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CORGI VANGUARD VA09519 1:43 O SCALE Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico, Diamond White

Price
£15.00
RRP
£16.99
Product Code
COVA09519
Brand
CORGI
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Description

CORGI VANGUARD VA09519 1:43 O SCALE Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico, Diamond White 60th Anniversary Collection​



Ford were determined to win the 1970 London-Mexico World Cup Rally and, after extensive reconnaissance of the arduous 16,000 mile route, works driver Roger Clark suggested they use heavy-duty rally Escorts with simple Cortina 1600GT engines in place of the usual Lotus twin-cams; reliability being more important than performance. It worked, Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm won in 'FEV 1H ' and, quick to see the value of the publicity, Ford launched the Mexico as a production replica of the winner using their rally-proven Type-49 bodyshell and crossflow engine. Built at Ford's Advanced Vehicle Operations facility, Ockendon, Essex, it was launched in 1970 at £1150, making it the affordable performance car of its era.


Engine: 1599cc 4IL OHV Power: 86bhp@5500rpm Torque: 92lb.ft@4000rpm Maximum speed: 99mph 0-60mph: 10.7secs Produced: 10,352 (Mexico Mk1)

MODEL TYPE: DIE CAST
BUILT: YES
PAINTED: YES
SCALE: O Scale = 1:43rd