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A spectacular Mk1 Ford Escort AVO Mexico recreation with a modern twist.
Front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, single leaf rear springs, anti-roll bar, strut brace, strengthened chassis rails, bias brake pedal box, Type 9 gearbox (5 speed), boot mounted battery, Safety Devices roll-cage, long base chrome door mirrors, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, front sports bucket seats with Clubman harness, RS three spoke steering wheel, six dial dash, heater fan, two speed wiper, push-button start, battery and fuel isolator switch, switchable electric engine fan, fire extinguisher, Facet fuel pump.
Finished in brilliant Diamond White, this incredible Mexico recreation is visually an iconic symbol of fast fords and draws crowds instantly. Lightweight flared bubble arches and Mexico decals look stunning set against the virtually unblemished glossy bright white paint. A body coloured underside with clean painted components and an engine bay suitable for bonnet-up exhibiting will please those who enjoy the show circuit. Minor markings to front screen are barely visible and a small stain to the mirror finish rear chrome bumper do not spoil the impeccable overall finish of this retro Ford.
The interior of this vehicle has not escaped the painstaking program of refurbishment, starting with the high quality front sports seats with Clubman harness offering both comfort and steadfast support upon even the wildest cornering! Fabulously appointed aluminium components surround the driver and contrast beautifully with the shark grey alcantara trim which even extends to the padded dash top, headlining and door cards. The original vinyl rear bench seat is in excellent condition with no rips or tears and a pristine RS three spoke sports steering wheel is present. The central lightweight aluminium control panel houses safety cut-off switches and a push-button start but the extra fuel pressure gauge and rev counter is inoperative. A Safety Devices roll-cage offers both strength and security and the boot area has a correctly positioned battery housed as per the earlier Mexico’s manufactured along with the spare wheel. Functional, fun and very Ford!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A power plant that is guaranteed to delight and excite! This beautiful Ford Escort Mexico conversion started with a Black Top 2.0 litre Ford Zetec engine. The power delivery is instant with 150bhp yet still managing to be civilised for when you have a more relaxed drive on the agenda. An Ashley sports steel exhaust emits a crisp bark that is intoxicating and addictive especially when combined with the induction noise from the Yamaha R1 carburettors. Fully inspected at install with a new cam-belt this engine runs beautifully thanks to a complete Megajolt 3D ignition system. A Type 9 five speed gearbox has been fitted and it is housed correctly in a modified gearbox tunnel. The ultimate driving pleasure.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Perfect JBW 15X8 Minilight Alloy wheels with polished chrome outer edges are wrapped in Kumho Ecsta Spt 205/50 R15 tyres all-round. The brakes have been uprated to 247mm vented front discs with M16 callipers and EBC Greenstuff front pads. A bias brake pedal box controls the disc/drum braking force should the desire to misbehave prevail!
Registered new on the 1st December 1971 as a humble Escort 1300L, this car lead an unassuming life with all four former keepers before being purchased by Mr Steve Devereux in February 2010. Mr Devereux, (a Mercedes Engineer by trade but a real Ford aficionado at heart), embarked upon an incredible quest to recreate a Ford legend, with a modern twist. The result is of course the magnificent creation offered here. Countless invoices and build photos form an impressive history file and help to convey the true extent to which this car has been prepared. After nearly five and half years of ownership the difficult decision to part with this pride and joy has been made to make way for a new Ford project.
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