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Escort Mk1 For Sale







How than wale, examples cost in the UK and a further 2, in Australia. Who would have discount they'd be for big dollars. Two does were initially offered: The more and very real Escort Mexico ran new the RS and become units.

As well as higher performance engines and sports suspension, these models featured strengthened body shells, making them ideal for rallying. Escoft Escort mk1 for sale, Mark I Escorts are still very popular in the historic rallying scene with their reputation for a great balance of power and handling, making them true driver's cars. The BDA engine emits a distinctive and Escrot 'growl', which can be heard for quite a distance when the vehicle is being driven hard. Estimates suggest that only around RSs were produced in total.

We are informed by the vendor that YKP J, one of the earliest known remaining examples of an original RS BDA 'Twin-Cam'was the subject of a full bare metal restoration around five years ago and was rebuilt with the focus on 'period' accuracy. A photographic record is included in the sale of this car and clearly illustrates the painstaking attention to detail involved in this car's restoration. It's finished in Sebring Red, a slightly orange colour exclusive to the RS and Capri RS, and the paintwork is smooth and blemish free. The car is as bright and detailed underneath as it is elsewhere, while all shut lines appear excellent and the car sits squarely on its original steel wheels.

The rear chrome bumper still even has the correct 'Ford' sticker on it. An absolutely correct unmarked interior, and correct dash and instruments all merely emphasise the effort that has wale put into getting Escort mk1 for sale right. The spotless and leak free BDA 'Twink' makes all the right noises and sits in an engine bay that simply illustrates the quality of this restoration. We understand that the car has a current odometer reading of around 29, miles but it has only covered just over miles in the last five years since restoration. A brand new light application 4-speed gearbox was also introduced. Sportier versions were also offered.

This car had a stronger bodyshell and with the double overhead camshaft engine a healthy bhp at rpm.

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The Escort Twin Cam also featured uprated suspension, front disc brakes, wider Excort wheels and flared wheel arches. All the running gear came from the Lotus Cortina, so engine, gearbox and back axle were all squeezed into the smaller Escort shell. From June cars were made with round headlamps rather than the ssle ones. Only Twin Cam Escorts were built frommaking it extremely rare from the start and sought after today. The new RS Escort was produced from mid untilwith improved performance over the Twin Cam. Fitted with the new cc double overhead cam valve Cosworth BDA unit, it featured a cogged belt drive to the camshaft rather than a chain.

Faster, with 60mph in 8. The simpler and very popular Escort Mexico ran alongside the RS and sold units. Equipped with the less powerful push-rod cc Kent push-rod engine, the Mexico was named after the Escort's greatest win of the London to Mexico World Cup Rally.