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Wadebridge Wheels 2015: Our ‘Car Of The Show’

Wadebridge Wheels started off grey and wet, and slowly turned into an absolute cracker of a show. The North Cornwall event, hosted at the Royal Cornwall Showgrounds drew hoards of classic cars from around the region and further afield for the one day classic car show.

Having spent the day browsing the metal on display, we had to choose our ‘Car Of The Show’

Whether it was the colour, or the condition of the car, or a combination of factors, we just had to go with this immaculate Ford Escort RS Cosworth. With just 33,000 miles on the clock, this has to be one of the best RS Cosworths in the country!

We’ve blogged about Escort Cosworths on numerous occasions, and it’s no secret that it’s a car very near the top of the Good Shout Media ‘Must Own’ list.

The Good Shout Media Car Of Show: Wadebridge Wheels 2015

John’s Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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5 Things you didn’t know about: The Escort Cosworth Monte Carlo

1. Built to commemorate Ford’s success in the 1993-1994 Monte Carlo rallies, the Escort RS Cosworth Monte Carlo was a limited edition run of just 200 cars worldwide.

2. The Monte Carlo came in 3 colours: Ash Black, Mallard Green, Jewel Violet

3. Unconfirmed reports suggest that just 10 of the 70 UK models were painted Jewel Violet, one of which has been written off – the 9 remaining cars really are the jewel of the Cosworth crown.

4. To crunch the maths, 7145 Cosworths were made between 1992 and 1996, meaning that just 2.8% of these were Monte Carlos. If 10 of these were painted Jewel Violet, then that’s just 0.14% of the total production run!

5. Because the Monte Carlo was an early car, they didn’t come with leather as standard, so the most desirable Ford Escort RS Cosworth actually comes with the slightly more naff cloth seats. They’re Recaro, at least, but hey, can’t have it all.

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Escort RS Cosworth Price Watch

The Escort RS Cosworth first appeared on UK streets back in 1992, and remained in production for four years, with Ford finally pulling the plug in 1996.

The ‘Cossie left a lasting impression with many young men, and being one of those myself (writes Joe), it’s always been right at the top of my ‘Must Have’ shopping list of cars.

Over the years, we’ve seen the values drop to near 4 figures, but in 2013-14 values seem to have been rising steadily, so we put this blog together to track the rise and rise of Cosworth values.

With classic car values increasing across the board, Good Shout Media predict that we’ll be seeing the £100,000 Escort RS Cosworth at an auction near you in the not too distant future…

We’ll update this blog as and when we spot Escort RS Cosworths prices creeping up in the private market, as well as at notable auctions, or at the intervals listed below.

(Note – eBay listings are for Classified or Buy It Now listings only)

1st February 2015

Cheapest eBay: 1994 Escort RS Cosworth 4×4 / 72,000 miles / £19,900

Escort RS Cosworth

Cheapest Auto Trader: 1996 Escort RS Cosworth Lux / 110,000 miles / £17,800
Escort RS Cosworth Values

Most expensive eBay: 1992 Escort RS Cosworth / 8,000 miles / £49,950Escort RS Cosworth

Most expensive Auto Trader: 1996 Escort RS Cosworth Lux / 25,424 miles / £39,950

Escort RS Cosworth

1st October 2016

Cheapest eBay: 1996 FORD ESCORT RS COSWORTH BLACK / 7 Owners, Mileage Not Listed / £18,995


Cheapest Auto Trader: Ford Escort 2.0 RS Cosworth Lux 3dr / 114,000 miles /  £24,989


Most Expensive eBay: Ford Escort RS COSWORTH LUXURY / 34,000 miles / £49,994


Most Expensive Auto Trader: Ford Escort 2.0 RS Cosworth Lux 4×4 3dr / 16,243 miles / £50,000


21st October 2018

Long time since we posted on this page but prices have been climbing at quite a rate. This one is £91k and even at that price they can’t afford proper lighting for the photos

24th August 2020

Sorry for the two year delay! The most expensive one we found in 2018 was a shade under £100k, and things haven’t gone on too far…

Cheapest eBay: 

1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth, Big Turbo 2wd, 95,000 miles for £39,995

The cheapest Escort Cosworth on eBay has 95k on the clock and is going to set you back forty grand

Cheapest AutoTrader:

1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Lux 4×4 3dr, 77k miles for £39,990

Most Expensive Ebay:

Clearly it’s getting silly now. These are just the public ones, so we’re sure that there’s been a £100,000 Escort RS Cosworth behind closed doors.

2,589 miles from new for £84,750
2,873 miles from new for £92,500

Most Expensive Autotrader:

Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4wd Lux 3-Door 2.0 3dr, 5 owners, 7,600 miles

5 things you didn’t know about: Derby Trade Cars

They’ve got a rare Escort RS Cosworth Monte Carlo in stock:


They take good photos:


They have an Audi R8 in stock, and they want you to know:


They sell Range Rovers, apparently by the bucket load:


Check them out here: http://www.derbytradecars.co.uk/used/ford-cosworth-monte-carlo-6026