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£ 49,000

1974 AVO Ford Escort RS2000 RHD



“Best Escort in Town”

1974 Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 RHD

Genuine AVO car

Right Hand Drive Dutch registration

Will be delivered to the UK  

The Ford Escort gained worldwide fame after winning the 1970 London to Mexico rally in the hands of Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm. 

Ford quickly recognized the market potential for affordable rally cars and initiated a special division named “Advanced Vehicle Operations” that converted standard road cars for competition use. The RS2000 is arguably the most drivable of all Escorts produced and even today a genuine AVO car is highly desirable due to its build quality, strength and potential for further tuning.  


The car we are offering is a genuine AVO car from 1974 and was prepared by a leading Escort specialist of The Netherlands to extreme high standards for Historic Rallying. 


155 HP built for torque

Built by Classic Competition with Burton cylinder head

Fast rally cam shaft

Two double Weber 45 Carburetors

TLE Headers

High output alternator 

Period correct Bosch ignition 

Larger cooling block in radiator

Separate cooling fan

Oil cooler



Five-speed BGH Geartec close ratio gearbox

Short shift mechanism

Heavy duty drive shaft

Quaife Limited Slip differential



Strengthened in many places by renowned Escort specialist

Safety Devices Roll cage 

Tubes between sills and tunnel for seat mounting

Turrets for rear shock absorbers.

Firewall between interior and boot 


Suspension (pictures available)

Mac Pherson with Bilstein dampers.

Transversal strut

Heavy duty steering arms.

Adjustable Anti roll bar

Strengthened Rear Axle  

Panhard rod



Ventilated discs

Mintex competition pads

Pedalbox with 2 main brake cylinders and balance bar 

In car adjustable brake balance



Rear mounted battery

100L Fuel tank

Two fuel pumps

Fuel filter with pressure regulator

All pipes and cables inside the car

Cibie spotlights and driving lights

Reverse lamp 

LED interior light

Bucket seats

Full harness

New wiring harness with 24 fuses

Fuses and relays in central box above feet navigator

Alu sump protection plate

Skid plate under diff

Quick rack

Ford works centre console

VDO and Smith instruments

Map reading lamp

Halda twinmaster

Peltor/3M Intercom

Fire extinguisher



Seller: Mike van Thiel
  Machines With a Mission
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Country: Belgium
City: Lanaken
Phone: +3289208881
Currency: GBP
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £49,000
Added: 01/01/2021
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