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1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1



1985 Ford Escort Series 1 RS Turbo Custom.

The first thing that hits you is the size of the history folder. Its big!

The V5 we have states 15 owners over the previous 32 years. Not bad for a Ford RS.

We then have a section with both current and previous MOT test certificates.

The current MOT expires at the end of August 2018 with only 5 small advisories. Obviously, nothing the testing station felt warranted a failure.

There are also a number of previously issued MOT certificates, the eldest being dated 2003.

Then we have a section regarding HPi history on the car. Complete with a certificate stating ‘not recorded’ on any of the following major points. Security watch, Stolen vehicle, Outstanding finance, Condition alert & Plate transfer. We also HPi check all auction entries for any potentially new information on the car.

Further on we have four large packs of photographs showing the cars restoration.  The vendor feels that this was undertaken approximately 10 ~ 12 years ago. Looking through the invoices you find many dated 2003, 2004 & 2005 so this does look to be the case.

We also have a section with the vehicles Clifford anti-theft information, including a certificate of installation by ‘Car Electronics’

The vendor informs us that there is photographic record of the instruments cluster being changed due to an early addition of a white dial kit earlier in its life. This would explain the slight mileage discrepancy on the vehicles MOT history held by VOSA. Please take the time to undertake your own inquiries on this.

Lastly there are the service and spares invoices. Everything from ploybushes to track rod ends. From a Janspeed exhaust to a radiator! Lots to look through here. So take the opportunity to view in the office. It could well be a good idea not to leave this until the last minute on sale day as there is quite a lot to look through!

The vendor has supplied the following information which he would like to add to the above…

‘Series 1 Escort RS Turbo custom. New MOT, very clean and straight, starts and drives very well, has had a previous restoration and still looks good, but if you are looking for a concourse car this is not it.

Huge history file. Receipts for thousands and hundreds of bare shell resto photos.

Excellent interior trim but cracked dash. Smooth engine that starts instantly. Stainless exhaust, kent cam, Vernier pully etc.. Clifford alarm system with 2 sets of keys. This is an extremely nice RS that is ready to use ‘as is’ and improve upon when time and funds allow’

We feel most points have been covered. Should you require any further information we advise you to travel and view the car before sale day.

Thank you.

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  • Lot Number: 42
  • Year: 1985
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Escort RS Turbo
  • Registration: C935GMB
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Front Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1597
  • Current Milometer Reading: 112.000
  • MOT Expiry Date: 21-08-2018
  • Estimate: £10,000 ~ £12,000