Lot 231 - 1980 Ford Escort Mk. II RS2000 Custom
|Odometer reading||40,403 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,000|
- Only 40,403 miles from new
- Superb condition throughout
The squarer-styled Escort Mk. II version appeared in January 1975 with the first production models having rolled off the production lines on 2nd December 1974. Unlike the first Escort (which was developed by Ford of Britain), the second generation was developed jointly between the UK and Ford of Germany. Codenamed ‘Brenda’ during its development, it had the same mechanical configuration as the Mk. I Escort. The estate and van versions used the same panelwork as the Mk. I but with the Mk. II front end and interior. The car used a revised underbody which had in fact been introduced as a running change during the last six months of the life of the Mk. I. The car was a success with just four body styles by competing in many different market niches where rival manufacturers had multiple models. The ‘L’ and ‘GL’ models were in the mainstream purchased by the private sector, the ‘Sport’, ‘RS Mexico’ and ‘RS2000’ in the performance market; the ‘Ghia’ for an untapped small car luxury sector and ‘base’ models for the fleet market. During the second half of the 1970s, the Escort continued to prove hugely popular with buyers in Britain. Production, after an incredibly popular model run, ended in Britain in August 1980 with other countries following soon after.
Originally supplied by J.E. Coulter (Cars) Ltd, Belfast on 10th September 1980, this Escort is in superb condition and is a credit to the previous owners of which there are three. Forming part of a private collection, we are advised this RS2000 drives superbly and with no known faults. The yellow coachwork is in first class condition and the chocolate interior shows very little signs of wear. Presenting in very original condition having always been garaged, this 1980’s classic is supplied with the original service books and handbook. The under bonnet area of this Ford is immaculate and is a very good barometer for the overall condition of the car. A V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate accompany one of the finest RS2000’s we have seen.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.