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An adored Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 in impeccable enthusiast owned 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. Accessories; Autosound Classic 100BT stereo.
This iconic RS2000 is finished in ultra rare and desirable Nordic Blue which was only produced from August 1979 to production end in July 1980. The vehicle boasts an amazing deep show shine with a polished finish that will really impress onlookers. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in excellent order. Custom Bronze tinted glass is fitted and the rubbers and door seals are soft and black. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight a perfectly colour matched along with all other panels thanks to a photographed and invoiced expensive restoration in 2010. In 1991 damage to the nearside front wing resulted in an insurance total loss payment. One of the genuine Cibie headlights has a small stone chip. The wheel recesses are detailed in body colour and the underside is spotlessly clean and black waxoyled for protection and use.
Stunning and recently appointed in Custom specification with Black Beta Plus Fabric by renown and trusted experts, Aldridge Trimming Ltd. The invoice for this professionalism was £1,991.29. The undamaged fascia and dash top houses fully functional gauges and equipment and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains fitted in perfect condition. The quartz clock is operational as is the heater fan on both settings. The carpets and door cards are in excellent condition and a retro Autosound stereo has been fitted. Very close to a new showroom experience in 1980!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine has avoided the hugely common modification trend and is factory standard with amazing attention to detail. Recently rebuilt to run on unleaded with a full decoke and new valve stem liners amongst other work with invoices to prove. 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 and has benefitted from an overhaul in 2014.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Machined polished RS style four spoke 6J x 13in alloy wheels are in immaculate order with matching Yokohama A539 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 Rallye Sport Dealers, The Hendy Lennox Group in Southampton on the 14th March 1980 this Mk2 RS2000 has had just six former keepers. Supplied with the original Ford service book proudly displaying a collection of 16 service stamps and an abundance of MOT certificates dating from 1986. Masses of invoices revealing enthusiast care and totalling thousands of pounds are included along with photographs of the comprehensive restoration, leaving no doubt to the level of work and man hours lavished on this car. Registered by the RS Owners Club with valuation certificates and authenticated personally and in writing by the current RS2000 Registrar, Alan Sherwood. This desirable Ford provides a unique opportunity.
A full complement of handbooks contained within the original Hendy Lennox Group A5 plastic wallet and spare keys are included.
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