Rare twin-cam Es­cort in the deep south

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The South Is­land is known for hold­ing on to rac­ing nos­tal­gia, and, if you en­joy clas­sic rac­ing, this car could be the per­fect start for you to crack into the healthy South Is­land clas­s­i­crac­ing scene with. South­land racer John Ab­bott has a pas­sion for col­lect­ing some ex­cit­ing cars, and his col­lec­tion in­cludes some no­table rar­i­ties, but cur­rently tak­ing up space in the cor­ner of his shed is a very rare ex­am­ple of Ford’s mighty twin-cam Mk1 Es­cort racer — which is now of­fered for sale to free up some pre­cious garage space.

In­tended for Aus­tralian racer John War­den, the car was des­tined to dec­i­mate Aussie tracks un­til War­den’s un­timely death, when it was of­fered to New Zealand driver Jack Nazer.

Could you be the next no­table name in this car’s his­tory? Search ‘Deep south Es­cort’ on the­mo­tor­hood.com to find out more.

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