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An exceptional Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom in show condition.
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 features; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels.
This beautiful RS2000 Custom example is finished in very rare Terracotta, (Code D). The vehicle boasts an amazing deep show shine with a mirror gloss finish that will really impress onlookers. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and in excellent order. The original Custom Bronze tinted glass remains in place with number plate etching and a small chip to the front screen. The rubbers and door seals are soft and black. Three minor markings need to be pointed out to the perfection seeking buyer who will marvel in the detailed underside laid bare to reveal the quality workmanship. A champion example.
The original Custom interior in Chocolate fabric trim (code A8) has remained in excellent order and features the correct black Custom cabin fitments. The superb Beta plus fabric seat facings are largely unworn aside from some light creasing to the fabric on the driver’s side and the correct fishnet headrests are perfect. The undamaged fascia and dash top houses fully functional gauges and equipment and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains fitted showing markings to the Ford emblem. The quartz clock is operational as is the heater fan on both settings. The carpets and door cards are in excellent condition and a pristine boot area has the carpet covering with tools in the hessian bag. Period speakers have been fitted to the front doors. A remarkable, preserved RS interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine has avoided the hugely common modification trend and is factory standard with amazing attention to detail. All engine ancillaries, brackets, nuts and bolts have been refurbished. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable even for modern standards. The standard four speed synchromesh gearbox remains exactly as Ford intended, light and precise.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine RS four spoke 6J x 13in alloy wheels as fitted from new to the Custom specification cars are in excellent order with matching branded 185/60 R13 tyres including the spare. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealers, Kirbys Wrexham Ltd on the 23rd April 1980 this Mk2 RS2000 has had just six former keepers. Supplied with the original Ford service book and a collection of MOT certificates. Being sold by an avid Ford collector who eventually embarked on creating his perfect RS2000 having viewed many substandard examples and admitting finding the right car was virtually impossible. Now only made available due to the recent acquisition of a very low mileage Broadstripe. A unique opportunity.
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