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Lot No. 562 - 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2

Sold for: £36,630

Prepared and supplied directly from Richard Hammond and his partners at 'The Smallest Cog'.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • In 1979, an RS2000 Custom was an extremely aspirational purchase, with the distinctive polyurethane droop snoot front end and air dam, plus a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, SOHC, 110bhp Pinto engine, offering 0-60mph in just 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 108mph
  • This example was originally supplied in the UK and spent some time in the Isle of Man, before forming part of a collection in the Republic of Ireland
  • Acquired by Richard and his team at ‘The Smallest Cog’ earlier this year for recommissioning, it was shown at The London Classic Car Show in its before state. They have since set about preparing it for this sale and, at its appearance at the recent Hampton Court Concours D'Elegance, received many positive comments
  • It's currently on a NOVA allowing an application for a full UK registration
  • Restored to a remarkable standard and superbly presented in gleaming Midnight Blue, this is a serious opportunity for any Rallye Sport collector
  • Given that all things Fast Ford have seen a boom in interest in the last few years, and the association of Richard and the team at The Smallest Cog with the all-important TV Show to follow, this sensibly guided car is sure to create a stir in the room
Year of manufacture:
1979
Make:
Ford
Chassis number:
GCATWE00347
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
2.0
Body colour:
Midnight Blue
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Model:
Escort RS 2000
Engine number:
WE00347
Interior colour:
Beige
Odometer Reading:
81566
miles
Warranted Mileage:
Not warranted

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

113 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Interior

Door-cards:

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Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Brand new interior fitted by the renowned Aldridge Trimmers

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Engine has had a complete check over and shake down

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

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Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

New front suspension, and front and rear brakes

Electrics

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Within the history file IS the Irish log book, first application for taxation of the car in Ireland, Irish import receipt (dated 12/2014), Irish SORN notifications, IoM log books (x2) confirming import to the IoM in 1981 and confirming original UK registration mark prior to import, Certificate of permanent export from the IoM dated November 2014, copy duplicate IoM registration certificates, invoices for work carried out and a selection of period road test re-prints, period sales media, brochures and articles, all bound in clear plastic wallets within a folder.

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