1978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Rally Car

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  • Professionally converted to tarmac rally specification 
  • Based on a 1978 RS2000 Mk2 
  • High specification and very solid 
  • One of the most capable historic rally cars 

The Appeal 

Ford knew that rallying showed off its light, nimble and pointable Escort to best effect. So it named its quick version accordingly - RS, for Rally Sport.
Based on a 1978 RS2000 according to the seller, this Mk2 is an opportunity to discover just how good these cars were on stages. Well specified, it has clearly been used and enjoyed. For enthusiasts, this one to relish. 

The History and Paperwork

  • The vendor advises that this is a 1978 RS2000 Mk2 
  • Athens-area Greek registration plate 

The Condition

  • Professionally converted to tarmac rally specification with full road cage
  • Well kept car finished in mid blue with light smattering of decals 
  • Well kept bodywork with no visible corrosion or damage 
  • Paintwork in fair order with only light, localised marks, mainly to arches and front arch
  • Sleek two door shell with RS2000 front and rear spoilers and blacked door trims 
  • Compomotive 5spoke alloys in fair condition showing only light marks 
  • Functional and focussed interior with full black roll cage
  • Modified dashboard with auxiliary dials to aftermarket built centre console 
  • Cloth bucket seats with Sabet harnesses
  • Three spoke Alcantara steering wheel 
  • Lightweight carbon fibre door trims 

The Mechanics 

  • Ford 2litre Pinto engine appears well kept 
  • Braided hoses and strut brace under bonnet 
  • 4spd manual gearbox 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1978
  • Make Ford
  • Model Escort RS2000
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer
  • Engine size 2000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Krakow
  • Country Poland
Bidding history
11 bids from 6 bidders
  • Ni•••• £14,000 28/02/24
  • Ni•••• £13,500 28/02/24
  • pe•••• £13,000 28/02/24
  • da•••• £12,500 28/02/24
  • Ni•••• £12,000 27/02/24
  • da•••• £11,000 27/02/24
  • da•••• £10,000 25/02/24
  • Ni•••• £4,500 24/02/24
  • da•••• £4,000 23/02/24
  • dc•••• £3,500 19/02/24
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