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Registration No: K251LUB
Chassis No: WF0BXXGKABPR95474
MOT: July 2020

  • Imported to the UK from Hong Kong in 2013 and recommissioned over the next three years
  • Kept garaged by its two UK registered keepers
  • Recent engine strip down and overhaul
  • Cambelt change in 2017/18 but hasn’t moved since
  • Great history file and warranted 25,454 miles
  • Please watch the video for a closer inspection

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a rally homologation special of the fifth generation Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship, in which it competed between 1993 and 1998. It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in very limited numbers, only 7,145 vehicles were produced from the start of production on 19 February 1992 until the last car rolled out of the factory on 12 January 1996. It was instantly recognisable due to its large "whale tail" rear spoiler. The main selling point was the Cosworth YBT engine, a highly tuneable turbocharged 2-litre engine which had an output of 220 PS in standard trim.

Finished in Diamond White with Raven leather upholstery, this particular example spent most of its life in Hong Kong. Imported to these shores by its only previous UK keeper in 2013, he spent three years recommissioning the Ford which had spent several years off the road being moved from one store to another. Acquired by the present registered keeper during October 2016, ‘K251 LUB’ has been kept garaged. Recently treated to a thorough engine strip down and overhaul, the Cossie is warranted by the vendor to have covered just 25,454 miles from new (a corollary of Hong Kong being a small island chain). Rating the Escort’s bodywork, interior trim, gearbox and electrical equipment as ‘very good’, he considers the paintwork and engine to be ‘excellent’. Starting readily upon a recent, pre-lockdown photography visit, the Escort appeared to our eyes to be notably sharp outside, inside and underneath. As prices of well-maintained ‘Fast Fords’ are increasing rapidly, this is certainly worth consideration by any long-term investor or collector.

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Vendor Condition Ratings:

Body: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Excellent'
Transmission or Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'