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An incredible Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2 with just 39,022 miles.
Body coloured bumpers with black insert, body coloured wheel arch extensions, 88 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, Ford ECU2 Self-Seek Stereo with power amplifier, speaker control. Factory options; Quickclear heated front screen.
This impeccable example is finished in iconic Ford Diamond White (code B3) and displays a bright pure shine and uniform finish, commensurate with the cars astonishingly low miles and careful storage. Needless to say the factory panels are pin straight with uniform gaps and all trim sections and RS decals are superb. A small bumper scuff has been lightly touched in to the front nearside corner and the bonnet has been painted. Presented in very special preserved state, this RS Turbo retains all the manufacturers’ originality and unmolested appeal including the supplying Ford Main Dealer number plates. A rare feature is the non-colour coded black plastic door mirrors fitted to the early Series 2 vehicles. The underside is not detailed and the colour coded rear spoiler has undulations. The glass is number plate etched and the headlamps and spot lamps are the factory correct Carello fitment. Near impossible to find such a genuine unmolested RS Turbo, this example will delight the avid blue oval aficionado seeking to remain true to the Ford RS vision.
This Escort RS Turbo has an outstanding interior remaining exactly as Ford intended. The fully adjustable supportive Recaro seats show no wear to the spotless Daytona Raven fabric (Code SW). Matching door cards are pristine with only slight markings to the driver’s pull handle. The pristine carpets have retained complete fullness to the pile and remain beautifully preserved having been protected from new by Ford rubber mats. All switches, knobs and dials function correctly and the fully operational Ford Self-Seek stereo radio/cassette with amplifier remains fitted. The Ford badge on the steering wheel is marked. The boot area is spotless with original build stickers intact and a straight uncut parcel shelf. Even the Ford labels to the seatbelts remains fitted! 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 making this vehicle a rare example that is now the exception. Producing 132bhp in such a lightweight car, the 0-60 dash is dealt with in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 128mph is achieved. A completely standard engine compartment displays all the factory stickers and stampings and the two correct ID plates have never been painted over. Accuracy seekers will be pleased to see red Motorcraft leads and a Motorcraft battery with the Ford plastic battery cover. A factory exhaust system remains fitted. The 5-speed manual Ford BC box is light and precise with crisp clutch action.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original unrestored light alloy 6X15 RS wheels remain undamaged and pristine. Five matching quality Avon 195/50 R15 tyres have masses of tread remaining. This fast Ford icon stops as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucus Girling working perfectly.
Registered new on 22nd January 1988, this incredible example has had just four keepers from new, (three of which are known to each other), and having covered a mere 39,022 miles, represents a truly rare survivor. The supplying Ford Main Dealer was Passey & Porter Ltd and the original Ford plastic wallet still houses the Sales Executive and Service Manager cards. First owner of 30 months was a retired Mr Robert Ferris who sold the car in June 1990 to also retired neighbour, Bernard Harding. A copy V5 reveals the same postcode of the first two owners. During this time the car was known by Julian Shattlock whose parents lived on the same street and due to regular probing bought the car in August 2012. Recommissioned by him due to infrequent use the car was then sold to the current blue oval fan. The original service book is fully stamped up to 37,455 miles and all handbooks, radio guide and dealership literature from point of sale are in the wallet. Furthermore, the history file contains MOT certificates and invoices to further support the incredible low mileage. This vehicle is certain to appeal to a collector of modern classics wanting one of the best, most original lowest mileage examples in existence. The ultimate Ford fans desire.
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