A Ford Escort RS Cosworth dubbed a 'time capsule' car after covering just 837 miles since 1996 has sold for £91,125 at auction.
The rally-influenced Escort RS Cosworth was considered the king of the boy racers in its day and was famous for both its huge wing and immense power.
Now the Escort Cosworth is considered a fully-fledged modern classic car and the two previous owners' decision to forgo driving this one and wrap it in cotton wool instead has been celebrated with the astonishing price fetched at Silverstone Auctions' NEC Classic Motor Show sale.
This 1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth is like new - that's because it has covered less than 1,000 miles in 21 years.
This Cosworth had been described by auctioneers as a unique opportunity for a classic car collectors.
It said: 'This is without doubt one of the finest Fords Silverstone Auctions has ever offered and this car presents a unique opportunity for an astute buyer to complete the ‘full set’. #Ford #Escort #RS #Cosworth #Turbo #4WD #Cossie #LetsPutOnOurClassics #AndHaveALittleDanceShallWe #YouKnowTheProcedure #ItsACrowdPleaser #LennyTheGeeza #TeamGeeza