The Escort is a small family car manufactured by Ford Europe from 1968 as a successor to the Ford Pinto. In early 1992, an all-new Zetec 16 valve engine was launched bringing improved drivability, while also marking the return of the XR3i, which was available with two versions of the 1.8 litre Zetec engine. The RS2000 appeared in the autumn of 1991 with a 16 valve version of the Sierra's 2.0 litre engine providing improved ride and handling, meaning that this version of the Escort finally delivered great performance on the road. Specifications, however, were also higher than before.
This is the rare 4x4 version of the Ford Escort RS2000 which reputedly only 500 were built with just 350 making it for road use and the rest being allocated for competition. This car with only two former keepers, the first being the supplying dealer and the second owning the car since December 1994 until our vendor purchased the car in 2018. Presented in metallic blue with RS Recaro trim in very good order, this is a very well maintained and cared for example with a host of invoices contained in a really good history file which also includes the original book pack and a service schedule with stamps up to 2010 and 76,000 miles which have since been continued with detailed maintenance invoices. The car was recently treated to a raft of recommissioning work and thus the owner describes it as driving fabulously and great fun, we are also informed the car has an MoT test certificate valid until August 2022 and boasts four keys including the master key. A rare Ford that sat between the RS Cosworth and the Focus RS, filling a segment Ford only appeared to want to be in to fulfil motorsport requirements and with limited number production, we feel this car is sure to be a very collectable car for years to come.