An Icon from the 80’s,

Mk3 Ford Escort Series-1 Rs Turbo In original condition.


The Series 1 Escort RS Turbo was carefully developed by Ford’s talented Special Vehicle Engineering team, Built at Fords Saarlouis plant in Germany The RS Turbo was designed to set new standards in Group N and Group A events, and was quickly dubbed the car to beat. Ford planned to build 5,000 RS Turbos, the minimum number required for homologation in Group A, The car was greeted with enthusiasm and was only sold through official Rallye Sport dealers.


With being a legendary Series 1 Rs Turbo In original condition as Ford intended the Diamond White paintwork, (Code B3) looks fantastic with a bright uniformed panel shine. The panels are pin straight and the extroverted body styling and large spoilers are fully intact. With colour coded bumpers and front over riders along with a laminated windscreen its as original as the day it left the Ford factory. The unmistaken Rs aerodynamic spoilers standing large and proud along with its legendary Rs decals and unmistaken front Ford spot lights, Remote control colour coded door mirrors and colour coded ‘orion’ front grille.


Open the drivers or passenger side door on this RS Turbo and originality shouts out at you. Finished in original two-tone grey Monza crushed velour, (Code HC), the seat pads and figure-hugging bolsters are very firm and in excellent condition. The door cards are in original condition as Ford intended and the thick pile grey carpets have been protected from new by genuine Ford rubber floor over mats. The original perforated headlining remains fully intact along with the interior equipment all being fully functional along with internal trim pieces, Including the rear parcel shelf with the genuine Ford factory fitted speakers inset. The correct Ford SRT32P stereo's fully operational, The RS 3 spoke steering wheel, cigar lighter, rear ashtrays, front door stowage bins, 3-speed heater fan, coin box, radio cassette, speaker joystick control, trip recorder, tachometer, roof mounted digital clock all original and perform as Ford intended.

 Dealer options

 Ford rubber floor mats


Fords 1596cc turbocharged Compound Valve Hemispherical chamber (CVH) unit, producing 132BHP at 6000rpm, is mated to the Bosch KE Jetronic Fuel Injection System. Turbocharged power delivery courtesy of a Garrett T03 turbo, the car accelerates smoothly to a maximum speed of 125mph and achieves 0-60 in 8.2 seconds. A slightly larger bore exhaust is fitted that sounds glorious. The engine bay is clean and Motorcraft service items and consumables remains fitted. 


Having original 15 X 6 inch RS seven spoke alloy wheels in immaculate condition along with having the correct factory stampings on the three spokes of each rim. Matching Michelin Pilot 195/50/R15 tyres in modern fitment with plenty of tread. Diagonally split hydraulic circuit brakes with 240mm ventilated discs up front and 203.2mm rear drums bring the car to a steady controlled halt.


Registered new on the 1st August 1985 to a Mr Archard by supplying Ford dealer New English Ltd Of Poole Dorset, Having 11 service stamps in the book:

1295 miles..23-08-1985

4650 miles..04-04-1986

9054 miles..06-02-1987

11285 miles..26-10-1987

11550 miles..26-11-1987

19512 miles..15-12-1988

24037 miles..02-08-1989

29182 miles..15-02-1990

31261 miles..23-10-1990

35600 miles..06-07-1992

61585 miles..26-08-2011

Having stacks of historic invoices for maintenance over the years along with old mot certificates and tax discs, Having the specific Ford Rs Turbo maintenance manual in paper form included and a book pack this has to be one of the most genuine original Ford Rs Turbo models left in existence out on the road today. A true useable iconic 1980’s boy/girl racers dream.

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