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Sean--Whole bunch of neat modern "vintage" machinery in the other pics too! Porsches, Fords, Opels...WOW.
 

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Also known by them 'furriners' across the pond as the 'droop snoot'. This shape is nicer than the flat front. Still prefer the MK1 version though. If I hadn't gone to Hong Kong, I was going to buy the MK1 from the dealer in Belfast to take to Germany for the grand old sum of 2,200 pounds sterling! (Approx. US$3,300). Oh for the good old days!
 

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Technically the flat front RS2000 was never sold as an RS2000 and didn't have all the nice bits (alloy bellhousing, sump, engine mounts; radius arms) that the European RS2000 had.

They were sold as "rally packs", I have the press release somewhere!!!
However, Ford did homologate them as RS2000's......

I just bought a very nice early (76) LHD Mk 2 RS2000, should be here in a coupla months (at the rate I'm going).



More pics at:
[url]http://www.autodb.no/car/requestframe.php3?nr=396116&template=kelkoo[/url]

Glenn

PS Actually Ford Australia had several 2 litre Escorts:
2.0 GL
2.0 GL Rally Pack (2dr or 4dr, aka flat front RS2000, not sold in UK)
RS2000 (inc 4dr and automatic, AC variations -- NOT identical to UK RS2000)
2.0 GL Sundowner van
2.0 Ghia (4dr)
etc....

The UK/German RS2000 Mk 2 had:
* alloy bellhousing
* alloy sump
* radium arms
* alloy engine mounts
* HD steering coupling
* RS 4 spoke alloy wheels (only on custom model for later years)
* cast RS exhaust manifold (supposedly +10BHP)
* Cibie lights

Australian cars had
* cast iron bellhousing
* pressed steel sump
* rear sway bar (Rally pack and RS2000 only I think)
* Globe Volante alloy wheels (on RS2000)
* 4dr version of RS2000 and rally pack (and Ghia etc)
* automatic transmission as an option
* Air Conditioning as an option! (moved battery to boot)
 

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No, a droop snoot is a bad choice for a rally car, too much hard work fixing the front if you tap something.

Besides, this car has like 63,000 miles on it or something. Too nice to rally.
 

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>Sean--Whole bunch of neat modern "vintage" machinery in the
>other pics too! Porsches, Fords, Opels...WOW.

Definitely! Notice that Walter Röhrl showed up?

Folks: joeg is referring to the following gallery:
http://www.ac-motorsport.de/gallery/gallery.php?gal=koeln_ahrweiler_2003


OK, there's another one that I recognize but can't identify:
http://www.ac-motorsport.de/gallery/gallery.php?bigimg=IMGP3764.jpg&gal=koeln_ahrweiler_2003
http://www.ac-motorsport.de/gallery/gallery.php?bigimg=IMGP3762.jpg&gal=koeln_ahrweiler_2003
http://www.ac-motorsport.de/gallery/gallery.php?bigimg=IMGP3765.jpg&gal=koeln_ahrweiler_2003

(I think these within the same vehicle marque ;) )
 

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>Easy, its a Snoop Nose Ford RS2000
>you could get them with a "flat " front or the "snoop"
>Mine has the flat front
>Leon Styles

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Gee, and I always that a Snoop always had a 'blunt' front...

:7

wait for it....wait for it....

Sorry...bad joke.
 
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