Lot 161 - 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series I
|Odometer reading||67,001 miles|
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 grille, 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.
Finished in the well-known rally Diamond White with appropriate decals, this example of the 80’s poster fast Ford, Series I RS Turbo is in stunning and original largely unmolested condition and has covered a mere 67,000 miles from new. The original Recaro velour interior is in fabulous condition throughout as are the original plastics, all showing minimal wear and the right degree of patina for the car and its age. In the engine bay the car can be found to be clean and standard but for minor upgrades such as coilover suspension and uprated HT leads but as a car that has been shown at local Ford events the owner is proud of its originality and standard. Sitting on the original wheels. Presented with an MoT test certificate valid until June and large and impressive history file including details of recent servicing and maintenance. Nothing sets the pulses racing like the working man’s hero car with that whirring turbo coupled to the original CVH engine.
Interested parties should note this vehicle is now on its original wheels and not those photographed in the catalogue.
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