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Hammer goes down on rare Ford Escort Mexico prototype

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Bidding Classics sees first sale of 2023

2023 got off to an impressive start for fledgling auction website Bidding Classics as the hammer went down on a recently consigned and highly desirable Ford Escort Mexico four-door prototype.

The factory-built Mexico was one of just six officially assembled and, as a result, attracted a lot of attention with the Escort’s reserve being hit in just a matter of days.

When bidding closed on 22 January 2023, the 1972 prototype realised an impressive hammer price of £32,000 – a figure that acknowledged the vehicle’s outstanding condition as well as its rarity.

Bidding Classics’ Managing Director, Neil Atkinson said of the result: “It has been particularly pleasing to have been entrusted with the sale of such a rare vehicle and to have helped find the Escort a new home – a fantastic start to 2023.”

Other classics recently sold through the online auction platform, which charges no buyers fees, include a 1961 Jaguar MkII, 1961 Austin Cooper and a 2006 BMW M3. Whilst those currently being consigned include a rare 1962 Fiat 1200 Cabriolet, a 1936 MG SA Charlesworth with unique US history and a very original 1984 Mercedes-Benz C123.

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