the most iconic MK2 Escort rally cars of all time , used
by the British rally legend Roger Clark in the 1981 rally
season in MCD red colours , then rebuilt into a new LHD
shell for 1982 - driven enthusiastically by the 1981 World
Rally Champion Ari Vatanen at the end of the Escorts competitive
life for a factory driver/Team (1982 season) in the famous
Shell Oils colours .
car is fondly talked about by Ari himself as being "the
fastest Escort" he had ever driven . Fully restored
using original authentic parts , mechanical Lucas Fuel injected
BDG engine , ZF 5 speed gearbox , Atlas axle , AP brakes
, Coil over tarmac Bilstein dampers , original period dash
& Recaro seats , wide minilite wheels etc. Just undergone
restoration back to its former glory.
was driven by two of the most iconic Escort drivers of the
period , during 1981 Roger Clark revved his way around the
British Forests in true Roger style ...window down and big
revs . Then in 1982 the newly crowned World Rally Champion
Ari Vatanen took the car to another level, driving it to
its limit and beyond on several occassions.