Lot 161 - 1985 Ford Escort R.S Turbo Mk. I
|Odometer reading||50,077 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £26,320|
The Ford Escort RS Turbo was based on the three-door Ford Escort saloon and was supplied in a Diamond White body colour only. The engine fitted to the RS Turbo was a 1600 CVH unit modified to suit the higher loads and the application of a turbocharger. Computerised fuel injection and engine management incorporating turbocharger boost control were also fitted.
Aesthetically, the RS Turbo was given a distinctive sporty appearance with a body coloured front grill, bumpers and aerodynamic aids. On the tailgate, an XR3i spoiler (also body coloured) was fitted together with 'RS Turbo' decals. The interior was trimmed in a combination of Monza and Cashmere fabrics and XR3i-type Recaro LS bucket seats were fitted as standard. Production was limited to only 5,000 examples and many were modified in period for racing.
This delightfully original and stock example of the Ford RS Turbo has been sourced from a Ford fanatic with six other fast Fords still in his stable. Supplied new to Johnston King Ford dealership in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and still wearing dealer number plates, tax disc and original dealer sticker in the rear window, this example, until recently, did not leave the town of Omagh for its entire life with just three previous owners. Still boasting its original Ford radio, all dealer booklets and owner's manuals this car has never been modified and kept garaged its entire life seeing little or no wet weather, the interior proves testimony to the careful ownership presenting exceptionally given the age.
This is a genuine opportunity to purchase every school boy of the 80's dream car and a rare opportunity to find one in such unmolested condition. An MoT test certificate until April 2018 accompanies the history file and viewing is certainly highly recommended.
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