For Sale: 1977 Ford Mk2 Escort RS1800 Gp4 Historic Rally Car
Instantly recognisable and super quick, the Eddie Stobart-liveried Mk2 Escort RS1800 GP4 will head to the auction block at Silverstone Auctions’ upcoming Race Retro & Classic Car Sale, ready to propel a lucky new historic racer to motorsport glory.
Built to the absolute furthest reaches of historic RS1800 development by Prefab Motorsport Engineering, this little rocket runs a chassis-mounted Sherwood two-litre alloy block BDG, with dry sump, Lucas ignition, and 48 DCOSP Weber carbies. The power plant puts out 260bhp and sings through a Tony Law exhaust.
Tested by rally legend Colin McRae, the car’s career of bountiful victories was kicked off by Jimmy McRae when he won the 2006 Roger Albert Clark Rally. McRae and co-driver Andy Richardson went on to take outright victory in the pre-’81 category of the 2007 British Historic Championship, accumulating outright wins in events such as the Rally of Flanders along the way.
In 2008 Alister McRae drove the car to an outright win in the historic category of the Colin McRae Memorial Rally, surging ahead of drivers like Ari Vatenen and Hannu Mikkola.
2009 saw the car treated to a full nut-and-bolt rebuild, preserving its famous Stobart livery.
The car’s in brilliant condition, fiercely competitive and sold with MSA stage rally logbook and Historic Rally Vehicle Identity Form, so it’s ready to race, or take its place in any collection of historic racing cars.
It will head to auction at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro and Classic Car Sale on the 22nd of February, 2014. Head to the Silverstone Auctions website here for the full info.
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