Signal Yellow


Miles N/A




1. In Brief

Mileage: N/A

Engine: 1993

Colour: Ford Signal Yellow

Doors: 2

Transmission: Manual

Service history: Extensive History File

Registration: XJU 536S

2. Model History

Ever Since The First Inception, That Being The Escort MKI Was Formerly Introduced In The Later Part Of 1967 Onto The UK Shores, With The First Official Premier At The Brussels Motor Show In 1968, The Ford Escort Has Charmed The Global Motoring Public With Its Boyish Good Looks And Remarkable Every Day Practicality, With The Admiration Only Further Increased By The Cars Staggering Capabilities On The Worlds Rally Circuit, Which Included No Less Than Twenty Different Victories During A Small Period Of Just Six Years, Which Of Course Further Propelled The Car Into The History Books, As One Of The All Time Greats. Ever Since The Early Days Of The Motor Industry, Ford Cars And The Motor Sport Scene Have Gone Hand In Hand Throughout The World, With Enthusiastic Normal Working Class People Modifying, Racing And Competing In Various Regional Or National Events, With The Ultimate End Game, To Be The Quickest On The Circuit. Domination Possibly Started With Models Like The Ford Anglia Or The Ford Cortina On Many Fields Of The Motor Sport And When The All New Ford Escort Came Off The Production Line, This Just Further Opened Up The Possibilities Who Dared To Dream Of Winning. In The January Of 1975 The Squared Bodied Ford Escort MkII Made Its First Global Appearance, With The Halewood Production Plant Rolling Out The First Cars In The Back End Of December 1974 And Was To Be Overseen By Key Development People From The UK & Germany. During This Transition From The MKI To The Improved MKII Or Brenda As It Was Code Named By The Factory, The Ford Motor Company Still Wanted To Have The Best Selling Small Family Car That Would Ferry The Kids To School, But At The Same Point Wanted To Further Dominate All Areas Of Race And Rallye, Which Was Only A Natural Stance After Many Successful Years Of Developing Specialist Vehicles That Offered Blistering Performance Figures And Unbelievable All Out Handling. With This The Rallye Sport Range Was Offered To Eager Buyers Wanting To Replicate Some Of The Magic Demonstrated By Rallye Giants The Likes Of Roger Clark & Ari Vatanen, With A Small Selection Of Specialist Ford Agents Available To Make This Dream A Complete Reality. One Of The Three Models Set To Get The Pulse Rates Racing Was The Fabulous Ford Escort RS Mexico, Which Continued That Successful Formula That Had Previously Made The Mexico Brand, A True Household Name With The Factory Carefully Conceiving The Perfect Balance Of Performance, Handling And Driving Capabilities. The RS Mexico Was Marketed As The Enthusiast`s Car For The Driver Who Really Enjoyed Motoring, With The Original Factory Cars To Be Fitted With The Sixteen Hundred Litre OHC Unit, Which Sometimes Lacked The Performance Required To Make The Car Completing Engaging, So Of Course We Are Delighted That During The Course Of Chassis Number Y00459 Being Sympathetically Restored, The More Powerful Two Litre Pinto Unit Which Came As Standard On The RS2000 Has Been Opted For. This Was Just A Small Part Of The 2016 Process During The Ground Up Restoration, Which Included A Total Mechanical & Representational Over Haul, Sympathetically Achieved And Captured On A Documented Photographic Portfolio, Which Now Means That This Delightful Piece Of Motoring History, Is All Set And Ready For Any Vehicle Collection.

The Car Has Now Become Available After Being Released From A Private UK Collection And Is Presented To The Next Lucky Custodian With An Extensive A4 Invoice File Which Contains All The Relevant Receipts Relating To The Extensive Vehicle Recommissioning In 2016, A Vast Selection Of Previous MOT Sheets, The Original Prints Of The Sales Literature Used By Those Specialist RS Dealers In The Late 1970`s, A Fully Cleared Hpi Certificate, Images That Show The Full Body Paint And Engine Removal In 2016 And A Full Key Set. The Car Is Offered For Sale As Part Of Our Current Vehicle Inventory And Is Not Based On Selling The Car On Behalf Of The Last Careful Keeper Or Third Party And With The Total Condition, Both Inside, Underneath And Exterior Being In Stunning Order Throughout, It Is Fully Ready For That Next Custodian To Start To Enjoy Or Even Show? We Expect The Interest Level To Be Highly Positive Not Just Within The UK, But As Far Afield As Australia, As The RS Brand Has Recently Just Imploded On These Shores, With Avid Collectors On A Global Market Place Wanting To Acquire The Very Best Left To Buy, With This Special RS Addition To Only Increase The Desirability Of Any Already Established Vehicle Collections.

The Ford Escort MKII Mexico: A High Degree Of Engineering Sophistication....

3. Interior

The Ford RS Mexico Was Designed To Tackle A Whole Host Of Driving Conditions And Adventures, With The Perfect Balance Of Day To Day Comfort And Exciting Detailing, All Of Which Makes An Exhilarating Place To Be Sat For Both Driver And Passengers Alike. Inside We Have The Twin High Back Reclining Front Sport Seats Beautifully Completed With Subtle Black Twin Needle Stitch Detail, The Black Fascia Incorporating The Speedometer & Tachometer, The RS Embossed Simulated Leather Covered Three Spoke Steering Wheel, Black Carpets That Have Been Protected With Over Mats, Black Washable Vinyl Roof Lining, Automatic Choke Switch, Black Washable Vinyl Door Cards, The Illuminated Two Speed Heater/De-mister Controls, Black Fabric Rear Bench Style Seating, Eye Ball Air Vents, The Vinyl Trimmed Four Speed Gear Selector, Cigar Lighter With Front Ashtray And Completed With A Radio System That Looks Completely Period For The Year, But Has Subtle Features For The Driver Of 2018. Great Care And Attention Has Been Used To Recreate This Retro Internal Design And Is Presented For Sale In Remarkable Total Order.

A Stunning Time Capsule....

4. Exterior

The Squared Body Of The Escort MkII Has Set The Hearts Racing Ever Since 1974, With This Example Showcased In The Period Finish Of Ford Signal Yellow, Which Perfectly Demonstrates The Gorgeous RS Curves, The Powerful Ford Lines And Looks Sensational With The Unmarked Retro Black Vinyl Roof. Further Exciting Exterior Detailing Is Presented With The Ford Option Of The Stratus Silver Finished 13" Four Arm RS Alloy Wheels Which Are All Wrapped In Branded Rubber, The Blackened Finished Front & Rear Panel Bumpers, Blackened Door Mounted Adjustable Mirrors, The Colour Coded Front Bumper Air Dam Decorated With The Black Sticker Mexico Decal, Twinned Circular Front Halogen Lights, The Signature Blackened Rubber RS Boot Mounted Spoiler, Twinned Side Pin Strips In Black, Matt Black Two Speed Windscreen Wipers, The Decorative Black Mexico Decals To The Rear Quarters, Black RS Embossed Alloy Wheel Centre Caps, The Unmarked Black Lower Sills, The Horizontal Black Vented Front Grille Embossed With The Ford Script That Dominates The Nose, The Chromed Finished Singular Exhaust Tip And Presented With The 1.6 Side Badges In Black, That Complement The Total Vehicle Stance. From Every Given Angle This RS Mexico Looks Sensational And Would Be Perfect For That Special Trip Through The Countryside Or Displayed For That Sunday Morning Ford Show.

A Blue Chip Proposition....

5. Specification

We Are Delighted To Have This Staggeringly Beautiful Ford Escort MKII Arrive Into Stock And Is Available To Buy, Enjoy And Even Show, As The Car Is That Strong On The Total Presentation To Do All Three Requirements If Needed. Originally Supplied In The May Of 1976 As A Sixteen Hundred RS Mexico, The Car Then Had A Full Total Recomission In 2016 To Include The Removal Of This Unit, To Only Be Replaced With The More Powerful Pinto Two Litre Engine, From The Ford Escort MKII RS2000 Model. Not Only Was The Engine Removed To Make Way For The More Powerful Unit, But The Total Interior Was Also Removed To Allow A Dedicated Team To Complete A Full Fresh Repaint On Every Element Of The Body, Top To Bottom And Then Carefully They Reassembled Chassis Number Y00459 To What Can Only Be Described As Being To A Remarkable Standard Of Finish. This Sympathetic Restoration Took Many Man Hours To Complete, With Many Parts Replaced To Get The Car Ready For The 2018 Roads, But Still Their Concentration Was To Keep The Car Visually Correct For The Period Of Time. This Has To Be One Of Those Unrepeatable Opportunities, To To Register Your Interest, Then Please Contact Our Sales Team Today.   


Truly Stunning. Pure & Simple....

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