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1978 Ford Escort replica RS2000 Wheeler Dealers rally car

Lot No.: 303

Registration: THG 478T
Chassis Number: GCATUU87834
Engine Number: HY06778
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 2.0
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Sold for (£): 15,750

To add a little variety to their show in 2015, Mike Brewer decided he and Ed should create a rally car. Finding an unfinished project developed from a very solid 1978 MK II shell with a 2-litre Pinto engine, the Wheeler Dealers team set about transforming the car into a Ford Escort RS2000 'Evocation' that could compete in rally events. As can be seen from the TV show, aired in September 2015, Mike and Ed have worked their usual magic on the car, making all essential changes for the car to be eligible to compete in rallying events, including a full roll cage, fire extinguisher system, larger capacity fuel tank with braided fuel lines, body strengthening, and a twin electric fuel pump. Much of the work carried out on cars for the TV program ends up on the cutting room floor, so with a list of jobs undertaken off screen too long to list here, the end result is a really well-developed and smartly presented rally car. 

Since being purchased from the Wheeler Dealers team, the RS2000 replica has made a few appearances at shows but has yet to be unleashed in anger on a proper rally stage.
Offered for sale with a fresh MOT, an MSA log book and MOTs from its time as a road car, don't miss this opportunity to acquire the Java Green RS2000 'Evocation' and share its celebrity.  

NB; This car was first registered in the UK in 2010 in left-hand drive, and was recorded as an insurance theft on the 'condition alert register in 2012.