1980 FORD ESCORT MK2 RS2000 TURBO
OWNER: CLIFF WILLIAM
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.