunroof, digital clock, two speed plus variable intermittent wipe, central locking, electric front windows, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, torch key, cigar lighter, electronic anti-theft model 2005 radio cassette. Factory options; Black paintwork, heated windscreen. Dealer options; Mud flaps, tailored Ford carpet mats, headlamp protectors, Ford Extra Cover plan.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional original Ford Sierra Sapphire is in rare surviving GLS trim, and as part of Ford’s genius marketing strategy of producing a model for every taste, it features fully independent sports suspension to offer buyers a mid-range sports model over the standard GL. Having covered just 43,081 miles from new with one owner until 2017, the Ford Black paintwork, (Code A9) has a deep glossy shine and uniform finish to the factory application. There is a tiny ding to the front offside wing and one to the bonnet along with very minor stone chips, utterly insignificant. The correct Mid Grey paintwork to the lower sections of the car remains exactly as Ford intended and all matching plastic trim is fully intact with only tiny markings. Originality seekers will be pleased to see all factory etched glass, genuine Ford light fitments, Carello headlamps and supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker all present and correct. A very rare find in such incredible condition.

INTERIOR
The Strobe trim in Shadow Grey colour scheme, (Code LD), is clean and in very good order with firm bolsters and bases. The matching door cards have some shrinkage to the fabric, a common occurrence, and some markings. Protected by genuine Ford carpet mats, the colour-keyed velour carpet is immaculate and free from wear and the neutral tone headlining is excellent. The fully intact dashboard has no cracks, owing to the conscientious first long-term owner having a tailored dash top cover made. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the original Ford stereo radio/cassette (Model 2005) remains fitted and fully 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 2.0 DOHC EFi engine develops 125bhp at 5500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 2500rpm, achieving a top speed of 121mph and 0-60mph in 9.1 seconds. Remaining in standard specification, the engine bay is spotless and displays factory plates, stickers and original inner wings with Ford emblem and date stamps clearly visible. The five-speed synchromesh gearbox is light and effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14” X 5½ ” steel wheels wear the correct genuine trims, unique to the GLS model. Having been sourced recently as brand-new old stock items, the trims are as new and even the Ford packaging has been kept! Matching 195/60 R14 tyres have recently been fitted new and the spare wheel has the original Uniroyal Rallye 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, Trimoco of Chelmsford, Essex, and registered new on 1st January 1990, the vehicle was purchased new by Mr Michael Coston. New vehicle point of order and delivery documentation including credit agreement, service checklist and optional Extra Cover policy is all made out to Mr Coston, who truly cherished his pride and joy, keeping it for over 27 years and always strictly garaged. Having ceased driving due to advancing years, the car was sold in March 2017 to the second keeper and Sierra Owners Club member, Mr Gavin Longman, who has owned it ever since.

The original leather ‘Ford Cares’ document wallets houses the service book, handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as even the original ‘dates to remember’ peel off sticker sheet! The Ford torch key plus one spare operate all locks. There is a further history folder containing invoices, Haynes manual and every MOT certificate carried out since the first in 1992 to fully verify the incredibly low mileage of just 43,081 miles. Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for enjoyment, this low mileage and low owner example displays all the important collector credentials and opportunity to acquire such a car is rarely presented.

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Ford Fiesta ST150

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A standard Ford Fiesta ST150 with 36,813 miles and one lady owner from new.

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; ST interior styling pack, exterior styling pack 2 – side GT stripes.

EXTERIOR
Fast becoming a highly sought after modern classic hot hatchback, the Fiesta ST150 presented here has covered a remarkably low 36,813 miles from new with just one owner.  The beautiful Colorado Red paintwork, (Code K2), accentuates the sporting lines and racy ‘Aero’ body-styling kit perfectly, just like the original styling of the Mk1 Supersport and XR2 once did.  The chunky sports trim sections, badges and optional GT side stripes are as new.  There is some light delamination to the edges of the tinted rear glass and the driver’s door edge has been carefully touched in to a few places.  Originality seekers will be pleased to see supplying dealer number plates as well as factory stickers and labels in the door shuts.  The underside and wheel apertures are super clean and original.  A very rare find in such a low mileage, low owner and unmolested state.

INTERIOR
Inside this sporting hot Ford are a pair of body-hugging ST-branded partial leather sports front seats in Infra-Red Wire, (Code IW).  All seats and upholstery are very clean with no fading or visible wear aside from tiny hairline creases to the driver’s seat bolster.  Bright red ST emblems to the seats, steering wheel and sill scuff plates emphasise the performance credentials, as does the factory optional ST interior styling pack with piano black fascia trim with graphite GT stripes.  All functions and controls operate including the air conditioning and model 6006 stereo radio/CD.  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 beautifully clean and displays factory stickers, panels stamps and clear chassis number stamping.  The standard Durashift 5-speed manual transmission is wonderfully tight and precise, perfect for quick and enthusiastic changes!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique ST design 17” alloy wheels are immaculate thanks to a light refurbishment with no curb damage and all Ford badged centre caps are as new.  Premium brand tyres of size 205/40 ZR17 have good tread remaining and the original space saver spare wheel still wear the factory Continental rubber, housed in the clean 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 15th March 2005 by Ford Main Dealers, Bristol Street Motors of West Bromwich, this prime example has covered a remarkable 36,813 miles with one owner from new!  The first and only keeper, Miss Sheila James, purchased the car brand new and has owned it ever since, with no former keepers listed on the V5 registration document.  The Ford zip up document wallet houses the original handbook and service book which has 11 stamped entries to fully verify the mileage, 10 of which are by a franchised main dealer.  The most recent service was carried out 2018 at 34,469 miles.  Two Ford keys and an original Fiesta ST150 brochure complete the impressive history file.

Extremely difficult to find in such unmolested and cared for condition, this one owner and very low mileage example is a prime example and represents the next generation of collectable fast Fords.

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Ford Fiesta MK1 XR2

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A sensational Caspian Blue Ford Fiesta Mk1 XR2 with only 48,841 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Louvred design radiator grille with aerofoil section, aerodynamic front and rear black spoilers, black wheelarch extensions, twin body coloured doors mirrors, special XR2 bodyside decal treatments, extended black window surround paint, storage compartment under rear-floor, laminated windscreen, Ford P21 push button stereo, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, driving lamps, soft feel special steering wheel, perforated ‘Cool Black’ headlining, digital header mounted clock, loadspace carpet, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls. Factory options; Climate Pack consisting of; Tinted glass all round, gradient band windscreen, opening front quarter windows. Dealer options; Locking fuel cap.

EXTERIOR
This sporting Fiesta XR2 finished in rare and desirable Caspian Blue, (Code 3 3), remains exactly as Ford intended and in superb condition. The paintwork boasts a deep shine and uniform finish, and all factory panels are straight with both front wings clearly date stamped May 1983. Light markings can be seen of very close scrutiny, namely some touched in chips within the driver’s door graphics and two pea size dings to the passenger door, barely detectable. All decals are original Ford fitment and have remained well preserved, as have all further trim sections, badges and factory Securit glass. Originality seekers will be delighted to see the correct Ford Hella spot lamps and headlamps as well as genuine Ford rear light clusters fitted. An iconic sporting Ford left exactly as intended, truly special.

INTERIOR
The interior in this remarkable example remains in beautiful untouched condition, even down to the Ford P21 push button stereo, supplying dealer tax disc holder and scarce straight and uncut rear parcel shelf! The ‘Storm’ and Crushed Velour interior in Shark Grey, (Code KW), is beautifully clean and the seats have retained firm shape with no damage. The Shark Grey loop pile carpet is clean as are the Grey Mylar sidewall and rear quarter finishers. The red laser line around the instrument binnacle is vibrant and the soft finish dashboard is perfect with no cracks. The unworn steering wheel and gear knob have prominent veins and to further delight keen scrutineers, there are even May 1983 date labels to the seat belts and service stickers still in the door shuts. A delightfully period unspoilt interior, reminiscent of the 1980’s hot hatch phenomenon.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1600 OHV engine with Weber twin-venturi carburettor develops an ample 84BHP, which in such a lightweight and nimble car achieves a top speed of 105mph and 0-60 in just 9.3 seconds. The engine bay is clean and proudly displays factory plates, stickers and correct manifold heat shield. The four speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact. A real ‘smile on your face’ experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Special ‘pepperpot’ 13” X 6” alloy wheels are all matching 1983 date stamped and are in excellent condition whilst displaying prominent Ford emblems and manufacture raised markings. A few very light markings are visible. Matching Hankook 185/60 R13 tyres have good tread remaining and the spare alloy wheel still wrapped in the original Pirelli P6 rubber. The original jack and brace are present and the boot wheel housing incorporates the correct ‘bulged’ rear lower valance designed to accommodate the enlarged alloy wheel compared with lower Fiesta models. The dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 4th July 1983 by Ford Main Dealer, C.D. Bramall of Shipley, this superb example has covered just 48,841 miles from new. The previous owner is a long-standing Ford fan and member of the XR Owners Club, and having owned the car for nine years has decided reluctantly to sell for health reasons. The comprehensive history file includes the original C.D. Bramall document wallet housing the service book, handbooks, guides and special XR2 Operating Supplement. The original service book contains a mass of stamped entries along with service invoices and receipts in addition to virtually every MOT certificate dating back to 1988 to warrant the mileage.

Two main Ford keys operate the ignition and all locks and both original petrol cap keys are present along with code tags and two aerial pullers! Completing the history file is XR Owners Club literature, letters and publications as well as previous V5 documents to assist in tracing ownership history. A highly collectable classic hot hatch Ford, entirely worthy of its cult status.

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Ford Capri 280 Brooklands

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The last of a famous line, a Ford Capri 280 Brooklands build 971 with 6,212 miles.

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

EXTERIOR
An instant classic the moment it rolled off the production line, this limited-edition Capri 280 is finished in the only exclusive colour available, Brooklands Green Metallic, (Code T7), and has a superb finish. All exterior trim items and decals are pristine other than two touched in marks to the coachline and a tiny mark to the scuttle panel. The body has never been machine polished and retains its desirable factory standard appearance craved by purists and exactly as Ford intended. The underside is remarkable and is a perfect reflection of the low mileage, warm storage conditions and limited fair weather use. Simply breathtaking.

INTERIOR
The interior is distinguished by seats fully trimmed with luxurious, high quality Raven leather with Burgundy piping and are Recaro designs. The deep pile grey carpeting is spotless and the black perforated headlining is tight and clean along with the leather covered steering wheel and gear knob, all commensurate with the incredibly low miles covered. There are absolutely no cracks to the dash and the dials, switches and controls are brilliantly clear. Carpet mats have been fitted and minor veins to the driver seat are barely visible. All controls and gauges fully function including the two-speed heater fan, analogue quartz clock and electronic cassette player. The rear parcel-shelf is incredible and the boot area remains unused. This is a very exclusive and iconic 80’s interior exactly true to the manufacturers intentions.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Capri 2.8i was entrusted to Fords Special Vehicle Engineering group, (SVE), who added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making this models 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. The engine is smooth and quiet whilst producing an unmistakable burble. Correct factory under bonnet identification plates are intact including the metal plate with the ‘Brooklands’ inscription and exhibitionists will wow spectators with the cleanliness and originality under the bonnet. The 5 speed gearbox is light and progression through the range is precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This 280 Capri is fitted with the factory correct and unique 7-spoke 7X15 inch alloy wheels and have never been refurbished. Premium matching Continental 195/50 ZR15 tyres are fitted and are as new. The spare is still the original Pirelli Cinturato P7 tyre. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8i stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Coveted by collectors the limited edition Capri 280 is the most difficult ‘car you promised yourself’ as only 1038 were produced to celebrate the last of a famous line. GG11829 is build number 971 and has only had two former keepers from new. The first owner was Ford themselves who registered the car on the 1st August 1987 followed by Mr Powell who purchased it when just six months old. The Used Vehicle Invoice reveals the sum paid of £9,960.50 when the car had covered 3,070 miles. Mr Powell also stipulated at this time that the oil be changed to Shell Gemini Motor Oil, a premium oil and his only choice. He lovingly garaged the vehicle for most of its life (hence the low mileage of 6,212) and kept the car in pristine condition – which is how it still presents today. In 2013 when Chris Powell sadly passed away, the car was sold to best friend and third registered keeper, Mr Gilette who recognised the significance of this 280 and also kept the car in a preserved state. The car’s condition today is stunning and KGF Classic have embarked on a full recommissioning programme using only genuine Ford service items ready for the next owner to enjoy and cherish.

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Ford Fiesta MK2 1.4 Ghia

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An astonishing Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.4 Ghia with just 34,816 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Integral front bumper over riders, wide grey bodyside mouldings with bright insert, remote control door mirrors, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, tilt-or-remove screened glass sunroof, digital header mounted clock, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, stereo joystick balance control, tachometer, cigar lighter.  Dealer options; Mud flaps, tailored Ford rubber floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional Ford Fiesta is preserved in stunning original condition having covered just 34,816 miles predominately by one lady owner who purchased the car new and kept it for over 31 years!  The paintwork finished in Ford Diamond White, (Code B3) has a brilliant pure shine with a beautiful finish.  The correct Mid Grey paintwork to the lower sections of the car remains exactly as Ford intended.  All original panels are straight with linear gaps, and the car presents to an incredible time warp standard.  Virtually no markings are visible and close scrutiny will reveal nothing more than minor blemishes which certainly take nothing away from this stunning Fiesta.  The unmolested appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and wide body-side mouldings, correct and in excellent order.  Even the supplying dealer number plates, tax disc holder and rear screen sticker remain fitted!  A truly impeccable example of Ford’s flagship luxury Fiesta.

INTERIOR
The interior of this remarkable example is in spotless original condition and exactly as Ford intended.  The Olivia trim in Shadow Grey colour scheme, (Code LE), is pristine and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are perfect.  Protected from new by genuine Ford rubber waffle mats, the colour-keyed velour carpet is immaculate and free from wear and the perforated neutral tone headlining is flawless.  All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard is perfect.  The header mounted digital clock retains the correct green LCD display and the original Ford stereo radio/cassette (Model ESRT 32 PS) remains fitted and fully operational.  The hugely difficult to source trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The most powerful of Ghia models, the time proven transverse mounted 1392cc OHC (CVH) engine with twin-venturi carburettor develops a spirited 75bhp at 5600rpm and 109Nm of torque at 4000rpm.  With a top speed of 102mph and 0-60mph in 10.8 seconds, this lightweight and nimble car is certainly fun, and the unmistakable exhaust note is delightful!  The standard specification manual choke and electronic ignition are both present and correct, and operate perfectly.  The engine bay is spotless and displays factory plates, stickers and original inner wings with Ford emblem and date stamps clearly visible.  The five-speed synchromesh gearbox is light and exact, and the extra fifth gear over lower models offers vastly improved fuss-free cruising.  A hugely nostalgic drive!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” X 5” steel wheels and special Ghia full wheel covers are in superb order with only light markings.  Matching Michelin 155/70 R13 tyres have plenty of tread remaining.  The spare wheel is housed in the spotless boot area alongside the original jack.  The dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Perrys of Benfleet, Essex, and registered new on 29th August 1987, the vehicle was purchased new by Mr and Mrs Anderson.  A new vehicle sales invoice from Perrys in the history file is made out to Mr Anderson with an on the road price of £5,908.68.  This little Fiesta was registered to his wife, Mrs Jean Anderson, who incredibly kept the car for 31 years until her passing in 2018, whereby it was bequeathed to her daughter Catherine.  In February 2019 the car was sold by KGF Classic Cars to Mr Phil Crisp who has covered only minimal miles mainly in attendance at classic car shows.  The decision to sale the car was made to garage a brand new Fiesta ST-3.  The very low mileage of 34,816 miles is fully verified with every MOT certificate in the history file from the first in 1990 to 2012 when the owner ceased driving and placed the car into dry garage storage.  In February 2019 a full service, cambelt and water pump renewal and overhaul of the brakes means this delightful Fiesta is wanting for nothing and is ready for enjoyment.  The original Perrys document wallets houses the service book, handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as the two original Ford keys which operate all locks.

Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for enjoyment, this example is wanting for nothing more than its next appreciating owner.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600

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A collectable very rare AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS1600 Custom in astounding condition.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared front wings, 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 wiper, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, push-round ashtray. Factory fitted options; Custom Pack.

EXTERIOR
This Club Registered immaculate example is finished in Electric/Monza Blue, (Code U), exactly the colour it was produced in at the AVO facility. Attention to detail can be witnessed in every conceivable area from the obvious panel gaps to the spectacular underside, all factory correct and as manufactured by Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations. This vehicle was owned by marque expert, Andrew Stapley, proprietor of ASM Restorations who carried out the meticulous works to the original shell and is a showpiece. Correct fixtures and trim adorn the exterior such as FoMoCo rear lights and Cibie sealed-beam units and the chrome has a mirror finish. The triple coachline which came as part of the Custom Pack is fitted and the original FoMoCo side glass has some minor marks along with the front screen. Unmodified, factory correct and rarely available.

INTERIOR
Having the optional Custom Pack specified from new this example is fitted with Contour semi-bucket seats in grey herringbone with matching cloth trimmed rear seats, the drivers bolster has some wear to the original material. An immaculate black looped-pile carpet with the sound insulation kit is fitted and all door cards, headlining and padded dash top is unmarked. The RS three-spoke steering wheel with leather rim is lovely offering a view to the prized 140mph speedometer and 8,000rpm rev counter only fitted to the early examples. A desirable and optional black plastic coin tray with detachable ice scraper remains in situ. All gauges function along with the heater fan on both speed settings. The boot area has the original blue jack and wheel brace wrapped in the fawn muslin bag and the immaculate body coloured boot-floor bears the eight studs for the black stone deflector fitted underneath. Perfectionists will note the FoMoCo branded earth strap and black rear light protectors. Stunning.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The amazing Cosworth-designed BDA (Belt Driven A series) engine boasts a 16-valve cylinder head with twin belt-driven cams and is instantly recognisable with the cam cover finished in hammered pale blue. Competition-bred with a 1601cc engine quoted at 120bhp with 0-60mph despatched in 8.9secs and a top speed of 113mph. As noted on the Ford RS1600 Register, this example is fitted with an earlier 691M cast iron block rather than the 711M cast iron block and has the Twin-Weber 40DCOE carburettors. Everything under the bonnet is beautifully detailed to show standard. The 4-speed gearbox engages with ease with a positive clutch feel.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Immaculate 5.5x13in pressed steel wheels with cooling slots and stainless domed hub caps are shod in matching Firestone 175/70 R13 tyres with excellent tread. The remote servo-assistance brakes powered by the early Girling Powerstop system with the steel connection pipe clipped across the body slam panel on a standard single line circuit has 9.625in front discs and rear drums to offer adequate braking.

HISTORY FILE
A total of just 1,154 RS1600s were made, (Source: Factory-original Sporting Mk1 Escorts by Dan Williamson), with most being extensively raced and rallied and very few genuine survivors remain. Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in December 1971 this example is importantly recorded on the RS1600 Register. Supplied new by Tate Cars Ltd in Leeds on the 10th April 1972 only three former keepers are recorded on the new style registration V5. Documents in the history file and with the Club track each owner, any engine changes and significant dates, for example in 1996 when the colour was changed to Le Mans Green. A copy of the original Buff Log Book is also present. Photographs in the history file reveal the comprehensive works carried out by highly regarded ASM Restorations with this example being owned by the business owner himself. Subsequently sold into a huge Ford collection with the current custodian, Mr Dell, owning one other RS1600 and a Twin Cam amongst many others. A unique, very rare opportunity and the holy grail of any Ford collection.

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Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4

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The actual Corgi Car, a Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4 with just 37,516 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings, impact resistant polyurethane front bumper, polycarbonate rear bumper, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, bonnet cooling vents, colour coded rear spoiler, halogen headlamps, tinted glass all round, laminated ‘Quickclear’ windscreen and washer jets, central locking with torch key, leather gear knob and sports steering wheel, electronic stereo sound system (Model 2007), tilt and slide electric sunroof, graphic information module, electric front and rear windows.  Factory options; CD player (Model 2040), Keycode anti-theft coding, air conditioning.

EXTERIOR
Having covered just 37,516 miles from new, this original and unmolested Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth was produced in the penultimate month of production and is finished in very rare Smokestone Metallic, (Code M1).  The exceptional paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine and uniform factory finish with only tiny touched in markings visible, barely noticeable.  All glass is Keycode security etched and the original panels show even gaps all round and both front wings are date stamped.  Exterior trim and original Carello headlamps remain in excellent order, as have the manufacturer badges.  Tiny marks to the offside rear bumper corner are only very faint.  The underside will delight and amaze originality seekers with factory PDI dabs and Motorcraft stickers still intact on suspension components.  A stunning preserved example remaining just as Ford intended, superb.

INTERIOR
A real time warp interior, commensurate with the very low mileage, this late Sapphire RS Cosworth 4×4 is preserved to the highest level.  Trimmed in the original Ford Space and Raven Angora Velour, (Code SH), the seats and matching door cards are pristine, undamaged and absolutely firm and the immaculate carpets are protected by genuine fitted Ford floor mats.  The dashboard is completely free from any cracks and all incorporated switches and functions are intact and operate as they should.  An alarm LED has been fitted.  A super rare option is the factory fitted air conditioning with accompanying sticker on the engine bay slam panel.  The standard electronic sound system (Model 2007) with optional CD player (Model 2040) remains fitted.  A fantastic RS interior, the ultimate combination of sporting prowess and luxury car appointment.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the standard 1993cc Dual Over Head Cam (DOHC) with the Garrett AiResearch T.03B turbocharger and intercooler, the racing pedigree of this car is truly evident.  With an impressive output of 220HP, the car accelerates smoothly through 0-60 in 6.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 150mph.  A spotless engine bay displays factory stickers, plates, wing seam sealer, yellow service labels, inner wing stamps and PDI dabs, a full complement to pacify sticklers for originality!  The distinctive green cam cover and denotes the YBG engine introduced in February 1992 and fitted with a catalytic converter and being lambda sensor controlled.  Built to meet emission demands dictated by the U.S market, Cosworth reputedly painted the covers green as a tongue in cheek suggestion that these race engines were environmentally friendly!  The 5-speed MT75 transmission is reassuringly positive with a light clutch action.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15 X 7-inch RS Sierra Cosworth multi-spoke ‘Shark Tooth’ alloy wheels are immaculate with no scuffs or kerbing damage whatsoever and are shod in matching branded 205/50R15 tyres all round with masses of tread remaining having been renewed in 2015.  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 October 1992 at the Genk Assembly Plant, this very late model 4×4 was produced in the penultimate month of final production and first registration was on the 5th November 1992 by Ford RS Agent Hallgate Garage of York.  The history file for this very special example is superb and boasts the added kudos of being the actual car Corgi used for its Vanguard range 1:43 scale replica, a model of which comes with the car!  Click here for the link to the Corgi Website and details of the model and cars history.  The colossal history contains masses of Ford main dealer and invoices for maintenance and service work carried out, leaving in no doubt whatsoever the enthusiast ownership and fastidious upkeep this car has enjoyed.  Furthermore, the original service book displays 9 stamped entries up to 35,254 miles and there are three documented cambelt changes, the most recent in 2015 at 35,423 miles.  The grey leather Ford wallet holds all handbooks, guides and dealership literature and there are two sets of keys plus the master blade.  A brand-new battery has just been fitted and the super rare white original Motorcraft battery has been kept.

The car was owned for 17 years by Chris Ellison, former RS Owners Club Chairman and current Ford AVO Club Chairman.  Purchased by Chris in 1998, the car is well known to the RS Owners Club and very highly regarded and one of the best 4×4’s in existence.  This vehicle will appeal to the avid Ford enthusiast wanting to truly appreciate and preserve the car in the manner intended by Ford.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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An exceptional and standard Ford Escort RS Cosworth with just 25,933 miles.

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

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front air dam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, central double locking, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, white sports dials, Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette.  Factory Options; Luxury Model comprising of electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins.

EXTERIOR
The breath-taking exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is nothing short of magnificent.  Finished in rare Petrol Blue Metallic, (Code C5), a colour only produced for 13 months.  The paintwork boasts an impeccable shine, commensurate with a 25,933 mile, two owner cherished example with the second owner since the car was just two years old.  A tiny rub to the passenger door mirror and miniscule frontal stone chips are visible on an otherwise outstanding finish.  All exterior trim, lights, badges and rubbers are excellent and the correct Ford window stickers and Ford Security System stickers remain fitted as well as the supplying Ford Main Dealer number plates.  The vulnerable to damage adjustable splitter to the lower front spoiler is fully intact.  A preserved underside featuring a standard exhaust and original factory Motorcraft labels to suspension components will delight originality seekers.  An amazing and unmolested example of this Ford RS legend.

INTERIOR
The interior of this Escort Cosworth is fantastic and spotless.  The Recaro seats are finished in the optional Raven Leather, (Code LW), and are immaculately clean and free from wear.  The seat bases and bolsters remain tight and have retained all shape, and even the delicate piping to the seats have avoided the wear commonly suffered in other examples.  The standard Ford radio/cassette, Model 2007 RDS sound system remains operational and a Clifford alarm has been fitted.  The boot area is pristine and houses the factory fitted space-saver spare wheel and correct jack with carpeted covers.  An impeccable RS interior, totally original and unspoilt.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The RS Cosworth powerplant warrants little introduction.  Fitted with the factory standard Generation Two Ford EEC IV electronic engine management system and Garrett AiResearch T25 turbocharger and intercooler, the motorsport pedigree of this car is obvious.  With an impressive output of 217HP, the car accelerates rapidly through 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 144mph.  The pristine engine bay is exactly as Ford intended and displays factory seam sealer and spot welds to the wings along with original plates, stickers and stampings to pass strict Ford aficionado scrutiny.  The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is a delight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine and immaculate Ford RS 8 X 16” five-spoke alloy wheels are shod in quality branded and matching 225/45 ZR16 tyres, fitted brand new in November 2018 and replacing the early Pirelli items.  These are included with the sale.  The space saving spare wheel is the unused factory Pirelli item with coloured banding and tiny nobbles still intact.  Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Assembled in December 1995 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany, this factory specified Luxury model was registered new to its first owner on the 18th December 1995 by Ford RS Agent Tristar Tildesley of Walsall.  The first owner was Mrs Beryl Ward and the incredible low mileage of 25,933 miles has been covered in the majority by the second and only other keeper, Mr Robert Whordley, who has owned the car since purchase in 1998.  The original Ford wallet contains all handbooks and guides, dealership literature and spare keys including red master key.  A collection of early MOT certificates and an invoice in the history file for £1,108.25 dated November 2018 details a major service including transmission oil, cambelt, tensioner and water pump, brakes discs and pads all round and full inspection.  This was carried out by renowned Cosworth expert Harvey Gibbs of Supreme Car Services to ensure safe usage after an extended period of storage.  An extraordinary example and worthy of the best Ford collections.

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Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2

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A fabulous Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2 with only 40,370 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured bumpers with black insert, body coloured wheel arch extensions, 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, 60/40 split rear back rest, soft feel sports steering wheel, tilt/slide glass sunroof, tachometer, electrically operated front windows, Ford Self-Seek Stereo, speaker control. Factory options; Fuel computer, Quickclear heated front screen, electrically operated and heated door mirrors. Dealer Options; Ford alarm, Mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
This stunning example is finished in Diamond White, (Code B3), which has an excellent shine commensurate with the cars low miles and careful storage. The factory panels are straight with uniform gaps and all trim sections and RS decals are correct and original. The Ford Security System window etching remains on all glass and supplying Ford Main Dealer number plates remain fitted front and rear. Panels are date stamped and the underside and wheel arch apertures are clean. Unmolested and a very special car.

INTERIOR
The cockpit of this Escort RS Turbo is near perfect remaining exactly as Ford intended. The fully adjustable supportive Recaro seats show no wear to the Zolda fabric, (Code LW) with the stunning Shadow grey, red and blue pattern. Matching door cards are pristine and the headlining is tight with no damage. The spotless carpets have been preserved with genuine Ford rubber waffle mats front and rear and retain complete fullness to the pile. All switches, knobs and dials function correctly including the optional rare and sought-after fuel computer. The fully operational Ford Self-Seek stereo radio/cassette with speaker directional control remains fitted with two discreet tweeters and a Ford alarm was fitted in 1991. The boot area is spotless with original build stickers and markings to the floor. A truly magnificent example of this legendary RS Ford.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 OHC (CVH) fuel injected engine with a Garrett AiResearch T3 turbo charger and intercooler is completely factory standard. Producing 132bhp in such a lightweight car, the 0-60 sprint is dealt with in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 128mph is achieved. A stainless steel exhaust system is fitted emitting a fabulous exhaust note. A full service including a cam belt change using genuine Ford items was carried out in September 2018. Having covered a low 40,370 miles, the 5-speed manual Ford BC box with standard 220mm clutch is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The alloy 6X15 RS wheels have been lightly refurbished so that logos and part numbers remain visible and are undamaged. Five matching 195/50 R15 Toyo Proxes tyres with masses of tread are fitted. This fast Ford icon stops as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucus Girling working perfectly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 6th January 1989, this fabulous example was supplied new by Ford RS Dealers, Hendy Lennox (Southampton) Ltd, to Mrs Barbara Farminer. She opted for the Ford three year Extra Cover Warranty at a cost of £171 and remained the owner until January 1991 when the same main dealer sold the car again to Mr Goggins for £9,795. Mr Goggins remained the owner for the next 20 years and cherished the vehicle joining the RS Owners Club with the car in May 1991 and even entering Concours. The Ford RS Owners Club Concours Log Book is in the file. Having had just three former keepers since, all renowned enthusiasts including Mr Gary Ball who only sold the car to the current custodian due to the acquisition of a 17,000 mile example. A signed letter in the history file from the current custodian beautifully outlines his ownership period. The original purchase invoice, virtually every MOT, old tax discs, registration documents and masses of paperwork accompany all the handbooks and spare keys. This vehicle is certain to appeal to a collector of modern classics wanting a low mileage Ford hot hatch!

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600

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A collectable very rare AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS1600 in outstanding condition.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 body, front quarter bumpers, flared front wings, 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 wiper, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, push-round ashtray. Factory fitted options; Contour seats, cigarette lighter, hazard warning flashers, Quartz iodine headlamps, RS alloy wheels.

EXTERIOR
This Club Registered immaculate example is finished in Sunset Red, (Code J), a colour only available until July 1972. Attention to detail can be witnessed in every conceivable area from the obvious panel gaps to the spectacular underside, all factory correct and as manufactured by Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations. Invoices from renowned marque expert ASM Restorations will confirm works undertaken to the original shell to bring an already excellent example up to show class territory due to the current long-term owner’s fastidious quest for perfection. All the glass is mark free and lighting is correctly branded with the Cibie Quartz iodine headlamps bright. Rarely does a genuine plain and simple RS1600 come to market arguably making this the ultimate Mk1 Escort?

INTERIOR
Desirable Contour seats available from Ford’s competition department adorn this spotless period interior with plain rear black vinyl seats and a black looped-pile carpet. The RS three-spoke steering wheel with leather rim is lovely offering a view to the prized 140mph speedometer and 8,000rpm rev counter only fitted to examples up to January 1973. All gauges function along with the heater fan on both speed settings. The boot area has the original blue jack and wheel brace wrapped in the fawn muslin bag resting on a genuine boot mat. No-nonsense, correct and all the better for it.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The amazing Cosworth-designed BDA (Belt Driven A series) engine boasts a 16-valve cylinder head with twin belt-driven cams. Competition-bred with a 1601cc engine quoted at 120bhp with 0-60mph despatched in 8.9secs and a top speed of 113mph. Featuring the correct 711M cast iron block with T5 cast under the exhaust manifold this engine has benefited from vast expenditure by leading experts, HT Racing and Vulcan Engineering, with an accompanying invoice totalling £7,680 in 2016. The original 4-speed 2000E heavy duty gearbox is a sheer delight with a short throw action and precise change.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Immaculate and optional RS Sport Alloys, as available through the Ford Dealer Special Build Programme are shod in brand new 175/70 R13 tyres with excellent grip. The remote servo-assistance brakes powered by the Girling Powerstop system on a standard single line circuit has 9.625in front discs and rear drums to offer positive braking with instant response.

HISTORY FILE
A total of just 1,154 RS1600s were made, (Source: Factory-original Sporting Mk1 Escorts by Dan Williamson), with most being extensively raced and rallied and some of those remaining having been re-shelled, this car is an amazing find and rarely available on the open market. Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in June 1972 this Club Registered example has a fully traceable ownership record with the current long-term custodian, Mr Anthony Manning, a respected expert with a total of four RS1600s. His experience, knowledge and understanding combined with KGF Classic Cars desire to work with authenticated Condition One cars is absolute reassurance to the next owner in an ever confusing market place. A file of invoices from industry experts, letters from the AVO Owners Club signed by the Club Secretary all make fascinating reading. A valuation of £80,000 was placed on the car in August 2016 with a certificate in the history file. The ultimate Mk1 Escort and the holy grail of any Ford collection.

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