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A legendary Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with 26,245 miles and full 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).
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 2008 RDS radio/cassette. 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. Factory Options; Air conditioning, passenger airbag, CD player Model 2040.
The exhilarating exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is nothing short of magnificent finished in the iconic Fast Ford colour of Diamond White, (Code B2). The paintwork boasts an impeccable shine thanks to cherished upkeep and very low mileage with no noteworthy imperfections other than a few carefully touched in marks. All exterior trim, lights, badges and rubbers are excellent and the correct Ford window Security System stickers remain fitted as well as Ford Main Dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder. The vulnerable adjustable splitter to the lower front spoiler is fully intact and the underside is remarkably clean. A small period tracker aerial is fitted to the rear of the roof. An amazing example of this Ford RS legend.
The interior of this Escort Cosworth is factory standard with Luxury Pack benefits. The Recaro seats are finished in standard Grey Hexagon Cloth, (Code L9), and are immaculately clean and free from wear with firm bolsters retaining correct shape. Fitted with the optional CFC-free air conditioning blowing ice cold and fully operational factory upgraded Model 2040 CD player, this is a great drivers cockpit. A Clifford Concept 300 Thatcham Approved alarm has been fitted and a small LED flasher is neatly mounted on the dashboard top. The original headlining is pristine and Ford carpet mats protecting a perfect cut-pile carpet. The boot area is immaculate and houses the factory fitted and unused space-saver spare wheel and correct jack with carpeted covers. A stunning 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. Expect the car to accelerate rapidly through 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 144mph as quoted by Ford. The engine bay is stunningly clean and displays factory seam sealer and weld dots to the wings along with original plates and stampings to pass strict Ford aficionado scrutiny. The heatshield and Ford battery cover are both fully intact. 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
Immaculate Ford RS Ronal 8 X 16” five-spoke alloy wheels are shod in correct specification Pirelli P700-Z 225/45 ZR16 tyres fitted brand new in October 2022 at a cost of £1,306.80! Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.
Assembled in November 1995 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany, this factory specified Luxury model was registered on the 1st December 1995 by Ford Main Dealer, Evans Halshaw Motors in Halifax. Complete history mostly by Ford Main Dealers throughout the cars life is neatly and chronically filed to leave no doubt to the care lavished on the car. The first owner was the proprietor of an established sports and classic car dealership who owned the car for three years. There have been just two further keepers, the previous owner having purchased the car in 2005 and ownership history is fully traceable with both used car sales invoices in the history file. Every MOT certificate dating back to the first in 1998 along with many invoices fully verify the 26,245 miles covered. All handbooks, guides and point of sale literature is held in the Ford document wallet and three keys including the red master key are present. In November 2022 works carried out include among other maintenance included a major service, brake overhaul including calliper recondition and timing belt renewal with supporting invoice for £4,150. The original service book with corresponding stamped entries also has meticulous and highly detailed notes pertaining to thorough maintenance. Completing the history file are numerous RS Owners Club Concours Logbook Competition entries whereby the car completed for several years in various class categories. Even every single tax disc has been kept from the very first to the final one when they were discontinued! Look no further for a stunning example of this famous Ford RS, most definitely a cut above the rest!
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