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1990 Ford Escort RS Turbo



1990 Ford Escort RS Turbo

This was once clearly a very special car and has all the ingredients to easily become one again.

The second generation Escort RS Turbo came in four colours. These were Rosso Red, Diamond White, Black and metallic Mercury Grey. The Series 2 also featured ABS brakes, bonnet vents, unique 15 inch 'dog leg' alloy wheels and a more subtle body kit. The engine was still the same 1600 CVH unit as the series 1. It was one of the genuine hot hatches of its time.
The original quality of the older restoration and incredible attention to detail remains impressive. We are informed that this car was the subject of a nut and bolt restoration which took an amazing seven years to complete and cost in excess of £25,000. This RS has superb panel gaps that suggest the structure is both straight and taut and could easily again be as beautiful underneath as it is on top to.
Obviously this cars 'piece de resistance' is it's incredible engine. We are informed that the cost of the engine rebuild alone came to just under £9000; specification includes forged pistons and steel rods and a turbo techniques stage 2 hybrid turbo.
To harness all this power, the braking system has also been uprated with high spec 4 pot brake callipers and performance discs fitted to the front and a Cosworth rear disc conversion to the rear with fitted adjustable brake bias. The OZ performance alloys are shod with Toyo sticky R888 Proxes all round.
Cars are often advertised as having a wealth of paperwork with them that in reality turns out to be a few MOTs; this car has two ring binders the size of the Old Testament documenting the time, effort and money that has been spent. try replicating this for the guide below ...!!

Stored for a number of years and now out and ready for a new life with a new enthusiast.!

This will certainly prove to be an enjoyable and rewarding project for someone .... bringing this fantastic RS Turbo back to life.!

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  • Lot Number: 106
  • Year: 1990
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Escort RS Turbo
  • Registration: H680YFV
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Front Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1597
  • Current Milometer Reading: 70,000
  • Estimate: £7500 ~ £10,000