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1996 Ford Escort Cosworth

Lot No.: 365

Registration: N82 CBD
Chassis Number: WF0BXXGKABSK93785
Engine Number: SK93785
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1994
Year of Manufacture: 1996
Sold for (£): 29,250

The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was homologated for motorsport and was the last of the Escort RS range. It was designed to qualify as a 'Group A' car for the World Rally Championship and was very successful during the 1990s. It became available as a road car from 1992-96 and was produced by the Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE) arm of Ford.  This is the later car with the smaller T25 Garret turbo and not the larger version of Garett Turbo.

As confirmed by the FORD RSOC, this is one of the last 68 built on the 30th December 1996 at the Rhine Assembly Plant in Germany and is finished in rare Petrol Blue with a Grey Hex Cloth Interior. This particular car was well known in the RSOC Concours scene and was shown for a number of years, winning many Concours trophies, which will be supplied as part of the sale.

The car was sold to our vendor some 5 years ago having been enjoyed by a number of previous owners, one of whom had chosen to modify it and it had been fitted with Azev A alloys, larger brakes, uprated suspension, different stereo (header unit only), RS500 fog light grills, stainless exhaust, Morette headlights and a few other subtle tweaks. Our vendor bought it as a modified car but his intention was always to return it, as close as possible, to factory specification and all of these modifications have now been reverted back to standard with new OEM parts. The only non-standard item still in place is a Stage 1 'Super-Chips' chip and actuator.

This lovely RS Cosworth has covered very few miles in the last few years and has been in dry storage, meaning that it remains in virtually the same fabulous condition that enabled it to win prizes. It has all its keys, the original Ford wallet, all the original handbooks, service book, radio instructions, guides and point of sale literature, period sales brochures, all the invoices and photographs from the restoration, and some previous MOT Certificates. An HPI check will show that it is clear, with a number of cherished number plates. The car now wears the number plate it was assigned from new in 1996. We understand that it has covered 56,000 miles from new and has a current MOT.

Great opportunity to find a superb example of a very topical model and, if Concours d'Elegance is your thing, return this Cosworth to the show ring.