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That C-V8 does look very good in all of the rest of the traffic. Dreary nasty miserable weather here. Happy holidays nonetheless!
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Mk1 Escort spotted in Paignton , South Devon

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Pymmie wrote:Mk1 Escort spotted in Paignton , South Devon John P
Nice one John :P
And here is another Mk1 Escort than I know, it is a very Rare Mk1 Super-Speed Escort, it was delivered from Ford originally as a TwinCam and then converted into a SuperSpeed fitted with the Essex V6 and then sold from the showroom still with the Ford Warranty, I know the Man that bought it new for £1495.00 in 1970, it sold last week within 2 days of advertising for £70K
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What's an escort twin cam worth these days, more or less than £70K ? Might have been better leaving it as a twinky. Good looking cars though, Mk1 Escorts, had a base 1100 after buying my flat, and having to put the Lotus Cortina in the garage, as I couldn't afford to run it. :(
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Kevin Birch wrote:What's an escort twin cam worth these days, more or less than £70K ? Might have been better leaving it as a twinky. :(
Well, probably about the same money Kev, but I know which one I would wantImage the one above^^^ KevImage, there are still 2 V6 Superspeeds left apart from this earlier one, but the other 2 are the later Mk1's that came after the Twink,(known as just Lotus Escorts rather than Twink) this above is the only Twink/Super speed left, but the later 2 had the ZF 5 speed box and ZF LSD fitted, I got into them after seeing an ad probably 30odd years ago in the exchange and mart, it read"Escort Mk1 3litre, ZF 5 Speed box ZF Diff, built by Ford, £3000ono, I'll never forget it, it caught my eye as I always had 3.0litre V6 Capris and always fancied one in an Escort, and I now know the present owner of the S/Speed Escort from the Ad Kev.. how strange is that!!.. Here's a pic of one of the later ones here below , Funny enough Kev, Superspeed also done the same to some of the Twink Lotus Mk2 Cortina's like your one, but they were doing them before Jeff Uren did (savage). I have a friend who has 2 of them, we know him as ..... Wait... Superspeed Pete :lol: .. But they do need restoring, well one does and the other is sort of Ok still, here is a Pic of a press one Kev
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I had a friend in the RAF who put a 2.8 out of a Granada in an Escort. Went like the prevbial 5h1t off a shovel but sadly ended up in a field as the brakes were not up to the job. He did get it recovered but was recked. I wonder what happened to it as it sat in that car park for years.

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Interesting stuff grant, cheers. Reading between the lines, are you sure its not you with one of the Escorts needing restoration, hidden in a little nook or cranny in your garage, behind the steering wheels? :wink:
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Spotted I Rotterdam (NL) recently:
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Not on the road in fact, but worth showing I thought. Spotted this Interceptor in Largs Bay (Adelaide) while traveling in Oz on my way to visit Luke Caldwell Nov. 14:
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Two fine Ute's in Australia:
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Interesting blue 1955 Ford! Not sold like that in the USA. Was it built that way by Ford there? :)
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Took my Interceptor out around the South Devon coast today.

Plenty of classics around inc. E-Type & Morgan.

Managed to snap this Rapier whilst walking

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Grant wrote:
Kevin Birch wrote:What's an escort twin cam worth these days, more or less than £70K ? Might have been better leaving it as a twinky. :(
Well, probably about the same money Kev, but I know which one I would wantImage the one above^^^ KevImage, there are still 2 V6 Superspeeds left apart from this earlier one, but the other 2 are the later Mk1's that came after the Twink,(known as just Lotus Escorts rather than Twink) this above is the only Twink/Super speed left, but the later 2 had the ZF 5 speed box and ZF LSD fitted, I got into them after seeing an ad probably 30odd years ago in the exchange and mart, it read"Escort Mk1 3litre, ZF 5 Speed box ZF Diff, built by Ford, £3000ono, I'll never forget it, it caught my eye as I always had 3.0litre V6 Capris and always fancied one in an Escort, and I now know the present owner of the S/Speed Escort from the Ad Kev.. how strange is that!!.. Here's a pic of one of the later ones here below , Funny enough Kev, Superspeed also done the same to some of the Twink Lotus Mk2 Cortina's like your one, but they were doing them before Jeff Uren did (savage). I have a friend who has 2 of them, we know him as ..... Wait... Superspeed Pete :lol: .. But they do need restoring, well one does and the other is sort of Ok still, here is a Pic of a press one Kev
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how they got either mgb v8 or scimitar wheels on it ??????????????? over priced turds in my view,
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