1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706

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Lot 59P
1977 Ford RS2000
Registration no. RLT 248R Chassis no. GCATL97706

£ 40,000 - 50,000
US$ 52,000 - 65,000
1977 Ford RS2000
Registration no. RLT 248R
Chassis no. GCATL97706
Odometer Reading: One mile since restoration
MoT Expiry: 28/1/2020

*Complete nut and bolt restoration
*Rarely seen in this condition
*Sensibly guided


Even the most distanced classic market watcher cannot have escaped the rising values of fast Fords in the past, but those with a blue oval appreciation would already have known about their excellent engineering, handling and performance, usually clothed in a relatively everyman bodyshell. The problem for today's would-be owner is finding a suitable car, so for anyone in the market for a Mk2 Escort RS2000, MPH proudly suggest this 1977 example. It was bought by the vendor two years ago and given a full, complete and intense nut-and-bolt restoration. The results speak for themselves or, as out vendor says, "you won't find a better example on the market!". It is clear the attention to detail cannot have been bettered: the bodywork and paint attest to careful execution, whether it is the straightness and alignment of the body panels, the application of the red paintwork or even the presentation of the external black trim, it is in the engine bay that attention to detail lives on. The interior is equally outstanding – seats, carpet, door panels and dashboard demonstrate a showroom-new air that is all-too-often never properly achieved. Equal attention has been applied to the car's underside and also its mechanicals, the vendor reporting the engine and the running gear are in excellent order throughout. In all, a thoroughly tempting offering for any fast Ford enthusiasts, or anyone who likes everyman performance cars from the pre-hatchback era.

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Footnotes

  • Please note the odometer reading is 17.
    Please note the correct chassis number is GCATSL97706
    Vendor Score Total: 100/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 25/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 20/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Seats: 5
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 5/5

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1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
1977 Ford RS2000  Chassis no. GCATL97706
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