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An Escort Mk1 RS2000 ripe for restoration is estimated to sell for £25,000 when it goes to auction on July 14.

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The car discovered by Charterhouse Auctioneers hidden away in a Dorset garage is a late RS2000 model. First registered in 1975 the car was finished in Diamond White rolling off the production line with a cigarette lighter, reversing lights, and a heated rear window.

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Over the past 46 years this Mk1 RS2000 has had only seven owners in total. The current owner bought the car from a retired gentleman in Bournemouth over three years ago who in turn bought it from his brother.

It is thought the car was last on the road nearly 25 years ago, having been tucked away in garages since then. The owner had planned to restore the car to its former glory but plans change and he has decided to let another enthusiast take the project over.

Needing full restoration it is estimated at £20,000-25,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their classic car auction being held at The Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, Somerset on Wednesday, July 14.

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