'XOO 347F' will be auctioned by Bonhams at its Goodwood Members' Meeting sale on March.
"We are delighted to see that our Members' Meeting sale is going from strength to strength, " James Knight, group motoring chairman at Bonhams, said.
But while most were humble family cars, Ford was known for its motorsport and the détecteur de radar escort x50 euro france Escort was one of its most successful track vehicles.The auction house has given it an estimate of 200,000 to 250,000.Swns:South West News Service 9, ford Escort is set to shatter records if it sells for its estimate of 250,000.The Escort is the second biggest selling car in UK history - with more than four million sold over a 35 year period."Works cars are the pinnacle for many collectors, and one in such outstanding condition represents quite possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.".Flipping hell, horrifying moment Porsche 911 flips TEN times at infamous 'Green Hell' track.Swns:South West News Service 9, the current highest price paid for an Escort at auction is 140,000.It was offered by Bonhams at its Goodwood Members' Meeting sale with a guide price of 200,000 to 250,000 and ended up selling for 203,100.
The Escort was launched in 1968 and is the second biggest selling car in UK history - with more than four million sold over a 35 year period.
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Tim Schofield, head of motoring at Bonhams, said: "This is a fascinating car and a seriously rare opportunity for any racing enthusiast - it is one of the six originals loaned to the Alan Mann team for competition in the British and European Touring Car.
Vote now in The Sun Motor Awards.It was a spare car for the championship and was driven on occasion by future Le Mans winner and F1 driver Jackie Oliver.Swns:South West News Service 9, unique model, known as XOO 347F, was one of six cars Ford loaned to the Alan Mann Racing Team in 1968.Email us at or call."So many of these MkI Escorts were written off during their racing lifetimes, and the majority of the rest are in private hands, so one coming up for public sale is really something to get excited about.DON'T delay, claim today, more than 10bn is still due to Brits affected by VW's Dieselgate.We feel that the price it achieved reflects its significance in the motoring world.".Their head of motoring Tim Schofield said: "This is a fascinating car and a seriously rare opportunity for any racing enthusiast - it is one of the six originals loaned to the Alan Mann team for competition in the British and European Touring Car Championships.Swns:South West News Service 9, racer became part of team competing in British and European Touring Car Championships.Inside, the Escort has been stripped of any comforts and consists of a single racing seat, roll cage, steering wheel, gear stick and switchgear.
This model, known as 'XOO 347F was one of six cars Ford loaned to the Alan Mann Racing Team in 1968 to compete in the British and European Touring Car Championships.