Jons Escort Cosworth lux 1996

Ford Escort Cosworth 305 BHP, Finished in imperial blue. 1996 n reg. This car is immaculate. Every part as been restored to its former glory

Jons Escort Cosworth lux 1996
Jons Escort Cosworth lux 1996
Jons Escort Cosworth lux 1996
Jons Escort Cosworth lux 1996
Jons Escort Cosworth lux 1996
Jons Escort Cosworth lux 1996

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Escort Cosworth lux 1996 n reg 

Small turbo finished in imperial blue it has the Graham Goode 305bhp conversion,

It was always a dream car for me since first seeing them. One came up for sale and I just knew I had to buy it.

I’ve owned this one dor around 20 years and have had some good fun in it over the years. I bought the car when I was in my early twenties. I used it as a daily for around 2 years but the costs to run it was just getting too much so I ended up trying to sell it just to get on the property ladder. I listed the car for sale at £16k but never got a phone call so I had to keep it. Looking back I’m glad it never sold.

 

The car ended up being more of a toy, but about 5 years ago I decided to do a nut and bolt restoration, she was starting to look tired from the miles She'd clocked up. So I stripped her down to a bare shell. By this time I’d already sourced all new clips and various other parts to start the build, but I  struggled to find somebody who would carry out the work I wanted to be done. That's when I met Mick Hickman who owns spray station and he decided to take the work on.

I sent the bare shell off to him and he began his work. As you can see from pics he did an unbelievable job and turned an idea that I had in my imagination into a reality. In the meantime, I found Matt Lewis who runs and owns Matt Lewis Motorsport. He agreed to freshen up and check over the engine with new seals, gaskets, head build etc. I then got the shell back from Mick and started the build back up 

So here she is, the current build still running the 305bhp conversion,

All-wheel bearings discs pads bushes have been replaced so it makes the car feel nice and tight again. Koni adjustable suspension with lowering springs to give it that lower and more level stance. Then fitted the larger 18inch Cossie rep wheels. All bushes were changed to the poly bush to get that tighter feel but went for black edition to maintain the standard look. Uprated brake lines (again classic edition in black). It has the Morette quad lamp conversion. Refitted the carbon fibre front splitter. It also has the Mongoose exhaust.

Interior wise there isn't much change apart from removing the old stereo system and replacing with the standard head unit. She still has the original leather recaros, which are in great condition. Security-wise thees to much to list (alarms, immobiliser, tracker etc)

I’ve met some great people along the journey. Wayne Evans, who also knows his way around  the Cosworth was more than happy to offer me advice along the way. Matt Lewis Motorsport who sourced the parts and built the engine back up for Me, but the main person and company I owe so much to is Mick Hickman who owns and runs Spraystation for his amazing work. 

The car has won trophies but I don’t normally enter it into any competitions. 

I’m a member of the main RS owners club and have been for many years. I’m also a member of south Staffordshire RS owners. I’ve also done some shows with Birmingham RS OC 

Future plans for the car are:

I’m talking to Bass junkies in Wednesfield about a stereo system build. They are helping me and advising me along the way so cannot thank them enough. I can't recommend them highly enough for all your stereo needs.

   

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