Wed, 9th Dec 2015 13:30

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Lot 152

1987 Ford Escort RS 1600 Turbo

Sold for £15,412

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: E740WGH
Chassis No: WF0BXXGCABHT28968
Mot Expiry: July 2016

- Just c.22,000 miles from new

- Lovely condition commensurate with low mileage

- MoT to July 2016

In 1980 Ford changed from rear to front wheel drive for their Escort, with all round independent suspension and servo disc brakes on all but the most basic version. As on the Fiesta, the 1.1 to 1.6-litre engines were transversely mounted, while the most sporting version was the XR3, which became the fuel-injected 105bhp XR3i with 5-speed box in 1983. Even more potent were the RS1600i of 1982-3 and the 1984 launched RS Turbo with 130bhp and 130mph capability.

Registering just circa 22,350 miles, this immaculate example is described as having "excellent" engine, bodywork and paintwork commensurate with its low mileage. Finished in black with grey interior, the car is only being sold to help fund the vendor's house extension. The impressive specification includes a Ford radio with graphic equalizer, heated front screen and fuel computer as fitted to Custom models. Recently treated to a service which included replacement of the cam belt, tensioner and water pump, the vendor advises the car has at some point been fitted with a 1990 spec interior, larger intercooler and big bore exhaust. Offered with Swansea V5 document, assorted expired MoTs, DVLA history check printout and current MoT to July 2016. With interest in these fast Ford's growing by the day this must surely represent an ideal opportunity to acquire a low mileage and well-cared for example.

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