Immaculate 1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo to go under the hammer


A low-mileage Ford Fiesta RS Turbo is going up for auction later this month.

Built between 1990 and 1992, the RS Turbo was a high-performance version of the Mk3 Ford Fiesta and was only available through specially appointed dealers.

Under the bonnet was a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with a Garrett T2 turbocharger. It was incredibly quick – with the lightweight hatchback producing 132bhp, it was capable of hitting 133mph and could get from 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds.

It used the transmission from an Escort RS Turbo and featured a re-engineered suspension to cope with the increased cornering speeds.

Exterior upgrades over the standard model included 14-inch RS alloy wheels, chunky body kit, a green stripe around the car, a rear spoiler and unique bonnet louvres.

Immaculate 1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo goes under the hammer

Immaculate 1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo goes under the hammer

Inside, the normal seats were replaced with figure-hugging Recaro versions, and there was a leather-trimmed gear stick plus an RS-badged three-spoke steering wheel. Other convenience features included a sunroof, electric windows and central locking.

The car pictured here is completely standard and has just 23,600 miles on the clock. The original owner kept it until 2015, with it being described as being wrapped in 'cotton wool' under their guardianship.

The car has been so well cared for that it is in immaculate condition, with the underside showing no signs of having been used in the rain. In fact, the pre-delivery inspection marks are still visible on the suspension.

This 1990 Ford Fiesta RS Turbo will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions on February 24, with a guide price of £10,000 to £15,000.