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Fast Fords set to go under the hammer at NEC show

Published 24 October 2019

A host of fast Fords are going under the hammer at the NEC classic motor show next month. Leading the charge is a 1972 RS1600 Custom Mk1 in a glorious light blue estimated at £58,000 to £68,000.

Built at Ford’s AVO factory with a BDA engine, this 1972 example is one of 1137 cars built, the vendor knows his Fords and is a collector of rare and immaculate cars from the marque. Having had just four owners from new, one of whom was marque specialist ASM Restorations, it comes with loads of paperwork and its original buff logbook.

Next up is one of two RS2000 Customs from 1980. Sporting the droop-snoot look, this award-winning car is no stranger to shows. It has been awarded a number of accolades from the Ford RS Owners' Club, including first place at their Lakes Tour in 2017. Presented in Venetian Red with Fishnet Recaro seats and lots of history this stunningly presented car is estimated at £38,000 to £44,000.

The second RS2000 is finished in Cordoba Beige and has covered just 1500 miles since 1992 and has a total of 34,000 miles on the clock. It heads to action from long-term storage and has had just three previous owners. Ten MOT certificates date back to 1992 to verify the mileage, plus an original brochure and handbook. It is expected to fetch between £35,000 and £45,000.

1983 Ford Escort RS 1600i

Finally, there's a 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i is quite possibly one of the best around. It is one of 560 UK cars in Sunburst Red which was in storage from 2004 to 2010 and has only done 700 miles in the past 16 years. Estimated at £30,000 to £40,000 it comes with boxes of paperwork and will be fully serviced with a new MOT prior to the sale.

The Silverstone Auctions sale takes place on the November 9-10 at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show, Birmingham NEC. On each day, the automobilia and lifestyle auctions start at 11am (11.05am on Sunday) and the car auction starts at 2pm.


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