1983 Ford Escort


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    34 700 mi / 55 845 km
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One of the original 'BonkeRS' cars well known in the RS Owners' ClubPowered by the 1597cc CVH engine with Bosch K-Jetronic injection and AFT twin-coil electronic ignitionFirst registered on 14/10/1983 and one of only 560 UK cars in Sunburst RedComprehensive MOT history from 1986 (8,057 miles) to 2019 (33,984 miles). In storage from 2004 - 2010Less than 700 miles in the last 16 years. Fastidiously maintained by its fiveprevious keepersDozens of invoices for servicing, routine maintenance, clutch, brakes etc.In lovely condition with a deep shine, good decals, smart interior and a showroom-quality engine bayWill be inspected, fully serviced, freshly MOTdand road-tested prior to the saleThis RS1600i has formed part of the world famous RS collection since 2008,(www.pistonheads.com/features/ph-features/rs-royalty-the-bonkers-collection/23965)and in that time it has featured in many online and paper magazines. The collection's owner and creatorscouredthe UK for many years to unearth the very best Sunburst Red RSi he could findand, after many years of searching, this particular example was found on his door stepin the South Wales Valleys. Inevitably collections evolve and now the time has come for the next custodian to enjoy what is undoubtedlyone of the very best RSi's inexistence.The car was first registeredon 14/10/1983 and is one of only 560 UK cars in Sunburst Red. It's accompanied by a box file full of history including every MOT from14/10/1986 @ 8,057miles through to 18/02/2019 @ 34,646 miles. It remainedin storage from 2004 until 2010 but, even so, it's only covered 700 miles in the last 16 years. Apart from the MOTs anddozens if not hundreds of invoices for servicing and minor maintenance,the file also contains log books, old tax discs, an 11-page Parts List, RS1600I identification sheet, RS1600i Buyers Guide, the Service Book and a spare set of keys.As you will see from the photographs the car is in amazing conditionwith a deep shine, good decals, a mintinterior and a showroom-quality engine bay. Quite frankly, it's the best RSi we have ever seen.In accordance with his normal practice, our vendor will ensure that the car isinspected, fully serviced, freshly MOTdand road-tested prior to the sale.