1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Lux

A superb early 'big turbo' example from long-term ownership with just two recorded owners and 40,656 miles from new.'Fast Fords' are our thing here at Silverstone Auctions. We love them, and their enthusiastic owners, and occasionally we get a chance to offer an icon from Ford's unique motorsport-based back catalogue. The Escort RS Cosworth was an 'homologation special' and its sole role was to incorporate parts that Ford planned to use in their rally cars to ensure success in international Rallying. That success duly followed between 1993 and 1998 in the World Rally Championship for Manufacturers, but the road cars were very rare with just 2,500 'homologation special' versions made, becoming known as 'big-turbo cars', all capable of 150mph and easily identified by the aptly named 'Whale Tail' rear spoiler.This stunning example is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive car finished in Mallard Green with the desirable Lux specification which included a tilt and slide sunroof, electric heated mirrors, heated front windscreen, heated washer jets, leather steering wheel, electric windows, period radio and graphic equaliser and unused spare wheel and jack. A Vodafone Cobra Cat 5 tracker is currently fitted and the annual subscription will need to be transferred to the car’s new owner.K344 MTC has been with its current private owner since 2013. Having covered just 40,656 miles from new, at the time of cataloguing, with just two recorded keepers, this ‘Big Turbo’ example is a potential ‘Best of Breed’ contender and we recommend any interested parties make the trip to Race Retro to see the car in the metal and let it speak for itself.It’s fresh to market and is accompanied by all the Ford manuals as originally supplied including the Owner’s Handbook, service records, the audio system operating guide, the spare key, previous MOTs, various invoices for servicing and maintenance and its original Bill of Sale.One for the serious Blue Oval enthusiast, this superb RS can be driven and enjoyed today yet, given its condition and rarity, may well turn out to be a very sensible investment and is worthy of serious consideration by any collector of performance Fords. SpecificationMake: FORDModel: ESCORT RSYear: 1993Chassis Number: WF0BXXGKABNC85059Registration Number: K344 MTCTransmission: ManualEngine Number: NC85059Drive Side: Right-hand DriveOdometer Reading: 40656 MilesMake: RHDClick here for more details and images