A number of Fords from the 1980s – including a rare Tickford Capri 2.8, Escort RS1600i, XR2 and Focus RS – lead the line-up at next month’s Classic Car Auctions sale
Several high-quality Fords, led by a rare Tickford Capri 2.8i, are to be auctioned at Classic Car Auctions’ September Sale held at the Warwickshire Event Centre on September 15.
The Ford Tickford Capri 2.8 will be joined at the auction by a very original 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i and a 1983 Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk1.
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The Tickford Capris were originally built in the Ford factory in Germany, before being shipped to Tickford in the UK to be rebuilt by hand to full Tickford specification. The upgrades included a front-mounted turbocharger, rear disc brakes, Bilstein dampers and a limited-slip differential. Tickford Capris also came with a unique body kit, giving the car a much more aggressive and purposeful stance.
The 1985 Ford Tickford Capri 2.8i on offer at the CCA auction is one of just three Tickford Capris to be painted in Stratos Silver, and is number 50 of only 88 Tickford Capris built. It was recently fully recommissioned with a full glass out respray, and currently shows just 63,000 miles. It's estimated to go for £26,000 to £30,000.
The 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i was developed by Ford of Germany with Group A rallying in mind. It's a more powerful version of the popular XR3i with a 1.6-litre engine with mechanical injection to deliver 115bhp. This particular lightly restored 1980s hot hatch classic is estimated at £20,000 to £25,000.
‘Fords have always been incredibly popular, they define the “everyman” classic and are always at the forefront of our sales,’ said Simon Langsdale, classic car specialist at Classic Car Auctions. ‘The selection on offer at the September Sale is one of our best, with Fords from all eras represented in some way, from the Capris and Escorts of the 1980s through the Cosworths of the 1990s all the way up to the modern hot hatch icons of today.’
The 1983 Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk1 came with a 1.6-litre engine, which powered the car to 60mph in just 9.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 106mph. The one in the sale is in its original Caspian Blue with a grey cloth interior and has covered just 52,000 miles. It is estimated that it will go for £13,000 to £16,000.
For modern fast Ford fans there is a very special one owner 2011 Focus RS Mk2 included in the sale. This hot hatch icon has only covered 1200 miles, has never been used in the rain, and is estimated to bring in £30,000 to £35,000.
Created by Silverstone Auctions, Classic Car Auctions is a specialist auction house for the sale of 'everyman' classic cars. It holds regular sales at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre offering enthusiasts the opportunity to buy from a wide selection of iconic classic cars.
You can read more on the September Sale and view the full lot list here.