1986 Ford Escort

RS Turbo


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- The subject of much restoration / recommissioning during 2016

- Original grey cloth upholstery, subtly modified / upgraded 1.6 litre turbocharged engine

- MOT'd till April 2018

Developed by Ford's Special Vehicle Engineering Department, the Escort RS Turbo broke cover in October 1984. Far more than a souped-up XR3i, the newcomer featured heavy-duty suspension, improved brakes and a viscous-coupling limited slip differential (the latter a road car first). A production run of 5,000 was planned to homologate the model for Group A competition but demand was such that 8,604 were made (with 5,576 being UK supplied). Only available in Diamond White - except for Lady Diana Spencer's unique Black example - the three-door sported a comprehensive body kit and was powered by a turbocharged 1597cc CVH four-cylinder engine allied to five-speed manual transmission. With some 132bhp and 133lbft of torque on tap, the Fast Ford was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds and 128mph. Described by Motor Sport magazine as "perhaps the most enjoyable hot hatch currently available on the British market", the Escort RS Turbo attracted a cult following that has gone from strength to strength over the last thirty-three years.

Finished in Diamond White with Grey cloth upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in 'average / good' (interior trim), 'very good' (paintwork, electrical equipment) or 'excellent' (engine, gearbox, bodywork) condition. Reportedly the subject of an extensive restoration that was completed last year, C500 FKH' is further understood to have been featured in a recent Microsoft computer game. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and MOT certificate valid until April 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)