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
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