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This superbly presented Ford Escort MKI Mexico replica has spent its entire life in Ireland. The car was supplied new in Eire and was first registered 30th July 1972. The Escort has spent the majority of the last ten years in County Carlow and first came to us during the summer of 2015 in part exchange against a Ford V8 Pilot.
Around seven years ago the Ford was restored to resemble the highly sought after Mexico and the car was stripped down and treated to an excellent body restoration. The car was fitted with a highly tuned and rebuilt 1600 cross flow engine with 4 branch manifold and twin 40 carburettors. The Ford was also fitted with RS2000 rear axle, poly bushed rear springs, strengthened strut tops and strut brace, oil breather, braided hoses, Jan Speed exhaust, Minilight alloys and push button start. Brakes and suspension were rebuilt and the car fitted with non-standard smarter upholstery and Mexico dash.
We originally collected the car in Dublin having being driven from County Carlow and through the City Centre of Dublin at rush hour. We then drove the car onto the ferry and covered 215 miles from Holyhead to North Yorkshire faultlessly. The Ford was driven over four hours and performed superbly. We sold the Ford very quickly to a regular customer in the West Midlands and registered the car in the UK. Our workshop fully prepared the car for an MOT, serviced it as carried out various work to include new front coil springs, front brake pads, rear brake shoes, rear wheel cylinders, replacement brake servo, various new brake pipes, ball joint boots and new temperature sender unit and voltage stabiliser. The Ford has been faultless on the road and now comes back to us in part exchange for an MGC GT. We can confirm the charging system works perfectly, the engine runs beautifully and is quick, responsive and gives off a fantastic exhaust note. The four speed gearbox changes smoothly, the Ford handles superbly and brakes are efficient. The journey was no problem for the car, it was fantastic fun and the car was subject of all sorts of attention across Wales and England.
The Escort presents superbly with an exceptionally clean bodyshell and excellent paint. The engine bay is totally outstanding, the underside of the car also pristine. The body was been restored to a very high standard and several years on since rebuild the car has covered low mileage. The chrome work is very smart, the interior nicely finished and wheels and tyres both excellent. This is a great example ready to use and enjoy.