1977 Ford Escort RS1800SOLD

Historic Rally Car RHD

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Ext. Colour: White
Int. Colour: White
Int. Trim:
Doors: 2
2000 cc

Reference Number 203796

as of 9/3/2013

Overview
Car 1977 Ford Escort RS1800
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

The Eddie Stobart liveried Mk2 Escort RS1800 Gp4 LSV171, is perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable and competitive Historic Rally Cars ever. Built to the ultimate spec for an historic RS1800 by leading specialists Prepfab Motorsport Engineering. The car was driven by Jimmy McRae on the 2006 Roger Albert Clark Rally, winning by a convincing margin. Prior to the event it was tested by the late Colin McRae and his father in the Stang Forest.

Jimmy and co-driver Andy Richardson did sponsors Stobart proud as they went on to take outright victory in the pre '81 category of the 2007 British Historic Championship. The list of achievements included outright wins in Tarmac Events including the Rally of Flanders in Belguim. Photo from 2007 Robin Hood Rally courtesy of www.josephwilsonphotography.co.uk

 

Having won the 2007 Championship, McRae and Richardson entered the 2007 R.A.C Rally in LSV171 and, as expected, were heading for a second victory until they suffered a puncture and were forced to accept the runner-up spot.

The Stobart Escort LSV171 was then driven by Alister McRae in the 2008 Colin McRae Memorial Rally, where he drove to an outright win in the historic category. The result was all the more impressive when you take into account the fact that this was against drivers such as Ari Vatenen, Hannu Mikkola, Malcolm Wilson and Bjorn Waldegard.

In 2009 the car was sold to Jim Whelan and then treated to a full nut-and-bolt rebuild to show condition, complete with the famous Stobart livery. In keeping with the tradition of naming the company trucks, LSV171 is christened "Anna Becky" for the benefit of all the "Eddie Spotters"!

Since the rebuild Jim and co-driver John Atherton have competed on the 2010 and 2011 Rally Clasico Isla Mallorca. The car has also taken part in RallyDay at Castle Combe race circuit.

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Ideal car to continue in competition or as a fantastic addition to a collection as an example of the most iconic rally car. 

Specification:

Prepfab bodyshell preparation with weld-in Safety Devices roll cage, big gearbox and diff tunnels, alloy arches, fibreglass bonnet and boot.

Recaro Profi SPG competition seats and Sabelt harnesses, Hidja rally computer, Sparco steering wheel, Lifeline electric fire extinguisher.

Sherwood 2ltr alloy block BDG 260bhp, dry sump, Lucas ignition, 48 DCOSP Weber carbs, Tony Law exhaust, chassis mounted engine.

ZF 5-speed direct top race gearbox.

Metric fully floating Atlas axle with 5.1 LSD. Single leaf slipper springs, turreted coil-over rear shocks, 4-linked Panhard rod. AP 2382 2-pot rear brakes, hydraulic handbrake.

Bilstein adjustable platform front struts, AP Monte Carlo 4-pot brakes.

Compomotive ML Gp4 wheels with Kumho tyres: 215/50R13 front, 235/45R13 rear.

Prepfab alloy fuel tank and dry sump tank, alloy spare wheel post, Powersafe lightweight battery.

MSA stage rally logbook and Historic Rally Vehicle Identity Form in period category 3 class D5.

MoT/taxed until May 2014, on the button and ready to rally