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An exhilarating Mk1 Ford Escort AVO RS2000 recreation with no expense spared

Front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, Cibie Oscars, bonnet pins, blue rally mudflaps, external safety pull for battery and fire extinguisher, boot mounted battery, OMP strut brace, Quaife ATB differential, Bilstein adjustable suspension, Longacre Racing start panel, Stewart Warner Maximum Performance rev gauge with shift limiter, electronic Terratrip rally intercom system, international pro-trip meter, digital speedometer, alloy centre console, alloy foot rest, Sparco 5-point harness, Safety Devices FIA bolt-in roll cage, helmet hammock,  aluminium battery tray, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light, map reading light.

Finished in brilliant Diamond White this phenomenal RS2000 recreation looks incredible at any angle and offers immense visual enjoyment.  A painstaking program to create a sharp, clean and structurally perfect example has been beautifully built at vast expense to provide a classic fast Ford.  All equipment fitted is of a high standard and designed to allow the vehicle to be used legally on the road but would be equally impressive on competitive sprints and hill climbs.   The chrome, glass, and badges are in immaculate order, as are the contrasting original specification RS2000 decals.  The spotless engine bay displays the same high level of finish, and will delight onlookers.  Attention grabbing.

The interior of this vehicle has not escaped the extensive program of refurbishment, starting with the high quality front sports seats offering both comfort and steadfast support upon even the wildest cornering!  A vast array of driver controls and aids leave no doubt what lies ahead for the thrill seeking owner.  Everything from driver/passenger intercom to the optimal gear shift indicator is presented in a proven formula.  Weight saving aluminium essentials such as the fuel tank, battery holder and spare wheel locator are neatly fabricated in the boot area and echoes the care , thought and attention to detail found throughout this car.  The experience and sense of occasion this Mk1 Escort offers is unrivalled.   

Jeff Harris at Harris Performance Engines (HPE) has created a marvel with this Pinto unit.  With over 70 years of trading, HPE Motorsport is world renowned and this build demonstrates the best at what they do.  With 179bhp and 162lbsft of torque using quality components fun and reliability are assured.   The digital gear position indicator reveals a £3,697 Quaife six-speed sequential gearbox has been fitted.  With full throttle microprocessor controlling changes, using the clutch over 5000rpm is not necessary!  A further £1,000 invoice detailing the fitting of a Quaife ATB helical gear limited slip differential again proves the ‘no expense spared’ mentality to this build.   A 4-2-1 configuration full Ashley exhaust system emits a bark that is intoxicating and addictive.  Truly awesome.

Polished Superlight 7X13 alloy wheels are shod in Yokohama ADVAN AO48 185/60 R13 tyres with the boot mounted spare unused.  Uprated vented discs have been fitted up front with braided lines and a bias brake lever is located to the right of the steering column should the driver wish to initiate launch control!

Registered new on the 6th February 1973 as a humble Escort 1100 Base this car lead an unassuming but cherished life until being purchased by Mr Alan Pont in August 2005 with just three former keepers.  Mr Pont embarked upon an incredible quest to recreate a Ford legend, with a competitive twist.  The result is of course the magnificent creation offered here.  Mr Pont cherished his masterpiece until 2009 when current owner Simon Milner managed to convince him to sell.  Featured in ‘classic ford’ magazine and exhibited at numerous classic car shows this wonderful example is used to the limelight and the new owner needs to prepare for this!  Two files of history and invoices will provide confirmation of the huge expense poured into this recreation that will leave the next custodian satisfied this is something very special.   

MOT January 2015, HPI Clear.

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Ford Escort RS2000



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