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 Post subject: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:57 pm 
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Do anyone have pictures of this?
Curious about the livery.


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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:07 pm 
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There are some pictures on the Mountgreen Vita site

http://www.mountgreen.co.uk/gallery/Vita_D_1971.html


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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:12 pm 
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mountgreen.co.uk should be everyones first stop for any info on BVRT, BRT.

It's a terrific site!

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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:59 pm 
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And it even references the true living legend Joss Naylor! He has nothing to do with cars but if you know a bit about fell running you'll know what I mean.


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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:06 pm 
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On a slightly different topic Norman Grimshaw showed me an interesting article he'd done for Old Stager magazine recently about Vita's Ford Zodiac they ran for Roger Clark. Very interesting and very funny. Great mag if you get a chance to read them.


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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:58 pm 
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I’m interested in The British Vita car driven by Hannu Mikkola (MK1 Escort from 1969/70) it was also driven by Tom Beslo.
Does anyone know if there any pictures of the car? And is there any information of what happen or where it went?
I ask as there is I slight chance that I may own the car. It has been confirmed the body shell on my car was sourced from British Vita in 1970. While it has many similarities to British Vita built FTW47H,48H is has not been prepaired as a Rally car, no seam welding but has the inboard turrets, and 2 link that went inside car and originally open, not boxed in. It’s an early Mk1 body, and has a number stamped on the LH inner wing (opposite wing to VIN)
Do anyone know the color the Vita MK1 was painted?

I realize you may not have any info, however you may know someone here who has.

BTW, if it is the same car it went on to be competed in Sweden by Bo Emma Emanulson who won the 1972 STCC. I am 90% trough restoration.

What is funny is I always thought the car had race history before Bo Emma acquired it.

I have found dark red/maroon paint under the later TIMEX livery

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James Jordan email jamesjordan@hotmail.com


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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:14 am 
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Hi James,

I am sure someone will have some info for you.

Sadly my best contact for BVRT history isn't around anymore & the "originals" have more or less all died in the last year or two.

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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:30 am 
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Mark Heath is probably your man for this:

https://www.facebook.com/mark.heath.9883


I wheeled and dealed a couple of AVO cars with him a while ago. I do like a nice AVO or TC Escort - I prefer them to Minis if truth be told. :o :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: British Vita Escort
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:50 pm 
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