1995 Ford Escort Cosworth RS
USA Titled and Registered, imported by Sun International
Rare Homologation Special
One owner car with 88K miles
- Largely stock example, in excellent condition
VIN - XXXXXXXX
Engine – 2.0L, 4 cylinder, turbo
Gearbox – 5 speed manual
Drivetrain - Front engine, AWD
Price - SOLD
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was Ford of Europe’s answer to creating a competitive Grp A rally contender. Based on a shortened AWD Ford Sierra floorpan, they mated it to the “new” Escort bodyshell. However, no panels are really interchangeable with the standard Escort. Flared fender, large wings, scoops, and vents all designed with the goal of homologation for Grp A helped distinguish the car’s silhouette.
For that homologation to be awarded FIA regulations required 5,000 examples to be built. The Escort Cosworth was a successful road car, and Ford ended up producing over 7,000 before the end of production in 1996.
This specific car is a one-owner example with original paint on all panels. Showing 88K miles, and fresh off a major service and extensive detailing, this Escort Cosworth RS is ready to tear up some more back roads. Upgrades include Ford Motorsport front seats (from the rare "Monte" edition, they are Recaro manufactured), 3" Mongoose stainless exhaust system, and a Blaupunkt radio with trunk mounted CD changer.
The later production cars (such as this one here) are generally known as the "small turbo" cars, as they used a Garrett T25 turbo instead of the larger T35 of the "big turbo" early cars. Make no mistake, this car is still quite fast despite the label! The turbo spools immediately and thus presents a car that is easier to drive around town without the turbo lag of the earlier cars. This is the one to drive daily - as it was by the original owner for many years! Also of note, is that this car has the "optional 280HP" kit from new. Having had several of these Escort Cosworth RS cars here at Northwest European, we can tell you this car is very fast.
Offered with original owner's manual and folder, three factory keys, original Sun International sales brochure, and three great publications, including Graham Robson's delightful book from the Rally Giants series, and the new book by Dan WIlliamson that goes over factory originality and details.
The opportunity to own a Ford Escort Cosworth RS is already rare, with ~7000 in total worldwide production. Even rarer is to own one in the USA, with less than 25 known to be stateside. Rarer still is to own one that is legally imported and titled and road registered. Car is sold on clear and clean WA state title.
Please contact Jason at 206-355-7727 for more information on this Ford Escort Cosworth RS for sale in the USA.