The Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk1 is instantly one of the most recognisable cars, particularly for Blue Oval fans or followers of rallying. This particular 1972 Ford Escort Twin Cam Mk1, with the registration EPM609K has been painstakinly restored in homage to the original Rallye Monte-Carlo works car, driven by factory team driver Jean-Francois Piot with Jean Todt navigating, they placed fourth in the Rallye Monte Carlo, actually being the top finishing Ford that year. Todt would later go on to head up the Peugeot Competition Department, then Ferrari F1 and in 2009 was elected President of the FIA.
The restoration is as follows;
Genuine Mk1 Escort Type 49 turreted shell.
All new wide body panels with steal works wheel arches
Genuine 701M Lotus-Ford Twin-Cam 1558
Bored to 1600cc with genuine big valve head, mocal oil cooler, janspeed
manifold, high capacity oil pump, alloy fuel tank alloy sump gaurd and twin weber 40DCOE.
Rebuilt Quaiffe four speed professional gearbox and rebuilt english rear axle with LSD.
Final Drive 4.1. All new brakes inluding servo, master cylinder, callipers and stainless steel braded hoses throughout. Hydraulic handbrake. New Bilstein shock absorbers all round, roller top mounts, double width roll bar mounts, polly bushed throughout.
Five Magnesium minilites with 205/60/13 Period rally tyre's
Genuine Contour seats in new condition with roll cage and harnesses
Works Twin Pod Dash
Works Gauges and Pea Lights
Halda and Classic Map Light
High intensity reversing lamp and rally lamps with original ford covers
This has spent the last decade or so in a collection in Portugal, photgraphed with some very unique
vehilces particularly of the Marque', only completing 1940 miles since the restoration.
It has just had a full service, wheel balancing and alignment, the Weber's have just been refurbished at a cost of £1500.00 within the servicing requirements.
It runs and drives fabulously, the twin cam lotus coupled with the quick shift quaiffe is extremely rewarding. You will be very hard pushed to find an equivalent. A very useable but collectable Mk1.
Please call to view and discuss.