A genuine race replica. Ready to race!
The beauty of one of the most sucessfull cars in rally history.
Starting from the catch Escort range, Ford had intended to produce a sporting version of this model. The first one was the Escort equipped with a Lotus engined Twin-Cam. A car born to race, the first from a winning family.
The Twin-Cam used the same 1558cc engine as the Lotus Cortina. This meant 110bhp and a top speed of 115mph. A reinforced bodyshell with wider wheel arches and quarter bumpers hid the uprated suspension and front disc brakes. The Escort Twin-Cam was conceived and developed by Ford’s Boreham based competitions department during 1967 and unleashed during January 1968. Ford entered their first event with the Escort, taking part in a Rallycross event. Result? The Escort Twin-Cam won 4 races out right. Was just the begging of a very sucessfull career.
The Ford works team was practically unbeatable in the late 1960’s and 1970’s with. In total, only 883 Ford Escort Twin-Cams MK I were built and this is a replica.
- Ready to race;
- Built under the original specs;
Engine: 4 cil. twin-cam;
Transmission: manual 4V;
Power: 110 bhp;
0-100km/h: 9.7 seg.;
Top Speed: 181 km/h.;
Factory spec; minilite wheels; full restored;
Running: Yes; History: Yes;