Ford Escort Mk2 - HPE Custom

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1978 Ford Escort Mk2 Ghia – Harris Performance Engines Custom

Fully rebuilt, 2L Pinto engine, 170bhp, Twin Webers and much more!

A very special little Escort and certainly not for the faint hearted. This iconic 70s 4 door Mk2 started out as a completely original, super clean, low mileage example finished in the very period original colour of Sahara Gold with Beige interior and Brown vinyl roof. In 2016 the car was purchased by world renowned Ford engine builder Jeff Harris of Harris Performance Engines as his personal project car. Harris Performance Engines have been building hot Ford engines since the 1930s. Jeff (son of company founder Ron Harris) set about building the car into what it is today, with all work carried out to his very high standard. Once completed it was enjoyed by Jeff himself for many events and club trips. Essentially every element of the car has been upgraded or refurbished with the main change being the hot, HPE 2.0L Pinto engine which now produces over 170bhp. Also benefiting from a fully rebuilt type 9 5 speed gearbox, Gaz adjustable suspension, banded 13inch steel wheels and much much more. The car is an absolute blast to drive and is currently running and driving perfectly. The car looks stunning with its perfectly detailed engine bay, straight panels and glossy paintwork. It also sounds fantastic with the twin Webers, headers and a full custom stainless exhaust system. A rare chance to acquire a custom Mk2 Escort, built to a very high standard by the best in the business.

Full Specification:

  • Extensively modified 170bhp 2 litre Pinto OHC Engine
  • Twin 45 Webers
  • Alloy inlet manifold
  • Stage 3 head
  • Newman Performance cam
  • Rebuilt Type 9 5 speed gearbox with quick shift gear lever
  • H&H Electronic distributor & leads
  • Wosp high torque starter motor
  • Brise high amp alternator
  • Stainless steel HPE exhaust manifold
  • Full stainless-steel exhaust system
  • Alloy radiator with Kenlowe fan
  • Heavy duty one-piece propshaft
  • Modified rear axle with Black line ATB differential
  • Gaz adjustable rear shocks
  • Gaz adjustable platform front legs with roller top mounts
  • Banded steel wheels 7 ½” & 6 ½”
  • Nankang Tyres 185/50/13
  • Vented brake discs with Willwood 4 pot Calipers
  • Bias brake pedal box with alloy fluid reservoir
  • Alloy oil breather catch tank
  • Alloy window washer tank
  • New rack & pinion steering set up
  • New chrome rear bumper & front quarter bumpers
  • Nos square headlamps & rear bowls
  • Custom boot mounted alloy battery tray
  • Facet red top fuel pump
  • Filter King fuel filter
Year:1978
Make:Ford
Model:Escort
Body Style:4 door saloon
Mileage:59077
Location:Norwich
Engine:2.0L
Exterior Color:Gold
Interior Color:Beige
Drive Side:RHD
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