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1980 Ford Escort RS2000



1980 Ford Escort RS2000

Finished in sahara beige with brown cloth upholstery. Owned by the vendor since 1987 at which time he purchased the vehicle for the princely sum of £3,200 (a tidy sum for an Escort at that time!)

The original V5 shows 3 former keepers. Dry stored since 1993 during which the cylinder head was removed and since lost. The plus side of this is that the cylinder bores show no wear. 

The story goes that the vendor was running a petrol Ford Transit at the time which dropped a valve. A quick rescue plan was hatched which involved 'borrowing' the head from the RS..!!! The Transit head was consequently repaired and re-fitted, but unfortunately the Escort head never made it back on.... and there the RS rested until rescued by ourselves a few weeks ago. 

One of a number of interesting RS & XR Fords to be offered for sale in our July Auction.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Remember, we personally collect FREE of charge around 90% of all our auction vehicles.

So, if you have a vehicle which you would like us to re-home.... just make the call. 01751 474455

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  • Lot Number: 126
  • Year: 1980
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Escort RS2000
  • Registration: HAL 101V
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1993
  • Estimate: £12,500 ~ £15,000