£ 45,995

A Rare Colour Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000, Marine Blue, £ 45,995

Title
A Rare Colour Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000
Description
FOR SALE
Possibly the rarest colour AVO Club registered Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000.
Condition
Used
Fuel
Petrol
Mileage
24912 miles
Drive Train
2WD
Transmission
Manual
Exterior Color
Marine Blue
Additional Information
HISTORY FILE
Rallye Sport Escorts including the Mexico, RS1600 and RS2000 were built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley, all practically handbuilt. This stunning example was built in May 1974 and is one of just a handful produced in Marine Blue. According to the AVO Club database of 1073 cars, only 4 Marine Blue cars were known to exist, of which two now remain. This particular example was purchased by Derrin James, serial car collector and previous owner of Brian James Trailers, in May 2013. His extensive hunt for a Marine Blue Mk1 sporting Escort was fuelled by a passion to have a car similar to his first ever vehicle, a Marine Blue Mk1 Ford Escort 1300 Sport! He even kept the aftermarket alloys fitted to his Sport to place on this car! Purchased from a dealer in Perth after a vehicle inspection to confirm the credentials, the car was entrusted and extensively restored by CWC Restorations with catalogued documentation throughout. Invoices totalling tens of thousands prove the desire to have a near perfect example where cost was very much a secondary consideration! With little use since the restoration and the realisation that one’s first car is viewed with rose tinted spectacles, the decision to sell was made. Now offered after having performed a running-in check by KGF Classic Cars this example is ready for the Blue Oval enthusiast.
Doors
2
Interior Color
Black
Engine Cylinders
4
Body Style
Sedan
Built
1974
Location
Country
United Kingdom
Region
England
City
Peterborough
Posted
Jun 16, 2022
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