1996 FORD ESCORT RS COSWORTH Lux - £39,995
SOLD: Outstanding and un-modified, with just 37k miles and an excellent history.
Recaro leather sports seats, Electric sunroof, PAS, Air conditioning, Radio/cassette/CD player, Carbon fibre front splitter, Whale-tail rear spoiler, Electric mirrors, Electric windows, 'Quickclear' Heated windscreen, Glovebox with lid, Immobiliser, Alarm, Spare wheel.
This low mileage RS Cosworth is presented in Auralis Blue metallic. The paintwork throughout is near flawless with only some very discreet chips to the front end worthy of note. There are no signs of any corrosion, and the carbon fibre splitter remains in excellent condition also.
The bodywork on the car is free from any scuffs or scratches, with all panels remaining straight and lining up correctly. All rubbers and trim present well, as do the badges. This Escort features the large whale-tail rear spoiler, which was optional from the factory and so did not appear on every example. Undoubtedly this is an outstanding RS that has clearly led a pampered life.
Upholstered in Raven black leather, the Escort RS features Recaro sports seats equipped with adjustable lumber support for enhanced driver comfort. On close inspection there is almost no wear to the seats, with zero sagging to the bases and no damage to the bolsters. Being the Luxury specification, this example boasts a wealth of extra features as standard, such as heated electric door mirrors, electric sunroof and windows, air con, a Quickclear heated windscreen, and CD player to name but a few.
All of the internal trim in the Escort presents like new. The dash, fascia, and centre console are all immaculate with absolutely no scratches to the plastic whatsoever. The new car theme continues to the switchgear, which also appears pristine. What's more the carpets are perfect and are protected by a fitted set of Cosworth mats. The rear luggage area remains completely unspoiled as do the back seats.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Lifting the bonnet you'll find the un-modified 2.0i DOHC 16v engine, which produces 224hp and rockets the Escort from 0-60mph in close to six seconds. Being a second generation RS Cosworth this example is fitted with the Garrett T25 turbocharger. This smaller unit reduces turbo lag and increases usability in everyday driving situations compared to the earlier examples.
It comes as no surprise that the engine bay is in such remarkable condition. Everything retains a fresh appearance with almost no age-related wear to speak of. There is no corrosion to be found, with all rubbers and plastics displaying a healthy finish. Having never been tampered with this example boasts an extensive service history, and remains in excellent mechanical fettle.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Escort sits on the original five-spoke 16-inch alloys. These have become a rare sight since many opted to replace them with much larger aftermarket wheels.
The alloys are in excellent order with only the tiniest amount of wear to each wheel on very close inspection. They are shod in a matching set of Pirelli PZero tyres. The brakes too are in fine fettle, stopping the car quickly and in a straight line.
Built in Rheine, Germany, in November 1995 this example was one of the last few RS Cosworths to be manufactured before production ceased in January '96. The Escort was supplied by Hartwell Ford in Chelmsford and was first registered to a Mr Good on 28th March 1996. Since that time the car has been meticulously maintained; the service history is as follows:
02/07/1996 @ 1,460 miles
25/03/1997 @ 3,957 miles
22/04/1998 @ 7,458 miles
23/03/1999 @ 10,343 miles
21/03/2000 @ 15,153 miles
21/03/2001 @ 16,105 miles
13/03/2002 @ 17,053 miles
18/03/2003 @ 18,402 miles
06/02/2004 @ 20,509 miles
10/01/2005 @ 22,672 miles
01/12/2005 @ 24,204 miles
21/11/2006 @ 25,916 miles
17/08/2007 @ 28,041 miles
29/05/2009 @ 33,062 miles
21/04/2010 @ 34,383 miles
04/05/2011 @ 34,961 miles
23/05/2015 @ 36,877 miles
Undoubtedly the Escort has wanted for nothing, which is backed up not only by the detailed service history but also by the numerous invoices for replacement parts and works carried out over the years. Present in the history file we have the dealer-supplied Ford document pack complete with all the correct manuals. The original service booklet is present with no less than fourteen stamps, and is complemented by a supplementary service booklet for the extra ones. Almost every MOT certificate is included, as are several tax discs, plus an original RS sales brochure.
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