Factory-Original Sporting Mk2 Escorts

Factory-Original Sporting Mk2 Escorts

By Dan Williamson

ISBN 978-1-906133-29-0

160 pages

255mm x 255mm

370 colour photos

"...you'll be poring over this book for hours...   ...Recommended" Classic Ford 

• Sporting Mk2s covered in depth – RS Mexico, Sport, Harrier, RS1800 and RS2000, plus Australian variants and Series X cars

• Provides comprehensive details of correct original factory specifications and equipment

• Body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim and trim colours, instruments and controls, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, suspension, steering and brakes, wheels and tyres, lighting and electrical equipment, factory options – and more

• More than 360 specially commissioned colour photographs of outstanding cars



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This book covers the sporting versions of Ford’s Escort Mk2, including the RS Mexico, Sport, Harrier, RS1800 and the RS2000. Also covered are the Australian variants and Series X cars.

Model-by-model, with hundreds of pictures, it gives you all the details of correct factory specifications and equipment, including body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim and trim colours, dashboard, instruments and switches, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps, and all other features right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end. All this detailed information is vital to the buyer, owner and restorer.

Each model’s section opens with a brief text introduction followed by specially commissioned colour photographs with extended captions. For quick reference to accurate and comprehensive information, this formula is hard to beat.


Escort Sport....8

Escort RS1800....34

Escort RS Mexico....58

Escort RS2000....80

Escort Harrier....106

Australian Sporting Escorts....124

Accessories and Series X....132


Build Plates....149

Sporting Escorts have been a fixture in Dan Williamson’s life for longer than he remembers. Early childhood spent sliding across the seats of his dad’s GT-engined Mk1 instilled an anorak level addiction to fast Fords. Like most Escort enthusiasts, his condition is incurable.
Dan was given his first car aged 15, a 1972 Mk1 that’s perhaps best described as a long-term project. It currently shares garage space with a ’71 Mexico and a 1600 Sport.
Dan trained as a newspaper reporter before deciding it’s more fun to write about cars. He’s been a motoring journalist since 1997, working for the UK’s leading automotive publishers. Today he’s a freelance contributor to a variety of magazines, including Fast Ford.
Dan lives in rural Lincolnshire, where he dreams about discovering a barn-stored RS1800. Don’t we all…