Escort MK1 Sport Mexico Rallycar

Giles Specialist Cars

Specialist supplier of Sports, Performance and Prestige vehicles



This 1973 Escort Mk1 Mexico Recreation benefits from a great spec. It wouldn't take a huge amount of time or money to convert to a full blown race car or to get MSA logbooked for Rallying.


As it sits, it is a very straight and solid fast road car that really is a hoot to drive and extremely quick for a classic Escort. The car was recommissioned in 2014 from a rot free shell and was taken back to Bare metal before painting in the Purple you see today. Please see below a breakdown of the current specification.





GRP4 Steel arched shell with type 49 top plates, Larger gearbox tunnel (Which could accommodate a sequential at a later date) Firewalled, Fully Turreted, Tubbed at the rear to accommodate 15" wheels, Safety Devices bolted in Half cage (Again, easy to convert to a full cage)





ST170 2.0 Duratec, GSXR Bike carbs, Megajolt ECU, VVT Controller, Full Ashley stainless steel manifold and full exhaust system, Alloy high flow radiator with twin electric fans, Retroford thermostat kit with Silicone hoses, Full working heater matrix,

Rebuilt Type 9 5 speed gearbox with lightened and balanced flywheel and Organic clutch kit.

Boot mounted battery,

60 LTR Group 4 Ralloy fuel tank with Facet pump and pressure regulator (Spare pump wired in too)

Spare wheel holder






Twin Cam anti roll bar with double width and Anti dive kit, Bilstein Group 1 front struts with vented discs and Willwood 4 pot callipers, Burton large bearing alloy hubs, Concentric Adjustable top mounts, Polybushed throughout.

Turreted Bilstein rear with Bosworth Disc conversion, English axle with Quaife ATB Limited slip Diff, Quaife 16T Two piece shafts and semi floating hubs, Anti tramp bars and canard Rod kit,

Adjustable bias pedal box with dash mounted adjuster,

Quick rack with Group 4 coupling,

Corsa B Electric power steering - Weight adjustable on dash

Hydraulic fly-off Handbrake (With cables for MOT)





8"x13" Minilite Superlites with both Yokohama and Kumho tyres

Fire extinguisher

Flocked six dial RS dash

Fishnet Recaros with 4 point TRS harnesses

Quickshift gear lever

SIM lamps with Cibie covers



A rare opportunity to acquire a lovely classic Escort that has been treated to some healthy modifications without making the car unreliable or hard to drive on the road.



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