Recaro front seats, Tilt and slide glass sunroof, Heated front windscreen, Electrically-adjustable door mirrors, Electric front windows, Front driving lamps, ABS, Central locking, Tinted glass, Quartz digital clock, Ford cassette radio, Alloy spare wheel, Immobiliser, Spare key, Original sales brochures.
The rare special order black paint presents amazingly well throughout with only a handful of very light chips to the lower part of the front bumper. The paintwork itself remains deeply glossy and free from any unsightly swirl marks. The panels are perfectly straight along both sides, with all glass and lights in flawless condition.
This one owner example has been carefully stored for most of its life resulting in the exceptionally low mileage of just 12k. The whole car is entirely unmodified and very original having never required any restorative work. It is extremely well preserved and would take very little to bring it up to a concours standard.
The exemplary interior appears factory-fresh throughout. Recaro seats of this era are prone to sagging, but no such issues can be seen here. The bolsters also remain in perfect, unmarked condition with absolutely no wear to speak of. On closer inspection the dash is pristine, the steering wheel shows no signs of use, and the rear seats appear to have never been sat in.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The condition of the engine bay is perfectly consistent with the car's low mileage, but certainly not its age! There are absolutely no signs of any corrosion to any of the inner panels or engine components, with all the aluminium parts still looking fresh.
The RS Turbo’s 132hp is achieved with help from the Garrett AiResearch T3 turbocharger. Power is delivered to the front wheels through a limited-slip differential, which minimises power loss in the diff when cornering. The five-speed gearbox remains feeling tight and precise.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The 15-inch alloys fill the arches nicely. Having never required a refurb they present extremely well in their factory paint with the original centre caps still fitted. The tyres are matching all round. The RS Turbo is equipped with ABS and boasts ventilated discs at the front wheels.
The Escort was first registered in February 1991; it was supplied to its first and only keeper by Evans Halshaw Ltd. Ford regularly serviced the car up until 12,500 miles when it was then placed into dry storage because the owner now had use of a company vehicle. Rather than sell it he decided to cosset his pride and joy, never allowing it to deteriorate or fall into major disrepair. It remained away from the elements until 2016 when a light recommissioning was carried out to ensure the car was road-ready after being tucked away for more than 20 years. A major service was undertaken and the cambelt was replaced.
Present in the history file you'll find the original document pack complete with all the dealer-supplied owner's manuals. The New Car Buyer's Order Form is also included, as is the Ford Credit Agreement documentation from new. Service invoices, MOT certificates, tax discs, and sales brochures complete the paperwork.
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- LayoutFront Engined
- Size1,600 cc
- Power132 bhp
- Top speed125 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 8.3 secs
- Driven WheelsFront Wheel Drive
- Body typeHatchback
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