1975 Zakspeed Escort

1975 Group 5 Escort Zak E23/75


Built initially as a Gp.2 car in Castrol livery for Hans Heyer, who won the 1975 championship. Then in Europa/Mobil livery for Klaus Ludwig in 1976 who placed second in Gp.2. 

The car was then converted to Gp.5 specifications for the 1977 championship, this featured much wider bodywork and wheels, as well as more freedom on engine modifications etc.  Adorned in the famous Mampe liquor livery, it was piloted by Hans Heyer in the 1977 DRM championship.

Car was then sold to Harvey Yap of Malaysia, and from there sold into private hands. Discovered in a very sorry state by Gary Wilkinson the car was purchased, and brought to NZ. It underwent a ground up restoration of the highest standard, and has been raced by Gary for several years, always exciting the crowds wherever it competed.

As one of only 5 Gp.5 Escorts ever built by Zakspeed, and the only genuine car left competing anywhere in the world, this presents an amazing opportunity to own what is arguably the Ultimate Ford Escort.