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An outstanding Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with just 34,919 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, lower front splitter, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, aerodynamic rear wing with lower boot spoiler, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, seat-belt grabbers, central double locking, tailgate wiper, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, delayed courtesy light, map reading lights, glove box illumination , Ford 2007 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, CD Player (Model 2040).

The stunning exterior of this Escort RS Cosworth is simply incredible.  Finished in desirable Ford Imperial Blue (code H3), the paintwork boasts a deep pure shine from the smooth polished finish and the term pristine is exemplified in the cars presentation.  Three miniscule touched in stone chips to the bonnet are visible upon very close inspection only.  All panels are original, straight with uniform gaps and are completely free from corrosion or rust.  The underside of this vehicle has been preserved to factory original standard and really does offer an insight to the cherished ownerships and remarkably low miles covered.  All exterior trim is immaculate including the lights, badges and rubbers, and the original dealer plates and rear screen sticker remain.  The beautifully clean engine bay of this amazing show car makes this one for the true enthusiast to enjoy and preserve.

The interior of this Escort Cosworth is beautifully preserved.  The Recaro seats finished in Raven Leather (code LW) and are spotlessly clean and free from wear.  The seat bases and bolsters remain tight and even the delicate piping to the seats has avoided the wear commonly suffered in other examples.  Only slight aging veins to the outer driver’s seat bolsters are present, but certainly do not spoil to factory fresh appeal.  The cut-pile carpets are perfect along with all the other interior trim items.  The comprehensive and sophisticated instrumentation has beautiful dials with black detail on a grey background and all electrical functions operate with warning lights off.   The optional and very rare air conditioning blows out ice cold air.  A Clifford Concept 600 alarm system with accompanying certificate is fitted, and the standard Ford radio/cassette, Model 2007 RDS sound system with optional CD Player (Model 2040) remains as Ford intended.  An impossible to source Ford steering wheel protector and a rare wheel centre cap puller remain with the car.  The boot area is pristine and houses the factory fitted space-saver spare wheel and correct jack.  A beautifully kept and unmolested RS interior.

The original 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 unmistakable.  With an impressive output of 217HP allowing the car accelerate rapidly  through 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 140mph, this truly is a recipe to set the heart racing.  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.  Comprehensive servicing and cambelt changes at recommended manufacturer’s intervals, the last being in 2010 at 34,011 miles ensure optimum performance from this legendary motorsport bred icon.

Immaculate five-spoke 18in alloy wheels replicate the original Ford items and are shod in quality 225/40 ZR18 Avon ZZ3  tyres with excellent of tread remaining.  Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

This stunning example was built at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 20 September 1995 by Ford Main Dealer Bristol Street Motors.  A delivery check list and even a petrol receipt dated on the day of registration noted ‘Escort Cosworth first petrol’ remain in the file!  A beautifully presented full and meticulous history file in chorological order from new illustrates the level of care and attention this truly cherished car has received.  An immense collection of invoices, receipts and documents including all previous MOT certificates allows the reader to fully track the ultra-low 34,919 miles covered.  Three keys including the red master key and working torch key are included. Two Clifford remote units are present along with the alarm documentation.

The previous keeper due to imminent emigration to Canada has made the difficult decision to part with his pride and joy, and KGF Classic Cars have the privileged opportunity to offer this exhilarating example presented in show condition to the next passionate owner.

MOT May 2015, Tax September 2014, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Certificate.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury



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