This is from a past auction but seeing the previous Mikkola Mk1 reminded me of it, not quite as shiny but still looking very cool.
This rare and historically interesting ex-Ford Works rally car was driven in period by Hannu Mikkola at the Rally of Cyprus in October 1970 and also in period by the British rally star Roger Clark although he didn’t compete in the car (as pictured in the book ‘The Works Escorts’ Second Edition by Graham Robson). The car was first registered in February 1970 and was sold (shown in a used vehicle brochure) as an ex-Works car on 30th June 1972. The car still has the same registration from new which is recorded in its original buff logbook and again confirmed in the present logbook. This car is depicted in various magazines and Works Escort books being rallied by the sporting luminaries mentioned and has been in storage for most of its latter-day life, forming part of a small private collection presently. This car is known by the AVO Club who inspected and valued it in 2011 confirming its provenance. A wonderful piece of motorsport history not to be missed.
Registration GNO 415H
Chassis Number BB49KL21866
Engine Number KL21866
Odometer reading 78,240 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold – £63,840
Sold through Historic Auctioneers