The car is unique in that three members of rallying’s famous McRae family have all taken to the wheel at some stage.
Five-time British Rally Champion, Jimmy McRae (father to Colin and Alister), drove the car to victory in the 2006 Roger Albert Clark Rally and prior to this event, the late Colin tested the car in the Stang Forest.
Jimmy again drove the car in the 2007 British Historic Championship with co-driver Andy Richardson, in which it won the pre-1981 category.
Alister McRae then drove the car to victory in the historic category during the 2008 Colin McRae Memorial Rally.
The Escort was built by specialists Prepfab Motorsport Engineering and sports the Eddie Stobart racing livery.
The Ford 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine, built by Sherwood Engines, produces 194kW and is mated to a ZF five-speed direct top race gearbox.
Jimmy McRae sold the car in 2009 to Jim Whelan. Following a full restoration, Whelan entered it in the 2010 and 2011 Rally Clasico Isla Mallorca.
The 1977 Ford Escort MkII RS1800 Group Four rally car will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at the Race Retro & Classic Car Sale on February 22, 2014.
Early estimates on price suggest a range between £65,000 (AU$119,246) and £85,000 (AU$155,937).
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