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1979 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom

Lot Number 563

1979 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom

Very well-presented UK-supplied RS2000 Custom that's been sympathetically developed over recent years.

  • Sold for: £34,875

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 17th June | 10.30am BST
  • BODY COLOUR
    Signal yellow
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    CRU 670T
  • ODOMETER READING
    43512 Miles

SUMMARY

Very well-presented UK-supplied RS2000 Custom that's been sympathetically developed over recent years.

DESCRIPTION

  • A fabulous example of the rare RS2000 Custom. From five-years ownership and 43,512 miles
  • The original RS shell had a bare metal respray in 2010 and is now finished in Signal Yellow
  • With the engine/gearbox removed, the engine bay and underside of the bonnet had a bare metal respray in 2022
  • Powered by a 2.1-litre Ford Pinto offering 160bhp, with twin 40mm side-draught carbs, big valve head, Kent high-lift cams, revised throttle linkage and cables, new engine mounts, Vernier pulley, big wing sump, large capacity radiator, and a Tony Law manifold and exhaust system
  • Type 9 5-speed gearbox, overhauled in 2022. Hydraulic Helix 4-paddle clutch, inspected 2022, Bailey 1-piece propshaft
  • Gaz Gold coil-over ride height adjustable, castor and camber adjustment with damper adjustment, new rubber mounts fitted 2022
  • Full Aldridge interior, black Beta cloth Recaro fishnet seats, headlining and carpets. Ford P21 radio. Refurbed clock
  • Comprehensive history file dating back to early owners. Fresh MOT valid until May 2024 issued with 'no advisories'

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
563
Make
FORD
Model
ESCORT RS2000 CUSTOM
Registration Number
CRU 670T
MOT Expiry
08/05/2024
Chassis Number
GCATWE00908
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Signal yellow

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

119 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

The (GCAT) original RS shell had a bare metal re spray in 2010, original colour was radiant red with a black vinyl roof, its now signal yellow. The shell has had next to no welding done. The underside is wax oiled for protection. With the engine/gearbox removed, the engine bay and underside of the bonnet had a bare metal re spray in 2022.

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Full Aldridge interior was commissioned in 2010 which today looks as new as the day it was installed, this included a new black headlining, black carpet, black Beta cloth rear bench seat and fishnet "Recaro" seats. Period correct Ford P21 radio. Being the "Custom" model, it has the Ford clock in the dash that has been refurbished by Speedy Dials.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Period subtle modifications have been carried out to the Ford Pinto which is currently running at 2.1 litre with 160bhp at the flywheel, this can be and has been dyno’d at 180bhp. Twin (Italian) 40 Webber carbs operated new Rix Engineering throttle linkage and cables. Breathing is by way of a Pipercross air filter and exiting through a Tony Law exhaust manifold and system, Rix Engineering refurbished "Ford" cross member, steering rack, track control arms and engine mounts have been fitted. Part of the power increase is by way of "Kent Cams" high lift cam and vernier pulley with a large capacity radiator and big wing sump. The battery and "Facet" fuel pump have been located to the boot in order to give the engine bay a "cleaner" look. The engine had a full service while at Rix Engineering including a cam belt service.

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

Period modification was to install a Type 9, 5 speed gearbox which has been done. To help the driver a Hydraulic Helix 4 paddle clutch is installed. The Prop shaft is a Bailey 1 piece prop which was sent back to Bailey to be re balanced and the rear axle is an English axle 3.54:1 with a LSD. All parts have been removed, inspected and reinstalled at Rix Engineering.

Running Gear


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Chassis:

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Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

Again, subtle period modifications have been done. Front brakes are "AP Racing" 4 pot calipers with new drilled discs and pads, while the rear brakes now have Ford Sierra Cosworth rear calipers and discs, both front and rear calipers were stripped and rebuilt. Installed is a Rix Engineering brake bias pedal box, with steel braided hoses and bled Castrol SRF brake fluid. Suspension is by way of Gaz Gold 2 way adjustable dampers front and rear with Gaz Gold Coilovers on the front that are height adjustable, and 146lb single leaf spring on the rear, all suspension components had new rubber mounts fitted. An RS2000 would not be complete without the Ford 6Jx13 RS alloys wheels, these have 185/60/13 Yokohama tyres fitted. All parts have been removed, inspected and reinstalled at Rix Engineering.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Checked by a reputable Auto electrician in 2021.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Comprehensive history file dating back to early owners. Invoice from Rix Engineering for work completed in 2022. Low owners for this age of vehicle. The vehicle is MOT and TAX exempt and has had a fresh MOT until May 2024, issued with no advisories.


Restoration Notes

The car had a complete bare metal re spray in 2010. The engine bay and under bonnet had another bare metal re spray in 2022 When the engine and gearbox was removed. Mechanically, the RS was totally stripped and rebuilt by Ian at Rix Engineering in 2022.

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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Vehicles can be collected from the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN on Sunday 18th June between 10am and 3pm and Monday 19th June between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partner, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of the WEC by 1pm on Monday 19th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.