1970 Ford Escrot MK1 – Portugal 1110 2-Door



For sale is one 1970 MK1 Escort 2-door made in Portugal. It is in very good general condition and runs well on its original 1100 cc engine.


Structurally it is very solid, with minimal repairs including replacement front wings at some point in its life. It is a Portuguese built Left-Hand Drive car.  I bought this 2.5 years ago in Portugal, then drove it home via Spain and France. It is UK registered and was MOT tested at the time, but this has now lapsed. Has both sets of original keys and handbook. All panels appear to be in excellent condition, and is very good and original in the boot / floor/ engine bay areas.


The interior is also very tidy. The paintwork is okay, but the respray it had at some point was pretty average.


All in all however it is a very good, solid and desirable example of a much sought after vehicle.

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.

1972 Ford Escort MK1 – RS Mexico



Item Specifics:

Year: 1972 Fuel: Petrol
Manufacturer: Ford Power: 140
Model: Escort mexico Seats: 4
Doors: 2 Drive Side: Right-hand drive
Colour: Blue V5 Registration Document: Present
Engine Size: 20,000 Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Transmission: Manual Type: Hot Rod


Up for sale is one 1971 Ford Escort MK1 Rally Sport made in Mexico.  For all you aficionados, the Mexican-Made RS is a very desirable usable classic car, loads of fun to drive and very cool.  Probably not one for the purists due to modifications (see below specifications)


Car owned for 7 years and in that time continued to improve and maintain it whilst having a lot of fun with it, however due to family commitments it has done less than 4000 miles in that time and as I’m not getting the use from it the time has come to sell. It can do ¼ mile in under 16 sec.



  • 2.0l SOHC pinto engine with big valve head (unconfirmed fitted by previous owner) with burton alloy rocker cover, burton uprated engine mounts
  • RS alloy sump, bell housing and alt bracket
  • Single 48 DGAS Webber carb rebuilt this year    pipercross air filter
  • Burton high torque starter 1 year old
  • Burton high amp alternator less than 6 month old
  • Electronic ignition distributor, new leads and plugs
  • Electric fan, new LSD 4 years ago rs 2000 1 piece prop shaft
  • Type 9 5sp gear box with new clutch and cable 1 year ago
  • Adjustable front coil overs with Alloy hubs new bearings
  • New rear springs and shocks 3 years ago
  • Poly bushes throughout       Full stainless jan speed exhaust
  • New quick rack steering , new adjustable TCAs 3 years ago
  • Willwood 6 pot callipers with vented  discs new braided hoses
  • New shoes and cylinders at rear  New battery 1 year ago
  • Carbon fibre front quarter bumpers and rear bumper
  • Carbon fibre interior door cards Bluetooth head unit 2x 6×9 speakers in rear and 2x 5in in front
  • New carpet 3 years ago  roll bar hoop bolted in
  • Cobra racing seats still fold forward and rear is removable
  • New front seat belts fitted 4 years ago and rears fitted
  • Comes with full harnesses that can be clipped in and out to eye bolts in 5 min
  • LED headlights angle eye and most other bulbs changed to led
  • Clear export type indicator lens
  • Has been de- locked and doors operate on remote alarm with solenoids

Comes with ;

  • 1x Set of 4 steel later type Mexico wheels no tyres
  • 1x  set of 4 7j RS 4 spokes alloys with Yokohama ad048 road legal /track slick tyres
  • Various other spares / bits and pieces

Things to consider:

  • The shell is not genuine type 49 I was told that it was replaced by previous owner in 1980s following rallying incident
  • Following carb rebuild and electronic ign modifications it would benefit from professional tunning and set up as not running as sweetly as it should
  • There are rust bubbles on bonnet top, front slam panel  and rear arches and paintwork requires some attention
  • Floor has been welded and patched but all been done well and is solid, has been undersealed
  • Door solenoids sticking and doesn’t always unlock at first (lack of use I believe)
  • Front wings are fibreglass and one has crack on top

1965 Mk1 Cortina LHD – Finnish Import



Year: 1965 Transmission: Manual
Manufacturer: Ford Fuel: Petrol
Model: cortina Seats: 4
Body Type: Saloon Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Doors: 2 V5 Registration Document: Present
Colour: White Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Engine Size: 1,600 Previously Registered Overseas: Yes


MK1 cortina – Finnish import purchased 3 years ago.   Good condition for age inside and out.   Starts and stops and drives well – very reliable.


Current MOT.  Some cosmetic bubbles & blisters and rust spots.


Interior would benefit from new door cards and headlining clean. 


Overall nice ongoing project, I don’t have enough time to finish as other projects on the go.