Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000
Registration Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: TBA
The Mark II Escort won the RAC Rally every year from 1975–79 as well as a variety of other events around the world. In the 1979 season of the World Rally Championship, Björn Waldegård took the drivers’ title, Hannu Mikkola was runner-up and Ari Vatanen finished the year in fifth place, all driving Escort RS1800s.
The RS2000 version with its distinctively slanted polyurethane nose and featuring the Pinto engine from the Cortina, was announced in the UK in March 1975 and provided a claimed 110 bhp, a top speed of 110 mph and 0-60 in under 9 seconds.
This particular example is especially rare, being produced in 1979 as a non-custom base model, with standard seating and original steel wheels. The bodywork was completely restored by the previous owner and in the current ownership a rebuilt engine with performance exhaust has been fitted. The car will be supplied with a full MOT.
Escort RS2000s in this specific