Published: 31 Oct 2017

RS2000 spec Ford Escort van up for auction

A unique Ford Escort van that has been modified to RS2000 specification is set to be auction in the coming months. Given a rally pedigree by the current owner in 2007, the original 1979 Ford Escort MKII van is based on the legendary Escort MKII RS2000 rally saloon from the 70s.

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With an upgrade that took over three years to complete, it was stripped right down and rebuilt. Using a donor RS2000 car, the van now has a rally specification. Powered by a 2.1 l Pinto engine, motorcycle carburettors are used for maximised performance. Painted in Ford Modena Green, it is finished with the iconic Minilite alloy wheels.

Costing over £40,000 to complete the makeover, it is set to go under the hammer with a guide price of between £12,000 and £15,000. With a little over 79,000 miles and in very good condition, it is being sold by Classic Car Auctions in December.

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