Wed, 22nd Sep 2021 13:00

The Autumn 2021 Classic Car Auction

  Lot 65

1978 Ford Escort RS Mexico
This is surely the finest example in existence

Registration: SVE177S
Chassis: GCATT01501
Odometer: 26,000
Transmission: Manual
MOT: June 2022

  • Subject to a recent complete professional restoration, details below
  • Offered in the correct original specification
  • Correctly fitted with Pirelli Cinturato tyres and steel rims
  • Correct dove grey underside paint finish
  • Exacting attention to detail for originality

Interactive 360° Panorama

The following information has been supplied by the vendor:

Engine rebuild 1600cc

Gearbox rebuild 4 speed

New Alternator

New Carburettor 38 DGAS

New Starter motor

New Battery

New Steering rack (quick rack)

New track control arms

New lower suspension arms

New standard front springs

NOS Brake servo

NOS Brake calipers

New radiator

New coolant pipes

New brake pipes

New fuel pipes

New clutch

New head Lining

Front seats recovered and New bolster foams

New front door cards

Original ford window rubbers

Original glass with etched reg plate

NOS boot carpet

Genuine RS Mexico steel wheels refurbished

5 period pirelli cn36 new tyres

New rear brakes

All new suspension bushes

New rear shockers

New period correct exhaust

New handbrake cable

New clutch cable

New speedo cable

New front wings

Correct Altissimo rear lights

Correct Original front headlights Lucas 7725 with the Blue H4 printed on each glass.

Correct satin black wheel nuts along with original metal powder coated centre caps with the RS logo

Painted in Signal Green with the correct Dove Gray under body colour along with faint over spray from the body colour and satin sills as close to Original factory specification

Axle and all suspension parts have been satin black powder coated


It's had and New floor section

upper and lower bulkhead

Pair front wings

Complete front panel

Pair rear 1/4 panels

Rear panel

Original body panels

Boot floor

Complete chassis rails both sides

Rear inner 1/4 panels

Roof and pillars

Dash panel

Front inner wings

Bonnet boot and door frames all original.

The underside is a thing of beauty. Fully wax oiled to help preserve its condition. It is one of those restorations that has had absolutely no expense spared and has to be emphasised that it shouldn't be compared to others, you genuinely have to see this first hand if you want one of the best examples!!

This is a 1978 Ford Escort Mexico that can be used and enjoyed by it's new owner"

You really to do need to come and see this car, it is quite simply stunning, and we would go as far to say probably the finest restoration we have ever seen. Restored by a Ford Marque specialist to a standard that is breath taking with such attention to ensure it is presented with all the right bits as it left the factory.

You could not buy and restore a Mexico for the asking price of this car, and certainly not to this standard. If you want the very best, then it is here now but not for long.


Sold for £39,100


Auction: The Autumn 2021 Classic Car Auction, Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

Viewing: Viewings are available by appointment, CLICK HERE to pre-book your viewing slot.

Saturday 18th September - 10am to 4pm
Sunday 19th September - 10am to 4pm
Monday 20th September - 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 21st September - 10am to 7pm
Wednesday 22nd September - From 9am

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