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Lot No. 210 - 1983 Ford Escort RS 1600i

Sold for: £30,375

Simply superb. Entered by the 'BonkeRS Collection'. One of the best RS Fords anywhere.
Details Specification
  • One of the original 'BonkeRS' cars well known in the RS Owners' Club
  • Powered by the 1597cc CVH engine with Bosch K-Jetronic injection and AFT twin-coil electronic ignition
  • First registered on 14/10/1983 and one of only 560 UK cars in Sunburst Red
  • Comprehensive MOT history from 1986 (8,057 miles) to 2019 (33,984 miles). In storage from 2004 - 2010
  • Less than 700 miles in the last 16 years. Fastidiously maintained by its five previous keepers
  • Dozens of invoices for servicing, routine maintenance, clutch, brakes etc.
  • In lovely condition with a deep shine, good decals, smart interior and a showroom-quality engine bay
  • Will be inspected, fully serviced, freshly MOT’d and road-tested prior to the sale

This RS1600i has formed part of the world famous RS collection since 2008, ( www.pistonheads.com/features/ph-features/rs-royalty-the-bonkers-collection/23965) and in that time it has featured in many online and paper magazines. The collection's owner and creator scoured the UK for many years to unearth the very best Sunburst Red RSi he could find and, after many years of searching, this particular example was found on his door step in the South Wales Valleys. Inevitably collections evolve and now the time has come for the next custodian to enjoy what is undoubtedly one of the very best RSi's in existence. 

The car was first registered on 14/10/1983 and is one of only 560 UK cars in Sunburst Red. It's accompanied by a box file full of history including every MOT from14/10/1986 at 8,057 miles through to 18/02/2019 at 34,646 miles. It remained in storage from 2004 until 2010 but, even so, it's only covered 700 miles in the last 16 years. Apart from the MOTs and dozens if not hundreds of invoices for servicing and minor maintenance, the file also contains log books, old tax discs, an 11-page Parts List, RS1600I identification sheet, RS1600i buyers guide, the service book and a spare set of keys.

As you will see from the photographs the car is in amazing condition with a deep shine, good decals, a mint interior and a showroom-quality engine bay. Quite frankly, it's the best RSi we have ever seen.

In accordance with his normal practice, our vendor will ensure that the car is inspected, fully serviced, freshly MOT’d and road-tested prior to the sale.

Year of manufacture:
1983
Make:
Ford
Chassis number:
WFOBXXGCABDS54061
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1597
Body colour:
Red
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
A580 SEU
Model:
Escort RS1600i
Engine number:
DS54061
Interior colour:
Anthracite
Odometer Reading:
34700
miles

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