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1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1

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1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1
Iconic Auctioneers Ltd
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23-1009024

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United Kingdom

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Engine Number FJ08745

 

Transmission Manual

 

Body Colour Diamond White

 

DriveRHD

Description

The Escort RS Turbo Series 1 was specifically developed by Ford’s Special Vehicle Engineering team to set new standards in Group N and Group A motorsport events, and was quickly dubbed ‘the car to beat’. Ford initially planned to build 5,000 examples, the minimum number required for Homologation in Group A, however, a total of 8,604 were built due to increased demand. Only available in Diamond White, the car was greeted with huge enthusiasm and was only sold through official Rallye Sport dealers. The engine utilised was a 1600 CVH unit modified to suit the higher loads and the application of a turbocharger, whilst also benefiting from computerised fuel injection and engine management incorporating boost control, producing a healthy 132bhp. It was the first front-wheel drive road car in the world to use a compact viscous-coupling design LSD instead of a normal mechanical LSD, which greatly improved cornering and drivability. Aesthetically, the RS Turbo's distinctive sporty appearance was enhanced with a body-coloured front grille, bumpers and aerodynamic aids. The interior was trimmed in a combination of Monza and Cashmere fabrics and Recaro LS bucket seats were fitted as standard. On offer here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive example that on offer from a significant private collection of Fast Fords. The odometer shows just 32,962 miles and the car presents nicely overall, indeed, the vendor describes it as "an honest usable car that’s one for the enthusiast to use and enjoy". Offered with a UK V5C, its history file and a fresh MOT in time for the sale, this smart example appears to offer superb value and we encourage all interested parties to come and see the car for themselves at the NEC. With Sierras, Escorts and now the inevitable Focus all seeing substantial increases in value in recent years, the market for Performance Fords from this period never seems to cool down, This lovely example would be equally at home within any collection of nostalgic 80s 'rocket-ships' or being driven and enjoyed as all sporting cars should be.
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