The RS2000 is still equipped with Swedish papers.
Entered into Bonhams Goodwood Members Meeting Auction in March 2018 where the car sold for 40,250 to Ford collector Mark Bailey from the world famous Bonkers Collection. .
The Ford jack in the hessian bag is present along with the wheel brace. .The luggage compartment has the original Custom spec cut pile carpet extending over the spare wheel and retaining rubber strap. .Their number plates and tax disc holder remain with the vehicle. .Equipment, 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.Rarely does a Ford RS2000 survive in such an unmolested condition. .Rust free, very good condition.Latvala Specifications Year: 1968 Make: Ford Model: Escort Mk1 Twin Cam conversion Chassis number: gcatmt50513 Engine number: John Wilcox.Engine transmission, the original 1993cc sohc engine remains fitted to this vehicle with standard features such as the Ford plastic air box cover and twin-choke islington escorts Weber 32dgav carburettor.The heater fan is functional on both speed settings.History file, this RS2000 Custom was manufactured in January 1980 and first registered on 14th August 1980.The spare alloy wheel is housed in the boot area with factory build stickers displayed.All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in good order.
Beautiful Warm Black plastics only fitted from August 1979 models are in excellent condition and the RS instrument panel houses fully functional gauges and bright orange needles. .
The last iteration of the Mk2 RS2000 in 1979 featured the beginnings of the boy-racer staples bronze tinted glass and textbook Fishnet Recaro seats.
Many previous MOT certificates as well as original Ford Rallye Sport Dealership literature and even letters from previous owners complete the history file.
The Type-9 Ford 5-speed gearbox allows maximum use of the power and operates with precision.
Based on the standard Mk2 Escort, the RS2000 (RS stands for Rallye Sport) was conceived by Fords Active Competitions department based at Boreham in Essex.Engine transmission, a matching numbers 1993cc sohc engine has very good presentation and has recently been improved by removing excess discoloured wax. .The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched housing a set of four Cibie 60/55W quartz-halogen headlamps and correct Altissimo rear light clusters and Ford rear fog lamp. .RS dealers offered the Series X package, the most dramatic of which was a full engine upgrade to Group One specification (boosting the engine from 110bhp to 146bhp) as well as wider tyres, a full body kit and what was known as a Rocket gear.A collectable and highly prized full set of Pirelli Cinturato CN36 175/70 HR13 tyres including the spare have excellent tread. .Sorry NOW sold - similar wanted.A few minor stress marks are barely visible.The Smiths Quartz clock and heater fan on both speed settings operates faultlessly. .
Only very minor paintwork imperfections are notable under scrutiny but certainly do not spoil the appeal.