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Ford Escort Twin Cam Race Car

The 1968 RAC British Saloon Car Championship was the eleventh running of the championship and marked the tenth anniversary of the championship's creation. Frank Gardner became the first driver to claim two titles in a row when he took the 1968 crown, using an Alan Mann prepared Ford Escort TC. Known to Escort aficionados as XOO 349F.

UOU290M is a 1974 Escort Mexico which has been completely restored from the ground up by Gary Davis Motorsport as a tribute to this car. Gary completed the restoration in time for the car to take part in the Historic Sports Car Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Race which was held on the 23 September 2018. Henry Mann was kind enough to allow the car to be photographed with the actual car (349) and sister car (347) at the event.

The Car is both race prepared and road legal and fitted with the following:

Lotus Ford Twin Cam 1558cc
5-Speed Gearbox
Gaz Shocks, adjustable track control arms
Fibre Glass Bonnet & Boot lid
Disc brakes all round
Full OMP Roll Cage
RMD Instruments
Race Battery
Foam filled Tank
Race Seat & Belts
Road Seats & Belts
Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher
Electric Cut Out

The car is immaculate having just been run at this event since the build. It is eligible as is for a number of series in addition to the HSCC Ford Escort Races and would be an excellent basis to build a Group 5 Touring Car.

Full details can be provided by contacting Paul on or Gary on 07976726657 or The car can be viewed in CM21