Escort RS Cosworth Lux
A highly desirable and mildly modified 1994 Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Lux. Finished in the launch colour of Mallard Green with Raven Leather, this stunning example has covered just 67,260 miles and is complete with a very comprehensive history file.
Still wearing all of its factory fitted panels, the car sits perfectly and all panel gaps are exactly as should be. The paintwork still retains a deep and uniform shine and has benefitted from a professional re-paint of the front bumper and bonnet, just to eliminate stone chips. Factory date stamps on the rear quarter panels are still clearly visible and door skins and front wings have never been disturbed. The infamous rear spoiler is excellent and free from damage. Rear lights and indicators are free from damage or cracks and Moretti head lamps are fitted up front. Still sitting on its standard suspension, the 18" Rondell alloy wheels fill the arches perfectly and the car really does look superb! It is completely corrosion free and the wheel arches are in perfect condition. In 2014 the car had covered 66,740 miles and was treated to a underside restoration. No welding has ever been carried out. The works included the following;
- Under body of shell stripped down to bare metal and resealed, 3M stone chip applied.
- New front brake callipers, discs and pads.
- New rear brake callipers, discs and pads.
- New flexible brake lines.
- New track control arms.
- New track rod ends.
- Poly bushed front and rear.
- New wheel bearings all round.
- Rear beam and wishbones powder coated.
- Front and rear drive shafts stripped down for inspection and greased.
- New stainless steel fuel tank straps.
- New fuel lines.
- Cross member powder coated.
- Standard suspension refurbished.
- Oil changed on all diffs, gearbox and transfer box.
Internally, the car presents very well. The Raven Leather Recaro seats have been professionally refurbished and restored to original condition. A very small amount of "webbing" can be seen on the outer side of the drivers seat. The door cards have not suffered from shrinking or distortion. The carpet is free from wear or damage and the dashboard, switchgear and all gauges are fully functional. The original radio and CD multichanger are still in place and the radio security code is contained within the history file. Some 27 years after launch, the cabin is still a very special place to be...
The 18" Rondell alloy wheels are virtually unmarked and they really are in a superb condition and all shod with matching tyres.
The engine bay presents very, very well. It isn't concours, but it is very clean and free from any leaks. It does look lovely and ideal for a car that can still be used and enjoyed. In 2014 and with 66,740 miles, alongside the under body restoration, the engine was stripped and rebuilt to stage 1. The following works were carried out;
- New pistons.
- New main bearings.
- New big end bearings.
- New thrust washers.
- New head gasket.
- New cam cover gasket.
- New half moons.
- Conversion set.
- New oil pump.
- New valve seals.
- Polished crank.
- New timing belt.
- New header tank.
- New power steering tank.
- New Heat Shield.
- New Turbo.
- New radiator.
- New clutch and release bearing.
It has just been in to our local Cosworth specialist for a service, health check and MOT. A new fuel pump and idle control valve were also fitted. The car drives exceptionally well and it boosts and performs faultlessly.
All the above works have been carried out just 520 miles ago! Since then, the car has been run regularly and used very sparingly and only in nice weather. This stunning example is ideal for anyone wanting a superb and useable Cosworth which has benefitted from extensive and costly mechanical work and is now needing nothing.
This car has been maintained impeccably throughout its life and the service book contains 21 stamps. A host of bills and receipts since new in 1994 and right up to present date are contained within the history file. A vast amount of mot certificates and tax discs are also present. Complete with current V5 certificate and fresh mot along with the full owners handbook pack and two original Ford keys.