Ford Escort Cosworth LuxAdvert ID: 42018 To Be Auctioned
Ford Escort Cosworth Lux, a much-admired example from a small private collection of Cosworths
Finished in Diamond White with a beautiful Raven Black leather interior
Just 3 former keepers and only 838 miles showing on the odometer!
Stunning condition throughout - a time capsule
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved that it was possible to follow 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. At its retail launch in 1994, two models were available, the 'Club-spec' standard car at £21,380 and the more optioned 'Lux' version. In 1995, the RS Cosworth was treated to a mild facelift where it received a new honeycomb grille, restyled bumpers, a more attractive fascia and revised alloy wheels. The car 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 was built.
This UK-supplied right-hand drive Escort RS Cosworth Lux rolled off the production line on 1st February 1996 before being first registered as ‘P949 PGH'. Supplied by Dees Ford of Croydon in Diamond White with a Raven Black leather interior, the odometer currently reads an incredible 838 miles! The trip meter, which has never been zeroed also reads the same. Open the driver's door and the waft of a ‘new car smell' still remains, whilst the Recaro seats are in A1 condition and barely look like they've been sat in, which they haven't much.
Peek underneath and original factory Waxoyl is still present and the car sits on its original Pirelli tyres that still retain the rubber spikes on the sidewalls! Magazine featured in the March 2009 issue of Fast Ford, it was used as the car in their buyer's guide and has also been featured in their calendars.
This time-capsule car has had three previous keepers and has appeared in notable Ford collections in the intervening years. Supplied with a UK V5c and now registered ‘P200 ODP', this car was fully serviced at a Ford Main Dealer, including fresh cambelts, in 2017 and has barely covered a single mile since.
This is without doubt one of the finest Fords Silverstone Auctions has ever offered and this car presents a unique opportunity for an astute buyer to complete the ‘full set'. Form an orderly queue here, please....
Registration: P200 ODP
Chassis Number: WFOBXXGKABSP93523
Engine Number: SP93523
Number of cylinders: 4
Year of Manufacture: 1996
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 80,000 - 90,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
The Race Retro Classic Car Sale will take place at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show 2019 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LG (map/directions).
The lots can be viewed at the following times:
Friday 22nd February 2019 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 23rd February 2019 09:30 - 11:00 (Automobilia, Lifestyle & Watches) 09:30 - 13:30 (Classic Cars)
Sunday 24th February 2019 09:30 - 11:00 (Automobilia, Lifestyle & Watches) 09:30 - 13:30 (Classic Cars)
The auctions will take place as follows:
Automobilia, Lifestyle & Watches Saturday 23rd February 11:00
Classic Cars Saturday 23rd February 14:00
Automobilia, Lifestyle & Watches Sunday 24th February 11:00
Motorcycles & Classic Cars Sunday 24th February 14:00
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).
To access the auction without visiting Race Retro, please register your details via this link : https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/on-site-bidder-registration/auction/56 and then on the day enter the event via gate 1 only.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Silverstone Auctions customers are directed to enter through gate 1 only. All guests are required to register for the auction via this link : https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/on-site-bidder-registration/auction/56 and entrance to the auction will be by catalogue only (£20 on the door).
Should you also wish to attend the Race Retro event, tickets can be purchased from raceretro.com.
For further information about The Race Retro Classic Car Sale, contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691 141.
19 Dec 2013
Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA
Phone: +44 1926 691141