ONE TO BUY
Price: £24,995 On sale at: www.carandclassic.co.uk
Pros: Nicely-aged restoration, originality
Cons: Not cheap March 1980-registered RS was returned to the road in 2015 after being cosmetically restored 25 years ago and then laid up.The extensive recommissioning work included a complete engine rebuild, new clutch, brake system refurbishment, replacement suspension and even new drop glass. Showing 69,000 miles, the Escort is finished in its factory black and its Beta interior is said to be in good order and largely original.The body is also described as “excellent and straight” and the car comes with a comprehensive history file.