Big in­ter­est in Ford un­used in 27 years

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - www.math­ew­sons.co.uk

An auc­tion house is of­fer­ing buy­ers the chance to buy an orig­i­nal 1975 Ford Es­cort RS2000 that hasn’t been used for the past 27 years.

De­spite not be­ing in work­ing or­der, the car is ex­pected to fetch more than £20,000 when it comes un­der the ham­mer at Math­ew­sons’ auc­tion on 3 Septem­ber in Pick­er­ing, North York­shire.

The rally-bred fast Ford has been dry­s­tored since be­ing taken off the road, and has since been in­spected by an in­de­pen­dent ex­pert who de­scribes it as ‘very cor­rect’.

David Mathew­son from the auc­tion house says: ‘ The guy bought it and time got away from him. It’s had a huge amount of in­ter­est – and we’ve even heard that some­one who wanted to buy it when it went into stor­age 27 years ago is sniff­ing round again!’

Else­where in the sale, a 1988 Ford Sierra Sap­phire GL will arouse more in­ter­est from Ford fans. The im­mac­u­late car has cov­ered just 2000 miles and has an es­ti­mate of £5000-6000.

1975 Es­cort RS – ripe for recom­mis­sion­ing

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