1980 FORD ES­CORT MK2 RS2000 TURBO

OWNER: CLIFF WIL­LIAM

NZ Performance Car - - Super Score -

It wasn’t all race cars on show. Cliff’s RS2000 was one very spe­cial edi­tion on static dis­play. Based on a RS2000, it is one of 10 turbo Mk2s built by the Ger­man Ford spe­cial-oper­a­tions department in Cologne. The en­gine is a Pinto, and fea­tures a Janspeed-de­vel­oped turbo kit with a Gar­rett T04 huf­fer draw­ing air through an SU carb. Cliff ad­mits that it’s a lit­tle laggy, but it cer­tainly keeps him on his toes. The body­work is what is known as a ‘droop snoot’ base, with X-Pack boxed guards / spoiler pack­age. The in­te­rior — which is in im­pec­ca­ble con­di­tion, we might add — is a full Re­caro. As far as spe­cial-edi­tion Es­corts go, this is right up there, and it is cool to see it in such a con­di­tion.

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