1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series I

Lot: 704

Sold for (£): 18,700
Offered for sale is a 1.6L 1985 Ford Escort MK3 Series 1 RS turbo manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 105 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A very special Escort RS Turbo.

This April 1985, Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1 has enjoyed a glittering career in the past having been successful in multiple Concours, exhibited at countless shows, taken part in the launch of Ford Heritage and the RS Focus, being featured in a number of Motoring Magazines and generally being 'Star of the Show' wherever it went.

However, about seven years ago the decision was taken to deal with one or two cosmetic issues and, one thing led to another, and effectively the car ended up being fully restored. The owner was particularly keen on 'Preservation' rather than 'Restoration' and parts were not simply replaced for the sake of it, the emphasis being on presenting the car looking fabulous but as original as possible. New/old Ford parts were used throughout and those difficult to find items like the complete Ford exhaust, Motorcraft battery, and HT leads were hunted down. The 'rare as hen's teeth' dealer livery items like the Number Plates, dealer graphics and PDI stickers etc were all gradually sourced and reinstated in the correct place. The car is still mounted on its original wheels wearing their original fitment Michelin MXV tyres and music is provided by its original Ford radio. There is no space here to discuss the amazing condition of this RS and it's easier just to look at the photographs.

Owned by the vendor for 5 years, the odometer is currently reading 105,935 miles and the car is accompanied by an MoT valid until April 2017, its history binder containing its service history, old MoTs, invoices, details of the restoration and a copy of 'What Car' featuring B111 EEW.

Fast Fords of this era are currently very topical, and this super example represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a well-known and highly regarded Series 1 RS Turbo.


Lot Details

Registration: B111 EEW RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1985 Engine size: 1.6L
Make: Ford Escort Odometer reading (miles): 105935
Model: MK3 Series 1 RS turbo MOT expiry: 2017-04-18
Warranted: No Chassis number: Wfobxxgcabfu67045

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 105 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Couple of small paint imperfections.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Don't like to say mint But very tidy, un cracked dash, fully grained steering wheel Totally standard genuine Ford interior.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine and engine bay are one of the best I've ever seen.. Beautiful....


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Looks great Lots of time spent on this.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Looks great.


Minor: Major:


Totally standard again Radio cassette ect Only after market alarm fitted but unseen

Vehicle History


A4 binder full of receipts Mots , service package books ect

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history