1996 Mk6 Ford Escort RS2000



We are very proud to offer this Escort RS2000 for sale with only 14,710 miles from new.

The Ford Escort RS2000 variants have steadily been gaining traction, whilst looking superb value against other RS models, and this very low mileage and low owner example is surely one of the best original examples around.

1 previous owner
Original owner for 23 years
Original purchase invoice
19 x MOT certificates dating back to original MOT
Spare keys
Rare Aubergine colour
Totally unmodified example
Original panels & original paintwork
Superb interior condition
Fresh MOT & Service upon sale

If you are in the market for a nice RS2000 in original condition, then look no further.


Only one previous owner from new, being the original owner from new until 2019 – 23 years of ownership!

Original purchase invoice, along with various Ford letters of correspondence, handover checklist and of course original keys – including spares.
Also within the history file are all the original booklets, in the original binder along with original brochures.
A total of 19 MOT certificates are present, along with various invoices, sorn declarations and even a picture of the original long term owner receiving the keys for his newly purchased RS2000.

MOT History:
1999 – 8,456 miles
00 – 10,005
01 – 10,868
02 – 11,951
03 – 12,429
04 – 12,753
05 – 12,974
06 – 13,166
07 – 13,268
08 – 13,458
09 – 13,498
10 – 13,518
11 – 13,613
12 – 13,955
13 – 14,189
14 – 14,263
15 – 14,274
16 – 14,298
17 – 14,315
18 – 14,316

Service History:
1996 – 1,289 miles
97 – 4,691
98 – 6,888
00 – 9,324
01 – 11,358
10 – Self serviced with receipts for parts present
21 – Full service to be completed

Body & Paintwork

As you would expect, the Aubergine paintwork is 100% original, and is in very nice order, the paint has never been machine polished.
All the panels are original, without damage.

All trims are in great condition, the badges, and lights are all unmarked.
Rubbers are as new, with no perishing of the door rubbers, aerial base etc.

A very nice example, of what is now a very sought after and rare car.

Interior & Trim

This is an area that a lot of these cars wear badly over time.

This example is extremely good inside as you would fully expect from the low mileage.

The seats are simply superb, with no signs of any wear at all, and the rear seats look as thought they have never been sat in.

All carpets are without any marks, and floor mats are still in place.

Dashboard is unmarked, and original stereo is still in place, along with original gear knob and steering wheel, all of which are in new condition.
Everything works as it should do, and the overall appearance is still fantastic.


This engine has barely been ‘ran in’ with such low mileage.
Whisper quiet from cold, with no tapping from cold which is common on these engines.

The car has clearly been cherished and loved, and the engine bay is simply lovely, without any modifications and as it left the showroom.

Driving this car is an absolute pleasure, the gearbox is nice and tight, the clutch is fantastic and performance is good, exactly as it should be.

Running Gear

All running gear is in fantastic order throughout – driving exactly as it should do.

The underside has had waxoil applied at some point in time, but it is clear this has been done to ‘preserve’ rather than ‘hide’.
A small area which we cleaned just to see what it would potentially clean like if a buyer chose that route, looks great.

Brakes are superb standard items, and have no judder at all.
All suspension is without fault, and still in original paint.

The wheels are in unmarked original condition, with original tyres still fitted.