Here is a very rare opportunity to steal the limelight at any classic car show or track event with this stunning Mk1 Ford Escort Alan Mann replica. Built up from a bare shell, this is a completely rust free example which sincere buyers are welcomed to inspect throughout on one of our four post ramps. As can be seen from the photos, the bodywork, including the steel arches and paintwork are to a very high standard.
Powering the car is a 2.1 Pinto engine built by Naismith Engineering in Wimbledon. The engine is fed by twin 48 Webers and features a fast road cam, lightened and balanced flywheel, offset crank to match the extra 100cc bore and new pistons and the timing is managed by a Bosch electronic system. The car was subsequently tuned on the rolling road by John Wood Race Engines in Eastbourne where it produced a figure of 186 bhp. A competition clutch feeds the power to a Ford Type 9 gearbox and Quaiffe LSD which is managed through a quick shift gear linkage.
The car has Ford discs brakes front and rear which are well balanced and also features a hydraulic handbrake. The suspension is a pure race set up with a 5 link rose jointed rear set up and adjustable coil over shocks and springs. The car features an aluminium race fuel tank and Facet fuel pump, aluminium radiator and Odyssey race battery. Wheels are 13” Revolutions with Kumho tyres all round.
Inside there is a Safety Devices cage, Cobra bucket seats and Sabelt 4 point harnesses to keep the occupants tight and safe and a custom built dashboard and switches for all controls.
The car is registered correctly as a Ford Escort in the correct colour, has had only six owners in total and is Tax and MOT exempt, although we would be happy to provide a full year’s MOT should the new owner request.
Everyone knows how popular these Mark 1 Escorts are and there are few out there in this condition or built to this specification. Viewings and inspections are welcomed and recommended although please note only test rides will be available. The car comes a full clean HPi report and is sold with 2015 Consumer Rights Protection as a classic car for show purposes only.