Starting out in life as a regular 1970 two-door MkI, it was completely rebuilt about five years ago into the beast you see today. It has been fitted with the running gear and engine from a Nissan Pulsar GTI-R Turbo four-wheel drive.
Obviously this conversion makes for a very quick and capable car, but it is believed that the engine is in a standard state of tune (c.220bhp) which leaves plenty of scope for further performance upgrades if desired. Inside the car is fitted with two bucket seats, 4-point safety harnesses and a full roll cage.
It is clear that the work has been carried out to a very good standard. It has recently been fitted with new 16″ Rota RB alloys and new tyres which set the car off nicely. There are many more thoughtful details and the car needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.
Recorded as a 1970 Escort on the V5C and qualifying as a tax- and MOT-exempt Historic Vehicle, it has covered only 300 miles from build , Resto-mods are a fast-growing part of the classic car scene and this yellow peril is sure to draw loads of attention out on the show circuit.