1974 Ford Escort MK1 RS2000

This Mk1 RS Cosworth has been set up for classic competion rally, and was recently available for sale on Bonhams Auctions website.

This is a very r are RS2000 MK1 Escort. For more informatoin about confirming the originality of a MK1 RS2000 Escort and additoinal information, see the attached links to both the RS2000 and RS1600 buyers guides provided by Classic Register:



The interopr has been largely stripped to allow for the rally enhancements including racing seats, roll cage, relevant instruments and other equipment. The interior could quite easily be brought back to its original condition.

The 2.0 Ford unit offers ample performance thanks to a downdraught compound twin-choke Weber carburettor and a free-flow exhaust manifold so 100bhp and 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds with a top speed of 108mph.

Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in February 1974 this vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000's built for the UK market of which only a fraction are now recorded at the AVO register.  If you have any further information about this car, please contact us. If you have a RS escort, please sign up to Classic Register and make sure its details are recorded!

Vehicle details

Added on 20 Oct 2014

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
United Kingdom
Build date: 
built in 1974
Manual (floor shift)
Paint Colour/Code: 
code A apollo white
Interior Colour/Code: 
Unknown (modified)
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Engine Number: 
(20) GRM6015B-AO
Chassis Number: 


Morris Cooper S Register of Australia's picture

Mini's were put out of rallying business due to the escort! Great handling little cars :)