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1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2
1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2
IMG_0036 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0033 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0034 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0038 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0039 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0042 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0043 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0046 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0048 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0049 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0050 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0051 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0052 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0053 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0054 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0055 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0056 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0057 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0058 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0059 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0060 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0061 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0062 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0063 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0064 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0065 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 IMG_0066 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2


Lot Number: 433
Result inc Premium: £24,300
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Oct 2022
  • Chassis number: CXATUR63333
The Escort RS2000 Mk2 is one of the most desirable of all 1970s' 'fast' Fords, and also one of the most distinctive, with its wedge‑shaped polyurethane nose cone and other performance styling flourishes.

This Diamond White example originated from South Africa and is one of fewer than 1000 made there. The two‑door bodyshell has the same heavy duty inner wings and rear chassis rails as the UK shells, along with a rear stabiliser bar and large fuel tank located in the boot over the rear axle. All the cars were fitted with opening front quarterlights (to combat the warmer, dry climate) and Beta cloth‑trimmed Scheel recliners, which are still fitted on this example. The car has its correct RS2000 features including the 2.0‑litre Pinto engine with progressive twin‑venturi single Weber carburettor and original four‑speed gearbox. It is fitted with original 6J x 13in RS alloy wheels and the 185/60 R13 tyres are nearly new. The Weathershields Ltd Sunway Roof has, apparently, been fitted from new.

Supplied new in 1978 and imported to the UK in 2015, this car is now fully UK registered. The history file includes the current V5C, old MoT certificates, import paperwork and invoices totalling over £2300 for mechanical and cosmetic parts. There's also a picture of the Escort and its proud owner at the Hoddesdon Town Centre Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display in 2015, where it won Car of the Show.  

There are some blemishes to the paintwork visible, but the refurbishment seems to have been undertaken to a generally good standard.  All trim sections and RS decals and badges remain intact and in excellent order. Inside, the seats have been retrimmed. All dashboard functions operate perfectly. The dash top has been re covered and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains with a RS central boss cover. The carpets and door cards are in excellent condition.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 28TH OCTOBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
The Escort RS2000 Mk2 is one of the most desirable of all 1970s' 'fast' Fords, and also one of the most distinctive, with its wedge-shaped polyurethane nose cone and other performance styling flourishes. This Diamond White example originated from South Africa and is one of fewer than 1000 made there. The two-door bodyshell has the same heavy duty inner wings and rear chassis rails as the UK shells, along with a rear stabiliser bar and large fuel tank located in the boot over the rear axle. All the cars were fitted with opening front quarterlights (to combat the warmer, dry climate) and Beta cloth-trimmed Scheel recliners, which are still fitted on this example. The car has its correct RS2000 features including the 2.0-litre Pinto engine with progressive twin-venturi single Weber carburettor and original four-speed gearbox. It is fitted with original 6J x 13in RS alloy wheels and the 185/60 R13 tyres are nearly new. The Weathershields Ltd Sunway Roof has, apparently, been fitted from new. Supplied new in 1978 and imported to the UK in 2015, this car is now fully UK registered. The history file includes the current V5C, old MoT certificates, import paperwork and invoices totalling over £2300 for mechanical and cosmetic parts. There's also a picture of the Escort and its proud owner at the Hoddesdon Town Centre Vintage and Classic Vehicle Display in 2015, where it won Car of the Show. There are some blemishes to the paintwork visible, but the refurbishment seems to have been undertaken to a generally good standard. All trim sections and RS decals and badges remain intact and in excellent order. Inside, the seats have been retrimmed. All dashboard functions operate perfectly. The dash top has been re covered and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains with a RS central boss cover. The carpets and door cards are in excellent condition. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 28TH OCTOBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Oct 2022
  • Chassis number: CXATUR63333
Result inc Premium: £24,300

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