"The 'Series 2' Escort RS Turbo (produced between 1986-1990) was in many ways a much better car than the Series I. New features were adopted for the Series 2 including utilising the 1600cc, fuel-injected CVH engine from the Series 1 Turbo but now fitted with the Garret T3 turbo (water-cooled, unlike the S1), revised engine management settings, lower overall gearing, an improved gearbox and limited-slip differential, a larger clutch, improved KE Jetronic unit, and an intercooler. Suspension and chassis changes included stiffer front and rear springs, uprated anti-roll bars, mechanical ABS and larger brakes. The Series 2 car produced an impressive 132bhp at 5750 rpm, with maximum torque of 133 lb/ft at 2750 rpm, giving it serious performance with a top speed of 125 mph and a 0-60mph time of 8.3 seconds. Although on paper, these figures were a tad down on the Series 1, the new car was considerably easier to drive quickly and, effectively, was a faster car.
This rare grey, left hand drive car was imported in August 1998. The car shows only 33,000 miles on the odometer and judging by the condition of the car it looks to be true, (whilst not provable through a paper trail). The car’s interior is clean and in good condition as is the paintwork and mechanicals. The car is no different underneath being very well presented and adding to the likelihood that it is indeed a 33,000 miles car and has recently benefitted from a service which included the cambelt. The vendor describes the car as being in excellent condition and that it runs and drives as new. With so many of these cars suffering from rust and modifications, it is becoming increasingly hard to find an original, unrestored, unmolested and solid example, making this car all the more attractive. With similar right hand drive cars selling for two to three times the guide price this Fast Ford legend surely represents incredible value.
The car is supplied with V5C registration document and MoT test certificate that expires in March 2019.