1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304

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Lot 25
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom
Registration no. SKC 477T Chassis no. GCATUR00304

Sold for £ 39,375 (US$ 53,701) inc. premium
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom
Registration no. SKC 477T
Chassis no. GCATUR00304
Build Date Oct 1978
Registered March 1979
Odometer reading: 135 (new odometer)
MOT Expiry: Oct 2021 (although exempt)
Vehicle Tax Class is Historic so FREE Road Tax


*Coveted Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom
*Large invoice / receipt file with comprehensive history
*Well known within The RS Owners Club community
*Current ownership since 2000


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Footnotes

  • There are few cars out there with a Rally pedigree that is as successful and famous as the Ford Escort's. The MKII in particular was no exception to this, and the RS2000 was known for popularising the RS (Rallye Sport) brand and further demonstrating how Ford could develop an impressive rally car for the road. Launched in January 1976, the RS2000 featured a 2.0-litre single-overhead cam Pinto engine and quickly became popular with keen drivers. Today, the styling of the RS2000 is still very distinctive with its famous quad headlamps and slanted 'droop snoot' front end. This 1979 car is a very good example with an unbroken registered keeper history from its original dealer (Blakes of Liverpool). A folder full of repair and upgrade bills are also included with the sale (there is also a list of modifications and Rolling Road report available on request). Externally, the bodywork is in a very good condition having undergone a full nut and bolt restoration in 2003 (photographic evidence taken at all stages) , whilst the interior retains its "Custom" trim it has been upgraded to provide a safe environment for the more spirited driver. Due to its condition the car has participated in The RS Owners Club Concours for 4 years and is also pictured in the club magazine 'Rallye News'. The engine is tuned to a high degree and whilst it is still a "Pinto" it has an Omex Engine Management ECU fitted along with a Jenvey Fuel Injection system and at a recent rolling road session it produced 190 BHP. This is a very good example of an extremely useable and enjoyable classic Ford.

    The vendor has offered to help and advise any new owner to enable them to enjoy this RS as much as he has over the past 20 years.

    Vendor Score Total: 96/100

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    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: 21/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

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

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

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

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

    Car History File: 5
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
1979 Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Custom  Chassis no. GCATUR00304
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