The answer is There are no official build number from Ford’s for the Mk3 RS. But there’s someone who will give a build if you want one. But Ford’s will not verify or recognise the number you have acquired is the right or wrong.
I’ve tried to get an answer from Ford’s, and basically the RS schedules were not consecutive so they were built out of sync. Maybe two/three or even four may have followed each other but then there was long gaps before the next batch were built, could have been U.K. cars or overseas cars all at different times.
I get that but the might of fords manufacturing systems surely could work around that if they wanted it to. It’s not that difficult for a car manufacturer or any manufacturer to know which products go where and what their unique number is.
It is what it is but seems antiquated to me in this day and age. Never put people off buying them, me included but would not have been hard for them to be able to number them I’m sure.
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