MKI Escort RS2000

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1962

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80 posts

122 months

Sunday 8th November 2015
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Original Factory AVO Big Wing



Edited by 1962 on Thursday 31st December 21:41

Mr Tidy

9,533 posts

74 months

Sunday 8th November 2015
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Ooh, that just looks so good!

If I had possessed any taste in my early 20s I would have bought one of those, but craving the latest thing I got a plastic-nose MkII. Mind you the 80s was the decade taste forgot (well that is my excuse)!

ya_bollox

212 posts

69 months

Sunday 8th November 2015
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whats with the wing/door/quarter gaps? and it looks like the back axel needs relocating or the arch is wonky

loose cannon

5,502 posts

188 months

Sunday 8th November 2015
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Very nice 1962 thumbup

vixen1700

11,466 posts

217 months

Sunday 8th November 2015
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Never really got old Fords, but love the simplicity and purpose of that. Really nice. smile

singlecoil

27,960 posts

193 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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OP is a man of few words...

Kinkell

496 posts

134 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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RS non bingo wings

droopsnoot

7,058 posts

189 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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ya_bks said:
whats with the wing/door/quarter gaps?
Wouldn't the shape make it impossible to get the wing/door gap any smaller? On my car (not a Mk1 Escort) I've got to have a bigger gap than I'd like because the door scrapes if it's any smaller, due to the shape. Later photo seems to show the same, larger gap between wing and door than between door and rear quarter.

aeropilot

18,898 posts

174 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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Is Modena Green it's original colour....?

Back in the mid 1980's when I was RS2000 Registrar for the AVO OC, there was 3 original factory big wing RS2000's on the register, and none of them were Modena, so I'm guessing this a post mid 80's 'discovery'.....??

Nice biggrin

1962

Original Poster:

80 posts

122 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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aeropilot said:
Is Modena Green it's original colour....?

Back in the mid 1980's when I was RS2000 Registrar for the AVO OC, there was 3 original factory big wing RS2000's on the register, and none of them were Modena, so I'm guessing this a post mid 80's 'discovery'.....??

Nice biggrin
That may be the case. I have a letter dated January 2002 from the then AVO Club Secretary stating that they only know of four Special Build RS2000's, one of which is in Malaysia.......

This car along with it's known history can be verified that it came out of Aveley in Modena Green.

1962

Original Poster:

80 posts

122 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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ya_bks said:
whats with the wing/door/quarter gaps? and it looks like the back axel needs relocating or the arch is wonky
Have you never owned an old Ford :-)

Some good comments guys.

Blue62

3,961 posts

99 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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Stunning, but you really shouldn't be blowing money on cars when your roof is such desperate need of repair.

aeropilot

18,898 posts

174 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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1962 said:
aeropilot said:
Is Modena Green it's original colour....?

Back in the mid 1980's when I was RS2000 Registrar for the AVO OC, there was 3 original factory big wing RS2000's on the register, and none of them were Modena, so I'm guessing this a post mid 80's 'discovery'.....??

Nice biggrin
That may be the case. I have a letter dated January 2002 from the then AVO Club Secretary stating that they only know of four Special Build RS2000's, one of which is in Malaysia.......

This car along with it's known history can be verified that it came out of Aveley in Modena Green.
Great.....it's new to me then, as left the committee of AVOOC around 1989 ish. I remember one of them was a Marine Blue one, which made is doubly rare! Another was the ex-Chris Day one, which was Stardust, but I can't now recall the details of the other one. One of them must have been exported since my day in the club then?

Modena is a lovely colour thumbup

1962

Original Poster:

80 posts

122 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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Yes the Marine Blue is with same owner, we parked along side each other at National Day.

The earliest photo I have, not sure of date.


offthehook

66 posts

85 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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Lovely car Sir....

I have a Modena Mk1 too, its so nice to see a Big Wing. I remember going to the AVO Nationals at Stanford Hall back in the day, I often saw a Mk1 RS2000 in Modena with a registration that I'm sure began with OKO.... it was such a nice car, AVO or not. Got anymore pics of yours?

aeropilot

18,898 posts

174 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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offthehook said:
Lovely car Sir....

I have a Modena Mk1 too, its so nice to see a Big Wing. I remember going to the AVO Nationals at Stanford Hall back in the day, I often saw a Mk1 RS2000 in Modena with a registration that I'm sure began with OKO....
Or was it OJO***P.... Modena with a factory black vinyl roof?

If so, that was the last RS2000 registered new in the UK. Owned from new by Roger Bailey, who was one of the AVO OC first committee members when the club was formed in 1980. Roger sold the car to a mate of mine in 1984, after 9 years ownership and only just over 40k miles, with all original panels and paintwork. I was offered it when he put it up for sale 18 months later, and stupidly, I didn't buy it banghead





1962

Original Poster:

80 posts

122 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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offthehook said:
Lovely car Sir....

I have a Modena Mk1 too, its so nice to see a Big Wing. I remember going to the AVO Nationals at Stanford Hall back in the day, I often saw a Mk1 RS2000 in Modena with a registration that I'm sure began with OKO.... it was such a nice car, AVO or not. Got anymore pics of yours?
OKO, I'm not familiar with, Stanford Hall was a great venue.



aeropilot

18,898 posts

174 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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1962 said:
OKO, I'm not familiar with, Stanford Hall was a great venue.

Has yours still got the Special Build plate on it?

1962

Original Poster:

80 posts

122 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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aeropilot said:
Has yours still got the Special Build plate on it?
Yes it has, on the drivers side inner wing.

aeropilot

18,898 posts

174 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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1962 said:
aeropilot said:
Has yours still got the Special Build plate on it?
Yes it has, on the drivers side inner wing.
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