“Best Escort in Town”
1974 Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 RHD
Genuine AVO car
The Ford Escort gained worldwide fame after winning the 1970 London to Mexico rally in the hands of Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm.
Ford quickly recognized the market potential for affordable rally cars and initiated a special division named “Advanced Vehicle Operations” that converted standard road cars for competition use. The RS2000 is arguably the most drivable of all Escorts produced and even today a genuine AVO car is highly desirable due to its build quality, strength and potential for further tuning.
The car we are offering is a genuine AVO car from 1974 and was prepared by a leading Escort specialist of The Netherlands to extreme high standards for Historic events.
155 HP built for torque
Built by Classic Competition with Burton cylinder head
Fast rally cam shaft
Two double Weber 45 Carburetors
High output alternator
Period correct Bosch ignition
Larger cooling block in radiator
Separate cooling fan
Five-speed BGH Geartec close ratio gearbox
Short shift mechanism
Heavy duty drive shaft
Quaife Limited Slip differential
Strengthened in many places by renowned Escort specialist
Safety Devices Roll cage
Tubes between sills and tunnel for seat mounting
Turrets for rear shock absorbers.
Firewall between interior and boot
Suspension (pictures available)
Mac Pherson with Bilstein dampers.
Heavy duty steering arms.
Adjustable Anti roll bar
Strengthened Rear Axle
Mintex competition pads
Pedalbox with 2 main brake cylinders and balance bar
In car adjustable brake balance
Rear mounted battery
100L Fuel tank
Two fuel pumps
Fuel filter with pressure regulator
All pipes and cables inside the car
Cibie spotlights and driving lights
LED interior light
New wiring harness with 24 fuses
Fuses and relays in central box above feet navigator
Alu sump protection plate
Skid plate under diff
Ford works centre console
VDO and Smith instruments
Map reading lamp