1974 Ford Escort

RS2000 Recreation

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1974
  • Automobiltyp 
    Limousine
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: JFK 490N Chassis Number: TBA
The Mk1 RS2000 was brought out to exploit a gap between the existing Escort Mexico and Escort RS1600. Ford felt there was a market for a car with more power and refinement than the Mexico but without the higher production and ownership costs associated with the more complex RS1600. Such a model would appeal to a wider customer audience than the existing ‘sporting’ Escorts, and would offer RS motoring at an affordable price. So, unlike the RS1600, the decision to produce the MK1 RS2000 was very much a commercial one rather than to satisfy any motorsport ambitions that the Ford Motor Company had. The story goes that Stuart Turner, Ford’s Competition Manager at the time, invited factory personnel and RS Dealers from Ford of Germany over to Brands Hatch to try the prototype. Following positive reaction (and