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Guide Price £40,000 to £47,000
A true cult classic with its whale-tail wing, slandered by the media when in production, this car gets nothing but praise in present day. Coming out of dry storage, a mechanical recommission including cam belt service has just been actioned.
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Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.
On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.
Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.
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Mick has owned the car for the past 13 years. He has always loved the idea of owning an Escort RS Cosworth, and after an unsuccessful viewing of a much-preferred red example his friend decided to sell his blue one to him.
Mick has used the car sparingly over the years and primarily used the Escort to show at local classic car shows and events having been a member of the RS Owners Club with his friend.
Before Mick put the car up for sale with us he has had a lot of work commissioned on the car so that the new owner can drive away in confidence; the cam belt and tensioners changed, water pump and replacement hose, oil and oil filter that has all been checked with pressure, replaced fuel pump from inside tank, replaced fuel filter and flushed cooling system
The car looks stunning when in the sun, it really shows off the metallic finish. The whale-tail spoiler is also an incredibly nice feature that sets it apart from other cars of the time, iconic. Please watch our ‘Exterior Review’ video where we capture every angle of the car.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is fitted with 5-spoke Ford wheels that look to be the original ones to the car. A full set of Bridgestone Potenzas are fitted on the car that are profiled at 223/45/16 on the front and rear.
The bodywork is in excellent condition showing no abnormal signs of damage across the car. Mick mentions in the videos that he had stone chips repaired and the front end freshened up in his early ownership with all original parts (before they became like hens teeth!).
The metallic blue paint looks to be in excellent condition across the car, take a look at the video review.
Glass and Trim
Both are in excellent condition across the car.
The overall condition of the interior appears to be good. The car has a functional sunroof and leather interior that is beautifully set in black. The boot looks to be in excellent condition. Please watch our ‘Interior Review’ video where you can see all aspects of the interior presented transparently.
Seats and Carpets
Both appear in good condition. The black Recaro seats have the usual signs of age that you would expected from a car of this mileage, but importantly are not worn/torn.
The gauges and overall condition of the dashboard are excellent. The turbo gauge is situated in the centre of the dashboard and looks great.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both are in excellent condition with no issues.
The four-wheel drive rally machine won 10 WRC rallies in the ’90s which therefore increased the desirability of the homologated road examples. Please watch our ‘On the Road’ video where you can see the car in motion; starting, stopping and changing gears.
Engine and Gearbox
The car started first go from cold – (see the video). The engine soon settled into a smooth tick over. As you may likely know, the car is fitted with a turbocharged 2.0L straight-4 engine. As you look at the engine bay you can see that the car has been maintained well over the years.
Suspension and Brakes
These cars are known to be quite rattly over the larger bumps in the road (90’s Ford build quality). However the stiff sports suspension makes for no cause for concern, nor do the brakes that have been cleaned and some parts replaced in 2013.
The car drives really great. You can see the car function without issue on the road after being stored well by Mick the owner. In order to get this car back on the road Mick has sanctioned the addition of a new cam belt and water pump.
Electrics and Other
The car comes with the optional extra of electric windows that the ‘Motorsport’ examples did not have. Mick thinks the glass on the dials should be freshened, and the radio can be repaired by the new owner as although it turns on it doesn’t seem to work correctly. The A/C will need to be looked at by the new owner as this will either need re-gassing or recommissioning.
The car was first registered in 1993 and has been enjoyed by 4 former keepers. Mick put the car in dry storage a few years ago, and so it’s maintained the lovely condition ever since. 1,143 ’93 models were produced within a grand total of 7,145 between 1992-1996.
The car has regularly had the oil changed by Mick and has been taken to Ford specialists for any repairs in its lifetime. Some parts have been replaced and maintained, these parts would usually cost a lot these days.
Mick had the cam belt, tensioner and water pump changed in order to make the car ready for the new owner. Mick has supplied images that display the underside of the car that looks in immaculate condition. He has also mentioned the oil and oil filter change, replaced fuel pump and fuel filter and has had a flushed cooling system.
Mick has included artwork by Joe Millington that has illustrated the car beautifully with matching number plates.
MOT and Service History
19.02.2020 – 84,167 (MOT)
06.03.2015 – 84,161 (MOT)
27.08.2013 – 84,124 (MOT)
07.05.2011 – 84,106 (MOT)
28.05.2009 – 83,114 (MOT)
24.05.2008 – 82,320 (MOT)
14.05.2005 – 81,533 (MOT)
12.05.2004 – 80,198 (MOT)
03.03.2000 – 60,295 (MOT)
Current indicated mileage is 84,172 miles on 01/03/2020.
HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – available on request.
What a beautiful ‘boy-racer’ car this really is that has been cared for by Mick. These cars are always going to be highly desirable and we think this example in blue will likely gain a lot of interest.
Make sure you register your interest before the car goes to auction as we believe there will be many offers before the car reaches that point of sale.
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Mick the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Mick will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.
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