[/quote]Costafortune wrote:...they were...about 115mph I think ?!…. we had 2 1300GT types.. the lotus twin cam had the bigger side badging and wider arches if I remember on the first road going versions....I used to see a few around Fulham circa 70/71....all were white cars.. foxy52foxy52 wrote:
I think the Escorts were 1300GT's - Twin Cams were a lot faster.
Twin Cams were all Ermine white apart from Australian built CKD kits. They looked almost identical to a regular Escort apart from front quarter bumpers (Anglia van rears!) and very slight front arch flares. GT's (apart from very early ones) had stainless trim around the side windows and around the rear panel plus around the arches, but the TC had none - really basic trim as well. Most TC's had the useless oblong GT headlamps with the last year getting the better circular Lucas sealed beams.
The 1300GT wasn't as fast as an S on acceleration - about the same as a 1275GT - but were about the same flat out. That 1300 Crossflow was a revvy little bugger, very short stroke and big valves. The handling was pretty average though - you needed the proper one really.[/quote]
You're right, my S is quicker than my Escort GT, both standard spec cars.
To be fair though, the Escort does drive well.