Ford Escort MkII RS2000 CustomAdvert ID: 45601 To Be Auctioned
Ford Escort MkII RS2000 Custom. Only two registered keepers, just 28,000 miles and delightfully original.
It was back in 1970 that Ford introduced their Rally Sport models - the RS range. Originally designed as a way of building limited numbers of homologation specials for serious competition use, it soon grew into a major marketing opportunity, and one that Ford grabbed with both hands. By 1976, when the RS 2000 Mk2 was launched, the term RS had grown to mean something a bit special.
In late 1978, the 'Custom Pack' became an option and included the following; 'Fishnet' Recaro seats, full door-cards, clock and pod centre console, 6J x 13″ alloys, boot carpet, remote drivers door mirror and the back panel around the rear lights was painted black.
The key word to describe this car is originality. It still retains all the original body panels and glass and has been looked after extraordinarily well by its three owners from new (only two registered keepers on the V5C). Our late, much respected, vendor acquired the car back in 2014 from its second private owner and has professionally stored it ever since, indoors in a showroom and unregistered to him.
Showing just 28,250 miles from new, a figure that is corroborated by the car’s MOT History, it drives really well today and is surely one of the best unrestored examples available. When supplied new to Breeze of Amble, Morpeth on 6-6-1980, the owner was the Managing Director of a Ford dealership and he immediately treated the car to an application of Dinitrol, a type of Waxoyl protection, still visible today and which has definitely helped protect the bodywork from any rust or corrosion.
The original Custom-spec included some dealer-fitted options when new:
Rear Ford mud flaps
Front Ford carpet mats
Front wheel arch liners
‘Group 1’ vented discs, calipers and compatible brake compensating valve
Janspeed stainless steel exhaust and manifold
The car shines in all the right areas - the spare wheel and tyre are original and unused, as are the ashtray and cigar lighter and 1 key fits all the locks as when new.
Coming to the sale with a fresh MOT until August next year and a good history file, this is a great opportunity to own a splendidly original and unmolested example of the rarer 'Custom’ version of a true Ford 1980s icon.
THE NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW SALE 2021
Our final sale of 2021 will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November as part of The NEC Classic Motor Show (B40 1NT), bringing a superb selection of classic and collectors cars to the market. We are currently inviting best of breed classic and collector cars to join our catalogue - entries can be submitted using the online option below or by contacting us on 01926 691141. Viewing will be available on from Friday 12th November from 10am and bidding will be available in the room, online, on the phone or via commission.
19 Dec 2013
Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA