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1972 Ford Escort RS1600 MK1 AVO BDA (Restored) For Sale

Original 1972 Ford Escort MK1 RS1600 BFAT Type 49 AVO car. For sale is a beautiful newly nut and bolt restored genuine RS1600 with Matching BDA engine! In terms of Ford investment, it does not get any better than this. The restoration has been completed to the highest standard possible with no expense spared; it is simply like a brand new car with 26k miles on clock and the best on the market. This is one of approx 27 LHD cars ever built!. They made around 900-1100 RS1600 but only a small amount of cars left the factory as left hand drive, confirmed by the owners club. The Escort did some races in Italy. I also have all the documents which proves that the car is 100% original AVO RS1600. History This car took delivery new to Sicily in 1972 and have lived there until 2007 when it was sold for restoration for £27k. This is a known car in Italy where it entered various national races during the years. It has for many years participated in the annual hill-climb up Etna. It is also a known car to UK Ford Escort Owners Club. General This RS1600 comes with complete history documentation, documentation of restoration process and many more documents like: - Original Italian Papers - FIA Papers - Many invoices and documents from past which proves the originality - Automobile Club of Italy Papers - UK Club registration document - UK 12 months MOT certificate hundred photos of the car before restoration, during restoration and after restoration. Engine The BDA engine is a LEGEND! Car still has the matching BDA engine and was completely stripped/rebuilt with new bigger forged racing piston, bearings, oil pump, water pump, head rebuilt with new valves etc. Only ran approx. 200miles since restoration. These engines delivered pure Rally Experience and were very successful over the years in many classic races and rally! As you probably know a BDA engine alone cost an excess of £25k. Suspension/Gearbox This RS1600 has complete original suspension and gearbox that has been rebuilt/restored. It's perfect for races but also very drivable on streets! Also brakes, transmission etc. were rebuilt during the restoration process. The roll cage brings some stability and safety for racing. Exterior The car has been stripped/prepped, shot blasted, rust protected and painted in original “sunset red”. It is in excellent condition with no scratches. The restorer did an excellent job with the painting it, you won't find any imperfections on the surface. Summary The car is currently registered in Italy but UK registration with DVLA is in progress and should be completed soon. I am only selling because I have not had time to use it as anticipated, I planned to put original interiors back in as well (It doesn’t come with it). I am in no hurry to sell so please no silly offers, these rarely come up for sale and I am sure there is non in this condition. The price is slightly negotiable; If you have any questions, please send me a message or on 07393986824. The car is located in Essex. I'm always interested in a deal with other classics I'm interested in Jaguar Etype, Mercedes, Porsches etc. This car will be sold as seen and without warranty! I can help with export but only after cleared funds. Viewing is recommended. Thank you


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