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Genuine Ford Escort Mexico Rally Car

Advert ID: 40929 To Be Auctioned

Advert Began: Jul 9, 2018, 9:33
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Supplied new on 1/8/1973 by Newport Ford in Wales, this is a genuine Ford Escort Mexico still with it's original AVO bodyshell.

Used as a road car up until 1982 it was then professionally converted in to a proper forest stage rally car for use by brothers Robert and Stephen Phillips. It went on to contest over 100 stage rallies between 1982 and 1996 with significant success in both the BTRDA Forest series and the MSA tarmac series, taking two overall championship victories and numerous class wins and outright single venue victories.

There are results on file in the cars comprehensive history file and the car is also listed on the eWRC website.

In 1998 the car was loaned to the Pembrokeshire Motor Museum where it was to remain until 2013, preserved in an ideal indoor heated and dehumidified climate. It was finally sold by Robert Phillips in 2016 and has since had a sympathetic recommissioning and is now fully roadworthy and with a current MOT. Checked and verified by the AVO Owners Club as an original Mexico still with it's original shell, it currently drives well and still has the following period specification:

711M engine block bored to 1760cc

Ported head with big double valve springs and alloy rocker cover

Twin 40DCOE Webers

Kent rally cam

4 branch exhaust manifold with single box exhaust

Piper fixed distibutor

Lumenition ignition and Lucas gold coil

High pressure oil pump and oil cooler

World Cup Crossmember with solid engine mounts

Twin fuel pumps

High Torque starter motor etc etc.

Straight cut gearbox with alloy bell housing, strengthened English back axle with Panhard rod anti=tramp

Group 4 struts with Bilstein dampers all round

Vented front discs with 4 pot calipers and rear solid disks, braided pipes and hydraulic handbrake/adjustable bias brakes

Quick ratio rack

Alloy sump guard

Welded in MSA roll cage

Rally seats and harnesses

Alloy fuel tank

Brantz trip computer

4 Hella Rallye Spot lights

Plumbed in fire system etc etc etc.

In short a proper period rally car with a complete history file (containing over 130 pictures) and a great spec that can be used in historic rallying today, or in myriad single venue stage rallies or hillclimbs etc.

As such it offers an exceptional value for money entry in to rallying that will keep it's value if properly maintained.

Registration: NAX 88M
Chassis Number: BFATNR00126
Engine Number: NR00126
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1760
Year of Manufacture: 1973
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 28,000 - 35,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

Viewing and bidding

The Silverstone Classic is a closed event and an event ticket will be required along with an auction catalogue to enter the sale. Ticket information can be found here: Silverstone Classic ticket information
The Silverstone Classic Competition Car Auction takes place from 18:30 on Thursday 19th July 2018 in The Wing building at Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN.
Viewing of the Lots will be available from on the 19th July 2017 from 13:30 until the start of the auction.
If you are planning to visit the auction or viewing on Thursday 20th July please follow the signs to Silverstone Circuit and then to car park 50. From there it is a short walk to car park 49 next to the main entrance where you will be able to catch our free shuttle bus to the auction venue.
Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online via Proxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (

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Silverstone Auctions

Member Since:
19 Dec 2013

Ashorne, Warks, CV35 0AA

Phone: +44 1926 691141

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