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2018-11-09 07:54
1986 Ford Tickford Capri

Image: Newspress

An amazing selection of classic fast Fords will be on offer at Classic Car Auctions’ season finale on 1st December at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Highlights of the Fast Ford range include a superb 1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4, a rare 1986 Ford Tickford Capri and an incredibly low mileage 1985 Ford Escort 1.6L Cabriolet.

'The definitive everyman classic'

Leading the fast Fords is a fantastic 1992 Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4X4. Finished in a flawless shade of Nouveau Red with a Raven Black leather RS interior, this stunning modern classic has covered just 45 061km.

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Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, this totally original unmodified ‘cossie’ presents a wonderful opportunity with an estimate of £25 000 (R461 765) to £30 000 (R554 118).

1985 Ford Escort 1.6i Cabriolet

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"As the definitive everyman classic, fast Fords always have a great appeal at our sales."

Classic and pristine

"Fast Fords have an incredibly dedicated audience of enthusiasts. The appeal of cheap, usable speed is completely understandable and always makes them the cars to watch when they cross the auction block at our sales," says Simon Langsdale, classic car specialist at Classic Car Auctions.

One of only 80 cars built, the rare 1986 Ford Tickford Capri in the sale is estimated at £18 000 (R332 471) to £22 000 (R406 353). Smartly finished in Gloss Black with a Grey half-leather Recaro interior, the car has covered just 91 571km.

1992 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth

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The Tickford was fitted with a front mounted turbocharger, rear disc brakes, Bilstein dampers, and a limited slip differential, desirable extras include a stainless steel exhaust, a £800 (R14 776) option at the time.

Another classic Ford in the sale is a 1985 Escort 1.6L Cabriolet with only 4 770km. The Diamond White model is in time-warp condition presenting just as it would have when it rolled out of the factory in 1985.

You won't find them anywhere else

The car still sits on its original tyres, has its original cam belt and even retains its original factory quality control stickers still attached to the rear boot.

A second enticing Escort in the sale is a 1990 Escort RS Turbo Series 2 in remarkably original condition.

1986 Ford Tickford Capri

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Estimated at £12 000 (R221 647) to £15 000 (R277 059), the car has been meticulously maintained by the same man for over 30 years, the past 12 under his ownership. Finished in Solid White with a virtually unmarked Grey cloth Recaro interior, this 90’s classic is certain to attract attention at the sale.

Standing out amongst the many Capris in the sale is a 1983 Capri 2.8 Injection that has been restored to show-winning condition.

Estimated at £13 000 (R240 118) to £16 000 (R295 530), the car has been through a full nut and bolt restoration courtesy of the current owner’s classic car restoration business. Finished in Black with a Grey cloth interior and with only 77 248 recorded kilometres, this Capri presents an excellent opportunity at the December Sale.

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