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Rare and Original Ford Escort Twin Cam in Historics July Auction

Published 20 June 2019

Fast Fords in Historics 13th July Classic Car Auction at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge include a rare and original 1971J Ford Escort Twin Cam originally built in Sydney by Ford Australia.

This un-mucked-about-with Twin Cam looks very innocent in ‘Q-Car’ Copper Red with five and a half J steel wheels, but has the benefit of being bored out to 1,700cc with a lightened and balanced crankshaft and, of course, twin Weber carburettors. It was exported from Australia to New Zealand before finally arriving in the UK in 2002 to reside in a private collection,

Only 883 Escort Twin Cams were ever  built before giving way to the Escort RS1600 (my neighbour had both and I drove both in the early 1970s). In non-UK Copper Red it’s probably unique. The history file accompanying this car contains a V5C registration document, an original owner’s handbook and an Escort Twin Cam supplementary workshop manual. It is estimated at a conservative £24,000 to £28,000, but if it’s completely rust-free I think it might make more.

Ford Lotus Cortina Mk 2 F34 Red Historics

Another contemporary Twin Cam Ford in Historics July sale is this 1970H Lotus Cortina Mk II from the same private collection as the Escort Twin Cam. The Roy Haynes designed Cortina Mk II was bigger and better than the Mk I with a crossflow 1,600cc engine and a closer ratio gearbox giving 60 in 2nd instead of about 45. For the Lotus, that engine was replaced by the 112HP Twin-Cam. This car comes in unusual but standard red with the dealer applied gold stripe and has spent most of its life dry-stored. There are only 4,754 miles on the odometer and it is also estimated at £24,000 to £28,000.

Historics Grand Summer Sale will be held at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge on Saturday 13th July.

Viewings Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July.

Admission by catalogue only.

More, and the latest online catalogue, at Historics



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