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1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2
1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2
a 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 interior 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 RS2000 1 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 RS2000 2 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 RS2000 3 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 RS2000 4 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 RS2000 6 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2 RS2000 7 1978 Ford Escort RS 2000 MK2


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Estimate: £22,000 - 26,000
  • 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 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 four‑speed gearbox. Fitted with original 6J x 13in RS alloy wheels; all four have only miniscule scratches to the outer rims and the 185/60 R13 tyres have substantial tread remaining. The Weathershields Ltd Sunway Roof has, apparently, been fitted from new.

Supplied new in 1978 and imported to the UK in 2015. 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.

Minor blemishes to the paintwork are visible, but the refurbishment seems to have been undertaken to an 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.
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 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 four-speed gearbox. Fitted with original 6J x 13in RS alloy wheels; all four have only miniscule scratches to the outer rims and the 185/60 R13 tyres have substantial tread remaining. The Weathershields Ltd Sunway Roof has, apparently, been fitted from new. Supplied new in 1978 and imported to the UK in 2015. 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. Minor blemishes to the paintwork are visible, but the refurbishment seems to have been undertaken to an 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.
  • V5 Present
  • MoT Oct 2022
  • Chassis number: CXATUR63333
Estimate: £22,000 - 26,000
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