Charged Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 was built by the individual order of Princess Diana and taking into account her wishes. Lady Dee actively used the car and preferred to drive it herself.
In the UK, a 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series 1 was auctioned off by Silverstone. A charged hatchback will not be cheap, because its first owner was Princess Diana. Details of the car are disclosed on the website of the auction house.
Princess Diana, oddly enough, was very fond of the inexpensive Ford Escort – she had as many as three of these cars of different models. In 1981, she received a hatchback as an engagement gift from Prince Charles, and a year later she moved to an Escort convertible. She opted for the top-end sports Ford Escort RS Turbo S1. 8600 of these cars were produced and almost all of them were white, but at the request of Diana, the hatchback was painted black.
The charged Ford hatchback is equipped with a 1.6-liter 132-horsepower turbo engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. The self-locking differential and sports suspension are designed to improve handling.
The Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 received a body kit, a rear spoiler and 15-inch alloy wheels. Recaro sports seats are installed in the cabin.
Princess Diana loved to drive herself and used the car until 1988 – he managed to become famous. Then the car changed owners several times and even became a prize in a competition from one of the British radio stations. It is well preserved, and its mileage is 40 thousand km.
Even the approximate price of the Ford Escort is not called, because during the auction it can skyrocket. By the way, Diana's first Escort was recently sold for $72,800.