The Fast Fords & Friends Collection

The Fast Fords & Friends Collection

Rewinding to the mid-1980s and the golden years of ‘the blue oval’, the Fast Fords and Friends Collection brings together some of the marque’s most iconic modern classic performance cars – and a few kindred spirits. The cars have been consigned directly from a single private collector, and they are all offered at No Reserve. 

The gentleman behind this sale has spent years assembling an outstanding collection of ‘fast Fords’, with a particular focus on the lightweight and analogue 1980s models. In his quest to seek out the very best of breed, he paid particular attention to those cars with award-winning provenance on the concours circuit, and a number of these performance heroes come with an impressive haul of trophies.

What connects the cars is that they are almost all incredibly low mileage for their age, and that they are offered in remarkably original condition, with only a few of the cars having aftermarket modifications.

Among the highlights are a 46,000-mile 1988 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands, one of just 1,038 built and fresh from a recommissioning service; a 54,000-mile 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i, a rare homologation special retaining its model-specific upgrades; an outstanding 1986 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth that has received a meticulous restoration; and a 53,000-mile 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo, widely regarded as one of the best in the UK with myriad trophies to its name.

Offered alongside the Fords are a few other cars that fit the same ethos, including a 42,000-mile VW Corrado G60, which boasts a remarkable service history and recent supercharger overhaul, and a 1992 Peugeot 205 CTI 1.6 that has an astonishingly low 9,543 miles from new. A brace of limited-edition Caterhams round out the collection, ultimately sharing a similar focus on lightweight performance and deft handling as the 1980s Fords.

The Fast Fords and Friends Collection opens for bids on 12 May, and will end in the evening of 21 May. All the cars are professionally presented with detailed photography and access to the often extensive history files, so keen bidders are encouraged to get involved early.