Ford Escort 1600 MK 1


This Ford Escort Historic Rally car was one of two special cars comissioned by the head of " Minilite Wheels "Mr.Don Simmons,for his personal use.The other car was a Escort MK 11 which has been previously sold.The Escort is a early type 49 shell,1st registered in 1969,the body shell has been professionaly seam welded and gusseted to a very high standard.The shell has also been turreted,it remains a proper period car with all steel panels and glass,retaining the winding windows.The " Minilite " car is fitted with adjustable Bilstein suspension,correct Front Disc brakes with large drums to the rear,Gartrac adjustable pedal box and aeroquipe pipes.The engine is a 1600cc crossflow,Big valve head,steel rockers,duplex timing chain and twin Webber carburretors.The gearbox is a early close ratio 4 speed 2000e three rail,competition clutch and english limited slip differential.The underbonnet is perfectly prepared,the cooling is via a safari multicore radiator.Inside the boot you will find again perfectly fitted 10 gallon alloy fuel tank,twin electric fuel pumps with a filter king,spare wheel alloy mounting,quick lift jack and rachet fasteners.Inside the very purpose full cabin are competion seats,6 point quick release seat belts,cometion steering wheel and an aray of guages to monitor the engine.The navigators area boasts a lovely period map light,tools,map pockets and a full navigator period computor.The " Minilite "decals are fitted to the exterior panels,spot light covers,steering wheel and special seatbelts.The car is fitted with a genuine safety devises roll cage with removable door bars.Seldom do cars of this quality come to the market,many are just worn out,this is a fresh car,drives superbly.The Escort sits of coarse on Genuine Gold Minilite wheels.There is far more to the car than i can write here,just call for a full description,priced at a fraction of the build cost,be quick there isnt another one like this.


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