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First registered on the 25th November 1995 as N911 GYG, the number it wears today Finished in the rare colour of Auralis Blue with contrasting Hexagon Cloth Five times winner of the RS Owners Club Concours and winner of the Hampshire Trust Concours in 2016 Showing some 51,000 miles supported by every previous MOT Certificate Full service history made up of Ford main dealer and RS Cosworth specialists. Most recent in Feb 2019 The cover star of 'Factory Original RS Cosworths' and a 38-page write up - signed book included 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, being 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 2nd and 3rd 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 grassroots philosophy, the Escort Cosworth provided a platform for National Rallying and Club enthusiasts throughout the world to enjoy 'off-the-shelf' competitive support. First registered on the 25th November 1995 as N911 GYG, the number it wears today, and finished in the rare colour of Auralis Blue with contrasting Hexagon Cloth, this is one of the very few Lux examples optioned without the leather interior. This car, known under the previous private registration number 'B4 RLU', was chosen by Dan Williamson to grace the cover of his well-regarded book "Factory Original RS Cosworths" and featured extensively in the book itself, a signed copy of which is included. Although showing a shade under 51,000 miles, such was the original condition of the car, apart from some minor paintworks to the front bumper and one side skirt, that it regularly featured on a number of Concours lawns. Between 2013 and 2016 the sparkling little Ford was entered and won first place at five RS Owners Club Concours events as well as the Hampshire Trust Concours in 2016. It's unusual for Concours entrants to lead a normal life on the road and still present so beautifully, a testament to our vendor's untiring efforts and, if you get a chance, have a look at the underside of this car. Remarkable. Presented to auction by our vendor who has owned it since 10th October 2015, with one of the best history files we have seen and it includes all tax discs and MOT Certificates from new, the original Ford brochures and service books, two keys, reams of receipts, a tailored car cover, and the hard-won trophies. The service history is made up of Ford main dealer and RS specialists with the latest service carried out in February 2019 by Northampton Motorsport. There are few Concours winning examples that offer such originality and condition at this mileage, and pleasingly, this RS has been maintained superbly and used and enjoyed just as intended.