• The AVO Time Line

     
    1965 1970 1975
    Twin-cam 1968-1970
    RS1600 1970-1974
    Mexico 1970-1974
    RS2000 1973-1974
    Mexico 1975-1978 RS2600 Capri 1970-1975
    RS3100 Capri 1973-1973
    1968 - New Ford Escort range released January - featuring the Escort Twin-Cam
    1970 - Ford Escort RS 1600 released Jan, Escort Twin-Cam still in production
    1970 - 50 lightweight Ford Capri RS2600 AKA (plastikbombe) produced March
    1970 - production of lightweight Ford Capri RS2600 completed April
    1970 - 1st production Capri RS2600 manufactured at Niehl Sept
    1970 - The Escort RS Mexico, assembly starts at new AVO factory South Ockendon, Essex Nov
    1971 - Twin-Cam engine production finishes Spring
    1971 - Ford Capri RS2600 major changes applied October
    1972 - RS1600 cylinder blocks changed to Aluminium. Capri RS2600 facelift introduced Autumn
    1973 - Ford escort RS2000 released (LHD) Jul
    1973 - RHD RS2000 (RHD) introduced, prodcution begins almost imediately Oct
    1973 - 250 Ford Capri RS3100's produced at Ford Halewood Nov
    1974 - Dec Assembly of MK1 Escort ended, AVO factory closure announced. End of Capri RS2600 production