1977 Ford Escort RS2000

Ford RS2000 Repairs

This gorgeous Ford Escort RS2000 has been into our workshop for a few repairs. The gear lever locating bush was broken and needed replacing. Pictured

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Featured – A Couple of our Previous Ford Escort RS2000’s on Facebook

Bridge Classic Cars have a history with the fabled Ford Escort RS2000. We have restored a couple of these amazing Fast Fords for customers and a pair of them have popped up on an enthusiast Facebook page.

The orange 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 featured in the first image was restored by our in-house team. And the white car is also a 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 which was sold at Auction by ourselves but cared for the car for its new owner. The top car in the 2nd photo is that 1977 RS2000 outside the turnstiles at the home of Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road.

Is this Sierra really rarer?

This 33-year-old Ford Sierra Cosworth is set to fetch a cool £100k at auction because it’s claimed to be ‘the best one in the UK’ of only 500 ever made.


We only have to take a look into our archives and current competitions to see that Fords are becoming increasingly popular.

Earlier this year we ran a Ford Mustang competition where over four thousand tickets flew off the shelf and one lucky winner was handed the keys after spending just £7.50 on his ticket.

We also ran a draw to win a 1991 Ford Sierra Sapphire which only had just over 4,500 miles on the clock. Another incredibly popular competition prize.

Our latest competition Ford is our awesome 1979 Ford Escort RS2000. A similar low-mileage MKII Escort RS2000, also finished in Diamond White, sold at Silverstone Auctions in 2017 for a whopping £97,000!

So could this mean the estimation on this Ford Sierra Cosworth could well be accurate? We’ll have to wait and see..

If you don’t happen to have 100 grand burning a hole in your back pocket though, you could spend just £15 on a ticket for our 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 competition instead and join our many classic car winners. It could well be worth a small fortune if Fords continue to flourish!

Ford RS2000 Repairs

This gorgeous Ford Escort RS2000 has been into our workshop for a few repairs.

The gear lever locating bush was broken and needed replacing. Pictured above.

Under braking the car was pulling to one side so we investigated the brakes.

We removed the brake pistons to reveal the seals were rotten. We cleaned the pistons and replaced the seals, refitted them and bled the brakes.

Loading up for tomorrow’s auction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A bright and early start again this morning as we load up the 5 cars ready to head down to Kempton Park for tomorrow’s Jaguar Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars, hosted by Barons.

We’ve enlisted the help and expertise of Russell’s Transport once again to transport 4 of the 5 vehicles with the 1982 Triumph TR7 being left to us to take ourselves…this was a late entry and we hadn’t planned for it to go too!


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1977 Ford Escort RS2000 at Ipswich Town Football Club

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Thursday 3rd August we took delivery of an old friend once again.

We part restored our 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 back in 2015 and since then she has spent her time in Staffordshire.

We received a phone call last month from the owner who was looking to sell her due to ‘house extension’ commitments.

As we say to all of our customers, if and when the time comes you wish to sell your beloved vehicles we are always just a phone call away. And that’s exactly what Iain did.

Now, our 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 returns; with very little work to be carried out our next job was to find a suitable Suffolk location for the photo-shoot.

With Jason from Sugar and Spice Photography booked up for a next day shoot we managed to speak to Dan Palfrey, Marketing & Public Relations Officer at Ipswich Town Football Club who kindly allowed us to shoot outside the Sir Bobby Robson stand.

What better place to shoot our iconic 1977 RS2000 than outside 1977/1978 FA Cup Winners Ipswich Town Football Club, right here on our doorstep.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”14672,14673,14674,14675,14676,14677,14678,14679,14680,14681,14682,14683,14684,14685,14686,14687,14688,14689,14690,14691,14692,14693,14694,14695,14696,14697,14698,14699,14700,14701,14702,14703,14704,14705,14706,14707,14708,14709,14710,14711,14712,14713,14714,14715,14716,14717,14718,14719,14720,14721,14722,14723,14724,14725,14726,14727,14728,14729,14730,14731,14732,14733,14734,14735,14736,14737,14738,14739,14740,14741,14742,14743,14744,14745,14746,14747,14748,14749″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Behind the scenes at today’s RS2000 photoshoot…

Ordinarily we draft in the skills of one of Suffolk’s finest photographers to carry out the infamous completion photo shoots. Once our team of technicians have worked their magic on the cars our final task is for Jason at Sugar and Spice Photography to complete the project with a full professional shoot.

This one is a little different. The work required on our 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 is so minimal we have decided to jump on the shoot straight away and carry out the works afterwards.

Here we are behind the scenes of today’s shoot; set in 1977, however, we have introduced a bit of the new to today’s shoot…but for very good reasons, as will become evident when the full shoot images are ready.

A famous Suffolk landmark that very much enjoyed the 1977 and 1978 years, here we are outside the Sir Bobby Robson stand at Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town Football Club, winners of the FA Cup in the 1977/78 season.


Our 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 returns to Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We welcome back our 1977 Ford Escort RS2000 to Bridge Classic Cars.

We sold her back in September 2015 to Iain but as we always say to our customers, when you are ready to sell on please give us first refusal..and that’s exactly what Iain did.

Due to a new house extension and a couple of other classics he has in his collection he has reluctantly decided to sell on to someone who will make the most of owning this iconic modern classic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”1160,1159,1158,1157,1156,1155,1154,1153,1152,1151,1150,1149,1148,1147,1146,1145,1144,1143,1142,1141,1140,1055,887″][/vc_column][/vc_row]