1972 Ford Escort

Zakspeed

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

This very desirable Zakspeed Escort was delivered new to the famous Italian driver Martino Finotto, who raced for 20 years at the top level, (IMSA, Endurance World Championship, European Touring Championship and Le Mans).

Most of the Escorts racing in period were Broadspeed versions, (now racing in historic events). This one is a very rare Zakspeed that is similar to the model driven by works driver Hans Heyer, (Castrol colours) which won many international races in 1973/1974.

Finotto used this car to great effect during the 1973/1974 seasons, documented in Autosprint, including a superb 3rd overall in the Giro d’Italia against cars with much more power, like the works Lancia and Porsche.

As Fi