Ford Escort Cosworth Convertible

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Ok me and a mate were talking about cossies in general and he said he they made convertibles in yellow (Germany only) Now i dont believe this for 1 minute but he is adament they did (Ex ford mechanic) .

I have have googled/wikki/ trawled the web and cant find anything that matches a cosworth convertible . Anyone help ? £10 riding on it

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Never heard of it, never seen one and Im a ex member of the RS owners club.

Thats not to say Ford didnt develop one over in Germany though.....they have been known to kick out some weird specials over the years..

Have a look on the RS Owners Club website...
 
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not to the best of my knowledge.
plus the Ace bodyshell was unique to the car, so to develop a convertible shell for an extremely small potential customer base doesn't seem likely.
in my time in and around boreham I can't say I've ever heard of these being a genuine Ford product.
 
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Sirrel Squirrel said:
My mate has a yellow Mk2 with a roof similar to convertibles but it isn't a convertible, maybe your mate got confused?
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Me thinks your confused :)

He worked for ford for 15 years (in the era of the cosworth ) and is 100% he seen one in a promotional booklet from ford . As mentioned i dont think they ever did but maybe someone knows

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No such thing. As The_Dark_Side mentioned, the Escort cosworth was based on the sierra floorpan, so the body had to be modifed extensively to fit anyhow. Ford have never made a convertible RS of any type IIRC, it goes against the whole ethos.
 
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Goliath said:
No such thing. As The_Dark_Side mentioned, the Escort cosworth was based on the sierra floorpan, so the body had to be modifed extensively to fit anyhow. Ford have never made a convertible RS of any type IIRC, it goes against the whole ethos.

Yup!

The RS badge is basically stuck to road-going rally cars. I've never seen Peter Solberg driving a convertible at 120 over blind crests in the middle of wales on a wet Sunday :)
 
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Goliath said:
No such thing. As The_Dark_Side mentioned, the Escort cosworth was based on the sierra floorpan, so the body had to be modifed extensively to fit anyhow. Ford have never made a convertible RS of any type IIRC, it goes against the whole ethos.

What about RS Turbo convertibles? - Not much of an ethos there apart from making money.
 
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Goliath said:
No such thing. As The_Dark_Side mentioned, the Escort cosworth was based on the sierra floorpan, so the body had to be modifed extensively to fit anyhow.
very true, the strut towers are further apart on an Ace shell as they have to accomodate the Sierra suspension setup from the floorpan layout.

as a sidenote this is why the RS2000 clubman car that we were all waiting for never happened.
Ford were in the final stages of production talks when the plug was pulled.
as the car would need to be RWD it would require an Ace shell and this would've made the car too expensive.
the figures i was shown would've had the car hitting showrooms for a couple of £k short of the Cossie and it was decided that the price gap simply wouldn't have been large enough to sustain two different cars.
 
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