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Escort RS Cosworth Replica Watch #2

For some reason, we quite like the idea of an Escort RS Cosworth Replica, so every now and then when one pops up, we’ll blog about it.

(You can see all the other posts in this blog series by clicking here) Seen one for sale? Tell us about it and we’ll feature it on the blog!

This Escort Cosworth Replica looks like it has potential. With a genuine XR3i underneath the Cosworth skin, it has a little bit of kudos anyway…

Either way, at £3300 it seems cheap to us.

Ford Escort Cosworth Replica (eBay Link)

(not sure what the seller does for a living but it sure isn’t photography… why can’t people turn their phones sideways?!)

The seller states:

HI
HERE I HAVE FOR SALE MY FORD ESCORT RS COSWORTH REPLICA, IT IS BASED ON THE FORD XR3I MODEL AND SOUNDS GREAT!!
I BOUGHT THIS WITH THE INTENTION OF DROPPING A RS TURBO ENGINE IN IT BUT I JUST HAVNT HAD THE TIME SO IT MAY ASWELL GO TO SOMEONE THAT CAN APPRECIATE IT AND TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
IT HAS THE FULL ESCORT COSWORTH BODYKIT INCLUDING THE FLARED WINGS.
IT HAS THE XR3I 1.6 EFI ENGINE WHICH PULLS VERYWELL FOR WHAT IT IS, IT IS FULLY ALARMED WITH A CLIFFORD SECURITY SYSTEM AND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY DE-LOCKED ALL ROUND.
A BRAND NEW BATTERY WAS FITTED A MONTH AGO AND IT HAS A PARROT BLUETOOTH HANDSFREE INSTALLED.
THE INTERIOR IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITHE THE CLOTH RECARO SEATS.
IT ALSO HAS A PUSH TO START BUTTON FITTED AND A FAKE DUMP VALVE SO IT MAKES A DUMPING NOISE JUST AS A REAL ONE WOULD.
THIS CAR IS 25 YEARS OLD SO PLEASE DONT EXPECT AN IMACULATE CAR BUT IT DOES STILL GET LOOKS AND PHOTOS TAKEN WEREVER IT GOES! IT IS VERY TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE THAT ITS A REPLICA.
22000 MILES SHOWING ON THE CLOCK AND BACKED UP BY VOSA SINCE 2005
IVE HAD 2 NEW TRACK ROD ENDS FITTED
NEW WISHBONE FITTED
NEW CV BOOT FITTED
2 BRAND NEW FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS FITTED
THE UNERNEATH HAS BEEN UNDERSEALED ASWELL AS HAS THE BOOT AND BATTERY HOLDER
THE CAR WOULD MAKE A GREAT PROJECT FOR SOMEONE AND THESE ARE GETTIN INCREASINGLY MORE RARE EVERYDAY!!
VIEWINGS ARE WELCOME AND RECOMMENDED.
THE CAR IS LOCATED IN BOOTLE LIVERPOOL
07881402318

BAD BITS
RUST BUBBLES ON PASSENGER WING AND BOOTLID
CRACKS IN SOME OF THE BODY KIT
BRAKES HAVE A LOT OF TRAVEL BUT STILL DO THERE JOB (possibly need bleeding)
COOLING FAN IS ON A SWITCH (new sensor supplied)

How many Ford Sierras are left?

Statically speaking, if you were born as a Ford Sierra between 1982 and 1993, you’d have a 0.001% chance of reaching the grand old age of 25.

Did you know Ford sold 1.3 million Sierras in Britain, and there’s around 3000 left, 1400 of which are Cosworth or 4×4?

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A Sapphire Cosworth. Common, by Sierra standards.

That means if you own a bog standard two wheel drive Sierra it’s rarer than an Aston Martin DB7.

So, how does the breakdown work with various TYPES of Sierra?

Make Type Remaining
FORD SIERRA RS COSWORTH 563
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE COSWORTH 383
FORD SIERRA XR4X4 I 189
FORD SIERRA LX 159
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE LX 141
FORD SIERRA XR4 I 128
FORD SIERRA L 125
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GLS I 73
FORD SIERRA GHIA I 68
FORD SIERRA GHIA I AUTO 64
FORD SIERRA GL 63
FORD SIERRA GLS I 60
FORD SIERRA AZURA 59
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GHIA I AU 51
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE AZURA 46
FORD SIERRA XR4X4 45
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GHIA I 40
FORD SIERRA 38
FORD SIERRA LASER 37
FORD SIERRA GLX 37
FORD SIERRA GT 34
FORD SIERRA BASE 34
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GLX 30
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE L 30
FORD SIERRA CHASSEUR 28
FORD SIERRA XR 4X4 27
FORD SIERRA GHIA 4X4 27
FORD SIERRA GHIA 26
FORD SIERRA LX I 24
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GL 23
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GLX I 23
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE CHASSEUR 20
FORD SIERRA AZURA I 18
FORD SIERRA GLS I 4X4 17
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE LX I 16
FORD SIERRA GHIA AUTO 16
FORD SIERRA GLX I 16
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GHIA 4X4 15
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE 15
FORD SIERRA LX AUTO 14
FORD SIERRA L DIESEL 13
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE AZURA I 13
FORD SIERRA LX TD 12
FORD SIERRA GL AUTO 11
FORD SIERRA XR4I 10
FORD SIERRA EMAX L 9
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE LX AUTO 8
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE LX TD 8
FORD SIERRA GLX I AUTO 8
FORD SIERRA 2.0I S 8
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GL DIES 7
FORD SIERRA L AUTO 6
FORD SIERRA GL DIESEL 5
FORD SIERRA LASER DIESEL 4
FORD SIERRA QUARTZ INJ 4
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE CLASSIC 4
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE L AUTO 3
FORD SIERRA LASER TD 3
FORD SIERRA QUARTZ 3
FORD SIERRA GLX TD 3
FORD SIERRA EMAX GL 3
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE QUARTZ 2
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE QUARTZ A 2
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GHIA 2
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GL AUTO 2
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GLX TD 2
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE L DIESEL 2
FORD SIERRA QUARTZ D 2
FORD SIERRA BASE AUTO 2
FORD SIERRA EMAX BASE 2
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE QUARTZ D 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE D TURBO 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE DIESEL 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE FRESCO 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GLS I AUT 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GLSI A 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE GLX A 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE I 1
FORD SIERRA LASER AUTO 1
FORD SIERRA QUARTZ A 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPH CHASSEUR A 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPH FRESCO D T 1
FORD SIERRA SAPPH QUARTZ I A 1
FORD SIERRA GLI 1
FORD SIERRA GLI AUTO 1
FORD SIERRA GLS 1
FORD SIERRA GLS AUTO 1
FORD SIERRA GLS I AUTO 1
FORD SIERRA GLX AUTO 1
FORD SIERRA GT AUTO 1
FORD SIERRA I 1
FORD SIERRA 4X4 1
FORD SIERRA CHASSEUR A 1
FORD SIERRA CHASSEUR DIESEL 1
FORD SIERRA DIESEL TURBO 1
FORD SIERRA ECON BASE 1
FORD SIERRA ECON GL 1
FORD SIERRA ECON L 1
FORD SIERRA EMAX GHIA 1
FORD SIERRA FRESCO 1
FORD SIERRA FRESCO D 1
FORD SIERRA FRESCO D TURBO 1

A very investable E36… The best 318is we have ever seen.

The E36 318is is fun to drive, easy to maintain, cheap to own and great to look at. What’s more, being a baby M3 it’s the next best one to buy, and this example is an absolute corker.

The black with red leather is superb, and the seller is a reputable E36 specialist and an E36 addict… his cars are always top notch.

1996 BMW 318is with just 40,000 miles

Go on, take a look: See the original eBay ad here

 

AUCTION RESULTS – How did our picks do? SWVA JANUARY 2017 CLASSIC CAR SALE

goodshoutmedia-auction-results-featuredThe South West Vehicle Auctions January Sale was one of the first big sales of 2017, and we published a preview in the week leading up to the event… but how did the sale go, and how did our picks perform?

The auction took place on January 27th 2017. View the full lot list HERE.

Here’s our picks from the upcoming sale, and why:

First up, and our first love… the BMWs:

Lot 23 – BMW 840ci – 166,000 miles – £4,900 – £5,750

Our Pre-Auction Comment: Big miles but it’s the desirable 4.0 litre in a beautiful colour…

SOLD £5,508

Lot 33 – BMW E30 325i Cabriolet – 109,815 miles – £2,500 to £3,000

Our Pre-Auction Comment: 6 Cylinder with arguably the wrong gearbox and definitely the wrong wheels…

SOLD £4,320

Lot 35 – BMW E30 318is Coupe – 169,724 miles – £1,900 to £2,500

Our Pre-Auction Comment: Again, big miles, but our tip is for this one to smash it’s estimate

SOLD £5,400

(Smashed the estimate, like we said it would)

Lot 47 – BMW E30 318 Cabriolet – 71,000 miles – £4,000 to £5,000

Our Pre-Auction Comment: Lovely looking car all round and again, we think it’ll smash that estimate

SOLD £6,480

(Smashed the estimate, like we said it would)

Our next picks are a couple of big Benz’s:

Lot 37 – Mercedes-Benz W123 230 TE – 134,000 miles – £2700 to £3200

Our Pre-Auction Comment: W123 estates in good condition are getting hard to find. Could be a sound investment here.

SOLD £4,968

Lot 46 – Mercedes-Benz W140 S600 V12 Coupe – 102,000 miles – £5,000 to £6,000

Our Pre-Auction Comment: A properly built, V12 coupe with reasonable mileage? Yes, we’ll have this thanks. Oh, and howmanyleft.co.uk think there are just 24 of these in the country!

SOLD £5,832

Lot 52 – Mercedes-Benz W126 560 SEC Coupe – 104,150 miles – £2,500 to £,3000

Our Pre-Auction Comment: To put it simply, how many of these are coming up for sale? howmanyleft.co.uk says there are only 180 remaining. More than you thought? But where are they all?

And finally… A couple of plucky Brits:

Lot 14 – MG F Roadster – 55,955 miles – £1,200 to £1,500

Our Pre-Auction Comment: This is an interesting one because it’s a low mileage iconic car. That red, those wheels, isn’t that just what springs to mind when you think of an MG F? Our bet is that this car smashes the estimate.

SOLD £1,025

Lot 67 – Rover Mini Cooper – 77,164 miles – £2,500 to £3,000

Our Pre-Auction Comment: We’ve chosen this lot for the same reason we’ve highlighted the MG. It’s the iconic colour combination and specification for a late model Rover Mini Cooper. Definitely one to watch.

SOLD £5,076

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Porsche 993 values on the up

This weekend’s Classic Motor Show at the NEC featured the annual Silverstone Auctions Sale, and the quality of this years entries was once again top notch.

Sitting pretty in the centre of the auction area were a brace of Porsche 993 models, the oft-forgotten 911 of the mid 1990s that’s due it’s turn in the classic car limelight.

Porsches of the 60s and 70s get plenty of attention on the classic car scene, and judging by the results achieved by the five models listed below, there has never been a better time to invest in a Porsche 993…

The 5 Porsche 993s of the Silverstone Auction, NEC Classic Motor Show 2014:

1996 Porsche 911 993 Targa Manual

1996 Porsche 911 993 Targa Manual

Lot No 332: 1996 Porsche 911 993 Targa Manual
Estimate: £37-42k
Sale Price: £47,725

 

1996 Porsche 911 993 Turbo X50

1996 Porsche 911 993 Turbo X50

Lot No 348: 1996 Porsche 911 993 Turbo X50
Estimate: £75-90k
Sale Price: £90,000

 

1996 Porsche 911 993 Carrera Targa S Tiptronic

1996 Porsche 911 993 Carrera Targa S Tiptronic

Lot No 613: 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera Targa S Tiptronic (White)
Estimate: £40-45k
Sale Price: £42,188

 

1998 Porsche 911 993 C2

1998 Porsche 911 993 C2

Lot No 624: 1998 Porsche 911 993 C2
Estimate: £38-42k
Sale Price: £48,375

 

1995 Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS

1995 Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS

Lot No 626: 1995 Porsche 911 993 Carrera RS (Red)
Estimate: £140-170k
Sale Price: £159,750

 The real question is though, which Porsche 993 would Good Shout Media go for?

Of the cars sold at the Silverstone Auction at the Classic Motor Show, it just has to be the Yellow 993 C2. Those Cup wheels, that paintwork… it’s almost the perfect 911, however if there had been a Turbo in Arena Red, then that would have clinched it.

Maybe next time we spot a Porsche 993 at a Silverstone Auction we’ll be bidding instead of blogging!

Good Shout Media's dream Porsche 993… A Turbo, in Arena Red.

Good Shout Media’s dream Porsche 993… A Turbo, in Arena Red.

All photos credit Silverstone Auctions

Stuff We Want #1 – Escort RS Cosworth

What it is: 1994 Ford Escort RS Cosworth LUX (4×4)

Where you can get it: Parkway Specialist Cars in Nottinghamshire

What it’ll cost you: £30,000

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The 1994 Escort RS Cosworth Lux in the iconic Mallard Green has just 48,300 miles on the clock and appears in ‘factory condition’. The beautiful leather seats combined with that classic Cosworth colour and the wonderful 2.0 Turbo engine make this a real object of desire in the automotive world. Being a later model with the smaller Garret T25 Turbo unit and four wheel drive make this a highly desirable model. The smaller T25 Turbo featured less lag than the larger T3 unit, making the cars much more predictable and power delivery much smoother. On the later model Cosworths, the large rear spoiler became an deletable option, and it’s our opinion that speccing a car with the large ‘whale tale’ spoiler and the luxury pack was absolutely the right choice for this Cosworth. At £30,000 this looks like a sure fire investment. Cosworth prices have been climbing over the last few years, and with so few available in this sort of condition, it seems a fair bet that the prices still have some way to go.

Description from Parkway Specialist Cars: This Example Has Spent Most Of Its Life In Dry Heated Garage As Part Of A Collection, Making This Now Are Rare Find Indeed. The Car Is Finished In Mallard Green Metallic Paint With Recaro Raven Leather Sport Seats, With A Total Presentation Being In Lovely Original Condition, Perfect For Any Future Collection In The UK Or Across The Globe. Standard Lux Model Options Include The Original 16″ Cosworth Alloy Wheels, The Signature Rear Whale Tail Spolier And Ford Radio Cassette System. 

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