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1980 Ford Escort RS2000 Custom


  • Restored to a very high standard throughout
  • History dating back to 1990
  • Very good condition inside, outside and mechanically

The Appeal

The Ford Escort RS2000 has always held a special place in automotive history, especially amongst enthusiasts of classic fast Fords. Launched in the late '70s, the RS2000 quickly became renowned for its performance, styling, and driving dynamics. This RS2000 Custom, with its distinctive ‘Droop Snoot’ front end, represents one of the most iconic variations of this beloved and sought after model.
This particular example, restored around 15 years ago, stands out due to its meticulous upkeep and originality. With a documented history that stretches back to 1990, including an engine rebuild in 2009 it’s clearly been a well cared for car. It’s in fantastic condition, both mechanically and aesthetically, making it a superb candidate for collectors and enthusiasts alike. With its rally-inspired looks, iconic Pinto engine and a ton of 70’s style both inside and out, it’s as good as classic Fords get. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Documents indicate restoration around 15 years ago
  • History folder dating back to 1990
  • Tax and MOT exempt
  • V5 present and correct
  • Invoice dated 2018 for a replacement clutch at CAMsport
  • Invoice dated 2009 for engine rebuild components
  • Previous MOTs back to 1985

The Condition

  • Paintwork in excellent condition with only a couple of very minor blemishes
  • All badges and decals present superbly
  • Brown roof in excellent condition
  • Highly original interior 
  • Modern Blaupunkt stereo
  • Brown interior in excellent overall condition
  • Seats show almost no signs of use
  • All four RS wheels in superb condition
  • All of the tyres have plenty of tread
  • Dashboard, dials, steering wheel and controls all present superbly
  • Bodywork in excellent condition with nice even panel gaps
It’s evident that this car has been exceptionally well cared for since its restoration. From the decals to the seats, every aspect of this RS2000 presents very well. The colour scheme couldn’t be more appropriate for the 70’s styling and it makes for a car that looks good from every angle. Both the interior and exterior have been both restored and maintained to a very high standard whilst remaining highly original, with only the stereo having been changed for a more modern unit.

The Mechanics

  • Clutch replaced in 2017
  • Bilstein rear shocks
  • Engine starts easily and idles well
  • Engine and engine bay present very well
  • The owner informs us that it drives as it should with no known issues
  • The underside appears to be in excellent condition
  • Engine rebuilt in 2009 (around 2,500 miles ago)
  • All of the visible mechanical components appear to be in very good condition
The mechanical aspects of this RS2000 Custom are as equally impressive as the interior and exterior. Having had an engine rebuild in 2009 and covering few miles since, it’s no surprise that the engine runs smoothly and that the owner reports the car as driving extremely well. A quick look underneath reveals the same level of attention has been paid to the mechanical aspects of the car with everything on the underside presenting very well from the bump stops to the exhaust.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Ford
  • Model Escort
  • Colour Beige
  • Odometer 33,314 Miles
  • Engine size 1993
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bournemouth
  • Location Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom

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