1978 Ford Escort



  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    83 000 km / 51 574 mi
  • Car type 
  • Reference number 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Diamond White
  • Interior colour 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    110 PS / 81 kW / 109 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Ford Escort RS2000 ’1978
Engine completely restored with original Ford parts in 2020
Diamond White with RS tapes
Recaro seats with “Fishneat” headrests

Not many cars as important when it comes to Finnish motorsport history as RS Escorts.

Between 1976 and 1980, Ford produced only about 10,000 units of RS2000 MK II. This “Droop Snoot” was imported from the Netherlands to Finland in 2007.

The car's SOHC engine was completely refurbished in 2020 by Hemi Motors that have a lot of experience about Fords: The cylinder heads and block have been overhauled, the pistons, valves and bearings have been renewed. Of course, other wearing parts such as the cambelt, water pump and sparkplugs were also replaced at the same time.

Engine bay and the car brakes were also refurbished.

After the engine overhaul, the car has been driven carefully for 1000 km with oil changes and post-tightening of the cylinder head bolts. The car is perky and works superbly. The car's original 4-speed gearbox also works great and the syncros are in good condition.

The car body was refurbished about 10 years ago, when the car was imported to Finland. The body is still in good condition, and there are no rust problems - of course, the car has been enjoyed and there is a small amount of use involved. Diamond White exterior color with original RS tapes.

The car still has its original interior. Recaro original seats with Fishneat headrest.

Genuine RS 6x13 rims with new 175/70/13 original size Pirelli tires.

The car was inspected (MOT/Tüv) in July 2020, the next inspection in July 2022.

A very rare classic ready to be enjoyed.

The car is in warm storage, 30 minutes from Helsinki / Vantaa Airport.