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A tremendous enthusiast owned Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Base.
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, 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 options; Fishnet headrests, glovebox.
This superb RS2000 Base example is finished in vibrant Venetian Red (code R6). A bright polished finish is pleasing to onlookers and worthy of pride on the show scene. The rear pane around the lamp clusters and number plate remains body coloured and the windows are non-tinted, true to the Base specification. Minor blemishes to the paintwork are visible and the nose cone does have some colour fade. All trim sections and RS decals and badges remain intact and in excellent order, and a very clean engine bay is ready for bonnet up exhibiting. Replica Ford Main Dealer rear screen sticker and number plates are fitted to the car. Altogether a very clean and usable example of Ford’s iconic RS2000, ready for enjoyment!
The original Base interior in Black (code A7) has remained in excellent order and features the correct white Base headlining which is in very good order, only slight discolouration to the C-pillar lining is evident. The seats are largely unworn although some sunlight fading has occurred. Custom optional fishnets headrests have been fitted as well as a Custom spec glovebox. The perfect fascia and dash top houses fully functional gauges and equipment including a period radio cassette neatly installed. The original leather bound three spoke steering wheel has slight damage and features the near impossible to source Ford central boss cover. The carpets and door cards are in good condition and a clean boot displays the rubber strap holding the spare wheel. An immobiliser has been fitted. Very well preserved and wonderfully true to the Ford RS vision.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1993cc SOHC engine has been further enhanced with the addition of twin Weber 45 DCOE carburettors. A sensible stainless steel upgrade exhaust emits an exhilarating yet unobtrusive bark. A Type 9 gearbox conversion has been professionally installed to offer real modern day usability, great fun!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Stunning replica four spoke Ronal style 6J x 13in alloy wheels feature polished face and rims with black infills to create a true testament to the original RS fitments. All four wheels have only miniscule scratches to the outer rims. Quality Yokohama A539 185/60 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.
Supplied new by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer Mike Youngs of Ilford on 20th June 1979, this enthusiast owned Mk2 RS2000 has had just five former keepers. A history file comprises of a large collection of invoices and many previous MOT certificates dating back to the 1980’s to enable the reader to track a large portion of the vehicles history.
Representing a very impressive but usable RS2000, this superb Mk2 is ready for the show season and classic Ford fun.
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