THIS CAR IS NOT FOR SALE .
The car with the registration plate HEC-853 was the first racing car of the 4-time world rally champion Tommi Mäkinen. But let´s start from the beginning of the story. This car ran the first rally stage on Top service Ralli 1981 and the crew was Minna Sillankorva-Johana Nieminen. That time it was with the 1,6l engine. It was changed to 2l engine for the season 1982. Minna Sillankorva – 6 time finland rally champion of the 80´s, drove this car till 1983. After that she gave the car to her daughter Kai. In the end of 1985 season the young Tommi Mäkinen bought it as his first own rally car. The first Mäkinen´s rally with this car was the Nokia Ralli 12-13.10.1985. He drove this car also in 1986. His co-driver was mainly his brother Tuomo. For next seasons he changed the old Escort with the Lancia Delta 4WD. The new owner of the Escort – Petri Makkonen raced this car till 1991. The car was left as it came form the last rally in the old farm near by the Finland-Russian border till now. Now it is the part of our collection and it will stay as it is – rallied and raced.
The car is not for sale.