Ford Escort RS2000 Thunder SaloonAdvert ID: 40054 £26,980 GBP
Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 spaceframe Super Saloon race car.
Walter Robertson's 1978 championship winning chassis built by John Robinson Racing Services, who also built Nick Whiting's(brother of F1's Charlie Whiting) multi race winning spaceframed Escort chassis. (2nd picture from 1978).
Designed & built 1977 for Super Saloons which later became the ThunderSaloon/Silhouette Sports Saloon race series. Currently eligible for Sports Libre class, with RAC logbook.
Road registered as a 1980 RS 2000: V5 logbook, new mot, r/tax £230pa.
Full spaceframe, roll cage, alloy skinned, glass fibre body with original RS2000 steel roof, door pillars & windscreen, detachable front end.
Fresh zero miles Burton 2.2 Ford Pinto engine, dyno'd @ 248 bhp: full race Burton head & cam, steel crank, Cosworth rods, Accralite pistons, high pressure oil pump, full alloy baffled rally sump, steel flywheel + new ring gear, new uprated starter, new AP Racing clutch, new slave cyl, new Webber 50 DCOE carbs & manifold, oil cooler. Spare Cosworth thick walled block.
New Bullet 5 speed gearbox, new propshaft, Atlas 5 point diff ZF LSD.
High ratio steering rack, full independent suspension, double front wishbones, spax adj coilovers.
Brakes: front four pot vented, rear 2 two pot solid, braided hoses.
Custom exhaust system.
2 x new Cobra race seats both with 6 point harnesses.
2 x sets of wheels, wets & slicks
Car totally prepared 2011, since then only used twice for a demo run at Brands Hatch & a sprint at Goodwood.
Approx 650kgs & 248 bhp.
Centre page photo feature + 3 page article in December 2000 issue of 'Performance Ford' magazine, also featured in Cars & Car Conversions circa 1987, both incorrectly referred to it as a Zakspeed. Also now featured in Retro Ford magazine August 2013, issue 89.
Was Owned for the last 21 years & only occasionally using it for sprints, now road registered purely for sprint class eligibility.
02 Jan 2017
Phone: 07502 333315
Phone 2: +44 7502 333315