1996 Ford Escort

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WF0BXXGKABSU91744
  • Engine number 
    SU91744
  • Lot number 
    573
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior brand colour 
    RECARO CLOTH
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £45000 - £50000. <ul type="disc"><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: #012168; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; background: #FDFEFE;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">Original UK-delivered, right-hand drive </span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: #012168; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; background: #FDFEFE;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">Low mileage, only 29,000 miles</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color: #012168; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt; background: #FDFEFE;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">Comprehensive history file with invoices and MOTs</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: #012168; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">Three former keepers</span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; background: #FDFEFE;"> </span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: #012168; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">Well cared for and unmolested example</span></li></ul><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; background-color: #fdfefe;">The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved a worthy successor to 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, styled by noted designer Stephen Harper, and ended up being assembled by Karmann in Germany.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> <span style="background: #FDFEFE;">At the car's launch in 1994, two models were available, the Club-spec standard car at £21,380 and the Lux version, which included electric windows, heated screen, sunroof, and Recaro seats. 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 slight 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, receiving a new honeycomb grille, restyled bumpers, a more attractive fascia, and revised alloy wheels. Manufacture 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 arrived on the market.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background: #fdfefe;"> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background: #fdfefe;">This UK-supplied RHD Escort RS Cosworth is presented in Imperial Blue Metallic and has covered only 29,000 miles with three former keepers. It has a comprehensive history file with old MOTs, original Ford Service Book with stamps, numerous invoices </span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: #212121; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;">for consumables throughout the cars life – batteries, tyres, brake pads/discs etc, and three keys including the original red key. A rare example of a well cared for, unmolested example of this desirable RS.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"> </p>