Ford Escort RS1800 Custom

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Lot No: 62

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1975 Ford Escort RS1800 Custom 16,484 (Not Warranted) £75,000 + buyers premium


Description from The Vendor:

Well known very early car Very rare one of only approx 20 Custom Models produced, first registered 24 June 1975 Sold new by KT Dartford Ltd to S P Hayward & Sons Ltd of Bexleyheath Kent.

Second owner Mr. David Jones of Dartford from 28th March 1977 who rallied the vehicle and kept it until sold to Mr. Harbottle in November 1982.

The engine blew up in 1983 and I purchased it as a well-used car with a blown engine.
I put the car in storage until 2015 and then decided to start the restoration. Completed by Dennis Moody Motorsport in 2020.

The engine is 2.0 BDG stripped, rebuilt and dyno,d at Dtw engines producing very usable 216 bhp at 7000rpm.

Well documented history with photographs of restoration and many pictures of the car competing in the seventies and eighties.

Invoices for more than £47000 included.

Some of the features of this very early model Rs1800 custom
The original white rear spoiler, the front wing indicator repeater lamps, and the original speedo cluster with miles per hour and no kph markings.


Auctioneer’s notes:

We, the team, at South Western Vehicle Auctions, are proud and very excited to be able to offer in our Autumn Classic Sale, this remarkable Ford Escort Mark II RS 1800 Custom.

This car, as you can see from the information provided online, is as rare as rare can be.  She is 100% correct and she has the original body shell and the vendor asked me to add a few points which indicates that the car is a very early model.  You will see that the rear spoiler is in white and you will note the front wings have indicator repeater lamps and inside the cabin the speedometer has only MPH and no KPH markings.  The vendor said that he would be delighted to speak to any serious prospective buyer to answer any technical questions (please! no time wasters, thank you)

To put this into effect, ring the office on 01 202 745466  and ask to speak to Owen, who will take down your name and telephone number and pass this to the vendor who will call you back.  This incredible and rare car may be viewed, strictly by appointment.

Full Details:

Lot No. 62
Auction 29th October 2021 - 94% SOLD
Vehicle Make Ford
Vehicle Model Escort RS1800 Custom
Year of Manufacture 1975
Mileage 16,484 (Not Warranted)
Registration JKR40N
Date first Registered 24-06-1975
MOT None
Chassis Number BBATRL08644
Engine Number
Estimated Sale Price £70000 - £75000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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