JF Classic Cars are pleased to offer this stunning 1970 Ford Escort Mk1 Lotus Twin Cam for sale.


A unique example in immaculate condition, Built at Fords Halewood factory this has undertaken a full back to bare metal restoration with no expense spared not to be rallied however to be enjoyed for what it is.


With the legendary original Type 49 Twim Cam body shell this particular example has had a full nut and bolt restoration with dedication in ensuring the originality remains outright

With over 500 man hours dedicated alone to ensuring the bodyworks as good as the day it left the factory. The paint finish is simply stunning in Ermine White(Colour Code AB) Having a high detail finish which also includes the underside which looks just as pristine as the outside finish

With AVO credentials to back up the originality and craftsmanship this is one special vehicle. With a simple but subtle front end consisting of gleaming wrap around quarter bumpers and the desirable full frontal chrome piped front grill housing original Cibie H4 headlamps

Badging all pristine and correctly positioned ‘Twin Cam’ sitting proudly on each front lower wing. The detailed panel lines are pin sharp and complement the attention to detail this vehicle has undertaken

All door handles sit gleaming along with the key operated petrol chrome filler cap. Full length bumper in chrome to the rear sparkling as you would expect, This stunning example retains the original glasswork throughout along with the exterior rubbers sitting fresh with front and rear screen chrome pin trims glossy and bright.


Upon opening the doors you feel like your back in the seventies viewing an example that’s just come of the Ford production Line

With a basic but adequate interior boasting original period trim and black leather effect piped seats front and rear with perforated centres, Fixed front seats with lever control tilt working as expected

The unique carpet showing no wear due to precision fitted over mats fitted, Door panels front and rear impeccably high finish and originality maintained

The black dashboard carries on the minimalistic theme but houses all you need with a six pod dial set including Tachometer, Speedometer, Temperature gauge, Battery voltage, Fuel gauge and Oil temperature gauge all working as intended

Push button headlight switch along with a heater fan 2-speed push switch sitting neatly centre stage with the toggle directional heater vent control and internal heating temperature lever. 

Fitted with the 1558cc Lotus Twin Cam Engine with L14 cams QED pistons lightened and balanced along with twin 40-webbers

Mated to a 4-speed three rail manual gearbox, Producing 135bhp with a dyno printout this languishes power in leaps and bounds and burbles in it’s own very distinctive manner.

Having original steel wheels fitted with Pirelli 175/70 R13 Tyres all round in as new condition with chrome bright finish centre caps

Disc calliper brakes to the front and drums to the rear with diagonally split vacuum assisted braking bring you to a steady controlled stop.


A barn find back in 2008 which upon discovery found this to be a damp shell which was in serious need of repair

After hours of restoration to the body alone this has undergone a painstaking restoration enduring this example to be one of the best 'possibly' the best example out on sale today

Having been taken back to a bare metal full restoration with no expense spared with originality being key

Production Number 2106 was registered on the 2nd April 1970 and still stands the test of time today with the restoration finishing in Approx. 2011-12. With various features including Standard front struts with koni inserts, Bilstein rear dampers and superflex bushes throughout, Quaiffe Limited Slip Diff, Aero Tech Clubman Contour Vinyl Trim with Springalex steering wheel, twin 40 Webbers

The full restoration has photographic back up images with having such a professional and detaild restoration carried out to substantiate the detail this vehice has behold

Backed up with leading AVO credentials this is one example that will sit proud in any Ford collection with its credible history and historic reams of invoices and MOT certificates dating back from when it first came back on the road

Since coming back on to the road this superb example has cover a mere 2400miles

This is a collector’s dream car finished to a very high original standard. 


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