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1972 Ford Escort Mexico 4dr

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Car Summary

  • Extremely rare 1 of 6 four door MK1 Escort Mexico prototype units
  • Respectable 86 horsepower from the 1600 Crossflow
  • Mint condition
  • Less than 37,000 miles!
  • Recent full exterior respray
  • Underside has been protected, rot free

Vehicle History

Overall condition: Excellent
Restored?: Partially restored
Former Keepers: 6
MOT: Exempt

Introducing this stunning example of a MK1 Ford Escort 4 Door prototype unit, one of six ever produced, this is a truly rare gem. Having dominated in a 16,000-mile-long rally, Ford decided to honour their victory with a special model known as the Mexico. The Mexico formula was very simple, essentially being a RS1600 but without the BDA motor and producing a respectable 86 horsepower from a 1600cc Crossflow powerplant. The engine is connected to a four-speed synchromesh transmission. The current owner has had the vehicle resprayed in its original colour. This Escort has also had a full engine rebuild. 


This Mexico is presented in show room condition with stunning chrome wheels, it really is a driving time capsule from the 1970s. Current owner has had this vehicle repainted in its original colour ensuring the underbody was protected too. There are no dings or damage to this vehicle, its pristine. The major interest to this car is its body, being one of six Escort Mexico prototype units, it is a true spectacle to behold. 

Watch a video of the 1972 Ford Escort Mexico 4dr


  • Plucky 1600cc Crossflow engine
  • 4 Speed Manual transmission
  • Vehicle is MOT exempt
  • Full engine rebuild with low miles
  • Respectable near 10 second 0-60 time
  • Sealed axles and underbody protected


Turning our attention towards the interior, we can see that old school ford charm in full swing. Gorgeous black vinyl are to be found all round with beautiful wooden trim to accent, wrapped below its lovely black headlining. This escort comes equipped with a beautiful rally styled ford wheel which pays homage to its history. It should be noted that the tachometer can be a little temperamental, a very common occurrence with these Mk1 Escorts but buyer should be aware.

Overall it is a stunning example that would not look out of place in a motor museum.

Why bid?

The Mk1 Escort truly is a car that moved a nation, with almost everyone having a relative that had one, this particular example is something beyond rare, with only six ever produced its unknown how many others are still out there. Presented in excellent condition both mechanically and visually Bidding Classics are truly proud to offer this gorgeous, rare gem. This car is ready to be driven and cherished by whomever chooses to bid. To any Ford Escort fan this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own something unique and museum worthy.

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