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Escort RS2000

Advert ID: 42676 £42,950 £O.N.O.

Advert Began: Jun 26, 2019, 15:52
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For Sale - HWL 1S. A 2 owner car from new (Bill Gwynne and myself). One of the most well known Motoring News cars from the 70’s and 80’s, winning multiple championships including Motoring News, Welsh and BTRDA.

Re-shelled in recent years, built as near to the original HWL 1S that I purchased 39 years ago in March 1980. Built from a white 2 door automatic shell, ziebarted from new.

Comes with original sales invoice from Hartford Motors.

Usual rally modifications, big tunnel (auto), long chassis skids, fitted exhaust tunnel, 15 inch rear tubs, watts linkage and floor modifications, entire shell strengthened and lightened to the best of our abilities. Between myself and Malcolm Thorne we have over 70 years experience of working on and owning MKII Escorts, all extra panels are lightened and strengthened (holes and swages), all fixing brackets, wiper motor, heater box, pedal box and any moving parts lightened.

Fitted with Safety Devices 14 point bolt-in roll cage with gussets to rear shock absorber turrets and weld in floor plates. Weld on sump guard brackets. Complete doors, wiper gear, indicator/wiper stalks etc used off a genuine 19,000 mile MKII Escort (doors were also ziebarted from new).

Genuine Steel RS2000 bonnet (ziebarted), fibreglass front wings (can’t tell they are fibreglass), steel doors, Kevlar boot lid with RS2000 boot spoiler, fibreglass rear bumper with RS2000 quarters, finished all over with 2K frozen white, all the semi matt black done to correct specifications (also in 2K), as near to concourse paintwork all over including underside with raptor coating on vulnerable areas.

Front suspension
Front alloy eccentric rose jointed top mountings, 2 ¼ 200lb springs with helper springs, 300/70 short tarmac inserts, Gartrac strengthened tarmac steering arms, 2.0 turns bronze bushed steering rack, rose jointed in situ adjustable track control arms, rose jointed tension strut kit with tarmac rose jointed anti roll bar.

Group 4 crossmember with lowered steering rack mounts and Group 4 steering joint. Corsa B adjustable electric power steering, genuine RS2000 steering wheel.

Rear suspension
Gartrac fully floating narrow Atlas axle with genuine Ford 5.1 CWP and ZF Motorsport LSD, Gartrac 2 piece shafts, Watts linkage, alloy brace etc.

Heated windscreen (not wired up), flocked dashboard, door cards, rear shelf, original RS2000 glove box, time clock, centre console etc.
Original Ford carpet, Kevlar Motordrive seats, RS2000 rear seat, 4 point Luke harnesses.

Most powerful available Odyssey battery expertly fitted under rear seat with Anderson extension plug to aid starting if necessary. Plumbed in extinguisher sitting on top of retained seat plus handheld, wired and relayed for spot lamps, fiberglass drivers floor tray, fiberglass navigators foot rest, new dark tint polycarbonate windows (winding in front doors).

Custom made foam filled fuel tank with sight gauge, repositioned approx. 6 inches further forwards (right above axle). We have modified rear seat so it doesn’t show inside.

2.0 Pinto chassis mounted, repositioned slightly further back. Complete new build by Pinto specialist Tobias Adam of T2 Motorsport from low mileage Automatic Granada 205 injection block, big valve fully ported head, new valve springs, new rally cam, reconditioned twin 48 DCOE SP’s, big ITG air
filter, rebored block, 91mm Wossner forged slipper pistons, steel conrods, ARP conrod bolts, twin paddle clutch, complete engine fully lightened and balanced, ARP head bolts, Cometic head gasket, compression ratio 11.25/1

Gear reduction starter motor, refurbished and recurved Bosch distributor with H & H ignitor ignition, Lucas sports coil, silicon plug leads, special breathers on cam cover, alloy catch tank, Samco hoses. 3 piece GP2 exhaust manifold, exhaust with Tony Law mountings. 180 bhp at flywheel.

4 speed Tran-X close ratio gearbox with rose jointed quick shift. New single piece prop.

Front Monte Carlo calipers, rear CP2383 calipers and hydraulic handbrake.
New AP vented discs to front, new solid rear discs, Pagid RS4 brake pads all round plus dash adjustable bias pedal box.

Seller Info

Ian Caddy

Member Since:
26 Jun 2019

Mid Glamorgan, CF37 2RL

Phone: 01443405400

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