Ford Escort RS Cosworth for sale, Edinburgh Scotland


This car is one of the last to leave the Ford factory and has undergone a major refurbishment  to a high standard. 

This example has undergone a sympathetic major refurbishment in order to return it to a high standard near to how it originally left the factory 21 years ago. It is finished in the original deep aubergine metallic that bestowed the car when new. The car is perfectly standard in every way, except for a set of Koni shocks that really make the car handle supremely.


All major aspects have been done, including new inner and outer sills, floorpan, head gasket and bolts, timing belt and a major service. Service items have been undertaken by Ford main


This car is an investment prospect for anyone looking for a good usable example of a motoring icon. 

Work undertaken:
Bodywork and floorpan work of approx 200 hours labour (photographed)
Full respray in Ford Dark Aubergine metallic (as per VIN plate)
Reconditioned OEM wheels with correct tyres
Engine fully serviced
New cambelt
New head gasket
New fuel pump and filter
Dashboard restoration
Koni adjustable dampers
100% standard engine with zero modifications





Ford developed the Escort RS Cosworth around the chassis and mechanicals of its spiritual predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth, whilst clothing it in Escort body panels to make it resemble the standard Mk V. Designed under the guidance of Rod Mansfield and John Wheeler of Ford's SVO department, the styling was carried out during 1989. The body tooling was created by coachbuilders Karmann at their facility in Rheine, Germany, where the cars were manufactured. in very small numbers (7,145 from 1992-1996).

Permanent four wheel drive with a 34/66% front/rear split came courtesy of an uprated five speed gearbox as used in the Sierra Cosworth. 

The car's top speed was 150 mph (240 km/h), and comfortably outperformed other cars of the era, particularly on country roads. It was much faster than the 126 mph (203 km/h) which the Escort RS2000 and earlier Escort RS Turbo were capable of.

Two versions were produced. The initial 2,500 units were "homologation specials" used to get the FIA accreditation for entry into the World Rally Championship. They were fitted with a Garrett T3/T04B turbocharger.

The second generation, starting production from late 1994, were fitted with a Garrett T25 turbocharger, a smaller unit which reduced turbo lag and increased usability in everyday driving situations. This particular model is becoming the one to have, with values rising impressively.

Exterior: Dark aubergine
Interior: Grey hex cloth
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 88,000 miles


Engine: 1993cc turbo

Layout: RHD

Drivetrain: 4x4

Power: 227bhp

1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
Price: SOLD

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