Which country is the largest producer of silver?
The answer is Mexico. This is quite appropriate for our blog as we are concentrating on a truly iconic car – the Ford Mexico. And boy did it win the silverware in its time! For example, the World Rally Constructors Championship way back in 1973 to 1974. Andy Rouse, one of the most successful drivers ever to grace the British Saloon Car Championships, first won the 1972 Ford Escort Mexico one-make series, before moving on to great success in finishing top of the British Saloon Car Championships in four subsequent seasons.
In 1970 the London to Mexico Rally, staged to recognise the football World Cup Finals moving from England to that country, was won by the legendary Hannu Mikkola driving an Escort. In honour of this success, a special edition road version of his rally car, the stunning Ford Escort Mexico, was created.
As we write this blog, we have two superb examples available to view, and indeed marvel at, here in our showroom on Marlborough Road in Swindon, Wiltshire. The first of our pair of Ford Mexico saloons, in a lightish blue, with iconic black surround stripe, was first registered in 1974. The second, a MK1 RS, in burnished orange, a year earlier than that. Both have been lovingly taken back to what they once were – a true motoring classic and terrific fun to drive, just like all those Fords used to be, although probably not now in rally conditions! Incidentally, you'll just love the front fog lights – they could probably have been used as floodlights for a football ground back in the day!
Of course, these are only two of the many prestige used marques we currently have available to view here at M4 Select Cars. Our pair of Mexicos rest happily alongside other classics such as an Audi R8 Spyder, Porsche 911 Turbo, Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Coupe, and many others BMWs and Fords. If they, or any other of our choices, have inspired you to look for that classic or prestige used vehicle, you'll find out much more here. It also pays to talk to us about our terrific finance options designed to help you drive away into summer in that unforgettable car.