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1996 Ford Escort Cosworth Lux

Lot No.: 349

Registration: P200 ODP
Chassis Number: WFOBXXGKABSP93523
Engine Number: SP93523
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1994
Year of Manufacture: 1996
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold

 

  • A much-admired example from a small private collection of Cosworths
  • Finished in Diamond White with a beautiful Raven Black leather interior
  • Just three former keepers and only 838 miles showing on the odometer! 
  • Stunning condition throughout - a time capsule

 

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth proved that it was possible to follow its legendary 1980s 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. At its retail launch in 1994, two models were available, the 'Club-spec' standard car at £21,380 and the more optioned 'Lux' version. 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. 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 UK-supplied right-hand drive Escort RS Cosworth Lux rolled off the production line on 1st February 1996 before being first registered as ‘P949 PGH'. Supplied by Dees Ford of Croydon in Diamond White with a Raven Black leather interior, the odometer currently reads an incredible 838 miles! The trip meter, which has never been zeroed also reads the same. Open the driver's door and the waft of a ‘new car smell' still remains, whilst the Recaro seats are in A1 condition and barely look like they've been sat in, which they haven't much.  Peek underneath and the original factory Waxoyl is still present and the car sits on its original Pirelli tyres that still retain the rubber tags on the sidewalls! Magazine featured in the March 2009 issue of Fast Ford, it was used as the car in their Buyer's Guide and has also been featured in their calendars.

This time-capsule car has had three previous keepers and has made 'guest appearances' in notable Ford collections in the intervening years. Supplied with a UK V5c and now registered ‘P200 ODP', it was fully serviced at a Ford Main Dealer, including fresh cambelts, in 2017 and has barely covered a single mile since.  This is without doubt one of the most special Fords Silverstone Auctions has ever offered and this car presents a unique opportunity for an astute buyer to complete the ‘full set'. Form an orderly queue here, please.