Ford Escort RS 1600 Mk 1

Border Reivers are delighted to be offering the ex-minilite Ford Escort  RS 1600 from 1972

The Early History of the car is a bit of a sketchy, what we do know is that it was campaign in the East South Africa Rally by Minilights a couple of times.
The company that done the wiring harness said it was always a rally car and had done the East Africa Safari Rally several times before however they remembered the car  in red ?

We were sent this picture from Christopher (facebook) who is at the wheel (Car in Red)

PIAA Lights all so confirmed that they made a batch of 4 sets of Aluminium light weight spot lights for rally cars entering the Africa rally in fact they asked to buy back the lights as they are the only set they know of that exist.
This Escort has been owned by my client who resides in Monaco since 2014,He has entered the Last 5 Monte Carlo Historique Rally gaining a top 20 place this year 2019. The car has done the last 8 Monte Carlo Rallys.

Full seam welded
Full FIA Roll cage
Works Metal bubble arches
Suspension tunnels strengthened
Widened gearbox tunnel
Fuel tank 75 Ltrs
Remote oil tank in boot
Works fuel filler
Safari window holders on rear straps to hold
Safari rear bumper with foot steps
Safari Quarter window vents
Fuel lines inside car.
Brake lines inside car
Oil lines inside car (new 2016)
Shell was restored and resprayed in 2014 with new outer seals this was the only bad rust on the shell and were re done the same as the works one it had the rest o the shell was kept to original spec.
Once you start to look in detail at the underneath you start to see it is a very different escort due to being a Safari Rally Car strengthened with Water deflector and protection plates.

Running Gear and suspension & steering & brakes, all parts replaced to original spec.
From the replacement parts, installed it is all Group 4 original
The Diff is a Atlas with extended rear plate for cooling Safari ( new 2019)
Inner and outer bearings larger ( new 2019)
Shafts Group 4 ( new 2018)
Hubs Group 4 (new 2017)
Prop shaft strengthened Safari
Rear brakes M16 wider than standard rs1600 ( full rebuild & shoes replaced 2019)
Suspension Leaf springs upgraded ( new 2017)
Shocks (new 2018)
Strengthen diff plate
Diff protection plate
Front springs upgraded for Safari (new 2016)
Front Shocks (new 2018)
Group 4 hubs (new 2017)
Two pot brake callipers (new 2017)
Disks vented (new 2017)
Bearings Grp 4 (new 2019
Group 4 crossmember strengthen. Original
Group 4 rose joints (new 2017)
Quick rack steering
Safari Eng and gearbox protection

BDG 2.0 complete rebuild 2019
High pressure oil pump new 2019
Complete new group 4 gaskets set
Rally manifold new in 2017
All pulley and tensions and belts new 2019
Alternator 90 amp new 2018
Electric fan two speed
Safari radiator aluminium new 2017

T9 – 5 speed upgraded to rally spec rebuilt 2018
Complete rally spec wiring harness
4 point harness
Sparco rally seats pro 2000
Safari leather original storage
Safari side mounted storage
Battery behind navigator seat
Navigator foot rest
Window wash inside
Hydraulic hand brake
Rear net
Flocked dash
Extra oil pressure gauge
Extra water temp gauge
Fuel mix ratio gauge
4 wheel sensors 2 per side for rally computer installed
Navigator lights
Led lights inside
Led under bonnet lights

Some much more ……….

Just study the images. Incredible value in todays market

This car is turn key & ready to compete, Peking – Paris Perhaps. The only reason the car has come to the market the owner thinks it to historically important to damage on his watch ….


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