HISTORY OF KWT556V

 

This iconic rally car was initially built by PCA Motorsport of Skipton for Henri Toivonen/Phil Boland, for use on the 1979 RAC Rally of Great Britain and was used successfully by Peter Clarke in early 1980. It is has been remanufactured by Rob Atkinson and his team of technicians at Ramsport in North Wales during the summer of 2015. The car has all new components; along with a new BDG engine rated at 248 bhp built by Graham Hickman, a former engineer at Brian Hart / Judd during the 70's.

This iconic rally car 'KWT' has been presented in its former 1979 RAC livery as sponsored by PCA/Team Total Oil and driven by the late, great Henri Toivonen and Philip Boland on that event.

The car is FIA compliant to 2015 historic motorsport regulations along with matching numbers. A certificate of authenticity will be available signed by Peter Clarke the car's owner from 1979 and Philip Boland; the original co-driver, plus the build team.

It cannot be emphasised enough KWT 556V is the last ever Ford that Henri Toivonen competed in, before becoming a full time professional driver with drives at Talbot, Porche, Opel and Lancia.

The car's first public appearance (Castle Combe) was on 19th September 2015 with many an observer describing the car as 'stunning'. It will make a perfect addition to any collection of historic motor cars or indeed an instant historic rally winner in the right hands!

The car will be available to purchase by at the end of February 2016 (unless sold previously).

The car is scheduled to be shown next at the Rally Wales GB, Autosport 16 & Race Retro 16.

Please view the build process and the finished car via this site's blog page.

 

Thank you for your interest. 

 

Email: pc@peter-clarke.co.uk

SPECIFICATION 

All components are absolutely brand new (May 2015) 

ENGINE - 2.0 BDG.

5 SPEED DIRECT TOP ZF GEARBOX.

FULLY FLOATING ATLAS AXLE.

SAFETY DEVICES MULTIPOINT

HISTORIC ROLL CAGE.

TWIN PLATE PADDLE CLUTCH.

AIRCRAFT SPEC WIRING HARNESS.

FIA HTP PAPERS.


ENGINE BUILDER COMMENTARY: 

The engine as supplied has a spectacularly good torque curve and will be spectacular to drive! 

The cylinder head has been assembled so that it is possible to change the camshafts to BL17/DA19 or similar full race units which will give an increase of 12 -15 bhp. 

However it will be nowhere near as driveable and unless driven by a very experienced individual will inevitably be slower! 


Full details via www.kwt556v.com

 

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