ford escort mk1 rs2000

Ford placed in the top three in the manufacturers’ championship for the sixth year in a row. Oldest performance cars still on sale today. It’s a tremendous little motor with a huge potential for having its nuts tuned off, but even in stock RS form, it was good for just over horsepower thanks to a single downdraught Weber. Power was up marginally over the previous generation. Author Bio Contact Me. The Mark III soon had a reputation for a harsh, unforgiving ride. Like we said, the RS most Aussies think of is the Mk2 model.

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Assembly ended after 12, units, in April The sporty “Si” model had slightly stiffer suspension than the LX and Ghia variants, although the Si was otherwise the same as the LX with some additional standard, mainly cosmetic, enhancements such as front and rear spoilers which were also available as options on the LXsports seats and white-faced dashboard instruments.

There seems to be a problem completing the request at present. The front suspension and steering gear were differently configured and the brakes were fitted with dual hydraulic circuits; also the wheels fitted on the Genk-built Escorts had wider rims.

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Pros – How cool are Mk 1 Escorts now? Sometime inFord Oz did bring in a batch of 25 Mk1 RSs to homologate the package for local motorsport.

Nationwide delivery available at cost. The RS was the full-fat rally-car homologation special and represented Ford’s first ever double-overhead camshaft, multi-valve production engine. Smart RS Turbo, 33, miles and delightfully unmolested The paint code is listed on the cars chassis plate under “Colour”, where the Ford code will be listed.


Stung by the criticism of the original Mark V which was still hugely popular despite motoring press criticism of its styling, ride and handlingFord facelifted the Escort and Orion in Septembergiving the revised cars a new grille, bonnet and, in the Escort hatchback’s case, a new rear end.

Inevitably, however – and this just proves that car companies have always been looking for the marketing lever – Ford decided that it needed a model that fitted in somewhere between the exotic RS and the bare-bones Mexico.

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Early saw the launch of the Escort RS Cosworth. Dash as per normal on mk3 is cracked. Log in or signup to comment. This tiny engine remained popular in Italy, where it was carried over for the Escort Mark II, but in France it was discontinued during The formula of the Mk1 was relatively simple, it had a stamped steel body, MacPherson strut independent front suspension, a live rear axle sitting on leaf springs, rack-and-pinion steering, two doors initiallyand a 4-cylinder engine that ranged in size from 0.

By Chris Thompson 28 Feb Fuel injection was now standard on all petrol models, and Ford introduced a four-wheel-drive variant of the RS, offering much improved handling over its front-wheel-drive cousins.

The escorg coveted ones are the 25 that turned up in a single batch in Very good condition throughout, with a genuine low mileage of 41, miles Drives very well, and recently passed an MOT with no advisories Has benefitted from a bare metal respray in recent years, making it very presentable.

And that car was the RS The Escort was a best-seller in the Israeli market, its best year beingwhen a total of 3, units were assembled. Note, many of these features are not necessarily unique to the RS, and may have been shared amongst other escort models in the MK1 range.


To Save a search to find the cars you like quickly you must first login. But within that, some Mk2 RSs are more collectible than others.

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The RS entered production in left-hand-drive form in mid and by the end of that same year, right-hookers were filling Brit Ford showrooms. The vehicle is in exceptionally good all round condition having undergone a complete restoration which included many new panels, paint work and re-trim. The car is painted in diamond white with blue stripes.

Rs dash and steering wheel. Intended to replace the Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth which finished production escorrt afterwards as Ford’s stalwart rally challenger as well as a competitor to supercars with private buyers, it used the turbocharged 2. The rscort version of the Ford Escort was launched in Marchwith only a small number of changes. Normally Aspirated 12 Turbo 8 Supercharger 0 Show more.

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The car had a bad reputation in Scandinavia, with severe rust problems and issues with the wet liners of the Renault-designed engine. Unlike the Mark II, which had essentially been a reskin of the original platform, the Mark III [3] was a completely new “wheels-up” design, and was conceived as a hi-tech, high-efficiency vehicle which would compete with the Volkswagen Golf mkk1 Honda Civic — considered at the time the class benchmarks, and indeed the car was launched with the advertising tagline ” Simple is Efficient “.

Please note that this page has been drafted as a guide only, and should not be relied upon without seeking professional advice. Later, an “executive” version of the Escort was produced known as the “E”.