Red Ford Escort MK1 – MIM

Escort Mexico MK1 - Import2

Standard specification Heavy duty Bodyshell, Optional Ford Custom Pack interior as follows cloth reclining front seats with head restraints and matching rear set, wood trim panels fitted to dash, glove box and instrument fascia plus Ford RS centre console and clock, Optional front Bilstein front Struts and Spax rear dampers,


Original 1600 GT engine with twin Weber carburettor.


The vehicle is in exceptionally good all round condition having undergone a complete restoration which included many new panels, paint work and re-trim. It represents an excellent and original example of the model, which is further enhanced by the addition of various period Ford options and accessories.

Verified by Ford AVO Owners Club. Vehicle supplied with new 12 month MOT.


  • Condition:  Used:
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 1052271
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Model: Escort Mexico
  • Seats: 4
  • Body Type: Saloon
  • Previous owners (excl. current): 12
  • Doors: 2
  • Exterior: Ford RS Console and Clock, Bilstein Strut, Spax Rear Dampers
  • Color: Seabring Red
  • In-Car Audio: Cassette Player
  • V5 Registration Document: Present
  • Engine Size: 1600
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom

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.

1971 Ford Escort Mk1 – 2.0 Pinto



Ford Escort 1300 L

Car is in good condition and has a few blemishes here and there as you would expect for its age, however its solid underneath but has had several patches of welding in the past.  The front inner wings are good and have not been welded.

The car has been owned for about one year and bought as an investment.   Garage kept, hardly used and being sold to fund another project.

Item Specifics:

  • 2.0 Pinto with cam , big sump etc
  • T5 gearbox
  • Spax Shocks
  • Panard rod kit
  • Anti tramp kit
  • Poly bushes
  • GT Gauges
  • GT Steering wheel
  • English Axle
  • Front disc brake conversion , two pot calipers
  • Arch conversion with fiberglass arches
  • One years MOT

1973 Ford Escort Mk1 – RHD Import

South African MK1-1


Up for sale:  One 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 import from sunny South Africa.


Its in very good order for its age and starts runs and drives. All import duty and tax has been paid and NOVA registration done. Will need motd and uk registered but we can help with this process. Overall a very good strong shell with nice paint. With a little tlc in the interior department it could make a very very nice car.


Body – Mk1 Escort 2 door shell. Very original with its original inner wings, strut tops, sills, arches floors. Looks to have only had a repair in the spare wheel well and drivers side outer footwell. The drivers side footwell has not been done the best but if someone pays the asking price we are happy to repair this properly with a replacement panel. Panel gaps are good and the paint is lovely with only a few very minor marks on it. Overall a very good strong shell which is one of the nicest mk1 shells ive seen for a while. RS decals fitted.



1300 crossflow engine which starts and runs well. Standard 4 speed box. Car drives well and everything feels quite tight. All suspension and brakes appear to be standard and in good order.



Car still has its original rubber mat rather than carpet. good door cards, headlining and rear seat. Front seats are aftermarket and have no rips or tears but dont look quite right. Standard two clock dash and standard steering wheel.



13″ Minilite copies with good tyres.


As previously mentioned with a minor amount of work this could be a very very good car. Please feel free to come and view the car. I have access to a ramp if required so you can look underneath. Delivery can also be arranged if required. Please ask for a quote.


Thanks for looking…




If you’re interested in purchasing this or any other car, please contact me by filling out our online form, or call me (Jeff) directly at 314-478-2323

Ford Escort Mexico Mk1 – Genuine AVO Car




Here is a very rare opportunity to acquire an appreciating classic in superb,original condition.

A MK1 Escort Mexico in the rarest colour of Copper Bronze.

A known AVO club car, believed to be one of only 3 currently in existence, and only manufactured in this colour for 1 year.
Original & unmolested, the car is immaculate throughout. It received a sympathetic nut & bolt restoration some 10 years ago, and has hardly been used since, living a pampered life.

During restoration, the only welding required was to the base of the rear wheel wells and a small patch on the chassis rail. This is all photographically documented. The car was restored with usability in mind as the underfloor was painted and detailed,then waxoyled. The car was polybushed throughout and drives like a nearly new vehicle.
The car has only had 5 owners from new and covered a mere 67,000 miles. The last 2 were neighbors, and she hasn’t been offered for sale for well over 20 years.

She needs to be seen to be appreciated. I have just put a new MOT on her, without advisories. The tester is checking his mattress for funds, as he fell in love with it ( He’s know his AVO Fords, and owns another Mexico…)

These cars don’t come up very often with this provenance, in this condition, let alone in copper bronze. Surely a must for the serious collector.
I would consider other interesting cars in P/X

Thank You




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1973 Restored FORD Escort Mk1 ‘2000E’ ****SOLD****




Up for sale:  1973 Ford Escort ‘2000E’ (1300E 2.0 Zetec)    



  • 2015 Classic Ford Show ‘Great Unveiling’ Participant (Santa Pod, Beds.)
  • 2015 Classic Motor Show ‘Meguiars Showcase Finalist’ (NEC, Birmingham)
  • 2016 ‘Classic Ford of the Year Nominee’ (Classic Ford Magazine)
  • 2017 ‘Best Modified’ (Wonderland Sports & Classic Car Show, Hoveringham)

An extensive 7 year restoration was completed in May 2015, and now having covered 2,000 miles and satisfied that it is now ready for a new owner, this very high standard, period looking modified Mk1 Escort is now available to the marketplace, in order for the owner to now commence another ‘Classic Ford’ project.

The Escort was subject to a full feature in Classic Ford Magazine in the September 2016 issue and can be read from the link below.

Details of the restoration are extensive, as are the sourcing of NOS parts, from critical components such as panels to the often overlooked trim. ‘Detail & Finish’ was absolutely key throughout the process and comments from many reflect that this has been accomplished.


  1. October 1973 (Registered December 1973) , 1300E, Stardust Silver (Sikkens Autowave Waterbase & Crystal Lacquer) Underside (2K Gloss) New vinyl with a fully rebuilt Britax Weathershield sunroof.
  2. 2.0 Zetec (Silvertop) 6,000 miles covered since being honed, new rings, skimmed head, new head gasket, new valve seals. Standard cams. (all painted in Satin Plastikote) Type 9 gearbox with Quaife shift, ‘BDA style’ rocker cover, New Weber 45’s with braided fuel lines, Omex ECU, New painted copper radiator, Kenlowe fan, Full 2.5” stainless exhaust inc. 4-2-1 manifold, New fully rebuilt 3.77 English diff within a powdercoated rear axle, New front and halfshaft bearings, Bilstein adjustable coilover front struts, all front suspension powdercoated throughout. Bias box fed in braided hose to new M16 calipers, Mintex pads and vented discs. New rear dampers, Powdercoated multi leafs with lowering blocks, New  polybushes throughout. New banded Lotus 5.5J wheels and chrome centrecaps with Falken 185/60/13’s.
  3. New RS ‘Scheel’ specification beta cloth interior, fully stripped, re veneered dash and cappings, new door cards and footwell panels. New black Moonstone headlining and sunroof head lining, original rear quarter panels and new rear parcelshelf.
  4. New panels required, rear quarter, inner and outer sills, front and rear panel, slam panel, turrets, full length inner wing tops, door skins, front floor pans and the addition of strut top strengthening plates.
  5. Other new items to mention would be, windscreen, drop glasses, dash switches, boot trim and hockey sticks, front indicator lenses and rear light lenses, front quarter and rear bumpers with rechromed door handles and rear light surrounds.


There is a comprehensive record of receipts from, and imagery of, the restoration throughout the entire process that naturally will accompany the car to the new owner.

The Escort has an MOT expiry date of 30th June 2018 and is located in Co. Durham in North East England.




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1974 – MK1 ESCORT ,1600 CROSS FLOW , 2 DOOR ****SOLD****




Hello and welcome to the sale of one lovely mk1 escort  2 door (not original mexico )


It has a  long  mot and has some paperwork, invoices bills etc. Tax exempt , the car has many new parts such as brand new 13″ minilight alloy wheels with new tyres which still have paper on them , it has a fantastic  1600 cross flow engine which has been totally reconditioned  and has lots of new stuff such as new twin choke carburetor  and inlet manifold and filter , dizzy , leads etc ,it has the original 4 speed gearbox with no grinding or crunches ,  it has a full stainless exhaust which sounds fantastic ,the interior is fantastic such as the headlining which looks like new as does the seats , carpet , and dash which has the vinyl padded kind so wont crack like the hard ones ,all new window rubber seals.

One unusual extra bonus / feature on the car that it has remote central locking and alarm ,new momo steering wheel.


Again, this is not an authentic Mexican-made Mk1.


One thing I do know though is what these are worth , so genuine buyers only need apply.


Terms of sale….


Thanks for looking…




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