Lot 131 - 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo

Lot 131 - 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo

Lot 131 - 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo

Lot Number 131
Registration C37 NGJ
Chassis Number WFOBXXGCABFR64049
Engine Number FR64049
Odometer reading 74,763 miles
Estimate £18,000 - £23,000
  • Original service books
  • Many new parts recently fitted

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 1600cc 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.

Originally registered on 13th January 1986 this delightful RS Turbo has been restored of which there is photographic evidence in the history folder. The car comes supplied with the original service books and a collection of invoices. The very knowledgeable and fastidious vendor has ensured the quality of this Ford has been maintained, having recently fitted a new turbo, new brakes and new front suspension. We are advised also that a new clutch has been fitted and there is a slight amount of clutch judder when pulling away in 1st gear. Prior to auction the car will have a fresh MoT and a V5 document is present in the documentation. This is a genuine opportunity to purchase every 80's schoolboy's dream car and a rare treat to find one in such fine condition.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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