Ross Parker on 18 January 2023 (1 year ago).
Reg. no. DNL 188W
Chassis no. BBATAA815570
Engine no. YB 2WD Sierra Cosworth
Mileage: 2,500 (Since Rebuild) 45,101 (Indicated)
MOT: April 2023
Estimate: £28,000 – 32,000
The Ford Escort Mk. 2 is known worldwide for being one of the best rally cars of all time as well as seeing great success on race circuits as well. Even to this day it is one of the most used rally cars in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This Mk. 2 Ford may not be one for the purists but is certainly one to evoke the thoughts of both blue oval enthusiasts and retro car lovers alike. Sitting Ford Motorsport colours on a Zakspeed style X pack kit, those great box arches make the Mk. 2 so pronounced it looks like it wants to burst out of its own body. The X-Series options were offered by Ford to budding purchasers from the factory with this particular square body kit included, as well as the alteration of the front nose cone for the Mk. 2; although this particular kit is a copy of the original it looks fantastic and is well fitted. Engineer in a turbo Cosworth engine and mount it in a fresh engine bay, you have yourself, arguably one of the coolest retro fords around today. Now being released from a large collection this very car could be yours.
The car was originally purchased as a project and built from the ground up to the visual greatness it sits as today. The car has covered less than 2,500 miles since it was built and has been part of car collections with its two previous owners. The impressive spec. includes a YB Cosworth turbo engine with a 3” stainless exhaust system running approximately 280bhp, 2wd running gear from a Sierra Cosworth and a MT75 gearbox. The rear end has had a popular 4-link axle conversion, coilovers fitted and a 2.4 quick rack added. It also sports a rally fuel tank, wildwood brakes with braided brake lines and fuel lines, whilst the car sits on Image alloy wheels. The interior consists of a bolt in roll cage, cobra bucket seats and RS2000 dash clocks.
The engine bay is just as stunning as the rest of the car with its clean white finish and the engine with blue rocker cover complimented by silicone hoses and alloy engine parts. Due to little use and being stored in the dry the underside of the car also remains in good order. The boot is filled with rally spec alloy fuel tank and competition fuel system.
The sale includes a photograph album of its original build process along with some MOT history and current V5C document showing 11 previous owners.
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