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1968 Ford Escort MkI RS1600 Zakspeed, Championship winner For Sale


Year: 1968

Make: Ford

Model: Escort RS1600

Series: MK I

Homologation: 1605

Group: 2

Class: C3

Chassis number: GBATHR49784

Engine preparation: John Wilcox Competition Engines / Jondel Race Engines

Engine block number: JW510 / 472

Engine type: Cosworth BDG, linered alloy block, 2.0lt, in line 4 cyl., DOHC, ported 16 large valve head, JE forged pistons, steel H section con rods, steel narrow journal lightweight crankshaft, 2 Weber 48 DCO 2SP carburetors with works type linked throttle control

Engine output: 248 bhp at 8000 rpm, 238 Nm at 7000 rpm, 180 Psi in all cylinders at 97 octane fuel

Engine lubrication and cooling: 10lt dry sump oil container supply via Mocal lub-oil cooler and enlarged alloy radiator cooling

Fuel supply: Alloy casing tank supply via 2 Facet Red Top Gold Flo fuel pumps

Transmission type: 5-speed, full synchromesh, 2.3/1.8/1.36/1.14/1.1 via twin plate paddle 7.23 clutch and 110T flywheel

Gearbox make, model and number: ZF S5-18/3 Stueckl.number 1255003199, 302962, Historic Group 2 upgrade kit

Rear axle type: Ford Atlas, free-floating 4-linked with Watts-linked 2-rod housing assembly

LSD: ZF 5.1 crown pin to 45/45 angle

Rear axle number: 69GG-4198-A-A 024625

Brakes: AP Racing CP-series alloy 4-pot with vented discs at the front controlled by a 0.7 Wilwood master cylinder pump and 2-pot with solid discs powered by 0.625 Wilwood master cylinder and 0.625 Wilwood-powered handbrake at the rear

Suspension: Bilstein adjustable shocks all around

Steering: Quaife quick ratio rack

Pedals: Gartrac

Seat: Circuit Plus by Sparco, Homologation number CS 236-10

Seat belts: TRS Magnum 6-point

Electrics: Lumenition ignition coil, Bosch distributor, lightweight lithium battery and racing wiring loom

Roll cage: Safety Devices

Net weight: 790kg

Power to weight: 31% or 314 bhp per ton

Settings: Tarmac

- Technical Passport - Log Book, Hellenic Motorsport Federation / Racing Committee (O.M.A.E./E.P.A), issued 2016
- Greek FIA historic certificate
- Greek passenger vehicle registration
- John Wilcox Competition Engines Overhaul and Dyno Test Report
- Jondel Race Engines Overhaul Description and Dyno Test Report

Racing History:
June: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded

March: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
August: Omalos hillclimb, finished 1st

March: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 2nd
May: Kimis hillclimb, finished 1st
July: Achladokampos hillclimb, finished 1st
September: Omalos hillclimb, finished 1st
October: Dervenochoria hillclimb, finished 1st

March: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 1st
May: Kimis hillclimb, finished 1st
June: Achladokampos hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
August: Omalos hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
September: Portaria hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
October: Attiki hillclimb, finished 1st

March: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 1st
April: Dionysos hillclimb, finished 1st
May: Kimis hillclimb, finished 4th
September 4th: Omalos hillclimb, finished 1st
September 26th: Portaria hillclimb, finished 1st

April: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 1st
May: Dionysos hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
August: Achladokampos hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
September: Omalos hillclimb, finished 1st
November: Tripoli speed track, finished 1st
December: Megara speed track, finished 1st

March: Dionysos hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
April: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 1st

March: Dionysos hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
May: Kimi hillclimb, finished 1st, video recorded
June: Ritsona hillclimb, finished 1st
October: Achladokampos hillclimb, finished 3rd
November: Pititsa hillclimb, finished 1st

Zakspeed racing team was formed in 1968 and soon became Ford's official team in the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft series. Its founder Erich Zakowski established Zakspeed in the series through his modified Ford Escort MKI RS1600 which featured an aerodynamically shaped body, a featherlight weight of 840 kg and a heavily modified Ford BDA DOHC engine of 1.6lt which was later bored to 2.0lt to produce over 250 bhp. Zakspeed's team through its talented Hans Joackim Stuck, Dieter Glemser and Hans Heyer won every single championship title for the 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975 DRM series.
The car featured here was sourced by well known hillclimb driver Mr. Giorgos Katsaros in 2011 to be built by Greece's foremost rally preparation expert, the late Mr. Lambros Agelakis of Agelakis Motorsports. The 1968 2-door MKI body was scrapped into bare metal, reinforced and converted via fitting a UK-supplied Zakspeed widebody kit. The engine was prepared by John Wilcox Competition Engines to produce 236bhp at 8000 rpm and 225 Nm at 7000 rpm to the rear wheels. The gearbox was overhauled and fitted a Historic spec. Group 2 upgrade kit. The overall result was an unbeatable performer which in the hands of its skillful hillclimb expert driver began a streak of championship title wins that no one has managed to challenge to this day. Recently, the engine was even further developed by Jondel Racing Engines offering an additional 14 bhp to 248bhp at 8000 rpm and 238 Nm at 7000 rpm resulting in a 31% power to weight ratio. After 7 consecutive Championship Titles and 29 1st place wins this astounding hillclimb performer is offered for sale.
Price POA
Ad Type For Sale
Category FIA Race Cars
Make Ford
Model Escort
  Escort MkI RS1600 Zakspeed
Year 1968
Country Greece
Region International
Telephone +30 6945 159602
Status Trade
Date 11-Dec-2019
Ref C1184235

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