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on April 30th, 2016

What would be the best sales pitch for a iconic rally car? While you could go down the road of talking endlessly about its locking differentials and lightweight body, the best way to prove its rally-worthiness is by making a simple action packed video with the car proving its metal. And thats exactly what Cool & Vintage, a Portugal- based car dealer has done. The rally car in question… a legendary 1974 Ford Escort Mk1.

The car in question here is not just any ordinary Ford Escort. This 1974 Mk1 has been fully restored to an as-good-as-factory condition while adding quite a few go-fast bits to elate one’s driving experience. On the top, there is a lightweight Group 4 spec rally car body comprising of a fibreglass boot and bonnet where under the later lies a 2.0-litre FIA racing engine that produces a quite effective (as seen in the video) 206 horsepower. The engine is connected to the rear wheels via a ZF 5-speed manual transmission. And just to make things a bit more fun around turns, Cool & Vintage have provided a juicy hydraulic handbrake… which when used induces an incredible smile. The Bilstein coilovers ensure that everything else goes as planned.

Since Cool & Vintage is looking to sell this very 1974 Ford Escort Mk1, it won’t be reasonable to expect Ken Block -style action. But for what it’s worth, the video perfectly showcases some harmless fun that can be had in a shiny 135,000 Euro ($154,500) classic car.

Donuts – The way to sell a Ford Escort MK1 from Cool & Vintage on Vimeo.

1974 Ford Escort MK1 in Photos

1974 Ford Escort MK1 Rear Half 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Rear 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Left Side Quarters 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Left Side Profile 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Left Quarters Front 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Left Front Quarters Long 2 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Instrumentation 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Front Low 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Bonnet Top 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Front Close Left 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Front Half 1974 Ford Escort MK1 Front Left Quarters

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