Eddie Torrens's legendary Escort Cosworth for sale

Lyons

RMS Regular
Location
Texarkana
Drives
X5 30D / MK7 R
Calm down ladies.

If we all liked the same stuff it'd be a very boring place!

I remember seeing a light lilac blue coloured Escort Cosworth years ago in Coleraine without the whale tail and I absolutely loved it. So you can keep your whale tails! :p
To be fair, I remember seeing a Mallard one without the spoiler and it still looked fantastic. Those arches are just so beefy.

However, with the whale tail there is no comparison.
 

Gaz

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Location
Belfast
Drives
GT Horse & Cart
I think so. Rumour has it one of the reasons for removing it was to appease insurance concerns with so many cossies getting nicked.
 

Cess

RMS Staff
The non-whale tail ones were later models with a smaller Turbo right?
Correctomundo. They didn't need the whaletail as the car was fully homologated in Group A by that stage. So it was optional. Clarkson test drove one without the spoiler for TopGear.
 

collyirwin11

RMS Regular
Drives
RS/Mk2 GTi
Slight off-topic, Did clarkson not own one? My favourite is @Mark King when he had the white wheels on it. Took a photo of it at showerks last year and used it as a wallpaper on my phone for ages.
 

chris_b

RMS Regular
Drives
A car
To be fair, I remember seeing a Mallard one without the spoiler and it still looked fantastic. Those arches are just so beefy.

However, with the whale tail there is no comparison.
Belonged to a friend of mine that one, must ask him if he has any pics.
 

Pumesta

RMS Regular
Drives
Focus_ST_3
Didn't someone steal the spoiler off Clarkson's Cosworth? I'm almost certain there's a newspaper column collected in one of his books that's about waking up to find the spoiler had been cut off during the night.
I don't know about that but he did have 666 scored in the roof outside his London flat
 

chris_b

RMS Regular
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A car
No @Gaz, actually owned by two guys I know as one bought it off the first. Had Rondell wheels as well
 

Gaz

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Location
Belfast
Drives
GT Horse & Cart
The guy I knew who had one years ago was Desi, his was a mallard green despoilered
 

Paul.

RMS Regular
I don't know about that but he did have 666 scored in the roof outside his London flat
I went through the books I have trying to find it - there's an entry in 'Born to Be Riled' called 'Flogging a Sawn-Off Cosworth'. Turns out I wasn't imagining it! :grinning:
 
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