12th Nov, 2023 12:00

The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 29
 

1991 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo
Largely-original, save for the fitment of Mondeo-type alloy wheels

Registration - H91 POG

Chassis No - VS6BXXWPFBLR70109

M.O.T. - TBC

Odometer - 39,147

This 1991 fast Ford is believed to have started life in Ireland and was first registered by the DVLA in 1998, since when it has had just three registered keepers. Unlike many of these Fiestas, it appears to remain as originally specified, other than the fact that it now rides on a set of smart new five-spoke Mondeo alloy wheels. It has also recently benefited for a new exhaust system, and the vendor now considers the turbo engine, five-speed manual gearbox, black bodywork and grey cloth interior trim to all be in ‘good’ order. Sadly, though looking spritely enough now, ‘H91 POG’ was unfortunate enough to be declared a Category C insurance write-off in 1997. However, the vendor informs us that it currently ‘sounds and drives well’, and he’s now offering the car complete with a pair of keys and history file containing a selection of invoices and receipts.

Ford introduced the RS version of the Fiesta in 1990. It was based on the XR3i that had been introduced a year earlier, the most obvious differences being 14 rather than 13” wheels, a colour-coded rear spoiler, green rather than blue side stripes, opening rear quarter windows, green tinted glass and bonnet louvres. At its heart was a turbocharged version of the company’s 1.6-litre CVH engine. It was broadly the same as that used for the Escort RS Turbo, save for having a smaller Garrett T2 turbocharger and Ford rather than Bosch fuel injection system. The output was 133bhp and 183Nm of torque – sufficient to power the Fiesta from zero to 60mph in around 7.9 seconds and on to a terminal speed of over 130mph. The interior sported Recaro seating, but was otherwise very much like that of the XR2. Production of the model ceased in 1992 after some 4,500 examples of the model had been built. It is thought as few as 120 of those remain in the UK, most of which are thought to have been modified in some way or another, making original specification examples a rarity.

In summary:

  • A 1991 example imported from Ireland in 1998
  • Recently fitted with new Sierra alloys and a fresh exhaust system
  • Declared a Category C insurance write off in 1997

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.


 

Registration - H91 POG

Chassis No - VS6BXXWPFBLR70109

M.O.T. - TBC

Odometer - 39,147

This 1991 fast Ford is believed to have started life in Ireland and was first registered by the DVLA in 1998, since when it has had just three registered keepers. Unlike many of these Fiestas, it appears to remain as originally specified, other than the fact that it now rides on a set of smart new five-spoke Mondeo alloy wheels. It has also recently benefited for a new exhaust system, and the vendor now considers the turbo engine, five-speed manual gearbox, black bodywork and grey cloth interior trim to all be in ‘good’ order. Sadly, though looking spritely enough now, ‘H91 POG’ was unfortunate enough to be declared a Category C insurance write-off in 1997. However, the vendor informs us that it currently ‘sounds and drives well’, and he’s now offering the car complete with a pair of keys and history file containing a selection of invoices and receipts.

Ford introduced the RS version of the Fiesta in 1990. It was based on the XR3i that had been introduced a year earlier, the most obvious differences being 14 rather than 13” wheels, a colour-coded rear spoiler, green rather than blue side stripes, opening rear quarter windows, green tinted glass and bonnet louvres. At its heart was a turbocharged version of the company’s 1.6-litre CVH engine. It was broadly the same as that used for the Escort RS Turbo, save for having a smaller Garrett T2 turbocharger and Ford rather than Bosch fuel injection system. The output was 133bhp and 183Nm of torque – sufficient to power the Fiesta from zero to 60mph in around 7.9 seconds and on to a terminal speed of over 130mph. The interior sported Recaro seating, but was otherwise very much like that of the XR2. Production of the model ceased in 1992 after some 4,500 examples of the model had been built. It is thought as few as 120 of those remain in the UK, most of which are thought to have been modified in some way or another, making original specification examples a rarity.

In summary:

  • A 1991 example imported from Ireland in 1998
  • Recently fitted with new Sierra alloys and a fresh exhaust system
  • Declared a Category C insurance write off in 1997

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Auction: The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 12th Nov, 2023

Our November auction of classic and performance cars

Viewing Days:
Saturday 11th November,12 noon - 6pm
Sunday 12th November, 9am - 12 noon

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