1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1

Lot Number: 409

1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1

A 'collector quality' example of the sought after Series 1 with only 14,829 miles.

  • Sold for: £63,000

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 31st July, 2021 at 2.00pm BST at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    RHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    B70 AAT

SUMMARY

A 'collector quality' example of the sought after Series 1 with only 14,829 miles.

DESCRIPTION

  • The RS Turbo was introduced in 1984 to homologate Ford's Escort for the 'Royal Mail Datapost' entry into the BritishTouring Car Championship
  • Ford took the best features from the XR3i and RS1600i and added a Garrett T3 turbocharger to the 1597cc CVH engine
  • 132bhp and 125 mph, seven-spoke alloy wheels, a body-kit and aerodynamic aids marked out the RS Turbo as an 1980s favourite
  • This is a collector-quality example with history to match, and just 14,829 miles
  • Owned previously by enthusiasts that really know their Ford RS cars
  • Much sought-after model, rare and capable; a benchmark car for originality

The RS Turbo Series 1 presented here is something very special indeed. It was first registered on 29th May 1985 and has been enjoyed by just four previous owners since (all true Ford enthusiasts), who between them have covered only 14,829 miles. Supplied new via ‘Crystal of Hull’ (Ford) to its first owner, a Mr C.G. Peck and first registered B141 YRH, this remains one of the most well-preserved examples of it type in the UK.

Obviously lovingly kept, serviced regularly, and maintained to its original condition, the car soon attracted the attention of the Ford collector-enthusiasts. It was subsequently owned by some of the most knowledgeable and respected members of this group, who knew exactly how the car should be kept and looked after. Its originality is testament to their expertise and duty-of-care to preserve what is one of just a handful of RS Turbo S1 examples in this sort of rare original condition. The car has rightly been shown and won at some of the most prestigious Ford shows in the UK.

Our vendor - who has owned some of the best examples of Ford cars in the UK - sought-out this particular car for his collection and is proud to have owned it.

It was at the ‘NEC Classic Car Show' in 2015 that Silverstone Auctions achieved a record price of £60,188 for an RS Turbo S1 with 5,568 miles. Knowing our vendor's standards with Ford cars, the RS S1 being offered here is likely to be as good. This could well be a very shrewd investment and is not to be missed.

 

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
409
Make
FORD
Model
ESCORT RS TURBO S1
Registration Number
B70 AAT
Chassis Number
WF0BXXGCABFP14261
Engine Number
FP14261

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Joseph.

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