Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Broadstripe

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A retro oldskool Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Broadstripe ready to enjoy.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, four piece Ford badges on grille and boot lid, unique broad bodyside stripes, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, tinted glass, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, centre console, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents.

EXTERIOR
This very early April 1976 example represents an extremely rare car built prior to the introduction of the RS2000 Base and Custom variants.  Finished in Riviera Blue, (Code T), the vibrant paintwork is looks superb and all panels are straight and damage free.  There is a small crack to one nearside Cibie headlight lens.  A very presentable example with only minor insignificant blemishes, this is a great useable machine, ideal for anyone wishing to enjoy it as Ford intended!  Correct early RS2000 exterior features include the broad side stripe, ‘pre blue oval’ FORD lettering to the grille and boot lid and wing badges to denote 2.0 engine size.  This is classic Oldskool Ford motoring at its best!

INTERIOR
The condition of this RS2000 interior is excellent.  The early cars were fitted with equipment levels similar to that of the later Custom models, including full doors cards, black headlining, tinted glass, Ford analogue clock and glovebox.  The reworked interior whilst not entirely accurate to the Broadstripe specification is clean and the Recaro fishnet seats are in excellent order.  Slight wear to the driver’s foot well carpet is visible.  All functions and controls operate perfectly, including the lazy tachometer common place on Fords of the era!  A spotlessly clean boot displays hints to the professional modification upgrades undertaken with an Alimax fuel tank and heavy duty battery system.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A reworked set up has retained the oldskool Ford credentials with the stronger 205 block Pinto engine and 2.1 big valve head.  Twin Dellorto carburettors, fast road cam, oil cooler and high output alternator allow for an improved estimated 145 bhp, whilst alterations including polybushed suspension, adjustable Spax shocks, World Cup cross member and anti-dive kit allow the power to be exploited in full.   The close ratio Type 9 gearbox is a widely accepted revision to classic fast Fords and a professional conversion has been carried out to offer real modern day usability.  This classic RS2000 goes just as good as it looks!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine four spoke Ronal alloy wheels feature polished face and rims with black infills to create a pleasing testament to the original RS fitments.  All four wheels show RS, Ronal and part number stampings and each is shod in matching branded Falken 175/60 R13 tyres with masses of tread remaining.  Vacuum servo assisted brakes incorporate uprated front discs, Princess four pot callipers and Green Stuff pads to offer excellent stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st April 1976 soon after the launch of the Mk2 RS2000 in the previous January, this early example was to become known as the ‘Broadstripe’ in recognition of the wide bodyside tape line.  Later RS2000’s were split into either Base or Custom models, all of which had a much thinner decal line to the side, amongst other alterations.  The earlier Broadstripe cars had as standard very similar equipment levels to the later Custom models.  This example, the feature of a Retro Ford magazine feature in 2006, had previously undergone a full restoration from the original Carnival Red RS2000 whereby a replacement body was utilised.  The history file is simply colossal with a huge collection of invoices and receipts from renowned classic and fast Ford specialists totally many thousands of pounds.  The restoration and modification is documented within the extensive paperwork and revisions are sympathetic to the original design and widely recognised within the Ford community.  With work undertaken by knowledgeable specialists, this example performs every inch as its tremendous looks would suggest.  Appealing to the wider community of Ford fans who, perhaps rather than hold emphasis upon complete accuracy, simply wish to enjoy exhilarating drives, fantastic usability and the spirit of the legendary Escort RS2000 with ‘thumbs up’ acknowledgement on every outing.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS Mexico

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An exceptional, very rare Rallye Sport Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico.

EQUIPMENT
Two circular halogen headlights, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, unique bodyside stripes, ‘Mexico’ decals, two black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, simulated leather covered sports steering wheel, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents.  Accessories:  Classic 100BT radio.

EXTERIOR
The exterior of this iconic RS Mexico is simply beautiful.  Finished in desirable Diamond White it has a stunning sheen and looks fabulous with all the black contrasting Mexico decals.  The distinctive squared-up nose styling and front air dam has no stone chips and informs knowledgeable onlookers to the scarcity of this model only built between January 1976 and July 1978.  All the trim is perfect, window rubbers are black and all decals are correct and present.  The underside is body coloured and fully detailed for the show circuit.  Photographs reveal the amazing work undertaken and no evidence of a colour change is visible despite be noted in 2012.  Utterly gorgeous and a real show stopper.

INTERIOR
The interior of this RS Mexico offers simple sporting pleasure.  The twin high back reclining Scheel front seats in Black fabric with head restraints and are perfectly clean and offer incredible support. The carpets, washable black headlining and door cards are all unmarked.  All the gauges and warning lights function correctly with the ‘RS’ logo within the five white needle instrument cluster reminding the driver how special this Ford is.  The padded dash has no cracks and the Ford Britax labels on the seatbelts remain attached as do the green BSI Approved stickers to the seatbelt buckles!  Convenience features have been fitted such as the centre console, glovebox and Classic 100BT radio.  The boot area is spotlessly clean.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Visually identical from the same era and part of the ‘Pinto’ family, a 1993cc single overhead camshaft engine performs faultlessly and is a recognised period improvement to the 1593cc unit.  Amazingly clean for those enjoying bonnet-up exhibiting.  A top speed of 108mph and 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds can be expected.  A standard 4-speed gearbox offers light, short and responsive changes.  Delightful.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This stunning example is fitted with the standard Bright Silver painted RS Mexico steel 5.5x13in sculptured sports wheels in immaculate condition.  Branded 185/60 R13 tyres are fitted with ample tread.  Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes and rear drum brakes pull the car up to a safe halt.

HISTORY FILE
With only around 2,500 Mk2 Ford Mexico’s made, (source Ford RS Owners Club), this car represents a rare breed!  Positioned awkwardly in price and specification between a 1600 Sport and an RS2000 when new, the Mexico had a very short production run and therefore is now a highly sought after model amongst collectors.  Supplied new on the 1st May 1977 this car has been owned by respected RS enthusiasts including the current Ford Escort RS2000 Registrar, Mr Alan Sherwood.  His knowledge on the vehicle both in terms of the cars provenance and authenticity and some of the previous owners will help reassure any potential buyer.  Photographs of the car prior to the cars full restoration and during the intensive works help explain why this example will be the pride of any collection.  The vehicle is registered with the RS Owners Club.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth

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A perfect Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth Luxury with 25,414 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The Ford Escort RS Cosworth was a sports derivative and rally homologation special of the fifth generation Ford Escort. It was designed to qualify as a Group A car for the World Rally Championship.  It was available as a road car from 1992-96 in limited numbers from Ford’s Specialist Vehicle Engineering, (SVE), group.  It combines the hand-assembled engine expertise of Cosworth and the coach-building crafts of Karmann.  In order to accommodate the larger Cosworth engine and transmission Ford developed the car around the chassis and mechanicals of its predecessor, the Sierra Cosworth.  A very rare car with only 7,145 examples being produced with the first 2,500 units being Big Turbo Homologation cars such as this one.   (Source Wikipedia, 1995 Edition One RS Brochure and the RS Owners Club).

EQUIPMENT
Body colour front bumper with black lower extension, front airdam, louvred bonnet air intakes, wing air extraction grilles, integral driving lights and fog lights, driver airbag, padded armrest with cassette storage, oil pressure gauge, turbo gauge, voltmeter, quartz digital clock with ambient temperature, electro-luminescent dials, Ford 2007 RDS radio/cassette.  Luxury Model equipment: Electrically operated and heated door mirrors, ‘Quickclear’ heated windscreen, heated washer jets, Recaro seats with lumber support, map pockets, rear centre armrest, rear head restraints, electric sunroof, electric windows, carpeted door bins.  Factory Options: Air conditioning, CD Player Model 2040.

EXTERIOR
Specified in the Escort Cosworth launch colour of Mallard Green, (Code 4 2), the finish is perfect.  A flawless gloss shine will amaze onlookers with every factory standard component spotlessly clean.  Exhibitionists will be thrilled at the detailed underside where every clip, nut and bolt sparkles and nothing has been altered from production.  The colour-coded fuel filler cap and large door mirrors of early Big Turbo cars along with every inconceivable detail is correct.  Supplying dealer number plates and rear window sticker remain attached.  This low mileage Escort Cosworth is pure grade one collector quality.

INTERIOR
The interior of this desirable Escort RS Cosworth Luxury Edition is pristine and preserved exactly as Ford intended.  The Recaro seats finished in Raven Leather are unmarked and in a condition only witnessed on very low mileage examples.  A Ford immobiliser has been fitted from new and all gauges and dials function correctly.  A new car experience is impossible to recreate but this example really is very close in every respect.  Amazing.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Lifting the bonnet will delight perfectionists and scrutineers who will discover a clean factory new spectacle.  The powerful and well proven Cosworth 2.0 litre 16v turbocharged YBT engine features the larger Garrett T3/T04B turbocharger with a two-stage water/air and air/air intercooler together with an electronically regulated over-boost facility.  Being an earlycar it is also fitted with the desirable Weber-Marelli fuelling and ignition system.  The blue painted cam cover denotes a number of significant changes over the older YBG unit of the Sierra RS Cosworth and power is quoted at 225bhp with 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. The permanent Ferguson four wheel drive system with 34/66% front/rear power split mated to a MT 75 5-speed gearbox is light and direct.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS 8 X 16” five soft-spoke alloy wheels built by Ronal are pristine and still shod in the correct Pirelli P Zero tyres which were specially developed for the Escort RS Cosworth.  The tyres are perfectly preserved due to expert professional storage.  Electrically-controlled ABS anti-lock system with two microprocessors and ventilated front and rear discs offer immense stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
This desirable Big Turbo Ford Escort RS Cosworth was built in January 1994 at the Rheine Assembly Plant in Germany and registered new on the 25th April 1994.  Supplied by Ford Main Dealer, Rates of Grays to Doctor Peter Gill, this vehicle has only had two former keepers.  The second owner, Martin Greene, purchased the car through Ford Main dealers, Bristol Street of Cheltenham Ltd for £21,819 as the purchase invoice reveals.  Now forming part of the Anthony Manning Ford Collection for five years this example has led a very privilege existence with professional care, expert storage and in the hands of a passionate individual with unrivalled knowledge on the Ford marque.  Owning two other sub 10,000 mile examples the difficult decision to part with this car was made.  A warranted mileage of 25,414 is verified with invoices and MOT certificates.  All keys, including the red master with original supplying dealer key fobs are present.  All Ford handbooks are supplied within the blue A5 folder.  KGF Classic Cars are proud to be associated with this spectacular example and seek an appreciative custodian wanting an immaculateness rarely found.

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Ford Mk1 Transit Jennings Roadranger

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The best Jennings Ford Transit Roadranger in existence with just 40,169 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Coachbuilt aluminium skin over hardwood frame, fixed standing headroom, one-piece GRP moulded roof, twin rear wheels, train carriage style rear door, louvered side window openers, rear fold-down step, chrome front bumper and wing mirrors, on-board water tank, luxurious light oak cabinets, full wardrobe, chest of drawers, shower/toilet compartment, cooker with grill and oven, dinette for four, stainless steel sink with drainer, Whale water tap, rear seating with deep foam cushions and backrests, eye-level mirror, full safety glass windows with louvered vent sections, roof light with fly screen, curtains and blinds, Mini-Elsan toilet, large over-cab shelf area/child bed, period Phillips radio, FCC Precision Quartz clock, cab heater, demisters, windscreen washer.  Factory options; Electrolux 212B refrigerator.  Additional equipment; CB radio, camp bed, wind break, exterior full screen blackout cover.

MODEL HISTORY
JH Jennings and Son Ltd of Sandbach Cheshire had been in the business of coachbuilding for over 200 years when this Ford Transit Roadranger was produced.  Using traditional methods of an aluminium skin over hardwood frame and a one-piece GRP roof moulding, the Roadranger models built upon various doner chassis cabs were of the finest quality in the business.  This masterpiece of British craftsmanship was coach painted by hand, a real diminishing art.

EXTERIOR
This beautifully crafted and well known Jennings Roadranger is built upon the Mk1 Ford Transit chassis cab, an iconic vehicle in its own right.  Finished in the factory original coach painted cream with white flash stripe, the original paint finish incredibly remains bright and in excellent order.  Minor touched in areas to the paintwork are visible upon close inspection but do not detract from the absolute wow factor this vehicle creates.  Structurally perfect underneath and in both the cab and camper sections, this remarkably rare survivor has been used, enjoyed and thoroughly cherished.  The chrome front bumper, door mirrors and other trim sections are in pristine order.  All original badges and decals are present and show natural light tarnishing, and the original factory build plates remain in place.  Completely unmodified and remarkably original, this astonishing vehicle is exactly as the Jennings craftsmen intended and a credit to its makers and two owners.

INTERIOR
Absolutely original and beautifully preserved.  The term ‘timewarp’ is often used and perhaps loosely interpreted but completely justified in this case.  All fixtures and fittings as well as the original trimmed upholstery are completely factory original.  The Tangerine trimmed seating (build code E909) was put into storage when the vehicle was brand new for preservation purposes and a second similar set purchased for use.  Both sets remain with the vehicle.  The fitted light oak cabinets are all intact and in fantastic order having been regularly treated with Lord Sheratons wood balsam and even the original clean red carpet remains fitted.  All domestic cooking and washing facilities are operational but have not been safety tested by KGF Classic Cars.  The dinette area coverts effortlessly into a double bed area with a neat stowage slot for the table and additional child bunk above the cab.  The cab area itself is in wonderful condition with the original black vinyl seats and all functions factory standard.  A small unstitched section to the driver’s seat and light wear to the leather trimmed steering wheel are merely evidence of holiday usage and take nothing away from this vehicles huge appeal.  A functional period CB radio is the only non standard fitment.  Winner of countless awards and the subject of classic campervan book publications, it is easy to see why.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four cylinder V4 crossflow unit warrants little introduction having been the trusted power plant of countless Ford vehicles for many years.  This simple and reliable 1996cc unit has been maintained to an excellent standard and having covered just 40,169 miles from new delivers effortless and quiet performance.  The automatic transmission, a £94 option in 1972 operates perfectly.  A perfect set up for relaxed holiday cruising.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original steel fitted items consisting of twin rear wheels are shod in heavy duty tyres with excellent tread remaining.  All four wheels display the original Jennings fitted period chrome hubcaps which are in excellent order aside from a small area of damage to the front nearside item.  The power assisted brakes offer prompt and safe straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
A brilliant history file befits this wonderful vehicle immensely.  The original chassis cab was supplied by Ford Main Dealer Albert E. Chatfield of Stoke-on-Trent and supplied to renowned Coachbuilders JH Jennings and Son Ltd.  There is even a Dagenham Engine Assembly Plant tag tucked in the service booklet!  Upon completion of the beautiful Roadranger conversion this example was registered new on 9th June 1972 to first owner Mr Leonard Hemmings.  Sadly after just one trip and 317 miles covered, Mr Hemmings fell into poor health and passed away.  Remaining with his widow and garaged stored, the vehicle was put up for sale in 1980 still with just 317 miles on the clock.  The second owners Craig and Marion Harrison purchased the vehicle on 29th June 1980 and have owned it ever since.  Usage for many happy holidays and show events, this incredible example has now covered just 40,169 miles from new with every single MOT certificate to fully verify the mileage.

All original handbooks, service books and operating guides are present along with a Jennings Roadranger sales brochure.  Two illustrated books featuring this very vehicle claim it to be surely the best in existence and many awards and recognition help to uphold this claim.  Further print outs talk about the vehicle build details and regale tales of holidays enjoyed by Craig and Marion.  Quite simply a wonderful story, a wonderful vehicle and something to put a smile on anyone’s face.  A essential piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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