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1974 Ford Escort RS 2000 MkI

1974 Ford Escort RS 2000 MkI in Furious 6, Movie, 2013 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1974 Ford Escort RS 2000 MkI

Position 01:32:47 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

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dsl SX

2013-02-04 14:39

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No idea if anything genuine for a proper TC/RS/Mexico with big arches or just boyracer lookalike. youtube footage suggsts the colour scheme uses white RS2000 sticker outlines on sides/bonnet/boot, but these could be bought over the counter as accessories and I don't recognise this blue as genuine factory colour. 71+ black grille .... Filmed in Tenerife, so might once have been a local rally car?!?

DigitalLuke64DD EN

2013-02-06 17:54

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dsl wrote Filmed in Tenerife, so might once have been a local rally car?!?


If it was, it was left as a RHD vehicle, which is uncommon for cars used in local motorsport.

BigRiggs1 UK

2013-02-06 18:51

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Tyrese flying through the air like a boss!

DigitalLuke64DD EN

2013-03-15 17:56

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Link to "www.edmunds.com"

Quote from the page: "Left essentially stock except for cages and stripped interiors, the RS2000s were all powered by their original 2.0-liter OHC "Pinto" engines."

Info should be changed to 1970 Ford Escort RS2000.

dsl SX

2013-03-15 18:06

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RS 2000 Mk1 launched Oct 73.

DigitalLuke64DD EN

2013-03-15 18:07

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In that case, Edmunds made a mistake on their part. My bad.

dsl SX

2013-03-15 18:18

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I suspect Edmunds may be exaggerating slightly - Mk1 RS 2000 are fairly rare (5334 made of which 3759 sold in UK) and now expensive with short production before Mk2, so I doubt if all 7 were really RS 2000. Also the link - "left essentially stock" - does not mention the big arch modifications or wider alloy wheels. But the result is clearly meant to be RS 2000, so accepted.

DigitalLuke64DD EN

2013-03-15 18:24

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Perhaps the stunt vehicles were just whatever they could get their hands on, and the single, hero car used for the photoshoot was a genuine RS2000. A member on an Escort owner's forum said he sold his car to the production crew, and that particular one was identical aside from a swapped colour scheme.

-- Last edit: 2013-03-15 18:27:40

dsl SX

2013-06-17 16:31

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Minichamps have announced replicas of this car for release in 1:18 and 1:43 scale around November 2013. Their description is a 1970 RS1600 FAV (= Ford Advanced Vehicles) with photos of a real car in this livery with YLV 7J plates. As we have other info in these comments about the sourced cars and the RS1600 was not actually launched until Jan 71, I don't think we need to change our referencing, just note what Minichamps say. YLV 7J does not seem to have a live DVLA record, but HPicheck says it is an undated Escort 1300 GT with 1933cc, so a mongrel. YLV 7J was issued in Liverpool in May 1971.

antp BE

2013-09-09 16:42

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Max_S DE

2014-04-27 01:48

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In the special features they show four identical cars in a warehouse, plus one chassis with interior on a rig in front of a greenscreen (for dialoge-shots).
They say that they were usual escorts "shined up" (they bought a real one to know what the cars have to look like) to deliver the looks, and apart from one "hero car" they weren't even completed.
Some might have survived, as only one got totalled during a failed attempt for the jump (in the first pic of antp's post).

Trimmy UK

2015-07-09 00:45

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I know this goes back put just came across it, my dad bought the Escort 1300GT YLV7J in 1978 damaged and repaired it then my brother got the car i had it off my brother early 80s i then stripped it and restored reconditioned the 1.3 i sold it late 80s to my cousin then he moved it on never seen it again until i seen the reg in the film great car great memories

Boss429 US

2015-10-20 13:42

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The stunt cars are RS1600s. The car used for promotional work is most likely a real RS2000.

dudley UK

2016-10-31 18:41

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RS1600 http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298857

"So the production bought five of the right-hand-drive RS1600s in Great Britain and completely rebuilt them in a British shop. That meant tearing the Escorts down to the bare shells and building them back up again. The engines were rebuilt, new five-speed manual transmissions went in behind them, new roll cages were fitted and each car was equipped with a pair of racing seats."

-- Last edit: 2016-10-31 18:42:22

Baube QC

2016-10-31 18:46

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never saw the movie but.... how did a tank managed to catch a Mustang ?

dsl SX

2016-10-31 19:22

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^^ I don't believe they would have been 5 real genuine RS 1600s unless they were total scrapyard fodder - too expensive, there would have been street riots led by Escort RS-ultras, the grapevine would have been running full-pelt about sudden buying activity in such numbers and so on. Plus it would have been a pointless exercise just to then completely rebuild to a new spec for filming and then trash them. I suspect some PR hype - they may well have bought 5 assorted boyracered lesser Escorts (eg YLV 7J - a 1300 GT with 1933cc so possibly a bored-out RS 1800 unit) with RS-like modifications and rebuilt from there. A bit like the Italian job, where exotic destructions of apparently pristine things (Miura, DB4, E-Type) turn out to have been cleverly bodged substitutions.

2491tj EN

2017-09-11 19:52

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actually its a replica....even today the DVLA in the Uk lists the license plate "YLV7J" as being a 1970 white Escort 1300 GT!!!!!!

CRAFT372 US

2019-01-14 02:14

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mini1998 IE

2019-02-10 23:43

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Surprisingly they actually jumped the Ford Escort in real life and it seemed to survive pretty ok from the behind the seens footage I saw on YouTube https://youtu.be/7O1bcafOaaw

TomTigerShark UK

2019-06-28 15:56

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The Number plate is a 'J' reg which would have been for cars made in 1970.
The Escort RS2000 was introduced in the June of 1973
The colour scheme would indicate a 2lt RS2000 not the 1.6lt RS1600.
However since this is a modified car scene movie, to be fair it could be anything.

Still looks cool and i want one.

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