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A superb very early Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2 with just 60,445 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, tilt/slide glass sunroof, tachometer, electrically operated front windows.  Factory options; remote body coloured door mirrors.  Fitted accessories: Ford RS steering wheel, alarm immobiliser. 
This spine tingling example is finished in stunning and original Rosso Red (code R5).  The finish has a deep, glossy and rich shine, commensurate with the cars low miles and pampered enthusiast keeping.  Needless to say the factory panels are pin straight with uniform gaps and all trim sections and RS decals are as new.  Very rare side protection strips as fitted to early production cars are perfectly intact and along with dealer branded number plates, a rear window sticker and Carello driving lamps.  A few minuscule stone chips to the bonnet are barely visible and many underside components are powder-coated for visual enjoyment.  A small scuff to the rear bumper has been touched in.  A known show piece for the discerning.    

This sensational Escort RS Turbo has a perfect and stylish interior which will delight the nostalgic seeking buyer.  The fully adjustable and supportive Recaro seats show virtually no wear to the Daytona Raven trim.  Matching door cards are pristine with only tiny creases to the ‘A’ pillar trim, a common occurrence on these cars.  The immaculate carpets have been beautifully preserved and have retained complete fullness to the pile.  All switches, knobs and dials function correctly with the original Ford stereo in situ.  A prized, expensive and very collectable RS steering wheel is fitted and an alarm was installed in 1997 to an otherwise factory standard interior.  A truly magnificent example of this legendary fast Ford.

The 1.6 OHC (CVH) Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injected engine with a Garrett AiResearch T3 turbo charger produces 140bhp, (8bhp increase over a standard car) thanks to a stainless steel standard looking Magnex exhaust system and 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 detailed engine compartment displays all the factory stickers and a Motorcraft battery is fitted.  The 5-speed manual Ford BC box with standard 220mm clutch is light, precise and a joy to use.
The correct light alloy 6X15 RS wheels remain undamaged with the Ford logo and part numbers raised and visible.  Five matching quality 195/50 R15 Toyo Proxes tyres have masses of tread remaining.  This 1980’s ‘Hot Hatch’ icon stops as well as it goes with the ABS braking system designed in conjunction with Lucus Girling working perfectly.

Manufactured in December 1986 and registered new on the 5th January 1987 by Ford Main Dealer Godfrey Davis (St Albans) Ltd, this rare early example has benefitted from fastidious enthusiast ownership since new enabling it to remain preserved in a fantastic show condition.  A fully documented mileage record can be absolutely verified with numerous invoices from the first supplying dealer to a recent cam-belt and fluid change.  Every MOT from the first in 1990 to the current, is filed in date order along with annual tax discs.  A sub-section in the history file titled ‘Show History’ further cements the high standard of this car tracking the many Ford events it has attended throughout the years with a recent 1st place at the Bristol & Swindon RSOC Show and Shine event in July 2014.  KGF Classic Cars were pleased to sell the car earlier this year to an appreciative Ford fan who due to a change in career is now selling.  All seven former keepers, (one having owned the car twice!), are, without fail, ultimate Ford Fans.

The blue Ford plastic wallet contains the original stamped service book along with every handbook, radio guide and dealership literature from point of sale.  Two sets of keys are included.

MOT April 2016, HPI Clear.

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Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 2



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