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Ford Escort MK2 Rally Car – Millington Engine

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Ford Escort MK2 Rally Car – Millington Engine – Sparkling Rally Escort in ‘build fresh’ condition with an extremely rare Millington Diamond 2.0 ‘McRae’ R4-stamped power unit and a massive spec.


Currently set up for tarmac rallies, this exceptional Escort has never been used in anger and has covered just 300 non-competitive miles or so since completion. It was prepared for a customer who subsequently no longer required it and consequently still displays the relevant sponsorship decals. It remains in ‘build fresh’ condition throughout with an enviable specification based around its extremely rare and desirable power plant, a Millington Diamond 2.0 ‘McRae’ R4 stamped block, one of just 20 such examples produced by Millington Engineering in conjunction with Colin and we believe the last one of the ‘McRae’ series produced.

With a purposeful and superbly detailed interior equipped with an abundance of high-end parts and safety features it’s clear that this was a ‘no expense spared’ build resulting in a rare, functional and competitive, in the right hands, Mk2 Escort.  Wherever you look the finish is exemplary, be that internally or externally so much so that this particular Escort could very easily hold its own on the show circuit, but clearly that is not the intention especially as it’s accompanied by an MSA Passport valid up until 22/11/2027 providing numerous competition opportunities for the next custodian. The car looks fabulous in Ford Royal Blue with gold Revolution wheels but, as we know, good looks don’t win rallies and we have included as much of the specification as we can squeeze in.


13″x8″ Revolution (Minilite-style). Full set of new Toyo Proxes R888, Fully-shaped 4mm Rally Mudflaps, Bronze-tinted Polycarbonate Windows, Heated front screen, Fibreglass Bumpers, Ford Grille, PIAA Rally spec spotlights with alloy brackets, TRS Towing Strap, 10mm-thick alloy sump guard, Fibreglass bonnet and boot with alloy bonnet and boot hinges, DTM-style door mirrors.


Race Technology DASH2 flocked stack dash, Carbon door cards, Sparco ADV Seats (2018) with alloy mounts, TRS Helmet net, TRS Wheel Strap, OMP Deep dish steering wheel and quick release boss, Electronic fitted power steering and adjuster, Lifeline 4-litre electrical plumbed in fire extinguisher, Lifeline 2-litre handheld fire extinguisher, Motomec custom drivers foot rest.


2.0L Millington Diamond (257bhp) with stamped Colin McRae plate on the block, Millington tapered throttle bodies,  Millington dry-sump system, TLE 4-1 manifold, Tony Law full exhaust system, Omex ECU and loom, High-torque starter, Alternator, Lightweight flywheel, AP 2 piece paddle clutch,  Chassis-mounted AH dry sump tank, 2 alloy breather tanks (engine and D/S tank), Braided hoses and fast flow alloy fittings for the oil and fuel, Alloy radiator, Silicone hoses. Remote filter, Motomec oil cooler, Alloy 54-litre tank (12 gallon), Twin Bosch fuel pumps with filter in torques cradle.


Quaife 5-speed 26z sequential gearbox with standard height gear lever, RS2000 bellhousing, AP external mounted clutch slave cylinder, Custom gearbox mounts, One piece prop shaft.


Rix Engineering ‘world cup’ cross member, Rix Engineering WRC-type track-control arms, Compression Struts (adjustable in situ), Rix Engineering Alloy hubs with group 4 studs, Rix Engineering Special WRC type front legs, WRC alloy hub assembly, Bilstein 300/100 inserts (front), Rix Engineering 2.4 quick rack, Rix Engineering rose-jointed steering arms, 225lbs front springs, 2-piece alloy rose-jointed top mounts, Bilstein coil-overs with rear rose-joints, 18lbs rear springs, Heavy-duty 4-link bars.


Ford bias pedal box with adjuster, AP Cylinders APCP5219 Calipers (front), AP Discs Rix Engineering bells, Rix Engineering mounts, Ferodo DS2500 brake pads, Braided brake lines throughout, Wales motorsport WRC Alloy Hydraulic handbrake, Billet AP H/H cylinder AP CP2577 calipers with handbrake mechanism, AP discs, AP Bells, Mintex brake pads


Harry Hockley full weld-in roll-cage, Fully seam-welded, Full RS2000 strengthening kit with chassis and gearbox mounts, Group 4 strut brace, Large gearbox tunnel, L/H and R/H exhaust tunnels, Historic spec 2-piece 4-link boxes 4-strengthened link gussets, 15” front inner wheel arches, Group 4 Monte Carlo alloy rear arches, 3-piece bulkhead strengthening plate, Bulkhead to chassis gussets, Top and bottom rad cut out panel, 15” rear tubs, Round turrets, Custom firewall, Custom bulkhead, CDS round tube seat rails, Watts linkage towers.



We are now inviting entries for our Sale of Iconic, Classic and Supercars at Supercar Fest on Saturday 20th May at Sywell Aerodrome. Supercar Fest, now it its fifth year, is growing into one of the leading dynamic supercar events in the UK with more supercars and more action! This year we are delighted to announce that our Sale will also incorporate a special Sale of Ferraris in association with the Ferrari Owners’ Club GB.

Seller Info

by Silverstone Auctions
Published: 17 April 2023 (2 months ago)
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Member Since
19 Dec 2013
The Forge Harwoods House, Banbury Road, Ashorne, Warwickshire, CV35 0AA
Phone Number
+44 (0) 1926 691 141
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