MK2 Escort RS2000 Group 1
Historic Rally car
Probably the most famous Group 1 Escort rally car any where , with a documented long history of success.
Built to Group 1 spec by Ford motorsport Boreham for HRH Prince Michael of Kent to compete in 1976 Tour of Britain Rally (finished 11th) then sold to; David Sutton Cars for Jill Robinson to use on the Lombard RAC rally sponsored by Castrol , then hired to David Lang sponsored by Withers of Winsford, then the car was sold to Quicks for Ford and Mike Stuart drove the car successfully for another couple of seasons winning many awards and Lombards RAC rallies, the car was then sold to MCD/RED for Louise Aitken to drive for the next couple of seasons and RAC rallies winning even more awards. The car had spent all of its life with professional teams and was always upgraded as the Group 1 homologation spec was upgraded , leaving this car in max Group 1 spec .
The car was eventually sold into private hands in mid 80’s and used on smaller rallies . In 1990 the owner decided he would like to restore this famous little car, he asked Mike Taylor Developments (MTD) to do the job, as Mike himself was subcontracted by MCD/RED to prepare the car for them.
There is a large documented restoration file with lots of photos and a ten page invoice
(the restoration cost £24.5k in 1991)
The car has never been rallied since the restoration, it sat in Louise Aitken Walkers show room for a while before being bought by ourselves .
This car has done it all it , won at all levels (International and National ) Rarely do you see cars of this calibre with some of the biggest names in 70/80’s rallying ….Boreham , David Sutton , MCD/RED , Mike Taylor Developments etc Not to mention Royalty and a Ladies World Rally Champion .
A very versatile little car , suitable for historic stage rallies, relaxed classic rallies, or road events etc. Simple to maintain , easy to drive.