MARK 1 ESCORT MEXICO WORKS REPLICA RALLY CAR.
Built on behalf of a customer to compete in road rallies, this started as a rust free mexico road car. We were given a very free reign to build him something that looked, and went right with the ability to cover large distances for events such as the Euro Classic. The car was totally stripped, and steel bubble arches cut into the car with inner wings fabricated to suit, the body was also partially seam welded and strenghened in all the usual weak spots. The rear suspension is 4 linked, and has coilover turrets and an adjustable panhard rod.
With the fabrication done and roll cage fitted, the car was prepared and painted in ford diamond white to a very high standard. Once painted the rebuild could begin.
The car has Wilwood brakes with a custom made adjustable pedal box, a quaife Torsen Differential in its English axle, and Bilstien dampers. The engine is a fabulous vulcan built pinto which pulls hard and makes a great noise!
We fitted a twin pod works type dash with racetech instuments, chosen for their visibilty at night, a brantz trip meter and many other bits to make life easy over long distance events. This meant a bespoke wiring loom, made on site in the manner of the works cars where the engine bay loom runs along the top of the inner wings.
The interior has Recaro Pole Postion seats with Willans 3" harnesses, and is trimmed in simple black carpet, again reflecting the cars need to be multi purpose.
With quick release Cibies and genuine Minilites it looks like it belongs in a Welsh Forest!
The car has succesfully completed it's first road rally around Scotland as a fautless shake down event. The customer loves the way it looks and goes, and really loves the attention it gets!