Escort Mk1 Race car

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Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 17:54

Saw this on Gumtree...

Ford Escort Mk1 Cosworth-powered race car
http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies ... 0742240609
R850000

Build for export?
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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by ters » Sun 30 Aug 2015, 19:27

IndianaJones wrote: Build for export?
;) http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C639986

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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by Gavin RS » Mon 31 Aug 2015, 09:40

A friend of mine went to look at this car in the flesh, awesome to say the least, If it is properly built and even though it has no pedigree or race history it is still worth GBP30k upwards as even replicas in the UK now are fetching big money.
It has a Cosworth YB but the real deal would have been a BDA or BDG.

YES it will probably cost more to build this car at current exchange but I l think the owner is hoping for a UK buyer. then these days you never know who has money in SA that will take his offer.

A proper race car with history In the UK will go for around GBP60k upwards but then that will be an actual car from back in the day
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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by IndianaJones » Mon 31 Aug 2015, 18:57

Gavin RS wrote:A friend of mine went to look at this car in the flesh
Does your friend know Gunter's Mustang is available for R100k less?

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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by Gunter » Tue 01 Sep 2015, 06:50

200k less will secure the mustang ;)
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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by Burnthosetyres » Tue 01 Sep 2015, 19:09

I spoke to a race car owner in DBN today who has 2 Chevrons and a Shelby, he says that Cosworth motor alone will cost in the region of 500k to build.

Says it's worth every cent. I was astounded.
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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by Buckaroo » Wed 02 Sep 2015, 10:56

Len, that would be FVA, FVC, BDA Cosworth race engine. This is a YB which is the motor from the Cosworth Sierra turbo and 4wd Cosworth Escort turbo of which thousands were built so I would imagine the rebuild cost of those as a naturally aspirated engine to be a lot less.
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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by Gavin RS » Wed 02 Sep 2015, 13:00

Just noticed on the advert which does make a difference the price includes shipping.

about 24000 Cosworth YB engines were made so are not that plentiful, in N/A form built with the right parts can make over 400bhp but cost a fortune. It is easy to spend over R300k building a proper YB especially in N/A form.
all engine parts can still be bought new from Cosworth as well as alloy blocks and new cyl heads. the BDA and BDG and Kent blocks are all available new in alloy from Cosworth as well as cylinder heads but unfortunately out pathetic currency puts these out of reach for most.

Just a bare block and head for a YB will cost over R150k and that's just on exchange rate 8O
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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 04 Sep 2015, 07:21

Personally I don't see this selling in SA, its huge chunk of change and if I were shopping I'd rather have Gunter's Mustang.
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Re: Escort Mk1 Race car

Post by Chevy 54 » Tue 29 Sep 2015, 18:30

Hey Gunter, please send me pics on prashanshukla1@gmail.com
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