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In 1967 a successor for the aging Cortina GTs and Lotus Cortinas was created by shoe-horning the Lotus-Cortina's engine, transmission and braking system into the two-door bodyshell of the new Escort. Series-production was allocated to Halewood, although the first 25 production cars were built at the Boreham competitions department workshops. The car was unveiled with the standard Escorts in January 1968.