Lot 117 - 1996 Ford Escort RS2000
|Odometer reading||94,459 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,118|
The Mk. V Escort RS2000 was launched in November 1990. Ford had big plans for this to be a worthy successor to the Mk. I and Mk. II Escorts, launching the RS2000 into its own one make motorsport series. The events covered rally stages and race circuits around the UK but lack of commitment from Ford brought the series to a close after two years of running. It was proven over time that the RS2000′s all new I4 engine was a hard package to tune, works cars had engines developed by Mountune Race engines in Essex, UK. The last development of the Mk. V/VI RS2000 was the Escort Kit car for Formula 2 rally championships where is won the FIA F2 British rally championship in 1996. As a road car the Mk. V/VI RS2000 has proven itself to many owners to be a fantastic package and very underrated a future classic in the making with true motorsport pedigree.
This 1995 three door manual RS2000 is described as unmolested but for a stainless steel exhaust used purely as the originals are no longer available. Presented in white with velour trim and bucket seats it presents well indeed. Owned and cherished by numerous RSOC members, the car is in good condition throughout. A two-wheel drive example, this car is also described as structurally rust free, those who fondly remember the 90’s Escorts will testify to the fact this is quite a find and the recent 12 months MoT test certificate backs up this statement. The car boasts just six previous keepers, 150bhp and a top speed of 129mph combined with a 0-60 time of 8.2 seconds.
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