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Buff log book... uk registration fees paid ready to register, import certs etc all present. 1 owner rhd cypriot car Halewood built with AVO type 49 strengthening by ford from new which makes for a rare ...

  • 28-Sep-2020
  • Northamptonshire
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Ford Escort MK1 1600 GT, Running and licensed,185000 ZAR, One of South Africa's most trusted exporters of classic vehicles , Safe shipping at competitive rates , Tony +27 82 4567 989

For sale a Mk1 Escort - 2 doors. The car is of 1973. Has had 2 owners previous to me (of same family). Has never been restored, but was resprayed about 20 years ago when the previous owner inherited ...

  • 27-Sep-2020
  • Portugal
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I’m selling this 49 year old Ford escort mk1. Bought new from Malta it is an original xl model abs I’ve converted it into a Mexico replica in very good condition. 1600cc engine Front 4pot ...

  • 27-Sep-2020
  • Malta
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1972 ford escort rs1600 AVO Historic rally car (MSA logbook) (FIA logbook) ford motorsport plates and gussets, genuine rs1600, original factory AVO body shell New 2.0 ltr bdg engine by fieldsmotorsport, ...

  • 26-Sep-2020
  • Somerset
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“Best Escort in Town” 1974 Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 RHD Genuine AVO car Dutch registration The Ford Escort gained worldwide fame after winning the 1970 London to Mexico rally in the hands of Hannu ...

  • 25-Sep-2020
  • Belgium
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The Mark I Ford Escort was introduced in Ireland and the United Kingdom at the end of 1967, making its show debut at Brussels Motor Show in January 1968. It replaced the successful, long-running Anglia. ...

  • 21-Sep-2020
  • South Africa
  • Private

Here we have for sale a unique example! Ford Escort mk1 Zakspeed Recreation, Historic spec. Zero miles, just finished, no expense spared, located in Greece Based on an immaculate, low mileage, ...

  • 19-Sep-2020
  • West Midlands
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Bought 10 yrs ago had a full respray etc and prepared for road rally use and never used . Engine fully rebuilt 1740cc with stage 3 head,a6 cam, vernier cam wheel , high comp pistons ,electronic ignition ...

  • 19-Sep-2020
  • Northamptonshire
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Escort mk1. Strengthened shell,etc. South African car. Due in by the end of October (delayed due to lockdown in South Africa). Will need some work. Price is just a guide i will need to check ...

Reduced price! 15000€ The engine bay is modified so the shell accepts all kind of modern engines, like Zetec, Duratec, Vauxhall (Opel) etc... For more pictures please ask.

  • 16-Sep-2020
  • Hungary
  • Private

Ford Escort MK1 RS2000 Evocation in very good condition! This Escort has driven several Tulip rallies and always finished in the top 10. This Ford is equipped with the well-known 2000cc Pinto engine, ...

Trade-in car. Ford RS was a well-respected name within the rallying world. After the succes of the Ford Escort Mk1 this RS 2000 used the Escort Mk2 as a base. A 2.0 litre 4-cylinder rear-wheel drive made ...

GENUINE FORD ESCORT Mk1 RS2000 Original AVO Type 49 UK car (A.V.O. on Chassis Plate) Built in May 1974 Registered in April 1975 Colour Sibring Red/Orange Stripes Wheels Standard RS Type ...

PRICE for the painting and shipping : Please follow the link This is an original painting entirely in brush on a stretched canvas, which is up for sale for those who appreciate firstly the Escort ...

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The MK1 Ford Escort – The Birth of a Legend

The MK1 Ford Escort was launched in 1968 at the Brussels Motor Show. Initially, it was produced as a replacement for the ageing 105E Anglia, however later it would become a loved classic that the Anglia could only dream of being. During the 7-year life span of the MK1 Escort, production took place all over the world, Australia and New Zealand, Germany and Belgium all had their own respective plants as well as cars being built on home soil in the United Kingdom.

The Mk1 Escort was built on a well-known platform, front-engine, rear-wheel drive. MacPherson struts up front and a solid live axle at the back. Lower spec models had drum-brakes all round, but more performance focussed models featured front disc brakes. Escorts were made for all purposes, 2-door, 4-door, Estate and even a few performance models. The Family car that could do it all.

There were a series of common or garden models, the 1100 and 1300 models were low down in the Escort range but provided families with a reliable car that was cheap to run, buy and insure.

The 1300 GT model, however, was supplied with a 1.3 Litre overhead-valve crossflow engine, it came fitted with additional instrumentation, a tachometer, voltmeter and oil pressure gauge. It was Ford foray into making the Escort appeal to the performance market. To become competitive in Motorsport Ford needed to homologate the Mk1 Escort, so they began development on the Escort Twin Cam it came with a Lotus Manufactured eight-valve twin camshaft cylinder mounted to a 1.5L engine block giving the Twin Cam a rather unusual capacity if 1558cc.

Arguably the most famous of the Twin Cam Mk1 Escorts is that of Alan Mann Racing, it was raced in the British Saloon Car Championship and fitted with a Formula 2 Ford FVC 16 Valve engine. Finished in AMR’s now-iconic Red and Gold livery, the cars featured large bubble arches.

However, the circuit wasn’t the only place Ford were conquering with the Escort. The Mk1 Escort became an incredibly competitive rally car, Ford’s victory at the 1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally, at the hands of Hannu Mikkola sparked the special edition Escort Mexico.

The Mexico models came fitted with 1600cc crossflow engines and had strengthened body shells inspired by the lessons Ford had learned in competition. 10,352 Mk1 Escort Mexico models were built. In addition to the Mexico, the RS1600 was developed with a Cosworth BDA engine, standing for Belt Drive, A Type. The very first RS1600 was driven off the production line by Graham Hill. The only driver to ever win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Ford later produced an RS2000 model that utilised a 2.0L Pinto engine. The RS2000 also picked up several rally and racing victories and all three models, The RS1600, Mexico and RS2000 were built with what is now referred to as an AVO bodyshell. These strengthened body shells were all manufactured at Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations facility located at the Aveley Plant, in Essex.




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