Most common eras
KGF Classic Cars
Unit 6c, Round House Close, Fengate, Peterborough,
PE1 5TA
Tel:  01733 425140
07976 935 046
Visit WebsiteCar & Classic Enhanced Trader
LIVE adverts (14)

1985 An Iconic Unmolested Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo For Sale

 This advert viewed 7308 times
  • £19,995 Or near offer
  • 1985
Message the seller
Price £19,995 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Ford
Model Escort
  Escort RS Turbo Series 1
Year 1985
Mileage 103,886 miles
Country UK
Region Cambridgeshire
Telephone 01733 425140
Status Trade
Date 09-Apr-2020
Ref C1219163
FOR SALE
An iconic unmolested Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo Non-Custom.

MODEL HISTORY
The Series 1 Escort RS Turbo was carefully developed by Ford’s talented Special Vehicle Engineering team whose other resounding successes include the Capri 2.8 Injection and the XR3. The RS Turbo was designed to set new standards in Group N and Group A events, and was quickly dubbed the car to beat. Ford initially planned to build 5,000 RS Turbos, the minimum number required for homologation in Group A, however a total of 8,604 were built due to increased demand. The car was greeted with huge enthusiasm and was only sold through official Rallye Sport dealers. A following that today has amassed into obsession for many a diehard Ford enthusiast.

EQUIPMENT
Colour coded bumpers with front over riders, laminated windscreen and all round safety glass, opening rear quarter windows, RS aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, RS Turbo decals, Ford spot lamps, remote control colour coded door mirrors, colour coded ‘Orion’ radiator grille, RS 3 spoke steering wheel, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, front door stowage bins, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, radio cassette, speaker joystick control, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock. Dealer options; Ford rubber floor mats, mud flaps.

EXTERIOR
The legendary Series One RS Turbo has long established itself as a true Blue Oval hero and this unmolested example is largely as Ford intended. The Diamond White paintwork, (Code B3), looks fantastic with a bright uniform finish and pleasing polished gleam. The panels are straight and the extroverted body styling and large spoilers are fully intact. This car has been used, driven and cherished and as such remedial paintwork has been undertaken over the years in order to uphold presentation. Minor marking and imperfections will be found upon close scrutiny including scratches to the original tailgate glass. High security locks have been fitted and RS mud flaps. The registration number is etched in all glass and rear light clusters except the front screen. Ford main dealer number plates and windscreen sticker are lovely original/period features. All decals are intact and overall, this sporting 1980’s Fast Ford is very useable and guaranteed to draw much admiration.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Turbo is original and very retro Ford. Finished in original two-tone grey Monza crushed velour, (Code HC), the seat pads and figure-hugging bolsters are very firm and in excellent condition showing only very minimal signs of wear and no damage. The door cards are in remarkable condition and the carpets have been protected from new by Ford rubber ‘Waffle’ floor mats. The original perforated headlining has a stitched tear to the rear and the dashboard has hairline cracks, a common issue with most MK3 Escorts. All interior equipment is functional and the trim pieces intact, including the rear parcel shelf with the genuine Ford fitted speakers inset. The correct Ford SRT32P stereo is fully operational. Very honest and unspoilt.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fords 1596cc turbocharged Compound Valve Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit, producing 132BHP at 6000rpm, is mated to the Bosch KE Jetronic Fuel Injection System. Turbocharged power delivery courtesy of a Garrett T03 turbo, the car accelerates smoothly to a maximum speed of 125mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.2 seconds. A slightly larger bore exhaust is fitted that sounds glorious. The engine bay is clean and Motorcraft service items and consumables remains fitted. The gear changes are light and altogether this is a truly exhilarating driving experience guaranteed to raise a smile.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15 X 6 inch RS seven spoke alloy wheels are refurbished and the correct factory stampings are on the three spokes of each rim. Matching Dunlop Sportbluresponse 195/50 R15 tyres are modern fitment with masses of tread. The spare wheel shod in Michelin MXV2 rubber, is housed in the boot floor which has the manufacturer stickers still present. Diagonally split hydraulic circuit brakes with 240mm ventilated discs up front and 203.2mm rear drums bring the car to an assuring halt.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 28th June 1985, the supplying Ford Main Dealer was L Blake & Co Ltd of Liverpool. The current owner, Paul Irving and a friend of his have in fact each owned the car twice accounting for four of the seven owners. Paul is incredibly knowledgeable in the classic car community and is the Managing Director of IRV'S Resto Shop. Demand for his expert restorations have resulting in lengthy lead times for any new work All handbooks, guides, supplements and the original service book are in the Blakes document wallet. Work under taken recently includes a full service and also renewal of the cambelt and water pump carried out in 2018. The turbo has been rebuilt and brakes have benefitted from new discs, pads and callipers.

This is a useable, unspoilt and very presentable RS Turbo in excellent running order. Wanting for nothing and ready for 1980’s ‘boy/girl racers’ to relive some memories!

MOT April 2021, HPI Clear.

To see a video of this car please click on the link below:

https://youtu.be/QIkXCzQhUTA

To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgfclassiccars/albums/72157713816029751


Please Google 'KGF Classic Cars YouTube' and 'KGF Classic Cars Flickr' for a HD video and multiple detailed HR photos of this vehicle.

Keep up to date with stock updates and news: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

FOR SALE
A Best in Show winning Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom in stunning condition.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 24
View advert

A stunning vehicle
Escort MK1 in Sapphire blue

Fully restored in all its true glory.... total head turner.
As seen in the retro cars magazine centre spread.
Have a copy to be sold with the.....

  • 01-May-2020
  • Yorkshire
  • Private

Registration Date: 29-02-1988,
74,565 Miles,
One owner from new,
Not been used (stored in a garage since February 2007),
Has service history, invoices, handbooks,
There is no corrosion where.....

  • 21-Apr-2020
  • Surrey
  • Private

ONLY 32.000 MILES FROM NEW , DOCUMENTED SERVICE HISTORY , WITH ALL OLD MOTC , ORIGINAL MANUALS , SPARE KEY ETC, INCREDIBLE CONDITION FOR YEAR , MUST BE SEEN , PRICE INCLUDES 12 MONTHS MOTC , 3 MONTHS.....

Original FORD ESCORT RS2000, last Swedish owner has had the RS2000 for 20 years and recently totally restored and overhauled and equipped with the FIA documents. The RS2000 is still equipped with.....

Specifications

Year: 1968

Make: Ford

Model: Escort Mk1 Twin Cam conversion

Chassis number: GCATMT50513

Engine number: John Wilcox No. 0492A

Engine specifications: 1594cc, in line.....

This unspoilt immaculate,original 1 elderly lady owner car with an incredible 28000mls from,viewing is highly recommended to see this very rare car,a sheer blue chip investment,no welding or altering.....

  • 15-Apr-2020
  • Lancashire
  • Trade

This is a Right Hand Drive car imported long time ago from South Africa.

The car is located in Portugal, near Oporto Airport. You can get a low cost flight. I will pick you at the Airport to check.....

  • 24-May-2020
  • Portugal
  • Private

For sale Mk4 Escort XR3i.

Detailed description and pictures available by request.

It is located in Portugal, close to Porto Airport. You can get a low cost flight. I will pick you at the Airport.....

  • 30-Apr-2020
  • Portugal
  • Private

Here we have a stunning Tennis Limited Edition XR3i which looks stunning - Finished in White with A Black Hood This Car is a real head turner and can only go up in value, This Particular Cars Specification.....