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The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved that it was possible to follow its legendary 1980's Sierra namesake. Just like the Lancia Integrale and Subaru Impreza, this was a Group A rally car for the road - pure and simple. It was actually underpinned by a shortened version of the Sierra Cosworth RS Cosworth's platform and powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged longitudinally mounted Cosworth-developed engine driving all four wheels. The car was designed and engineered in Boreham, was styled by noted designer Stephen Harper, and ended up being assembled by Karmann in Germany. The potential of the Escort was seen in its first event, the 1993 Monte Carlo Rally, where Delecour and Biasion came second and third respectively. The Escort continued to be very competitive throughout the '93 and '94 season but it was a 'one off' guest drive by Tommi Makinen that provided the win on the 1994 1000 Lakes Rally. Importantly, and true to Ford's grass roots philosophy, the Escort Cosworth provided a platform for National Rallying and Club enthusiasts throughout the world to enjoy 'off the shelf' competitive support.

At its retail launch in 1994, two models were available, the 'Club-spec' standard car at £21,380 and the more optioned 'Lux' version. Power was up slightly from the Sierra RS Cosworth, at 227bhp, and performance consequently improved. The first 2,500 cars up to May 1994 suffered from turbo lag, but the next 4,500 were improved thanks to their smaller Garrett T25 Turbo. In 1995, the RS Cosworth was treated to a mild facelift where it received a new honeycomb grille, restyled bumpers, a more attractive fascia and revised alloy wheels. The car continued until early 1996, when emissions regulations forced it out of production. Like pretty much every RS Ford, it was a classic from the moment it was built.

This outstanding Ford Escort RS Cosworth Lux is in excellent condition having covered a mere 5,300 miles, and has clearly lived a very cossetted life. Finished in Imperial Blue with contrasting Raven Black Recaro Leather Interior, this particular car is a Lux specification including 16" 5-spoke RS alloy wheels, electric sunroof, electric windows, heated windscreen and leather steering wheel.
It is presented with a lovely history file including a stamped service book showing stamps at:
1,500miles - 2/10/95,
5,032miles - 7/6/96,
5,175miles - 6/6/03.

The car has every MoT and historic V5s present, original book pack, handover documents, and original owner's manuals and wallet.
What appears to be a very original car and with Fast Ford prices seemingly rising equally as fast as the cars themselves this example is the perfect addition to any collection.


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Silverstone House
Kineton Road
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United Kingdom
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