June 2019 Ascari FGT & Ecosse Owners' Meet at Grandstand Coachworks
Ascari Ecosse & FGT
One of the first cars - the Ascari FGT - was originally designed by Lee Noble and later developed into a GT race car campaigned by then owner Klass Zwart. Its best results came from the Silverstone British GT championship where it managed a number of podium finishes as well as the British GT championship. It even entered Le Mans between 1995 to 1997.
The road variant 'FGT' model had a race-derived steel tube space frame chassis clothed in a light weight unstressed GRP body shell. It weighed in the region of 1250kg powered by either the 5.7 litre Chevrolet engine or later a BMW V8 (4.0l). Ecosse variants ran a 4.4 litre, 4.7 litre and even a very rare 5.0 litre Dutch-built Hartge engine.
The Ascari Ecosse and Ascari FGT are incredibly rare.
Of the eight Ascari Ecosses ever built, six remain in the UK.
Even fewer Ascari FGT cars are in existence, one of which has been converted to Ecosse headlights.
Two Ascari FGTs that we know of are in the UK
Up to three Ascari FGTs are believed to be in the US.