Wheeler Dealers: S14 E1 – Ford Escort RS Cosworth


Budget: $35,000
Purchase Price: $30,000
Final Cost: $37,665
Selling Price: $50,000
Profit/Loss: +$12,335

Work Completed: New oil sump rubber seals and gasket paste added. Turbocharger refurbished with new shaft and thrust bearings. New catalytic converter, clutch, brakes, brake pads, water reservoir, and spoiler gasket. New Ford OZ Racing alloy wheels, powder coated from silver to white. New “third wing” spoiler fabricated from an extra RS Cosworth unit.

Notes: Rare grey market vehicle; one of 25 Escort RS Cosworths imported by a company called Sun International, and only one of 12 units legally registered in the U.S. Special guest and Escort RS Cosworth designer Frank Stephenson assisted in the addition of the third wing, which was part of his original design. Car with third wing installed sent to Darko Technologies in Utah for wind tunnel testing; third wing provided 94 lbs. of downforce at 100 mph compared to the stock downforce of 69 lbs. Sold back to original owner at asking price. Also the first episode without Edd China.

Rating: 7.2/10. From 17 votes.
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  1. Funny that Edd left the show because velocity wanted to take out the workshop pieces but the first one was back to the old ways and no mike trying to fix things like in the last series. Hope Edd comes back with his own show.

    • I would agree, except in the case where the original designer asks you to do it. In that case I think it was a great idea. New guy aced it too, I like him as much as Ed.

  2. Was expecting the show to be a Turd…….Ant is a different personality to Ed, BUT Props to him, I think they got rid of the wrong half of the old Duo…Should have Ant and Ed doing a show.

  3. K pena lo k hizieron,aki en España hay muchos cosworth rs, y lo k han echo lo del tercer alerón y el cambio de llantas la cagaron. K pena,,sin embargo cuando repararon un maseratti biturbo con motor eléctrico, le kitaron las llantas bbs guapísimas en rojas y le puso las de serie feisimas,, pero keeeeeee…

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