Ford Escort RS2000 (1974)

Price: GBP39,995

 Vehicle Specification 

  • Year: 1974
  • Colour: Black
  • Engine: 2000cc Petrol
  • Mileage 82,481
  • Condition Concours

 Vehicle Description 

  KGF Classic Cars  

Telephone: 01733425140

Visit us:

Unit 6C Fasulo Business Park,

Roundhouse Close, Fengate,


PE1 5TA,


United Kingdom




Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after.

A rare matching numbers AVO factory Black Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000.

Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 heavy duty body, front quarter bumpers, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, quartz iodine headlamps, six pod sports binnacle, leather rimmed sports steering wheel, heater fan, two speed wipers, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, push-round ashtray, steering lock, cigarette lighter, hazard warning flashers. RS Accessories; 4 Oscar driving lamps, RS wiper aero-foil, centre console, clock and wood trim, Ford push-button radio, Rallye Sport alloy wheels.

Prepare for lots of attention as this exhilarating RS2000 stands proud in its factory correct and special order only Black paint work, (Code Y). The glossy shine is stunning. The flared front wheel arches and rolled rear arches, to accommodate the wide sports road wheels, are set off beautifully by the contrasting colour decal scheme. Original factory fitted items like the 7” diameter round sealed beam Cibe IODE H4 headlights and RS optional working Oscar high mounted driving lamps are synonymous with Group 2 Rally events and the Roger Clark Escort championship success. Detailed items remain fitted such as the RS wiper aerofoil and correct FoMoCo rear lights and reversing lamps. A black painted underside is very clean and allows perfect inspection and will please those enjoying the show scene.

Body hugging, reclining and luxurious RS seats trimmed in Black fabric, (Code A1), are immaculate in appearance and along with the rest of the interior, spotless. Fully equipped with an immaculate wooden dash and centre console, all sports instrumentation functions including the correct 130mph and 7000rpm speedometer and tachometer but the Motorola radio and Kienzie clock are inoperative. The boot area is factory specification and still retains the regular AVO Escort boot floor, complete with studs for an underbody stone deflector, (never fitted to an RS2000), and black plastic rear light protectors. Superb in all respects.

Rarely does such a sporting legend still have its original engine fitted but this matching numbers example has been cherished throughout the decades with the 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit performing faultlessly. With a quoted 100bhp, a top speed of 110mph and 0-60mph in 9 seconds is despatched with a bark through the Janspeed exhaust system sounding glorious. Short snappy gear changes and real world use is provided by a Ford Type-9 five speed gearbox which is an absolute delight to use.

The undamaged and optional Rallye Sport alloy wheels measuring 5.5x13 inch are all correctly date stamped and have minor blemishes to the polished sections. Genuine RS centre caps are fitted and the spokes are finished in the factory dark grey. 175/70 R13 Firestone tyres are fitted to all four corners and the direct acting vacuum servo assistance dual-line braking system works effectively.

Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in July 1974 this vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000’s built for the RHD market. Registered with the AVO Club as a genuine factory Black example with only a tiny fraction having been produced in this non-standard colour, the club is only aware of a handful still in existence. Fully traceable history from date of registration on the 20th September 1974 up to the present, this car has only had seven former keepers. Such is the condition and provenance of this rare RS2000 that is has been magazine featured twice with a six page spread in Retro Ford in 2013. Old invoices make fascinating reading of the care lavished on this car and a CD containing hundreds of photos is included of the detailed restoration in 2009. Recent expenditure by the current fastidious owner totalling thousands of pounds with CWC Restorations in Tyne and Wear for upkeep and servicing means this car is ready for the show season and the next Blue Oval Ford fan wanting what must be one of the rarest Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000’s.

MOT February 2021, Tax Exempt, HPI Clear.

To see a video of this car please copy the link below:

To see a complete set of photographs of this car please copy the link below:

'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars:


Ford Guide
Ford Escort RS2000
1975 West Yorkshire
Private sale Views: 41555
Ford Escort RS2000
1980 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 1420
Ford Escort RS2000
1980 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 2166
Ford Escort RS2000
1975 County Down
Private sale Views: 4507
Ford Escort RS2000
1974 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 1959
Ford Escort XR3/i
1990 Essex
Private sale Views: 7976
Ford Escort XR3/i
1989 Greater London
Private sale Views: 9568
Ford Escort XR3/i
1985 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 2229
Ford Escort XR3/i
1982 Greater Manchester
Private sale Views: 4474
Ford Escort XR3/i
1983 Swansea
Trade sale Views: 6663
Jaguar XJ
1997 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 1458
BMW 3 Series
1990 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 2246
Mercedes-Benz SLK
2001 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 2088
Rover 214/216
1993 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 2443
Ford Cortina
1980 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 2974
Citroen AX
1989 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 2144
Volkswagen Beetle
1960 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 1547
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2001 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 1531
TVR Sagaris
2005 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 1659
Mercedes-Benz SL
1986 Cambridgeshire
Trade sale Views: 1481