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  • The New 2020 Mk1 Escort Bodyshell is Now Complete

    Here we have The New 2020 Mk1 Escort build, now all signed off ready to hand over to the bodyshop for paint. The dry build phase is now complete. Basically the car is fully built up with all parts fitted to ensure that everything fits correctly, before being stripped down again to a bare body and handed over to the bodyshop for painting. All hand built here in North Wales, UK.


  • Pre IVA road test of the New Mk2 Escort

    Big news coming soon...sneak peek of the all New Mk2 Escort out on a road test in preparation for the IVA test, not long now until we see the first new registered Mk2 Escort's on the road...

  • New Mk1 Escort, the dry build continues

    Further developments on the all New Mk1 Escort, the dry build continues, all glass and trim test fitted.
    Next, test fitting the engine, all steel 2.0L BDG on injection


  • For Sale: Ford Escort Mk2 rally car rolling shell - Ideal for rally or fast road project

    Well known successful rally cars, tarmac ‘Modern Grp4’ spec, now fully restored.

    Full weld in multi-point SD rollcage, turret mounted including front triangulation
    6 linked & large 15” rear tubs
    Round turrets & big tunnels
    Latest FIA seat mounts
    Fuel & dry sump tank mounts
    Usual group-4 gussets & skids
    15” Tramac alloy arches
    Alloy front and rear spoilers
    Carbon composite bonnet and boot,
    Carbon bonnet air scoop and roof vent
    New bronze tint polycarbonate window kit
    Heated screen
    All new window seals
    New wing mirrors
    Alloy driver and codriver footrests
    New Motamerc steering wheel
    New headlights, indicators & grill
    New rear lights
    Lightweight fiberglass bumpers
    Painted throughout in red with black detail

    New front and rear Group-4 Bilstein coilovers - 0 miles
    New crossmember and steering rack – 0 miles
    New Group4 alloy hubs & studs – 0 miles
    Fabricated TCAs & compression struts – 100 miles
    Ultimate AP Racing 4 pot CP9440 calipers on 304mm discs – 50 miles
    All New Rix Engineering fully floating tarmac axle – 0 miles (cost £6000)
    Gripper LSD, 4.6 CWP – 0 miles
    AP Racing 4 pot rear brakes CP7613 – 0 miles
    All new Rix Engineering heavy duty link arms and rod ends
    Power steering column

    Sitting on Revolution 8 spoke wheels, 8x15 front, 9x15 rear
    Pirelli P7 Corsa Classic moulded tarmac slicks (tyres cost £900)

    Sold with original registration and MSA logbook
    Car can be supplied with various parts kit or can be fully built to customer spec.
    Priced at £35k
    Please contact us for more details
    Serious enquiries only please


  • Next stage of the NEW Mk1 Escort Build

    Now on to the dry build stage before painting. All parts will be fitted to the car before being striped again ready for the bodyshop next month

  • Thee New Mk1 Escort is Built

    So here we have a glimpse of the world’s first, all new, Mk1 bodyshell since 1975! Now fully assembled and spot welded.

    Built here in North Wales UK, and available to pre-order now. We expect to start delivering customer bodyshells later this year.

    This particular bodyshell will be built as a road registered car, powered by a 2.0L BDG engine on fuel injection!

  • Latest developments on the New 2020 Escort Mk2

    Progress has been a little slow recently due to the coronavirus but we are now pushing ahead to get the new Mk2 Escort completed this summer and get the car booked if for the IVA test, that will allow us to register the Mk2 Escort as a brand new 2020 road car.

    The new 2.5L Ford Duratec is now in position with a new designed billet alloy machined sump. Other newly developed parts for the Mk2 includes a new Escort electronic power steering unit, Duratec to Mazda 6 speed adapter plate to allow the gearbox and engine to sit upright and gear lever position adapter kit that moves the gear lever further back.

    Other features of this new Mk2 includes latest power distribution modules that controls the cars electrical system, doing away with fuses and relays. Running the engine we have a Life Racing ECU that has many features such as traction control, launch control, various map settings, data logging etc.

  • Latest Developments: New Escort Mk1 complete car

    Here we have the latest developments for the all new Escort Mk1, including FIA spec seat rails, mountings for the alloy fuel tank, dry sump tank, fuel pumps etc. All critical parts are dry fitted during the fabrication stage so that once the car is painted, all parts should bolt straight on - (no drilling of holes required) Further modifications include rear firewall, gearbox tunnel and various strengthening brackets and gussets.




  • New Prototype Escort Mk1 on display

    Due to high level of requests, we now have a prototype Mk1 Escort bodyshell available for viewing at Motorsport-Tools. Its not yet a complete bodyshell, it requires outer quarter panels and roof to complete, we are just waiting on these from the Magnum factory.
    Pre-orders being taken now with a limited number of shells available this year, on a ‘first come first served’ basis, (Please contact us for more details)

  • BDG engine in the new Mk1 Escort

    The New Mk1 is now taking shape with a dry install of the BDG engine and gearbox, including ancillaries: radiator, exhaust manifold, oil cooler, dry sump etc. Fully built from the bottom up on purpose built jigs.
    Bodyshells and complete cars will be available as a Type-49 or full works spec rally cars
    Pre-orders taken now with limited availability.
    Contact us for more details


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