YKYWT: 1980 'ZAKSPEED' FORD ESCORT RS2000
How tough does this look? It's road-legal, too
We'll get the bad news out of the way first: it's possible that this car isn't in fact one of the five original Zakspeed Escorts, despite being magazine-featured as such.
The roof, door pillars, doors, windscreen and rear lights were the only exterior parts made by Ford. The rest of the body is a combination of aluminium and glass-fibre dropped over a steel spaceframe which results in a very light machine.
a dyno run of which can be seen here) it would be a very lively car indeed.
It makes you wonder, though, what the Nick Whiting version must have been like with 430bhp of Cosworth V6 and something in the region of 600bhp/ton... There's some brief footage of it being given what-for at the end of this clip.
Whatever the Escort's true identity, it would certainly make a fast and very cool racing or track day car.
The price may seem a bit steep at £55k and could probably be negotiated more in your favour, but to build such a car from scratch would certainly demand a lot of time and effort and not a little funding.
Wouldn't you love to turn up at a circuit with it on a trailer being towed by a liveried-up one of these? Or better still just drive it there!