Ford Capri RS2600
Ford Capri RS2600
The car we present here is a fantastic replica of the successful Malcolm Gartlan Racing, Wiggins Teape-sponsored car raced by John Miles and Brian Muir in the 1972 British & European Touring Car Championships.
Whilst most historic racing RS2600s are simply built up from any early Capri shell, this particular example began with an original RS2600 road car, making it rarer than most on the historic grids. In addition it remains road legal, a key element for use on rallies such as the famous Tour Auto and Modena Centro Ore rallies! The race conversion included fitment of the various lightweight fibreglass body panels, full roll cage, Recaro seat, Schroth 6-point harness, ZF 5-speed gearbox, long-range fuel cell, plus other correct period detailing.
The car has consistently proven competitive since it began racing in 2008 and has an excellent set up having received development by a professional driver. Run just 3 times in the past two seasons at Spa and Imola, the car was a front runner, finishing 3rd overall at the latter. Presented in excellent condition with the ZF gearbox and differential having done just 5 hours, and the engine 9 hours. It also has fresh FIA HTP papers issued this February.
This fabulous Capri RS2600 is an excellent option for anyone interested in historic racing. Its competitiveness it is, low running costs and broad eligibility make for a rare combination. Series and events where it can be enjoyed include Peter Auto’s Heritage Touring Cup and Le Mans Classic, Motor Racing Legends’ Historic Touring Car Challenge, plus the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge.
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