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Ford Escort 1,6 Twin Cam 1970

General description : The Twin Cam model was the first racing version of the Escort, It was introduced already in the model's first year 1968, It had the same Lotus engine as the Lotus Cortina and took over its role as Ford's race car, The car was primarily used in rallies where it dominated the seasons from 1968 to 1970, It was also used in standard car racing before being replaced by the Capri RS, 1263 copies of the model were built, This is a Race ready Ford Escort mk1 from 1970, The car has driven CHGP ProAm with i.a. Jan Magnussen. Vanina Ickx. Charlotte Engel and more, New International FIA http which only expires in 2030, Completely renovated engine and gearbox, The car has only run tests after renovation, Many new parts including ATL tank. Rear clothes and rafters. Brakes. Undercarriage. and more, Very nice condition, Freshly painted, Ready to race, Feel free to contact us for further info.

1970 Ford Escort 1,6 Twin Cam is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Bodalen by CC-Cars for €51400.

 

Car Facts

Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Escort Model Version : 1,6 Twin Cam Engine size : 1.6 Model Year : 1970 Sub type : Race/Rally Car Vehicle Registration : Undefined

51400 €

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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

Today classic Fords are extremely popular with enthusiasts and a great selection of classic Fords can be found for sale at www.ClassicDigest.com