If You Found This Page, You Obviously Know What THIS is. Yes, it's here in the USA
Factory built, authentic Escort RS Cosworth. Rare, one of only 20 imported to USA.  DOT/EPA legal, CALIFORNIA titled and registered. Featured in Sept. 2003 issue of European Car Magazine. Rally bred turbo performance in a small, lightweight body. Priced cheaper than importing your own legally, or buying one with only Canadian registration.
Vehicle Specs:
• 2.0 liter 4-cylinder DOHC
• North/South engine mount configuration
• Garrett T-25 turbo with intercooler
• Full-time 4WD with 34 front/66 rear torque split
• 230 horsepower
• 225 lbs.-ft. torque
• Factory stock 5-speed
• 2,880 lbs curb weight
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A Unique Opportunity!
  Serious inquiries only, please.
Car is located in Los Angeles, California.

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• 1995 Model Year
• Left Hand Drive
• 73,000 miles
• Petrol Blue exterior
• Grey cloth interior
• Factory-stock 16-inch wheels
• Yokohama AVS ES100 in 225/45ZR16
• Factory stock Recaro seats
• Air Conditioning
• Power windows/door/locks
• Three-piece front chin spoiler
• No moonroof (for a more rigid structure)
• Trademark rear whale-tail wing
• Current clean California Title and Registration

Car is factory stock, except the following:
• Custom hi-flow exhaust with new catalytic converters
• Short throw shifter kit
• Sparco “Grip” polished aluminum pedals
• Sparco shifter
• Blaupunkt San Diego in-dash CD (also have factory cassette radio in box)
• Factory owners' manuals (in English and German)
• Factory roof rack attachment
• Factory service/shop manual (in English)

This Cosworth has been modified to meet federal EPA and DOT for 1995 model year vehicles.  It is on a current California title and registration, with a USA VIN issued by the importation company.  It was sold new in Germany in 1995, and was shipped to the USA in 1997.  I am the third USA owner.  Car has been on the west coast since its arrival.

All records since the car has been in the USA.  Recent service includes new timing belt, new hoses and belts, new water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, Bosch fuel pump, MAP sensor, air flow sensor, front CV boot, coolant resevoir tank.  All owners have always used Synthetic oil.
Many mechanical parts can be sourced in the USA.  Others are just a click of the mouse away from suppliers in the UK.  Expedited shipping ensures you’ll have what you need  in 24 hours! 

Vehicle is in great condition.  Exterior is clean with no body damage.  Paint is in great condition.  Interior is excellent with no tears in seats or wear on steering wheel. 

Two small dings in passenger door.  A touched up scratch on the right rear bumper corner and light curb rash on the wheels (previous owner!!).  Small sealed crack in windshield (8mm).

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who's a rally fan, or a discerning collector who wants a historically significant car no one else at the show/meet will have. The Ford Escort RS Cosworth is a real sleeper and won't impress the average Joe; only those aficionadoes who really know automobiles and can appreciate the unmolested quality of this particular example.

Please write with any other questions regarding this car.  Serious inquiries only, PLEASE. I cannot answer questions on how you can import your own because I'm not an importer and do not know.  Also, please make sure you carefully review this page as I believe it to be very comprehensive.  If you email asking for information that is already outlined on this listing, I will simply refer you back to this page, or not answer at all.  I'm not trying to be rude but you would not believe the number of emails I get asking for redundant information that is already clearly presented here. 

Also, please note that most banks will not provide auto financing on a car like this.  Please be prepared with your own funding.  Please use email as I travel frequently on business and do not have time to play phone tag.  Through email, I can also respond more completely and quickly to your questions.

Regarding price, please shop around and you will realize this is a very realistic and reasonably priced example.  There are companies selling Escort Cosworths assembled from a  left over motorsports chassis and spare parts with only Canadian registration for more than this Cologne Germany Ford factory built original with an American title and California registration.  I am honestly in no hurry to sell this car and would like to see it go to a good home and to a true Cosworth or rally enthusiast who can appreciate it and can afford to care for it. 

updated March 20, 2009
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