The famous `XOO’ series of registered cars stand out as the first Escort Twin Cam rally cars built by Boreham – “354F” spent much of its early life as a test/practice machine before being pressed into service as an 1800cc, 180bhp Group 6 car for Hannu Mikkola on the French Alpine rally in 1969. `XOO 354F’ proved fast on the early stages but did not finish, being forced to retire with rear axle failure. Roger Clark is known to have used the “354F” as a recce car before it was sold off to Works-supported driver Chris Slater in late 1970, used to help win the British rally championship in 1971, the car was then passed onto Jeff Churchill in South Wales after Slater crashed out of the 1971 Manx Rally, its current owner bought the car from South Wales in 1972, therefore its continuous history is known from new. Reshelled in the ’90s with a superb rust free rally prepared unarched correct period 1968 shell painted in Ermine White, Seam welded shell, turreted, full Roll cage, mild Tuned Lotus Twin cam engine, World Cup cross member, strut brace, high ratio steering rack, dual-circuit pedal box, limited-slip differential, Bilstein dampers, magnesium Minilite wheels, Contour buckets seats, Springalex deep dish s/wheel etc.
Could easily be put back to period Group 6 spec if required. Great opportunity to own a MK1 Escort twin cam with provenance