Ford Orion Zetec Turbo – KGF
Ford Orion Zetec Turbo

Ford Orion Zetec Turbo

  • Price: £
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 64,037

Ford Orion Zetec Turbo

  • Price: £
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 64,037

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The Max Power RS Ford Orion Zetec Turbo, magazine featured and huge specification


Escort RS Turbo bonnet, Escort 90-Spec front bumper, Sierra Sapphire Cosworth rear spoiler, Compomotive MO5 16″ alloys wheels with Toyo Proxes tyres, RS mud flaps, full Orion Ghia Injection interior including door cards, RS Turbo Recaro seats, Alpine head unit with MP3/Sub in boot, Infinity rear speakers on original pods, genuine Ford rubber waffle mats, RS 4-spoke steering wheel with horn push, front electric windows, analogue oil and boost pressure gauges. Engine specification; 2.0 Silvertop Zetec, uprated valve springs, cleaned head, heavy duty lower end bearings, ARP bolts for conrods, 1800 flywheel, Kenzy oil breather to pot, oil return to sump, 1800 water pump, steel decompression plate, Focus RS multi-layer head gasket, VXR injectors and modified rail, RS1800i inlet manifold, 2.0 throttle body, Pectel T2 ECU and custom loom, RS Turbo cross-over boost pipe (cut and welded to change direction to cooler), rebuilt T3 Garrett turbo, 360 thrust bearing, 31 actuator, braided turbo oil lines, stainless front mounted intercooler, black silicon boost hoses/new clips, twin radiator fans + relays, new RS Turbo fuel tank, custom boost pipe work, custom cooling system pipe work, Amal valve, modified alternator brackets, XR3i radiator. Sierra Sapphire Cosworth front brakes with braded lines, RS Turbo rear drums, rear adjustable damping GAZ struts with Spax 60mm springs, front Spax shocks and 60mm springs, RS Turbo front anti roll bar, poly-bushed, Magnex stainless steel turbo back exhaust system, 3″ inward tip, Escort Mk6 clutch pedal and alloy quadrant, RS Turbo LSD gearbox.

The ultimate evocation of nostalgia for the Max Power Generation is this amazing Ford Orion Zetec Turbo which has been the subject of full magazine features in both FastFord and Performance Ford. This stunning Orion is finished in deep cherry red having been subject to a full repaint in 2014. The paint finish is uniform with a deep shine while the critical eye will note some signs of wear in particular cracks to the paint on the front bumper and rear spoiler, very light paint blebs throughout visible only on close inspection and some dings. The sunroof is fully operational and all glass and light fittings are intact. The underside is very solid with no structural issues. The car looks fantastic and is very highly regarded within the retro Fast Ford community and Orion Register.

A somewhat purposely understated interior with subtle hints towards the epic power specification this Orion boasts! The upholstery is courtesy of an Orion Ghia Injection including seats and doors cards and front RS Turbo Recaro seats professionally re-upholstered to match. The seats are in good condition and the huge bolsters to the Recaro’s firm and unworn. The carpets and headlining are clean and genuine Ford rubber waffle mats are fitted front and rear. The dashboard is free from cracks and the retro Fast Ford attributes include Infinity speakers with sub and neatly fitted oil and boost pressure gauges. The RS 4-spoke steering wheel looks superb. Perfectly comfortable and usable with some delicious 90’s themed features!

The engine has been professionally built and mapped to a huge specification by renowned Harvey Gibbs Cosworth Specialist of Supreme Car Services in Peterborough. The previous owner of 13 years, Pete, was adamant the car would be driven and enjoyed yet was insistent on longevity and the reliability of an everyday car. His primary goal was to ensure the car took him without demur to Ford Fair each year and to never be one of the bonnet-up classic Fords seen in the traffic jams approaching the Silverstone event! To this end the engine speciation is capable of huge power increases yet is currently Dyno-Tested at around 200-220bhp, still more than twice the original output from what started life as an Orion 1.3L! Putting this power down is through an RS Turbo LSD gearbox. A totally exhilarating driving experience and utterly dependable.

Compomotive MO5 7½ x 16″ alloys wheels are in very good order and wear 195/45 R16 Toyo Proxes performance tyres with masses of tread. Sapphire Cosworth front brakes with braded hoses and RS Turbo rear drums are well capable of harnessing the increased engine power.

Registered new on the 15th December 1989, this Ford Orion began life as a humble 1.3L of which it remained until around 2010. The previous owner of thirteen years, Pete, purchased the car as a weekend toy and project car to go alongside his daily transport, a 1988 Orion 1.8 diesel! Over the past thirteen years Pete has embarked on a mission to build the ultimate Orion Turbo for which his efforts have won the car multiple page features in both FastFord and Performance Ford. The build has been fully documented and a photo album shows the car throughout the various stages up to the present day and the full specification is carefully recorded. The comprehensive folder of invoices, photo album and magazines are included in the history file and the cost to create this retro car is beyond belief!

Not meeting the usual KGF Classic Cars stock profile in terms of condition one credentials and a wide deviation from standard, but not detracting from the cars overall excellent attributes, we are offering this example for sale on a part exchange to clear basis. The car looks superb and performs as such and represents huge Max Power nostalgic fun. There are two sets of keys. Full inspection and test drive is welcome.

HPI clear.

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