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This racing season, a Ford Escort is perhaps your working class hero

For so long, the Ford Escort was only an everyday car for an everyday person. However, the Ford Escort’s remarkable motorsport history in the 1970s is evidence that these are competitive cars that shouldn’t be ignored.

In its time as a limousine racing driver, rally car and in the Zakspeed configuration of Group 5 with the highest specification, in which the naturally aspirated engine developed almost 300 hp and competed against the E21 BMW 3 Series with Formula 2 engine, the Ford Escort was very successfully considered planning your next race car purchase. While inspecting the Classic Driver Market, we were surprised at how many great examples of the Mk1 and Mk2 Escort are currently available to buy, enjoy, and competitively use various historical events. Especially at events like the Modena Cento Ore, the escort stages have won, fought for overall victories and offer a refreshing alternative to the much more expensive exotic species that are so often seen in racing.

You can find many race-ready Ford Escorts for sale on the Classic Driver Market.

Which Ford Escort will you drive this season?