Ford Escort Mexico Mk1. Genuine survivor car which has been dry stored for about the last 6 years. It comes with lots of paperwork documenting every owner from new and lots of receipts for money spent over the years. We have the current style V5 which does state Mexico and is a 1601cc. Car starts runs and drives is extremely solid but would benefit from a bit tidying.
Bodyshell - Genuine and the original type 49 shell which has all the right strengtheners and brackets on it, studs in boot floor, tramp bar brackets etc. Car is very solid and still has the original spare wheel well, original floor pans. Very good underbonnet. At some point the car has been stripped back and all painted underneath and waxoyled which has saved it. Looks to have had arch repairs in the past and a repair to O/S spring hamper and very front of chassis legs. Overall a very good original shell. Paintwork is OK and perfectly useable but definitely no concours car or show winner. Its a period survivor car which is solid.
Mechanics - AX block Crossflow running a single 40 carb. Starts and runs well. Engine is quiet with no smoke or rattles. We do have the original matching numbers bare engine but it will require a major rebuild. Correct mexico gearbox with reverse to the right and back. Tramp bars on axle. Car was stored for many years but was pulled out breifly in 2016 and 2017 for an MOT and then put back in the garage.
Interior - 6 Dial dash, correct rear seat, headcloth, centre console and steering wheel. Front seats have been changed for period bucket seats. Rear seat will need retrimmed. Door cards are a bit worn
Wheels - Correct 5.5J Rs Alloys with decent tyres, Wheels will need a good polish or refurb.
Overall a very solid genuine car with definite room for improvement. Please feel free to come and see it. Happy to put it up on the ramp so can can inspect it. Delivery can be arranged if required please ask for a quote.
Any questions please ask or call 07879 557668
Thanks for looking