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A desirable Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 in fabulous 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, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror.
This excellent RS2000 finished in striking Signal Yellow, (Code 9), boasts a marvellous deep shine and uniform finish. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched housing a set of four Cibie 60/55W quartz-halogen headlamps with three light stress marks. Genuine Altissimo rear light clusters and a Ford rear fog lamp remain fitted. Panel fit is excellent and the shut lines uniform. Worthy of mention are some micro blisters to the front air vent and one to the rear quarter. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in good order. The vehicle still has the correct colour coded fuel filler cap. A very usable and attractive RS2000, one for the avid blue oval enthusiast wanting to exploit maximum enjoyment from classic Ford ownership.
Twin Recaro high-back recliners with the fish-net headrests are in very good condition finished in Chocolate Beta plus fabric. Matching cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition. The fascia and undamaged padded dash top houses fully functional gauges and rocker switches including the Smiths Quartz clock and heater fan on both speed settings. The luggage compartment has a cut pile carpet extending over the spare wheel and retaining rubber strap. The colour code sticker is attached to the rear panel although faded and the Ford jack in the hessian bag is present along with a wheel brace. A classic Ford RS interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original matching numbers 1993cc SOHC engine remains fitted to this vehicle with standard features such as the Ford plastic air box cover and twin-choke Weber 32DGAV carburettor. The engine bay is very clean with factory metal data plates and the black plastic bulkhead cover all still present. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. The Type E standard four-speed gearbox snaps into gear perfectly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS Ronal alloy road wheels have been refurbished with five matching quality Yokohama A539 185/60 R13 tyres showing plenty of tread. The spare alloy wheel is housed in the boot area. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.
This Ford Escort RS2000 was manufactured in September 1979 and first registered on 11th January 1980 by Ford Rallye Sport Dealer, Dalblair Motors Ltd. A neatly presented A4 folder of history is included which makes fascinating reading tracing every owner from new, many invoices and numerous MOT certificates helping to track the 88,417 miles covered. The car is registered with the RS Owners Club with a valuation certificate present. The file also includes memorabilia from when the car has entered the Lakes Tour and RS Owners Club National Day at Donington Park. Photographs of the car for insurance purposes and from when restoration works were carried out are included on a disc. A full service and cambelt was carried out in September 2017 at 86,910 miles. Spare keys are present and one key fits all locks. This superb looking example is ready for total enjoyment and classic car show attendance whereby much admiration is a certainty.
MOT April 2019, HPI Clear.
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