1974 Escort Mexico. 3 owners. Extensive 7 year restoration program including some very special enhancements.

Key Facts


First registered in February 1974 and finished in Olympic Blue, the Mexico was kept by its original owner until 1981 and subsequently sold to its second owner who kept the car for over 27 years.

During the 1980’s and 90’s the Mexico competed in various Rally events, RAC certification record being kept.

In 2009, the current and third owner found the car through his Ford enthusiast contacts and began the restoration program which would take him seven years to complete. The ultimate goal being to create a very special car, combining all the best elements that he’d experienced through 3 generations of performance Escort ownership.

The specification in brief, consists as follows:

  • 2.1 Pinto engine with twin weber 45’s and electronic fuel pump
  • Type 9 5 speed gearbox
  • Alloy RS2000 sump
  • Alloy RS2000 bell housing
  • Front and rear disc brakes with remote servo
  • One-piece prop shaft
  • Rear Quaife LSD differential 3.54 ratio
  • Bilstein coil-over front suspension 
  • Rear Gaz shock absorbers
  • Poly bushes all round 
  • RS 1600i front seats

Consequently, it really is an exhilarating drive!

The car has recently passed its latest MOT with no advisories to report and ready to be enjoyed by its next fortunate owner.