1972 Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico ‘Evocation’ Project-Shell & Parts *SOLD*

MODELEscort Mk1 Mexico ‘Evocation’
COLOURWhite & Blue
LOCATIONBIrmingham & Worcs - see description

1972 Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico ‘Evocation’ Project-Shell & Parts *SOLD*

  • Two door Escort in Mexico Replica livery
  • The auction is for a shell and associated items
  • Many new items
  • A number of original and reconditioned/overhaul items
  • 1972 Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico ‘Evocation’ Project-Shell & Parts sold for £6,250
  • Please scroll down the page to read the full details for this lot

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  • Two door Escort in Mexico Replica livery
  • The auction is for a shell and associated items
  • Many new items
  • A number of original and reconditioned/overhaul items

The classic Ford Mexico was the most successful of the RS (Rally Sport) Escorts, and the most sought after at the time and still today.

Launched to the public in 1967, the Escort Mk1 was an instant hit, becoming Ford’s best seller.

When an Escort driven by Hannu Mikola and prepared by Ford Motor Company’s Motorsport Team at Boreham in Essex smashed the gruelling 16,000 mile London to Mexico Rally, taking five of the top ten spots, Ford knew it had to capitalise on that success.

In 1970 Ford launched the Escort ‘Mexico’. The legend was born and no other car since has come near it really.


For the avoidance of any doubt, this is not an AVO Mexico Shell. It is a standard two Escort shell.

Our vendor Jo, and her husband, bought this two door Escort as retirement project. Sadly, Jo’s husband passed away.

We do know that a huge amount of money and time was spent on getting the Mexico Evocation/Replica to look like it does today.

There is an inventory below, we’ll highlight a few key points:


  • It has fully refurbished seat set
  • Six dial dash
  • A refurbished full switch set in good condition
  • Parcel shelf
  • A new dash pad


  • Ford 1600 Crossflow Cortina Engine (Front bowl sump) recently overhauled with ancillaries
  • Three Sport gearboxes
  • Refurbished rear leaf springs
  • Twin 40 Weber DCOE Carbs, recently overhauled on a Crossflow Manifold


  • Painted body shell
  • Mexico Replica livery
  • All the glass

You will all know how hard it is to come by just some of the parts above, as well as their value alone.

Please note that the shell is stored in Alvechurch, Worcestershire and the parts are in Birmingham.

Below is an inventory that has been prepared for sale:

  • Ford 1600 Crossflow Cortina Engine (Front bowl sump) recently overhauled with ancillaries
  • 3 x MK 2 Sport Gearboxes
  • 4 MK 2 5.5” Steels
  • 1 X English Axle, thought to be 3:89 Ratio
  • 1 X Koln Axle No details known and probably no good to anyone
  • 2 X MK 2 Two Piece Prop shafts
  • 1 X MK 1 Steering column
  • 4 Rear Shocks ( Early mounting system) with floor mount
  • Pair of refurbished leaf springs with mounting plates and U bolts
  • New front discs
  • Pair of refurbished M16 Calipers with new pads
  • 2 X Rear MK 2 8” Drums
  • All the glass for a two door car
  • Refurbished short stem steering rack
  • 4 X Front struts complete, possibly MK 2 Sport
  • MK 1 Heater Box with matrix and all controls
  • 2 X Alloy front Hubs
  • Pedal box
  • Refurbished MK 1 Cross member
  • 2 X Rear lamps
  • 2 X Front Headlamps with bowls
  • 2 X Clutch forks
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • 2 X Cast Bell Housing ( No info)
  • Full standard seat set refurbished.
  • Six Dial Dash binnacle with clocks
  • New Dash Pad
  • RS Steering Wheel in very good condition
  • Full Window Rubber set from Darryl Taylor
  • Twin 40 Weber DCOE Carbs, recently overhauled on a Crossflow Manifold
  • Full Switch set, all refurbished and looking really nice
  • A new Burton Round Headlamp Grille
  • Rear leaf spring poly bush set
  • Wheel bearing kit
  • Rear lamp holders

Items not noted at the time of inventory, but it is unclear whether they are or are not present were;

Fuel tank. Exhaust manifold and exhaust system. Loom. Door handles. Interior door cards.

Our view

Not just as a classic enthusiast, but as a person, it is hard be completely and utterly emotionally detached from a sale like this. We want to do our very best for all our customers, but for Jo and her family, we will be adding an extra focus.

You won’t need us to tell what an opportunity a project like this represents for any genuine classic car lover. Fast Fords are almost at unobtainable prices to the man in the street. This relatively straightforward project deserves to go to a fellow enthusiast who is going to bring this project alive and running again, because what a project it would be.

If we knew a TV company, we’d get the winning bidder of this exciting project involved. But we don’t. However, if the winning bidder wanted us to track and promote their journey, we’d be delighted to through our various channels. What a story that would make.

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Vehicle Location: Birmingham and Alvechurch, Worcestershire– it’s the responsibility of the buyer to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
c*****************5 £6,250.00 2023-02-28 14:56:47
f**********t £6,150.00 2023-02-28 14:58:52
f**********t £5,750.00 2023-02-28 14:55:11
k************s £5,650.00 2023-02-28 14:53:14
f**********t £5,600.00 2023-02-28 14:54:28
f********1 £5,450.00 2023-02-28 14:49:56
a*********************k £5,350.00 2023-02-28 14:48:46
t*************************m £5,250.00 2023-02-28 13:50:31
a*********************k £5,200.00 2023-02-28 14:48:23
s*************2 £5,000.00 2023-02-28 13:12:39
t*************************m £5,000.00 2023-02-28 13:49:52
a*********************k £4,500.00 2023-02-28 13:14:22
t*************************m £3,500.00 2023-02-15 23:15:58
w********7 £3,000.00 2023-02-14 14:27:28
t*************************m £2,500.00 2023-02-15 23:15:27
p*******t £1,500.00 2023-02-14 12:38:29
t*************************m £1,000.00 2023-02-12 15:15:37
Start auction £1,000.00 09/02/2023 12:00 AM


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