Clarkson's Cossie for sale

A car once owned by Jeremy Clarkson is for sale on Auto Trader.

Described by the Top Gear presenter as "one of my all-time favourite cars" and "the ultimate hot hatch", the 1993 Cossie packs some serious punch with its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, 227bhp and 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds.

But Clarkson’s old Ford is even quicker, benefiting from a bigger turbo, uprated fuel pump and a modified head gasket. Other features on the Ford include full black leather seats, electric windows, CD player and an alarm and immobiliser.

Clarkson once had an insurance quote of £25,000 for the car – which cost £23,000 new.

The Escort comes with masses of history, 10 months MOT and has covered just 72,000 miles.

Now you can get your hands on Jezza’s old pride and joy – which he named Gary – for £16,989.