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1974 Ford Escort Mexico Mk1

Lot No.: 309

Registration: REP 623 M
Chassis Number: BFATPT00260
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1601
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Sold for (£): 17,020

Introduced in 1967 the Ford Escort Mark I was a success in many parts of Western Europe and in the UK it was the highest selling car during the 1960s. In 1974, less than six years after the car's UK introduction, Ford announced the completion of the two millionth Ford Escort, a milestone unmatched by any Ford model outside the USA.
The Escort, in various guises, went on to become one of the most successful rally cars of all time. The Ford works team was practically unbeatable in the late 1960s and early 1970s and, arguably the Escort's greatest victory was in the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally when the winning car was driven by Finnish legend Hannu Mikkola.

"REP 623M" is an original MKI Mexico that has clearly been well maintained since registration in 1974. The odometer shows an unwarranted 23,000 but is presented in excellent condition. Externally the paintwork is very good and showing no signs of rust or corrosion. The rare factory Sundym tinted glass is fitted all round.

The inside of the car is of period specification, the Custom Pack cloth and wood trim is in good condition with no rips or tears and a Motorola radio and 8 Track is in situ and working.

The engine appears to be a fast road specification 1600cc with ported head, fast road cam and twin Webers. Mated to this is a Ford "Type 9" five-speed gearbox.

"REP 623M" is a very good example, supplied with a fresh MoT and ready to be enjoyed, or put away as an investment.