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Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 Race Car

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 Race Car


Chassis BB49KT79413 was originally imported from new into South Africa where it was converted for racing and then had a distinguished motorsport career. The car was reimported by Cheshire Classic cars and purchased by the current owner in 2017. The car has just undergone an over 700 hour back to bare shell rebuild by PJM Preparation and is now simply stunning in appearance and on the button ready to go.



Original factory seam welded Type 49 shell. Stripped right back and fitted with a new Safety Devices multipoint bolt in roll cage. New inner and outer rear arches, rear turrets, 4 link trailing arm boxes and large gearbox tunnel.

Professional respray in Ford Diamond White with grey interior.



Cosworth 1800cc BDE on Siamese 711M6015 block with steel main caps. Cosworth SDF 5.230” narrow journal steel rods with ARP2000 bolts. Cosworth DFV 85.6mm pistons. Cosworth/Laystall 77.62mm narrow journal 12 bolt steel crankshaft all standard size journals. 1.32 “ inlet and 1.145” exhaust valves. Dry sump with Titan 4 port pump. Twin Weber 48DCO/SP carbs. Single paddle 7 1/4” clutch.

Fresh from the dyno after full rebuild by TRSE giving 231bhp @ 8000 rpm and 160 lbs ft @ 6800 rpm.



ZF 5 Speed



Atlas rear axle with 4.6 cwp and LSD. Group 4 alloy axle brace.



Front AP 4 pot callipers and vented discs.

Rear AP 2 pot callipers and vented discs

Bias pedal box



Group 4 front Bilstein struts with adjustable platforms

Alloy hubs

World cup crossmember

Quick rack

Double width ARB

Rear adjustable Koni Shocks

Rose jointed five link kit

Rear slipper springs

Fully floating alloy hubs



Genuine Minilite 8” Front and 10” Rear eight spoke

Plus a second set of black eight spoke wheels with wets


Many new parts fitted, including

Safety Devices roll cage

Historic Motorsport Group 4 large capacity radiator with electric fan

Silicone water hoses

Wiring loom

All switches

Varley Red Top battery

Master switch

Anderson slave plug

All battery cables

All pull cables

All extinguisher piping and nozzles

Electrically heated front screen

Racetech gauges

FIA Rainlight


Lifeline Zero 360 extinguisher serviced and in date

Schroth 6 point harness – in date until the end of 2025

Corbeau Revenge FIA seat


This was a money no object rebuild on behalf of our customer who unfortunately is unable to enjoy this car due to ongoing health issues.

For sale at a fraction of the cost to rebuild.

Must be viewed to appreciate the time and money that has gone into this project

PRICE REDUCED.... Advertised @ £79,995ovvno


For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Pete Gretton on 07762 567666. Please leave a message if you are unable to get through and I will call you back




Item Location: Nr Silverstone
Seller: PJMPrep
Joined March 2013
  Pete Gretton
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Company: PJM Preparation
Country: United Kingdom
City: Northamptonshire
Phone: 07762567666
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £79,995
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Added: 05/01/2024
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