Subject car is a 1969 Ford Escort Mk1 that was upgraded to Group 2 standards by L.A. Motorsport - Aggelakis Service, Greece's foremost rally preparation specialist in the following manner:
The body was sandblasted and converted to Group 2 specifications which included installing a new roll cage by Safety Devices.
The 1993 cc Ford Pinto engine was totally overhauled using numerous new parts including Mahle pistons. The big valve cylinder head of 44.5 inlet valve and 38 exhaust valve along with the 2 Weber 44 IDF down draft carburetors and the racing manifold yield an estimated 160bhp.
A straight-cut 4sp Quaife (250bhp-limited) of 2.20 / 1.54 / 1.21 / 1.1 ratios was totally overhauled and installed along with a new clutch.
An Atlas rear axle bearing a 75% Z.F. Motorsport differential with a 4.6 to 1 crown, ring and pinion ratio was fitted to a new prop shaft axle.
The rear axle permitted disc brakes all around:
Front: 4 pot calipers with vented discs by AP Lockheed
Rear: 2 pot calipers by AP Racing
Front: Bilstein 260/60 inserts on 190lb coil springs bolted on roller bearing mounts.
Rear: Bilstein 220/110 inserts on 146lb single leaf springs.
¾ rack and pinion with no power assistance.
Rallye Sport Wheels (5.5” x 13") all around
Seats and seat belts by OMP
Steering wheel by Sparco
New lightweight wiring loom
Gauges by VDO
50 lt alloy fuel tank with C/W filler neck / hose /stand
Prepared by Gabriele Terzi at the time starting from a new Ford chassis. The car was rented leased until 1982; at the time participating in several races of Italian Touring Championship with various drivers.
In 1982 it was purchased by trainer Narciso that the chartered for hill-climb races.
In 1992 .....
Original RS, just overhauled a new with the shell sandblasted and repainted from zero and fully set up for Rally.
Engine BDG 2000 Corsworth; with dry sump and Dell'Orto DHLA 48 carburettors
Gearbox ZF 5-speed racing
Just serviced and fully set up by Rally. Minilite wheels 8 "front., 10" post. Interior .....
Ford Escort Mk1 Gr4 "gartrac historic spec" fabricated bodyshell for sale. This shell is a unique work as it is completely rust free, was completely cleaned before paint.
Fully documented working process.
- grp4 historic spec bodyshell with short link, with rollcage, painted into white - as seen .....
The Escort Mk1 RS1600 was one of the most succesful racecars ever made by Ford. The famous twin cam engine was used in many sportscars in the early seventies, and was a very competitive engine
in many classes.
This particular example has been a racecar from day one. It was delivered in 1969 to .....
Built in 2009 with the best components, this LHD Escort only did 3-4 tarmac rallies since.
This is a brief spec of the car:
– Sherwood BDG 2.0 engine
– ZF gearbox
– Full Gr.4 spec Atlas axle built by John Moyniham Rallying with 4 link and Watts linckage
– AP Montecarlo brakes