- History file includes original invoice from Candor Motors Ltd (May 1968)
This smartly-presented MKI Escort started life in May 1968 as an unpretentious 1300cc Super. Now it is an altogether different kettle of automotive fish and clearly capable of springing all sorts of surprises on the road, and probably the track too. Uprated suspension gives it a lower, meaner stance and we understand the modified braking system includes discs at the rear as well as the front. In place of the original Kent engine lurks a far more exciting Dunnell 2-litre Zetec unit, complete with wrapped stainless steel exhaust manifold. The passenger cell abounds with competition-orientated modifications, including: roll cage; Corbeau racing seats; Luke four-point harnesses; Sparco pedals; battery master switch; leather-rimmed alloy steering wheel; and OMEX rev-counter. Where the luggage used to sit are housed the competition fuel system, alloy petrol tank and battery. Outside you'll find a period door mirror and a set of very smart Ford alloy wheels. 'YWC 587F' is now looking for a suitably appreciative new home and comes complete with its original sales invoice, plus a large collection of other bills; including some from MKI Escort specialist Burton Power. Always popular and still winning on track and rally stage alike, MKI Escorts are now highly collectable.
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