A MK1 Escort loaned to the Alan Mann racing team and used as a spare car for Jackie Oliver in British and European Touring Car Championships has been sold at auction for over £200,000. The car is fully road legal as features a 240BHP 1.6 litre engine which can hit 60mph in only 7 seconds.
The humble family Ford Escort is the second highest selling car in UK with over 4,000,000 sold over it’s 35 history. This race car model was exepected to make between £200,000 and £250,000 and finished at a reasonable £203,100. Tim Schofield, head of motoring at Bonhams, said: “We were absolutely thrilled to achieve such a great price for the Escort, and for it to be an auction record is even more exciting.
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