MKI Escort RS2000

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offthehook

66 posts

85 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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aeropilot said:
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
No it wasn't OJO***P. It was actually a Mk1 Big Wing in Modena, I've just found an old pic of the car....reg was OKO***M. Bummer you didn't buy that last UK registered RS2000, if we could just go back and buy the cars now huh !...I'm gonna build me a time machine, where the hell do you start though scratchchin lol.



aeropilot

18,908 posts

174 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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offthehook said:
No it wasn't OJO***P. It was actually a Mk1 Big Wing in Modena, I've just found an old pic of the car....reg was OKO***M.
Aahh.........yup, I remember that car now, the aging memory cells have been kickstarted into action....

Probably got a photo of it somewhere......seem to recall it was fitted with BBS type multi spoke rims when it first appeared?(this would have been around mid 80's)

offthehook

66 posts

85 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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1962 said:
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.

Awesome shot of the car.....

Do I spot low backs, front opening quarters, front coil overs, single leafs, wingard and of course rally lights on the front. Stick up a few more shots, it looks fab smile

dxg

5,432 posts

207 months

Monday 9th November 2015
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Stumbled across a little local garage / dealer in Scotland at the weekend with what looked like one of those sitting for sale.

Or, at least, it was that colour and had those arches on it...

jonny_bravo

438 posts

170 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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Thats a lovely colour smile

I have a MK2 Mex thats nearing the end of it's resto, just waiting for the rather important engine bit to be done smile,. I think my wife is sick of tripping over the twin Webers I have stacked in the corner of the bedroom biggrin

vpr

2,769 posts

185 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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My RS2000 just coming to the end of it's nut and bolt Resto

Always wanted a bubble arched RS2 since I was a nipper....it's taken a long time






aeropilot

18,908 posts

174 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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Ooooooh......that's lovely. Nice in Stardust as well.....and a pair of downdrafts too thumbup

1962

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80 posts

122 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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Found it... well this is from 2007 not aware of who has it now ?


1962

Original Poster:

80 posts

122 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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vpr said:
My RS2000 just coming to the end of it's nut and bolt Resto

Always wanted a bubble arched RS2 since I was a nipper....it's taken a long time
Very nice thumbup

vpr

2,769 posts

185 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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1962 said:
Found it... well this is from 2007 not aware of who has it now ?

This looks so well in this colour

My aim was to build a car that looked like it could have left the factory like this. Relatively standard but with big arches.

I wonder why so few were built......I don't recall it being a particularly expensive option

1962

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80 posts

122 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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Yep, love them curves



for those asking for more...




aeropilot

18,908 posts

174 months

Tuesday 10th November 2015
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Lovely......cloud9

Comp seats as well smile

vpr

2,769 posts

185 months

Wednesday 11th November 2015
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So were the comp seats a Ford option?

What size and make of tyre are you running?

aeropilot

18,908 posts

174 months

Wednesday 11th November 2015
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vpr said:
So were the comp seats a Ford option?
Not a regular option on a normal RS2, no.

But, we're talking AVO-SB here, so pretty much anything was an option through that process!

Special Build is how the 1300E look-a-like Purple Velvet Mexico came about.




1962

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80 posts

122 months

Wednesday 11th November 2015
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vpr said:
What size and make of tyre are you running?
205/60 R13 Yokohama A048

cbgt3

253 posts

68 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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That is one of the most stunning Escorts I have ever seen. Just beautiful.

sun.and.rain

1,645 posts

86 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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aeropilot said:
vpr said:
So were the comp seats a Ford option?
Not a regular option on a normal RS2, no.

But, we're talking AVO-SB here, so pretty much anything was an option through that process!

Special Build is how the 1300E look-a-like Purple Velvet Mexico came about.
1300E look a like purple velvet Mex? More info plz.

My first car was a mid 74 M-reg 1300E in sunset red around 1986. Plus 60 rebored 1600GT,285 cam, Capri 3-litre Weber rejetted, lightened flywheel, balanced, ported and big inlets, etc, last taxed 1992 and body in poor condition by then. Dash, interior, and trim lived on in other Mk1s. Great car to drive, lumpy tickover and so easy to rev past 7k. Capri struts and a 3.77 lsd. Home made anti-tramps welded on. 2000E 4 speed box. Looked standard on Ford sports steelies but mex width ones. Headlining sprayed black.

Mex flared front wings but didnt have type 49 strut tops, etc. Rectangular headlamps which were like candles, hence 2 Cibie Super-Oscars.
Have period pics somewhere, probably stored in my folk's garage loft.

Enjoyed that car very much but always looking for more power. Enter the 3- litre Capri . . .
And the 1300E was sold to a good mate in 87.

Edit, I have a 1986 magazine "The RS Fords" which features a modena mk1 RS2000 SOW 146N. Car sorned recently so it's still around almost 30 years later. Anyone on here know more?

Edited by sun.and.rain on Thursday 12th November 20:36

Legacywr

7,871 posts

135 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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Here's mine, genuine AVO car, only had it a year.



Got this waiting to go in... smile








aeropilot

18,908 posts

174 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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sun.and.rain said:
1300E look a like purple velvet Mex? More info plz.
A guy went into a RS dealer, late 73 is, and test drove a Mex, liked it, but after test drive, pointed at a new Purple Velvet 1300E in the showroom and said, can I have looking like that?
Dealer phoned Special Build direct, and they said yes, and AVO built his Mex, with Custom Pack (vinyl roof, RS seats, wood dash & console, etc) but in Purple Velvet, and with 1300E style over-rider bumpers as well IIRC. It looked exactly like a 1300E two-door but with Mexico badges, etc. The car turned up at a AVO National Day back in the mid 80's, guy who owned, I think bought it of the original owner, thus knowing the full story of how it came about. Car was mint. Again, I will photo's of it somewhere in a box laugh
I presume (hope) it's still around, being such a unique car.

sun.and.rain said:
Edit, I have a 1986 magazine "The RS Fords" which features a modena mk1 RS2000 SOW 146N. Car sorned recently so it's still around almost 30 years later. Anyone on here know more?
I think that was Pete Turton's RS2 back in the early/mid 80's? (maybe still is?) I seem to remember his car was featured in a mag around that time. But, the mind can play tricks on an old farts memory laugh
I'll have photo's of it somewhere in the collection of old photos that's in boxes in the loft.




Edited by aeropilot on Thursday 12th November 21:16

Rob 7

90 posts

178 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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Mine Back in the dim and distant past. Got her from Mike Young's in Ilford.
I could of had a Mk2 RS1800 for the same money.




Edited by Rob 7 on Thursday 12th November 21:16