THE NEW ES­CORT BODYSHELLS

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It was only a mat­ter of time be­fore some­one would made the mas­sive leap in in­vest­ment and pro­duce new Es­cort shells — and they have been avail­able for a cou­ple of years now. And it’s pretty ob­vi­ous that Mo­tor­sportTools are bas­ing their OTS shells on th­ese, since they are great value at £6999, which in­cludes bon­net, boot and hung doors.Th­ese are sup­plied in etch-coat primer and are ready for you to do your thing.

Th­ese shells are meant pri­mar­ily for just the pur­pose that Car­wyn’s putting them to — rally car reshelling.They do need some work, but even a brand-new shell from Ford (if it ever be­came avail­able) wouldn’t sim­ply be ready for paint.You can’t whack on a coat of top coat and fit it up — with any­thing, there will be plenty of fet­tling to at­tend to and th­ese shells are no dif­fer­ent.

What they are ab­so­lutely per­fect for though is to be shipped to the fab­ri­ca­tion shop to have the var­i­ous pan­els — which Mo­tor­sportTools keep in stock — to con­vert the stan­dard shell into a Group 4-spec, ei­ther His­toric as here to take a BDG en­gine and ZF gear­box, or Mod­ern, to ac­cept a Cos­worth, Du­ratec, XE and so on, with more op­tions to fol­low.

“TH­ESE NEW SHELLS ARE PER­FECT FOR SHIP­PING TO THE FAB­RI­CA­TION SHOP FOR THE VAR­I­OUS PAN­ELS TO CON­VERT INTO A GROUP 4 SPEC CAR TO BE FIT­TED”

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