Ford Escort RS2000 MKII
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
The Escort Mk II range gained a new RS model in 1976, the Escort RS2000 Mk II. The RS2000 used a 110bhp Pinto engine which meant the car could reach over 110mph. The RS2000 had a unique angled GRP nose panel which contained four headlamps. Alloy wheels on the Custom model gave the RS2000 an aggressive look and the model has now become quite collectable.
Although most RS2000's were built in "Custom" trim a basic RS2000 with steel wheels and no tinted glass was also available from 1978. Production of both types ended in 1980 with the arrival of the new Escort Mk III range.
|1993cc||S4 OHC||Ford Pinto||90.82mm x 76.95mm|
1978 Ford Escort RS2000
|Publication||Practical Classics November 2012|
|1978 Ford Escort RS2000 - It's the motor used in the 1998 Guy Richie gangster film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels!|
You're Nicked - Ford Cortina 2000 GXL MKIII, Ford Escort RS2000 MKII, Ford Granada MKI.
|Publication||Practical Classics Spring 2006|
The Seventies: when villians were tough and cop cars tougher. Regan, Carter, Bodie and the rest were never short of a great motor, but which was the best?
Ford Cortina 2000 GXL MKIII, Ford Escort RS2000 MKII, Ford Granada MKI.
Fast Fords - Red hot and blue
|Publication||Octane March 2012|
|Fast Fords - Red hot and blue - Ever since Henry dreamed up the flathead V8 there have been fast factory Fords - but it was the European cars that defined the last two-door saloon. 1966 Lotus Cortina, 1974 Ford Escort RS1600, 1974 Ford Capri RS3100, 1979 Ford Escort RS2000, 1957 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth.|
Shining bright - Escort RS2000
|Publication||Classics Monthly October 2011|
|Shining bright - Escort RS2000 - The owner of this Escort RS2000 is known as 'Mint Mike' - and it's easy to see why.|
Teenage kicks - Escort RS2000
|Publication||Classics Monthly Christmas 2009|
|Teenage kicks - Escort RS2000 - This Mk2 Ford Escort RS2000 was rebuilt by three brothers - none of whom are old enough to drive it..|
Best Of British
|Publication||Classics June 2004|
|Best of British - Owning and running a desirable classic can be very expensive but Carlin Gerbich discovers a cheaper alternative. Aston Martin V8, Morgan 4/4, Ford Escort RS2000|