1973 Ford Escort MK1 – Mexico RS Replica



Item specifics:

Condition: Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of … Read more about the condition Year: 1973
Mileage: 31,000 Reg. Mark: *** ***L Get the Vehicle Status Report
Manufacturer: Ford Engine Size: 1,998
Model: Escort MOT Expiry: 02/2018
Body Type: Saloon Transmission: Manual

This 1973 Escort Mk1 Mexico Recreation benefits from a great spec. It wouldn’t take a huge amount of time or money to convert to a full blown race car or to get MSA logbooked for Rallying.

As it sits, it is a very straight and solid fast road car that really is a hoot to drive and extremely quick for a classic Escort. The car was recommissioned in 2014 from a rot free shell and was taken back to Bare metal before painting in the Purple you see today.


Please see below a breakdown of the current specification.



  • GRP4 Steel arched shell with type 49 top plates, Larger gearbox tunnel (Which could accommodate a sequential at a later date) Firewalled, Fully Turreted, Tubbed at the rear to accommodate 15″ wheels, Safety Devices bolted in Half cage (Again, easy to convert to a full cage)


  • ST170 2.0 Duratec
  • GSXR Bike carbs
  • Megajolt ECU
  • VVT Controller
  • Full Ashley stainless steel manifold and full exhaust system
  • Alloy high flow radiator with twin electric fans
  • Retroford thermostat kit with Silicone hoses
  • Full working heater matrix
  • Rebuilt Type 9 5 speed gearbox with lightened and balanced flywheel and Organic clutch kit
  • Boot mounted battery
  • 60 LTR Group 4 Ralloy fuel tank with Facet pump and pressure regulator (Spare pump wired in too)
  • Spare wheel holder


  • Twin Cam anti roll bar with double width and Anti dive kit, Bilstein Group 1 front struts with vented discs and Willwood 4 pot callipers
  • Burton large bearing alloy hubs
  • Concentric Adjustable top mounts
  • Polybushed throughout.
  • Turreted Bilstein rear with Bosworth Disc conversion
  • English axle with Quaife ATB Limited slip Diff
  • Quaife 16T Two piece shafts and semi floating hubs
  • Anti tramp bars and canard Rod kit
  • Adjustable bias pedal box with dash mounted adjuster
  • Quick rack with Group 4 coupling,
  • Corsa B Electric power steering – Weight adjustable on dash
  • Hydraulic fly-off Handbrake (With cables for MOT)
  • 8″x13″ Minilite Superlites with both Yokohama and Kumho tyres
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flocked six dial RS dash
  • Fishnet Recaros with 4 point TRS harnesses
  • Quickshift gear lever
  • SIM lamps with Cibie covers

A rare opportunity to acquire a lovely classic Escort that has been treated to some healthy modifications without making the car unreliable or hard to drive on the road.

Posted by: Jeff Paulson on

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