One of only six official factory-build four-door prototypes
Recent exterior respray and full engine build
Unique piece of British motoring history
Bidding is now open and the auction will close Sunday 22nd January 2023 @ 8pm
The latest consignment to be creating waves at recently launched auction website Bidding Classics is an ultra-rare Ford Escort Mexico. The 1972 model is just one of six official factory-built four-door prototype or ‘trial’ vehicles and is based upon the Type 49 strengthened bodyshell.
With the Mexico being one of the most desirable vehicles in Ford’s Escort range, there were a number of variations assembled for testing: three estate cars and one van, but arguably it was the four-door that potentially had the most appeal to those with growing families, yet still keen to emulate their rallying heroes!
Only six genuine four-door Escort Mexicos were officially assembled; according to Dan Williamson’s Factory Original Sporting Mk1 Escorts, one was retained by Ford, another sold to a customer and four were used as police cars in Jersey – each in full Mexico specification and powered by a 1.6-litre Crossflow engine.
This particular example has been subjected to a sympathetic restoration by the current owner and boasts a recent exterior respray in its original Tawny colour and a full engine rebuild. The vehicle has covered under 37,000 miles and is in virtually pristine condition – it certainly would not look out of place in any respectable motor museum!
Click here for the full listing for this amazing and rare piece of British motoring history
Bidding is open and closes at 8pm on 22 January 2023.