1974 Ford Escort

RS2000 Recreation

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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