Escort RS Cosworth Lux
|Colour||Mallard Green Metallic|
Pampered, loved and cherished all of it's life, this 1994 Ford Escort RS Cosworth has benefitted from long term and enthusiast ownership throughout and has covered just 21,197 miles since new. If something has needed doing, then it has been done. Never stolen or damaged and complimented with a stamped and invoiced service history from new, original and un-molested examples like this are few and far between.
This remarkable example is only being offered on the open market due to impending building works and a lack of space whilst the work is carried out.
Still wearing all of it's original factory fitted panels, the finish is truly excellent. All panel gaps are linear and the car sits and lines up perfectly. All bumper corners are free from scuffs and damage and the vulnerable flared rear quarters are perfect and free from stone chipping and are testament to this cars un-abused life. The correct and original Carello head lights proudly display Carello 9020 on the off side and Carello 9021 on the near side. The front bumper incorporated fog lights are again damage free. All of the factory fitted and stamped Sekurit glass is still in place and is excellent and free from scratches. The original heated front windscreen still wears the Ford Direct sticker from when the car was purchased by it's second owner. A small chip to the front screen is totally insignificant. To retain originality it has purposely never been replaced. All weather strips are damage and crack free. The vulnerable front spoiler is perfectly shaped and still fits as it should. The infamous rear winged spoiler is perfect. This car is just a visual delight...
Internally the Polaris Hex cloth Recaro sports trim is superb and just confirms the low mileage and well cared for credentials. The cloth remains remarkably tight and free from stretching and both the lower and upper bolsters remain perfectly shaped and firm and free from wear. The door cards are as you would expect...free from scuffs and damage. The head lining remains tight and unmarked and incorporates the factory fit electric tilt and slide sunroof perfectly. The roof gutters are clean and excellent. The dashboard is just lovely and damage free and the Cosworth badge is proudly displayed. The leather gear knob and steering wheel are still nicely grained and just as you would expect for a low mileage example. The original Ford 2007 RDS Radio Cassette and the optional Ford 2040 CD Player are fully operational and the security codes are present. The rear seat centre armrest, opening rear quarter windows, Recaro front sports seats, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, head lamp wash with heated washer jets, opening rear quarter windows and carpeted door bins confirm the factory Lux pack. First ordered and used by a Ford management employee this car is fitted with a boot mounted subwoofer which is carpeted in the original boot mat material and secured using the original Ford clips. Factory fitted and cost optional air conditioning and immobilser with two fobs are still present.
The genuine Ford RS 8 x 16" five-spoke alloy wheels are in excellent order and are shod with 225/45/16 Michelin Pilot SX tyres. All tyres have 5.5/6.0 mm of tread remaining.
Mechanically the car is perfect and has been maintained to the highest standard. If and when something has needed doing, it has been done. The only additions are a very period stainless steel Mongoose exhaust and a dump valve...the latter can easily be reverted should the new owner wish and we will gladly do so. Driving absolutely perfectly the car pulls strong in every gear...no flat spots and no hesitation. No knocks, no bangs, no rattles...the gear box is tight, precise and smooth. The car drives exceptionally well and the factory four wheel drive system ensures that the 217 BHP is put down without fuss or drama. Having benefitted from a recent cam belt change and full service, all of which have been carried out by Harrisons Ford in Peebles and using genuine Ford parts.
First registered on 18th October 1994 as a Ford management employee vehicle it was then supplied by Haynes Ford of Maidstone to a Mr G Hall on the 9th August 1995...at which point the car had covered just 5,628 miles, An invoice for £22,275 is within the service history folder. Mr Hall used the car sparingly and cherished this car for 17 years...in these 17 years, he covered just 12,685 miles...equating to just 746 miles per year. Regularly wax oiled including the door shuts just to preserve it's original state and always maintained by a trusted mechanic. The Ford mechanic that had looked after and known the car pretty much since new had frequently asked Mr Hall to sell him the car. Eventually, in June 2012 he finally acquired it. He kept the car for just 12 months and it was then purchased by it's last owner. Having owned various Ford RS models over the years and a continuous Ford RS Owners Club member, we feel that it is fair to say that the car had found another long term home. In his 5 years of ownership the car has always been taken to and maintained by his trusted dealership...Harrisons Ford main dealer based in Peebles, Scotland, Of the very few miles covered over the last 5 years, the majority of these have been covered driving the car to Scotland and back...just to get it serviced. The odd show has been attended, although even with the best intentions of attending shows...if the weather forecast showed even the slightest chance of rain...the car was put back in to the garage and covered over. We feel that this shows you the type of cosseted lifestyle that this car has lead?
Complete with current V5 registration document, full handbook pack, original stamped service booklet, spare keys and immobilser fobs, old mot certificates and a very comprehensive file of receipts which tell it's life story...