Can a model that was sold as new in Spainwas found sometime in the United Kingdom and ended, finally, on USAto offer intense emotions even after 38 years and having 94.000 km on his odometer?
The answer is yes, if it is one Ford Escort RS Turbo of 1986. Why is this “legendary” model mentioned, which was looking for its next owner until a few hours ago, in auction of the famous house “Bring a Trailer”.
This particular 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 is left-hand drive, since it was first sold as new in Spain. At some point it is alleged that was renovated in the country on the Iberian Peninsula, before being in the United Kingdom. His wandering had a continuation, as a result of which at some point he arrived from other side of the Atlantic.
Its last owner in the US acquired it January 2023. At its “heart” is the 4 cylinder turbocharged engine 1,6 L which yields 132 PS and 180 Nmwhile accompanied by 5-speed manual transmissionwhich transmits the traffic to front wheelsbut also limited slip differential.
It has a spoiler, a sunroof, ABS, 16 inch wheelspower windows, body-colored bumpers, Blaupunkt audio system and Recaro front bucket seats Byriay fabric. The seller, who is understood to be from Florida, said the Escort has been repainted in Diamond White and has new RS logos sideways.
After all the auction did not have the desired result for the seller. The highest amount raised by the stakeholders was 26,500 dollars (about 24.190 €), however did not “catch” the minimum price which was requested by its owner (s.s. and which was not announced), as a result the Ford Escort not to change owners! “Thank you all for your time and offers, but looks like i’ll be keeping this great car for a while longer»he characteristically wrote in his message after the end of the auction.
Source: Bring a Trailer
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