1973 Ford Escort MK1 

1973 Ford ESCORT MK1

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FORD ESCORT MK1

1st 1000 lakes rally in 1973

and having won 2 rallies in 1973 in the expert hands of TIMO MAKINEN.





This car is very well known and recognizable thanks to this white and red decoration of the COLT RACING TEAM from its Finnish period, it illustrates certain works on FORD ESCORT and appeared in the specialized press as “AUTOSPORT of February 19, 1998” or on the cover of "GRACE CLASSIC & SPORT CARS of May 2008" and again in "RETRO FORD of April 2007". Our car was also chosen to be on the WRC stand of the 2006 RALLYES DES 1000 LACS



Built in 1973 in the BOREHAM plant reserved for the FORD competition department. There were only 113 FORD ESCORT MK1s built in 1968 and 1973 for competition. From 1972 the formidable BDA engine was increased to 2 liters and developed at the time between 230 and 240 hp. Our car has a 225 hp test bench record. Rebuilt by the English specialist Historic Rally Sport of Carmarthen, the engine now has perfect compression.



This FORD ESCORT was known in the rally world under its original registration YEV207L which it still retains today.



Between 1973 and 1974 she made 4 rallies in the hands of TIMO MAKINEN and she will be on the podium each time:



08/05/1973 1000 LAKES RALLI 1er TIMO MAKINEN



09/16/1973 KESOIL RALLI 1st TIMO MAKINEN



02/02/1974 MARLBORAARTIC RALLI 3rd TIMO MAKINEN



06/30/1974 LANSIRANNIKON RALLI 2nd TIMO MAKINEN



Subsequently in November 1974 it is sold to a private team: CLARKE / SIMPSON TEAM which will run another FINLAND AIRIKKALA PENTTI



It is exceptional that a historic racing car has preserved over 46 years after all the right parts! All specialists agree that nothing is missing from this car: The engine conforms to those that would run at the time, the ZF gearbox is the right one as well as the big axle. The oil pan for the dry sump is also compliant as well as the brakes. The dashboard is the original one as well as the steering wheel, there is a high probability that it is still that of TIMO MAKINEN I had in the hands between 1973 and 1974.



Authentic vehicle in its vintage state of conservation.

Reference Number 656109

as of 6/11/2021

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Car 1973 Ford Escort MK1
Registration GB 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 99.999 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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