SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED
A Best in Show winning Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom in stunning condition.
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 boot decal, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, 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. RS Custom features; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, Custom badge, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels. Dealer accessories: Mud flaps, Ford Blaupunkt Munster FM stereo.
This outstanding and multiple show winning RS2000 is finished in Venetian Red, (Code R9), and boasts a virtually flawless paint finish that will amaze and delight admirers in equal measures. All shut lines are pin straight and excellent panel fit is the result of a fastidious non comprising professional restoration whereby any miniscule imperfections are hard to detect. The underside is fully detailed in body colour with every nut, bolt, clip and ancillary item receiving the meticulous attention to detail. Genuine NOS parts have been used extensively and where possible including the light clusters which are the correct Cibie, Altissimo and Ford Made in England fitment. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched and the rear spoiler offers superb fit with no distortion or curled edges. Genuine Ford mud flaps are fitted. A remarkable example.
Twin Recaro high-back recliners with the fish-net headrests are in remarkable condition finished in Black Beta plus fabric, (Code A7). Matching cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition with only very light fraying to the lower carpeted door trims. The fascia and plastic trim sections are in superb condition and the RS instrument panel houses fully functional gauges and bright orange needles. The Quartz clock operates and heater fan on setting two only. The original dealer upgrade Ford push button FM radio works perfectly. The thin 3-spoke steering wheel is scarcely worn and has the correct central boss cap with Ford emblem. The luggage compartment has the original Custom spec cut pile carpet extending over the spare wheel and retaining rubber strap. The Ford jack in the hessian bag is present. Attention to detail very well adhered to.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A matching numbers 1993cc SOHC engine remains fitted and bonnet up visuals leave no wonder as to why awards have rolled in! The free-flowing cast-iron exhaust manifold with the legendary RS logo is still fitted. Many service items are clearly labelled Motorcraft. The chassis number reading GCAT is stamped on the heavy-duty spot-welded offside suspension top. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are quoted. The Type E standard four-speed gearbox snaps into gear perfectly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine 78/78 date stamped Ford cast alloys measure 6x13in and feature the polished bare rims with the Dove Grey spoke cut outs with black centre caps and silver RS motif, all in excellent order. A collectable and highly prized full set of Pirelli Cinturato CN36 175/70 HR13 tyres are recent brand-new and very expensive fitment. Girling M16 callipers grip 247.5mm solid front discs and self-adjusting rear drums halt the car well.
This RS2000 Custom was manufactured in May 1979 and first registered on 26th October 1979 by supplying Ford Main Dealer, Dagenham Motors of Uxbridge, their reproduction number plates and rear screen sticker are fitted. The history file traces each and every owner form new with copies of the V5 registration documents. Between 2009 and 2016 the car was in Guernsey where it underwent a meticulous restoration. The previous owner, Mark Poole, has owned the car for the last four years and frustrated with viewing poorly restored overpriced examples decided to travel to Guernsey to view this ‘perfect’ example. He was amazed and did the deal driving the car back to his home in Wales the same day! A Ford RS Owners Club member, Mark has been immersed in the world of Mk2 Escorts for many years and since taking ownership has further improved this example with meticulous attention to detail. Show attendance has born fruits in the way of Trophies to include; Best Of Show at Retro Works 2019, 1st Place Best Ford Escort at Classic Cars Spectacular 2017, Winning Car Midlands to Wales Tour 2017 and Best Car in Show Caerwys 2017.
The history folder contains receipts and invoices and recent service has been carried out in 2020. The restoration photograph album and four sets of keys are present. This awesome RS2000 looks and as importantly drives in a manner that truly befits this motoring legend.