11th Mar, 2023 13:00

March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
  Lot 33
 

1983 Ford Escort RS1600i
Entered from a private collection, finished in rare black

Registration - A116 RUG

Chassis No. - WFOBXXGCABDY51426

M.O.T. - February 2024

Odometer - 94,741

‘A116 RUG’ has been in the vendor’s care for some 18 months, during which time he has been recommissioning and making minor improvements to what appears to be a notably straight, sound example, that had previously spent a number of years in dry storage. He tells us that it is one of only 820 righthand drive RS1600is produced in black, and notes that it is still equipped with its original bodyshell, not to mention the AFT twin coil electronic ignition that was unique to these cars when new. The Escort is in very presentable order inside and out, aside of some mild cracking of the facia, and the vendor currently regards the four-cylinder CVH engine, five-speed manual transmission, three-door bodywork, paintwork and grey velour upholstery as all being in ‘good’ condition. He is now offering the fast Ford complete with period-correct RS alloy wheels shod with Toyo Proxes tyres, glass sunroof, original Ford push-button radio/cassette player, Fischer C-Box cassette store, plus a very recent MOT certificate that will remain valid until February 10 next year.

The RS1600i was a homologation special developed by Ford in Germany to compete in Group N and Group A touring car races. The production requirement of motorsport’s governing body was for 5,000 examples but, due to high demand from the public, 8,659 were eventually produced, around 2,600 of which were built especially for the UK market. The RS1600i was the first RS model to drive from the front end, the first production Ford to be equipped with computer-controlled ignition, and the first Escort to feature fuel injection. It was based on the third generation Escort Ghia, though given a sporting rather than luxury interior complete with Recaro seats. The main changes were to the 1597cc CVH engine, the major upgrade to which was the fitment of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, as previously found in Ford’s 2.8i Capri and Granada models.

In summary:

• An apparently very original 95,750-mile example

• Said to be one of only 820 RHD RS1600is produced in black

• Comes with a long MOT valid to February 9 next year

 

'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 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + 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.

 

Sold for £21,375

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - A116 RUG

Chassis No. - WFOBXXGCABDY51426

M.O.T. - February 2024

Odometer - 94,741

‘A116 RUG’ has been in the vendor’s care for some 18 months, during which time he has been recommissioning and making minor improvements to what appears to be a notably straight, sound example, that had previously spent a number of years in dry storage. He tells us that it is one of only 820 righthand drive RS1600is produced in black, and notes that it is still equipped with its original bodyshell, not to mention the AFT twin coil electronic ignition that was unique to these cars when new. The Escort is in very presentable order inside and out, aside of some mild cracking of the facia, and the vendor currently regards the four-cylinder CVH engine, five-speed manual transmission, three-door bodywork, paintwork and grey velour upholstery as all being in ‘good’ condition. He is now offering the fast Ford complete with period-correct RS alloy wheels shod with Toyo Proxes tyres, glass sunroof, original Ford push-button radio/cassette player, Fischer C-Box cassette store, plus a very recent MOT certificate that will remain valid until February 10 next year.

The RS1600i was a homologation special developed by Ford in Germany to compete in Group N and Group A touring car races. The production requirement of motorsport’s governing body was for 5,000 examples but, due to high demand from the public, 8,659 were eventually produced, around 2,600 of which were built especially for the UK market. The RS1600i was the first RS model to drive from the front end, the first production Ford to be equipped with computer-controlled ignition, and the first Escort to feature fuel injection. It was based on the third generation Escort Ghia, though given a sporting rather than luxury interior complete with Recaro seats. The main changes were to the 1597cc CVH engine, the major upgrade to which was the fitment of Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, as previously found in Ford’s 2.8i Capri and Granada models.

In summary:

• An apparently very original 95,750-mile example

• Said to be one of only 820 RHD RS1600is produced in black

• Comes with a long MOT valid to February 9 next year

 

'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 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + 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: March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 11th Mar, 2023

Our March auction of classic, modern classic and prestige cars and motorbikes will take place at Mavericks in Holywell, North Wales (half an hour’s drive from Chester). Mavericks, 8 Moyston Road Business Park, Llannerch-y-Môr, Holywell, CH8 9DQ

There will be free parking for auction attendees.

Entries are now being invited, and sellers will benefit from Hampson’s unique offering of zero sellers commission for physical auctions, meaning that vendors keep 100% of the hammer price achieved for their vehicles.

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling one of the Hampson Auctions team on 01606 828124

 

Viewing Days:
Friday 10th March 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 11th March 9am - 1pm

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