1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA

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Lot 75
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car
Registration no. DGA 2K Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA

Sold for £ 20,416 (US$ 27,481) inc. premium
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car
Registration no. DGA 2K
Chassis no. BFATMR05179
Engine no. 711M6015BA
Odometer reading: N/A
MOT Expiry: N/A

*Iconic Escort Mexico
*Dry stored in a Carcoon
*Great potential


The Ford Escort is one of Britain's most well-loved cars and was Ford's most successful rally car, winning at Championship level for more than a decade. Launched in December 1970, the Ford Escort Mexico was a tribute to Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm after their victory in an Escort in the London to Mexico World Cup of that year. The Mexico edition rally car was engineered to satisfy any keen driver whilst also maintaining agile and controllable handling for the road. The Mexico featured uprated suspension, larger disc brakes, and was powered by the same Kent 1,600cc engine as the standard car but with a progressive twin choke downdraft Weber carburettor. This 1972 example is in good condition and has spent a lot of its life in a Carcoon, but will require some work. The car is currently not running, but the vendor is aiming to get the car running and started by the time of the sale. The interior is in good condition, but the running gear such as suspension and brakes will require further attention. There is good history with the car including MOT certificates and the MSA historic identity forms from 2001. There is great potential on offer here with this special homologation vehicle.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 67/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15/25
    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 14/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 11/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 1
    Starting: 2
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 3

Saleroom notices

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1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
1972 Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car  Chassis no. BFATMR05179 Engine no. 711M6015BA
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