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A spine-tingling Ford Escort RS Turbo with just two owners and full history from new
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, 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, heated door mirrors. Dealer fit accessories: Laserline alarm.
Finished in striking Radiant Red, (Colour Code P9), this character-packed RS Turbo retains all the manufacturers originality and has a polished gloss smoothness. The desirable 90 spec enhancements such as the face-lift front bumper and rear spoiler are unmarked and straight. Correct decals, aerodynamic aids and original Carello front lighting remain in perfect condition. Tinted exterior glass is security etched and the interior rubber to the rear screen has swelled in places. The front wings are date stamped and the tiny Ford logo can be seen to those who know where to look. The scuttle panel is also correctly stamped and a few minor chips to the bonnet are just visible. A very rare show piece.
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 virtually no wear to the ‘ Zolda ‘ fabric which is grey, red and blue. The prominent side bolsters are firm and the matching door cards are pristine. The carpets were protected by over-mats (recently removed but included), again revealing the care lavished on this example. All switches, knobs and dials function correctly and the 90 spec Ford stereo radio/cassette model 2005 remains fitted with original speakers. A Laserline alarm system has been fitted. The boot area is spotless with manufacturer stickers still on the boot floor and the grey carpeted parcel shelf is straight and uncut. Truly magnificent.
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. 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 spotlessly clean with all factory stickers attached allowing bonnet up exhibiting. A stainless steel exhaust system is fitted and new dampers. The 5-speed manual Ford BC box with standard 220mm clutch is light, precise and a joy to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The correct light alloy 6X15 RS wheels remain it what appears to be factory paint with clearly defined and prominent part numbers and light markings. Premium Goodyear 195/50 R15 tyres are fitted all round with ample tread. This ‘hot hatchback’ slows as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucus Girling working perfectly.
Truly incredible. Registered new on the 4th July 1991 to Mr Andrew Lloyd who remained the custodian for 16 years until being purchased by the only other owner in 2007. Both enthusiasts have cherished this performance Ford as witnessed by a complete and eye watering file comprising of numerous genuine Ford invoices up to 76,795 miles and specialist thereafter. Specialists include Turbo Technics and recently a major service and cambelt by renown experts, Harvey Gibbs of Supreme Car Services. This latest invoice dated April 2016 at 82,814 miles amounts to £1,959.07. To absolutely verify the 82,843 miles covered every MOT certificate from new is present. All handbooks, including a fully stamped service book, spare keys and instruction pamphlets are contained in the original blue Ford A5 wallet.
This vehicle will appeal to a Ford enthusiast wanting a cherished, well maintained and useable Series 2 RS Turbo.
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