1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth



We are very pleased to be offering our beautiful Ford Escort RS Cosworth for sale.

This vehicle is in fantastic condition throughout, and has clearly been loved its entire life.

Superb History File
All Original Keys
26k Miles from New
Stunning Underside condition
Unmarked Interior
Correct Ford Mats
Original Stereo
Recent Service

If you are in the market for a Ford Escort RS Cosworth, then you will already know that cars of this condition, at this price level are almost non-existent.


A lovely, and comprehensive history file compliment this Escort Cosworth perfectly.

All original booklets are present, in the correct Ford Leather Wallet, along with the supplying dealer sleeve.
Also worth noting that the supplying dealer tax disc holder is present within the file, along with supplying dealer window sticker.

The History file contains a multitude of receipts for various genuine Ford items, such as screws, brackets, gaskets etc etc for the period that the car was off the road and being made ‘better than new’.
(Pictures of the underside are shown within the advert). The vast array of parts and money spent is far too much to detail here, but whilst it was apart, the Turbo unit was reconditioned, and a new clutch fitted, along with all new belts, filters, fluids etc etc.

Also a recent service has been carried out, only 2 months ago.

It is absolutely clear that the car was done to an extremely high standard, with no stone left unturned.

On top of the service history, 16 MOT’s are also present which warrant the very low mileage perfectly.

Body & Paintwork

This lovely, and somewhat rare colour, Auralis Blue, looks absolutely brilliant.

The paintwork has a nice shine, and no signs of corrosion on the car at all, as you would expect from a car of this quality.
Only a handful of small stonechips are present on the front bumper, however these are very small and without bending down to inspect closely, they are not visible.

All original lights are in good condition, no cracks, or scratches.
The lower stone guard/splitter is again in very nice condition, and are original Ford parts of course.

All glass is free of any damage, and the sunroof is free of any deterioration.

A very well presenting car, with great shine, and very few tiny age related marks only.
No nasty cleaning ‘swirls’, just a stunning┬ácar ready to hit the shows.

Interior & Trim

As can be seen in the pictures, the interior is in fantastic condition throughout.

The Raven leather upholstery still looks very fresh, and retains its original smell. Even the drivers bolster is without any real signs of wear/damage.
Rear seats almost appear as though they have not been used, and the front passenger seats is again without any signs of wear.

Original Ford floor mats are still present and all in good order.

All switchgear works exactly as it should do, air conditioning is ice cold, and the three extra Cosworth gauges all work perfectly.
Dial illumination is perfect, all heaters work correctly, and all switchgear illuminates correctly – no fusebox issues here.

The original stereo is still present, and again works exactly as it should do.
Original gear knob and steering wheel are in fine condition also.

Not only is everything working as it should, but everything inside this car still presents extremely well, and shows the care and love this example has been given over the years.


Chances are if you are reading this advert, you know and understand the YB engine itself, so you don’t need us to talk you through the in’s and out’s…..

This particular YB is a peach, lovely and quiet on cold start and remaining nice and quiet once warm also.
Having had various new parts fitted when the car was ‘refreshed’ and made to present even ‘better than new’, it runs perfectly.

No hunting idle, no smoking either on idle, on boost or indeed on over-run.

The car pulls smoothly and without hesitations through the rev range, still giving strong performance even today.

No modifications have been made, so the engine/power are exactly as Ford intended.
Even the original Ford exhaust system is in place.

Running Gear

This is where this car really excels, we have many pictures of the underside condition so please feel free to ask for further pictures.
The quality of the workmanship and the attention to detail which have been lavished on this car, are fantastic!

As previously stated, we have a folder with a multitude of various receipts for genuine Ford items, and nothing has been overlooked to ensure this is simply a stunner underneath!

All suspension is original Ford equipment, performing faultlessly, and presenting perfectly.
Again, this is the case for the braking system, with all calipers having been rebuild and all four looking like brand new units.

The clutch was also renewed whilst the car was being refreshed and the the gearbox is very nice to use, nice direct gear changes with no problems either on changing up or down.
All wheels are in great condition, and are all wearing good quality tyres with lots of tread remaining.

Any inspection welcome, a beautiful, well loved example, priced to sell.