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Ford Escort RS1800 Gp4 Historic Rally Car (1977) £79,950
- Location: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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 specialist Richard Lepley of 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 2006 British Historic Championship. The list of achievements included outright wins in Tarmac Events including the Rally of Flanders in Belguim.Having won the 2006 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 andquot;Anna Beckyandquot; for the benefit of all the andquot;Eddie Spottersandquot;! Since the rebuild Jim and co-driver John Atherton have competed on the 6th Rally Casico Isla Mallorca, finishing second in class. Specification:Prepfab shellSherwood 2.0 BDG 260bhpZF 5 speed race gearboxMetric fully floating 5.1 Atlas axleAP Monte Carlo 4-pot front brakesAP 2382 2-pot rear brakesMSA logbook and Historic Rally Vehicle Identity FormContact us for further information
Classic & Sports Car essentials
- Engine size (Litres): 2.0
- Year: 1977
- Body type: Saloon
- Transmission type: Manual
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Colour: White
- First registered: 1977