Ford Escort RS Cosworth LuxAdvert ID: 40662 To Be Auctioned
Ford Escort RS Cosworth Lux with electric windows, heated screen, sunroof, and Recaro seats
Only two keepers plus the Dealer Principal. 13,200 miles from new
Correctly and regularly maintained. Comprehensive service history
Will be recommissioned, serviced, fitted with a new cambelt, and MoT'd before the sale
Superbly presented RS which still retains that "new car feel"
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved a worthy successor to its legendary 1980's Sierra namesake. Just like the Lancia Integrale and Subaru Impreza, this was a 'Group A' rally car for the road - pure and simple. It was actually underpinned by a shortened version of the Sierra Cosworth RS Cosworth's platform and powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged, longitudinally-mounted, Cosworth-developed engine driving all four wheels. The car was designed and engineered in Boreham, styled by noted designer Stephen Harper, and ended up being assembled by Karmann in Germany.
At the car's launch in 1994, two models were available, the Club-spec standard car at £21,380 and the Lux version, which included electric windows, heated screen, sunroof, and Recaro seats. Power was up slightly from the Sierra RS Cosworth, at 227bhp, and performance consequently improved. The first 2,500 cars, up to May 1994, suffered from slight turbo-lag, but the next 4,500 were improved, thanks to their smaller Garrett T25 Turbo. In 1995, the RS Cosworth was treated to a mild facelift, receiving a new honeycomb grille, restyled bumpers, a more attractive fascia, and revised alloy wheels. Manufacture continued until early 1996 when emissions regulations forced it out of production. Like pretty much every RS Ford, it was a classic from the moment it arrived on the market.
This UK-supplied, RHD Escort RS Cosworth is finished in Imperial Blue Metallic and was pre-registered by Guest Ford. It was initially registered to Ian Guest, the Dealer Principal, for a period of ten days before being delivered to its first keeper, Mr C Foster. During his ownership, it carried the registration number CFF 2 and was to remain in his possession until, with 10,774 miles indicated, it was sold to its second keeper, Mr L Smith, on 26/12/2006.
Having covered a warranted 13,200 miles this stunning, well cared for RS is now being offered for sale. It will be accompanied by 16 previous MoTs, 4 SORNs, 10 previous tax discs, 3 keys including the red master key, the original Guest Ford key fobs, tax disc holders, handbooks and wallet, service book, previous purchase invoices, service receipts, 'Tracker' documents, and the original V5 showing Ian Guest as first owner for 10 days.
The car will be recommissioned, serviced, fitted with a new cambelt, and MoT'd before the sale.
Registration: N552 GLG
Chassis Number: WF0BXXGKABSP92902
Engine Number: SP92902
Number of cylinders: 4
Year of Manufacture: 1996
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 50,000 - 55,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
Viewing and Bidding
The May Sale takes place on Saturday 19th May 2018 in The Wing building at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN.
Viewing of the lots will be available from 09:00-14:00 on Friday 18th May and on the morning of the sale.
12:00 Automobilia & Watches
14:30 Motor Cars
Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online via Proxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/buying).
For further information please contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691 141.
19 Dec 2013
Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA
Phone: +44 1926 691141