Ford Escort RS 2000 Custom HPR 190V - 1980 | £23000 | RHD
First registered on 2nd May 1980, and one of only 3 remaining in this colour on the Ford register, this example is finished in its original colours of Java Green on Brown fabric and vinyl interior is presented in wonderful condition throughout.
The bodywork including the iconic polyurethane ‘droop snout’ and front air dam is in excellent condition, with the paint itself very good. The exterior plastics and rubbers are in very condition and are a deep black colour without fade. The diamond-cut wheels were refurbished in late 2016 and are unmarked.
The interior is excellent and complete having been recently repaired, with the fishnet Recaro seats in unmarked condition and all vinyls and plastics very good.
The suspension is standard but on lowering blocks with polybushes and Gaz shocks and to drive the car is very tight and responsive, yet still rides well. The engine feels strong throughout the rev-range and the gearbox shifts cleanly through all gears.
In 1989 the original engine was fully rebuilt by renowned Ford performance specialists RJD Propower of Winchester to a high road specification. The works include boring to 2.1 litres displacement, a ported and flowed head with upgraded camshaft, a polished and balanced crankshaft, upgraded pistons, the flywheel lightened and more. Rebuilt once more in 1998, the engine was last rolling road measured at 150hp. The engine has just 20,000 miles since.
Documentation is rich and detailed, includes the original ‘Ford Motorists Guide’, original handbook, original registration documents, the bill of sale from 1981 to the second owner, details of the tuning works and many servicing and parts receipts from Ford dealerships and specialists dating back to new.
Photo location courtesy of Froyle Park, Luxury country estate venue.
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