Very rare Mexico, unrestored, second owner, Dutch delivery, matching numbers
Unlikely? Yes it is, but still true. An original Dutch Ford Escort Mk1 1600 GT Mexico in unrestored condition, coming from the second owner, the whole history known including purchase invoice…Where can you find them nowadays? In this case in our showroom.
This beautiful Olympic Blue colored Mexico is equipped with original RS seats with headrests, a deep dish sports steering wheel and original magnesium Minilite rims.For sure a car like this one is much more special than for instance an exotic super car that was never intended to drive a lot with it, and so the condition can still be very good years later. The Escort Mexico, however, is a series of more than 10.000 pieces built drivers’ car of only a few good ones are left. And one of them is this Mexico. Cherished from the first day and therefore in a very different condition than 99.9% of Mexico’s who drove out of the factory in those days. You could already order them from the factory with the necessary rally equipment, able to start a in a rally competition immediately after delivery. This Escort haven’t seen a rally, otherwise it’s condition would have been totally different. Now everything is so beautifully maintained and so original that there is nothing to improve and the new owner really has to honor this.
It is clear that the Escort, because of its low weight of only 850 kg, is a great car to drive and has enough horsepower from the 86 bhp 1600 cc. 4 cylinder. The handling is superb, feeling every movement, and always have it under control. A wonderful driver’s car for which you don’t have to drive at high speed to experience this. And that makes it extra fun, because that’s how you keep this unique piece of automotive history in good condition and able to cherish it, just like the former owners did.
Engine: 4 cylinder inline
Engine capacity: 1600 cc.
Power: 86 bhp. at 5500 rpm.
Topspeed: 165 km/h
Weight: 850 kg
Transmission: 4 speed manual
OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES
Magnesium Minilite wheels, 5 pieces
RS seats with headrests
Deep dish steering wheel
Spot- and foglights front