Ford Escort MK1 1300E

FOR SALE
An unspoilt and rare Mk1 Ford Escort 1300E Campaign Model with only 7,490 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The model’s name 1300E was born from a simple concept, a 1300cc machine with high-class accoutrements that resulted from a demand by Ford bigwigs for a luxury Escort, the ‘E’ was to stand for Executive. Ford’s specialist plant at Aveley was ailing with less than worthy profits so the development of the 1300E was the perfect opportunity to bolster its Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) division. Primarily based on the Escort GT specification, a 1300E started life as an Escort Sport from the Halewood Plant where it was given a slam panel data plate reading SPCL CAMPAIGN (Special Campaign) and fitted with a rectangular headlamp panel, upgraded cloth interior and painted in the specified colour. All but complete, the cars were then shipped to Aveley where an assembly facility added the 1300E extra equipment and trim. Workers who would usually be building the RS1600 and Mexico turned their hands to the 1300E which was assembled on a separate line. All pre-October 1973 1300E’s were completed at Aveley and helped to keep AVO viable, these cars being referred to as the Series One. The later cars or the Series Two were fully finished at Halewood and production finally ended on the 16th December 1974 with 6,768 two-door and 4,022 four-door cars built, according to Owner’s Club records.

EQUIPMENT
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, bright metal ornamentation, flared wheel arches, rectangular Lucas sealed head lights, Lucas auxiliary lamps, side repeat flashes on front wings, vinyl roof, bright full width bumpers, special motif on rear pillars, door mounted exterior mirror, black rear panel with surround mouldings, special sound deadening pack, bright metal wheel rim embellishers, triple bodyside stripe, boot mat, two speed wipers, tachometer, Genuine wood veneer finish to upper and lower fascia, glove box, instrument binnacle, doors and rear quarter cappings. Factory options; Metallic paint.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory optional Amber Gold Metallic, (Code L), this example has covered a genuine 7,490 miles from new and is presented in outstanding unspoilt condition. The paintwork is near flawless having benefitted from a professional repaint in 2008. Photographs taken prior show the car in superb order with just some minor cosmetic deterioration from the cars long term storage. All panels are factory fitment and no structural repairs have ever been undertaken nor required. 1300E aficionados will recognise this Aveley assembled Series One by the fixed side rear windows as opposed to the openers fitted to the Series Two and the super eagle-eyed experts will note the incorrect 1300E wing badges. The correct badges for a Series One would read only 1300 but the first owner changed these as he wanted the car to be recognised unmistakably as a 1300E! Underneath the car is outstanding with the correct original slant rear shock absorbers in black to denote Ford units rather than the blue Armstrong parts as well as the black anti-roll bars and even the cardboard undertray which is long lost on most cars! All trim sections are original and in superb order with some very light tarnishing to some chrome pieces. A benchmark car for anyone wanting to recreate a factory correct Series One 1300E.

INTERIOR
A interior every inch as expected with the mere 7,490 miles covered. The ribbed cloth interior in Tan, (Code K1) is fitted as standard on the luxury 1300E and are in fantastic order. The wall-to-wall cut pile carpets, putty headlining and real wood veneer panels are all original with slight lineage to the passenger wood facia. All equipment and functions operate and the experts checklist will be ticked with correct smaller glovebox knob for earlier cars and incredibly there is even the cleverly concealed original ice scraper sat inside the centre console, long since lost or snapped on most cars! Inside the boot area is the original hessian bag with grey jack and black plastic inner light cluster protectors and lack of boot lamp, all correct for earlier cars. Even PDI tags are still affixed with string inside the boot area! Window etching to the factory glass is present along with the Triplex Hotline sticker in the rear screen. As close as you are likely to get to a 1973 showroom fresh 1300E interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford took the 1300cc Crossflow engine from the GT model which developed 72bhp and achieved 0-60mph in 13.3 seconds whilst reaching a top speed of almost 100mph. The factory fitted engine sits in a beautifully clean and unspoilt engine bay with all factory stickers, plates and labels and the original chassis stamping to the inner wing. The factory data plate reads SPCL CAMPAIGN (Special Campaign) which is correct for a Series One car. Originality even extends to the factory wing/slam panel seam welds, genuine Ford hose clips and washer bottle. The under bonnet insulation pads have been replaced. The four-speed manual gearbox is light and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five-inch sports styled road wheels are standard 1300E specification in silver fox with satin black inner sections as well as the rim embellishers, aluminium centre caps with black middle/chrome ring and the UNF chrome domed wheel nuts. Premium brand Michelin Energy tyres are fitted to all road wheel and original seekers with be delighted to learn that all five factory fitted Michelin ZX tyres in excellent condition have been retained having covered such low miles! GT-spec disc brakes were fitted to the front of the 1300E and this factory standard system feature servo assistance and even the original brake fluid reservoir cap reading ‘use FoMoCo brake fluid’.

HISTORY FILE
Built in March 1973 and registered new on the 1st August 1973, the car was supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Invicta Motors Ltd of Margate and Ramsgate. The first registered keeper was Mrs Skinner followed by her husband who owned the car until 2007. When the third owner bought the car from Mr Skinner it had covered just 3,450 miles! In 2008 a full re-paint was undertaken by professional experts, Mabel Coachworks in London. The history file is beautifully organised and presented with many photos of the car prior to the repaint proving how undamaged and rust-free it was. The history file traces all five owners in total and the large file contains the original handbook, tax disc holder from the selling dealer, invoices, previous MOT certificates, condition reports and agreed valuations. KGF Classic Cars are immensely proud to have acquired what is certainly one of the best, low mileage Mk1 1300E’s in existence.

MOT June 2022, HPI Clear.

Ford Mk1 Escort Mexico

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A stunning RS AVO Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico Custom Pack in rare Aero Silver.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 heavy-duty body, front quarter bumpers, flared wheel arches, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, reversing lights, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light. Factory fitted options; Custom Pack comprising of; Black vinyl roof, brushed nylon seats, extra sound deadening, centre console, rear plastic armrest extensions, heated rear screen, cigar lighter, cherry veneer dash, push-button radio, brake warning light, headrests.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the factory original and exceptionally rare colour of Aero Silver, (Code 3), this Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico looks incredible. Extra information on the body plate reveals option Code 6 meaning the car was built at the Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley with the luxury Custom Pack. The discreet and neat triple coachline in contrasting colour with ‘Mexico’ wing badge and black vinyl roof are all Custom Pack features. The Vinyl roof is in excellent condition and has the correct seams 5in from the rain gutter. Genuine flared front wheel arches and all Type 49 strengthening points are present. FoMoCo rear lenses and Cibie H4 headlights remain fitted as do period Wingard door mirrors. The chrome to the genuine rear bumper has some small pitting. The underside is an exhibitionists dream being perfectly clean and detailed and will suit those wishing to show the car rather than hit the rally stages!

INTERIOR
The interior of this late Mexico differs from the most factory correct cars having the luxury Custom Pack option specified from new. Black Beta cloth roll top recliner seats, (Code A1), are in fantastic condition and along with the full height centre console housing the working Kienzie clock and optional five-push-button radio, Cherry Veneer dash and rear plastic armrest extensions. This really is a special place to be. All gauges function and correct features such a the 130mph speedometer, 7,000rpm rev counter, black dipping mirror and sporting RS three-spoke steering wheel will please RS connoisseurs seeking detailed perfection. The boot area is spotlessly clean housing an angled spare wheel, jack and wheel brace. A very special interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Nestled between the AVO Escorts inner front wings is the standard factory specification 1600cc Crossflow unit detailed and having enjoyed a full engine rebuild. The factory original AVO plate and chassis plate displaying all the correct identity codes remain with the cars history file while new reproduction items are fitted. Incredibly the thin metal strip affixed under the body plate used for quality control is stamped and present! 0-60mph in 10.7 seconds and a top speed over 100mph is quoted. The chassis number is visible on the suspension reinforced plate. The factory 4-speed synchromesh Type 3 2000E gearbox, as fitted to the Twin Cam and RS1600, works perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Spoke-style sculptured steel wheels measuring 5.5 x 13in are finished with the correct Pearl Grey centres with stainless centre RS caps and chrome dome-ended wheel nuts, all in excellent condition. Yokohama Bluearth 175/70 R13 tyres are fitted all round. A dual-circuit brake system gripping front discs and rear drums work perfectly and contain silicone DOT 5 brake fluid.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in August 1974 this vehicle was registered on the 1st October 1974 and retains its original Northern Ireland registration number with both the green buff style log book and subsequent UK Registration Document. In the current owners care since 2013, the sole aim was to restore this car to exact factory specification while retaining as many factory original parts as possible. Both the car and enthusiast owner are registered with the AVO Club and renown experts such as G & T Escorts in Garvagh are responsible for this stunning example and how it presents today since the restoration in 2014. The difficult decision to sell the car was prompted by his sons desire to buy his first house and assistance towards a deposit. Numerous invoices, handbooks and workshop manuals are included along with two sets of keys and photos of works carried out. A stunningly rare car with amazing specification and ready for the next owner to show and enjoy.

HPI Clear.

Ford Focus ST225 ST-2

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An impeccable enthusiast owned Ford Focus ST225 ST-2 with just 12,736 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Exclusive ST sports body kit, ST bumpers and mesh grille, ST single wing spoiler, chrome tipped twin sport exhaust tailpipes, side and curtain airbags, Passive Anti-theft System (PATS), CAT 1 Thatcham alarm, Recaro seats, air conditioning, auxiliary instrument panel housing turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges, ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip with racing pedals. Exclusive ST-2 equipment; Electronic Stability Program with Traction Assist, Quick clear front windscreen with heated washer jets, Xenon headlamps with automatic levelling and washer jets, Ford Sony MP3 stereo radio. Dealer options; Carpet mats, Tailored Ford seat covers, detachable tow bar, 2X cup storage.

EXTERIOR
Owned from new by fanatical Ford enthusiasts, Father and Son, this outstanding Ford Focus ST225 ST-2 is without question one of the best-preserved examples in existence. A preferred 3-door version in factory optional Panther Black, (Code F3), the original paintwork is simply stunning with a gorgeous metallic gleam and uniform shine. The finish is virtually unmarked and all panels are pin straight. A bonnet protector to the front edge has been fitted. The underside is super clean and even fragile labels to the underside components remain intact. The supplying Ford main dealer number plates are fitted. Unmolested examples with such outstanding credentials are rarely found and this car will delight even the most ardent blue-oval scrutineer.

INTERIOR
Inside this Fast Ford are the original body-hugging Recaro Mondus sports seats in Dark Flint Cloth, (Code A 4). The front seats have been protected by tailored Ford front seat covers since new and as such, along with the exceptionally low mileage, are preserved in perfect condition. Genuine Focus carpet mats are also fitted. The Recaro logo badges and huge body-hugging bolsters confirm that this is no ordinary Focus! Furthermore, the ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip and racing pedals help to carry on the fast Ford tradition of injecting excitement into everyday family cars. Low mileage indicators and unworn touch points such as the perfect steering wheel are evidence of very minimal usage. All functions and controls are fully operational and the air conditioning is ice cold. Difficult to distinguish from a 2006 Ford showroom car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the turbo-charged Ford 2.5 Duratec ST five-cylinder 20v unit with Variable Valve Timing, the power output achieved is 225bhp at 6000rpm and 320Nm torque at 4000rpm. The maximum speed is 152mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.8 seconds! The totally standard engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, stickers and labels visible. The Ford Durashift 6-speed gearbox is magnificent to use with precise short throw changes and the sound from the five-pot turbo charged engine is awesome!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 8 x 18in ST five-spoke rims with correct centre caps are unrestored with no kerb damage. Ford afficionados seeking total originality will be delighted to see the factory fitted Continental SportContact2 225/40 ZR18 tyres fitted all round. If the vehicle is to be regularly used it is recommended the tyres are replaced due to age with the originals carefully stored. The original spare saver spare wheel has never been used. The braking system with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution incorporates discs all round and provides sure footed stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 21st January 2006 by Main Dealers, TC Harrison Ford of Derby, the car was ordered new by Mr Peter Hart, a Ford Master Technician by trade. A lifelong vehicle technician in the motor trade with a huge appreciation for Fords, Mr Hart has previously owned sporting blue oval royalty to include Lotus Cortina’s, Escort RS2000’s and indeed this cars predecessor, a Mk1 Focus ST170. In the history file is the original vehicle order form and subsequent sales invoice made out to Mr Hart confirming the price paid of £18,845 less a part exchange allowance of £10,000 for his Panther Black Focus ST170 which at the time had only covered 11,600 miles! The neatly organised history file includes all the original Ford new vehicle literature as well as the separate welcome pack and special ST supplement. Ever the conscientious perfectionist, Mr Hart even printed out service and maintenance schedules. Another passion of Mr Hart was his self-restored BSA M20 motorbike that was used in World War II which he would take to shows using a small bike trailer. For this a discreet and detachable light duty tow bar was fitted. Upon his sad passing in 2017, the car was inherited by Mr Hart’s son, Darren, who has owned the car ever since. Darren has included a written account of his father’s ownership and devoted care for the car.

The Ford document wallet houses all handbooks, service book, guides and supplements along with the point-of-sale literature. Servicing was carried out by himself in his capacity as a Ford Master Technician and the cambelt was renewed in 2016 at 12,300 miles. The history folder also contains invoices and MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2009 to fully verify the mileage. Both sets of Ford keys, fobs and security tags are present and there is an original 2005/6 brochure for ‘The New Ford Focus ST’. A perfectly preserved and highly collectable Focus ST225 exactly as Ford intended.

HPI Clear.

Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth

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A factory original Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth with only 21,523 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
Five hundred extra special examples of the 150 mph Ford Sierra RS Cosworth went on sale in Britain on August 1st 1987. This more powerful ‘evolution’ model was introduced to allow Ford to develop the original limited production run of 5,000 needed to allow the car to be homologated for International Touring Car Racing in Group A. Aston Martin at Tickford were assigned with converting the 500 cars and in addition to the more powerful 224bhp YBD engine, (with the potential to exceed 400bhp in race trim), numerous aerodynamic features were incorporated in the bodywork. These include a 30mm lip spoiler applied directly to the rear edge of the tailgate to increase rear downforce. New and larger cooling ducts were included in the design of the front bumper for the intercooler and the front brakes, as well as an aerodynamic splitter. Ford’s intention was for every RS500 to be finished in Black but limited stock of the regular Cosworths resulted in 56 Diamond White and 52 Moonstone Blue being converted. The vehicle was only available through 90 specialist Ford RS (Rally-Sport) dealers in Britain at a cost of £19,950, a £4,000 premium over a standard RS Cosworth. (Source Ford News Release 87/76). This example is build number 140/500.

EQUIPMENT
Bodyside mouldings, integral front air dam, colour coded door mirrors, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, colour coded lockable fuel filler cap, bonnet cooling vents, halogen headlamps, colour coded bumpers, single plane rear wing spoiler with trailing edge fence, lower tailgate mounted spoiler, tinted glass all round, tailgate wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, central locking, extended centre console, cigar lighter, quartz digital clock, fascia light dimmer, leather gearknob, leather three spoke sports steering wheel, 3-speed heater fan , cassette storage, electronic sound system (model ECU2) with power amplifier, electric aerial, Recaro Sports front seats, tilt and slide sunroof, tachometer with turbo boost gauge, trip recorder, ABS with failure warning light, electric front windows.

EXTERIOR
The striking exterior of this RS Cosworth is nothing short of magnificent. Finished in Ford Black, (Code A and just one of 352 made), the paintwork boasts a deep gloss shine from the original, unrestored factory finish complete with orange peel. All exterior trim and lights remain free from damage as does the vulnerable front splitter. The original front screen has delaminated at the edges and there is a mark to the near side front wing. The unique silver coachline and RS500 badges applied to the front wings and tailgate are present and original. The blue Ford oval badge to the tailgate has aged. Date stampings are visible on key areas such as the inner wings and tailgate and even the discreet Ford logo can be seen on the slam panel. The underside is untouched and clean with factory markings all clearly visible. A truly incredible car in an astonishing preserved condition.

INTERIOR
Finished in Ford Roma Grey, (Code S2), the Recaro seats and carpeted door trim are in remarkable condition with no wear or discolouration and completely commensurate with a low mileage pampered example. The driver’s seat bolster still has a soft velvet feel with perfect shape and the carpets are spotless protected by Ford rubber mats. All dials and gauges operate perfectly and show healthy readings and the dashboard is immaculate having suffered no cracks or discolouration. Two small filled holes are visible in the passenger foot-well trim due to a phone cradle having been fitted. The phone kit is listed on the original Ford purchase invoice. The boot area is factory fresh with floor stickers present and the original Ford boot struts no longer hold the tailgate. A fantastic 1980’s interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Cosworth YBD-Series 2.0 litre, 16 valve twin overhead camshaft, four cylinder, fuel injected, turbocharged and intercooled engine which in road use, (as per this example), is tuned to develop 224bhp. Features over a regular Cosworth include a Garrett T31/T04 turbocharger, twin fuel injectors for each cylinder, pressurised oil cooling for each of the engine’s pistons and a larger capacity oil and water pump. Expect 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 153mph. The engine bay is incredible in its originality and condition and boasts all the correct engine and chassis identification numbers. The gear changes are solid with progressive clutch action.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct and undamaged factory fitted 15 X 7 inch aluminium alloy (ATS) wheels are shod in Continental 205/50 R15 tyres with ample tread and the spare is the original Dunlop SP Sport D40 205/50 VR15 tyre. Four wheel disc brakes with ABS and a hydraulic booster stop the car with confidence.

HISTORY FILE
This Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth build number 140/500 is astonishing in condition, originality and history. Supplied new by Endeavour Motor Co Ltd on the 7th August 1987 to Mr B Blackwell, the original purchase invoice reveals a price paid £20,295 including an application of Diamond Glaze to the exterior paintwork. The sticker for this application is still attached to the rear screen! With just two subsequent former keepers, the last an avid Ford collector having owned the vehicle since 2009, the history file reveals upmost care and attention with invoices for service work and general maintenance. The last service was in March 2021 to include a cambelt change. The history file also includes previous MOT certificates, a full book pack with original stamped service book, SORN declarations and a Sierra RS500 Cosworth brochure. All keys are present and the previous owner has written his account of ownership during the last 12 years and how he came to discover the car. Remarkable and deserving of a top collection.

HPI Clear.

Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000

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A first month production AVO National Day winning Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 heavy duty body, front quarter bumpers, strengthened chassis rails, strengthened flitch plates, reinforced front suspension strut top mounting plates, rear radius rods, safety glass, anti-burst locks, black painted aluminium grille, quartz iodine headlamps, six pod sports binnacle, leather rimmed sports steering wheel, heater fan, two speed wipers, courtesy light, washable plastic headlining, push-round ashtray, steering lock, cigarette lighter, hazard warning flashers. RS Accessories; RS wiper aero-foil, centre console, clock, Ford push-button radio, headrests, Rallye Sport alloy wheels. Aftermarket Accessories; Tracker

EXTERIOR
This remarkable proven winning RS2000 still has the same competition developed Type 49 heavy duty 2-door body that it left the Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in October 1973. Amazingly original, an album of photos taken during a painstaking rebuild by RS renowned, CWC Restorations on behalf of a fanatical enthusiast, prove all panels are factory fitted except two front wings. Finished in Diamond White, (Code B), with Blue decals the paintwork is still virtually flawless despite have been repainted in 2009 and correct to how the car left the factory. Such is the standard of this car that on its first outing to AVO National Day in June 2010 it was awarded 1st Place and continued to enjoy the limelight to the present day. Original factory fitted items like the 7” diameter round sealed beam Cibe IODE H4 headlights, Ford Triplex glass, Ford FoMoCo rear lights and reversing lamps and even period Wingard door mirrors and RS wiper aerofoil remain fitted. The underside is show exhibiting quality and factory standard splendour. Being a very first RHD example it still has the angled rear dampers connected to a black mounting beam rather than upright rear shocks poking through the boot floor, a change made after just one month in production and very few British RS2000’s have this layout. Truly astonishing in all respects.

INTERIOR
Body hugging, reclining and luxurious RS seats still trimmed in the original Black fabric, (Code A1), are immaculate in appearance and along with the rest of the interior, spotless. Fully equipped with an immaculate dash and centre console, all sports instrumentation function including the correct 130mph and 7000rpm speedometer and tachometer. The Ford push button radio is disconnected and the Kienzle clock is operational. The boot area is factory specification with even the plastic hinge cover, albeit missing two clips, and speaker cover remaining fitted! An as new Ford jack is present in correct fawn colour bag.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A matching numbers example that has been cherished throughout the decades with the 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit performing faultlessly. With a quoted 100bhp, a top speed of 110mph and 0-60mph in 9 seconds is despatched with a bark through the expensive custom made stainless steel exhaust mimicking the original item. A refresh of the immaculate engine bay was undertaken in 2014 after a period style battery leaked now replaced with a modern item. Short snappy gear changes are provided by the factory standard Ford Type-E 4-speed gearbox which is an absolute delight to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The pristine and optional Rallye Sport alloy wheels measuring 5.5×13 inch are all correctly date stamped with genuine RS centre caps. 165 HR13 Dunlop SP Aquajet tyres are fitted to all four corners with an unused spare correctly slanted in the boot held with a rubber strap and ‘I stop quick on Dunlop Grip’ period sticker. The direct acting vacuum servo assisted dual-line braking system works effectively.

HISTORY FILE
Rallye Sport Escorts including the Mexico, RS1600 and RS2000 were built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley, all practically handbuilt. This stunning example was built in the first month of RHD production in October 1973 and was one of the initial cars to leave the assembly plant with unique features. A total of just 3,759 AVO RS2000’s were built for the RHD market and this example is registered with the AVO Club and well known in the RS Owners Club. The Agreed Valuation produced by the AVO Owners Club concludes ‘cars like this are rarely found. It is original to the last detail’ is a testament to the cars exacting standards. Proven on the show circuit with prestigious wins at AVO National Day and Castle Coombe there is little doubt this is one of the finest examples. A complete history file includes early documentation tracing every owner, original handbooks and a photo album of the meticulous works carried out by Charlie Chisholm at CWC Restorations. Two files with old MOT certificates, previous registration documents and numerous invoices track the cars history. A front page cover star and eight page feature in Retro Ford Magazine Sept 2013 boldly asks, ‘Is this the UK’s finest concours Escort?’ A rare opportunity to buy one of the finest examples for the next discerning Blue Oval Collector.

HPI Clear.

Ford Capri Mk1 1600XL

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A Special Vehicle Orders pre-facelift Ford Capri Mk1 1600XL with 45,968 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Safety glass all round, anti-burst locks, air extraction vents, bright metal ornamentation, bright metal window side mouldings, drip rail mouldings, water temperature gauge, warning lights for generator, oil, main beam and direction indicators, foot operated windscreen washer. Custom Plan XL Pack; Exterior dress up and interior refinement pack, reclining front bucket seats, individual contoured rear bench with fold down armrest, dipping rear view mirror, dual horns, handbrake warning lamps, additional courtesy lamp, twin reversing lamps, distinctive XL badging. Factory Special Vehicle Orders; Heavy duty suspension with towing pack (Option number 5217). Factory Options; Metallic paint, vinyl roof, servo-assisted brakes. Dealer Options; Mud flaps, sunroof, static front seat belts.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful pre-facelift Mk1 Capri 1600 features the factory ordered Custom Plan XL Pack and is finished in its original shade of Sapphire Blue Metallic, (Code 1), a factory cost option. The colour is simply stunning and presents well with a pleasing contrast against the factory ordered black vinyl roof, still original and chrome ornamentation. A historic repaint is showing some signs of aging but all bodywork and panels are absolutely solid with no crude repairs, as is the rock-solid underside that has never been welded or excess underseal applied. All trim sections are well preserved and entirely factory correct including the non-tapered dummy side vents, wider bumper overriders, Lucas headlamps and correct FoMoCo rear lenses shared with the Mk1 Escort. Originality seekers will delight at the dealer fitted number plates and the glass which is factory Triplex fitment as verified by the date dot system with exception of the windscreen which is a Triplex. A straight and unspoilt Capri in very desirable Mk1 pre-facelift form.

INTERIOR
The interior of this super example is remarkable not only in condition but more so that it is completely original! The factory super grade vinyl seat coverings and door trim in Marquis colour scheme, (Code F A), are very well preserved and the loop pile carpeting has been protected superbly and is unworn. The dashboard and fascia are remarkable with no cracks and the wood finish to the fascia surrounding the correct two-pod instrument cluster is perfect. The original steering wheel with three spoke padded centre is a work of art in itself and remains in brilliant condition and all controls function including the two-speed fan. Observations worthy of mention include the headlining which although intact has slight discolouration to the edges.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The standard 1600cc Crossflow ‘Kent’ engine is the factory fitted unit and this car is verified as being a matching numbers example. Offering respectable capabilities, a top speed of 96mph and 0-60mph in 14 seconds is quoted. The clean engine bay displays the chassis number stamped into the nearside strut top clearly readable and factory build plate and body plate that have never been removed or painted over. Even better is the Special Vehicle Orders aluminium plate citing the Heavy-Duty suspension factory fitted to the car as specified by the first owner. The delicate bottom engine tray often lost after the first service remains fitted too. The engine runs and drives impeccably and has had a major service in February 2021. The crisp 4-speed gearbox is a delight.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory fitted to this XL model are the rare ‘slotted Rostyle’ wheels which according to the Capri Mk1 bible, (Factory Original Ford Capri Mk1 by James Taylor), were used by Ford sporadically and only for a brief period in the early 1970’s. Named so as they had a narrow slot between the main spokes as opposed to the far for common half-spoke, the wheels display the correct silver finish with black infills. All tyres including the spare are fitted with matching Goodyear Duragrip 165/80 R13 tyres with masses of tread. The optional servo assisted brakes with front discs and rear drums bring the car up straight and true and have been overhauled.

HISTORY FILE
Built in December 1971 at Halewood and registered new on 1st January 1972 by Ford Main Agents, H.E. Nunn & Co Limited of Ipswich, this pre-facelift Mk1 Capri was ordered new by a Mr F.H. Last. Factory options were specified along with the Custom Plan XL Pack, and as Mr Last intended to tow his holiday Caravan, he stipulated the Heavy-Duty suspension and towing pack from Ford’s Factory Special Vehicle Orders department. This was only fitted to the 3 litre Capri models. Remarkably Mr Last owned the car for over 27 years until April 1999 when it was sold to a second short term owner. Between March 2000 and December 2015, the car was owned by husband and wife, Mr and Mrs Reeve, and it was only upon her husband’s passing in 2015 that Mrs Reeve decided she would sell the car, but the stipulation was that the Capri had to go to someone who would cherish it. Capri Mk1 Owners Club member, Terry Haynes, was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to buy this unique car and it has formed part of his collection ever since, sitting alongside his early 4-speed 2.8 Injection and concours Capri Laser. An avid Capri enthusiast, his passion and knowledge of these iconic cars is very impressive.

The history file is comprehensive with the dealer document wallet housing the handbooks, dealership point of sale literature, and even original service book. A further substantial file contains service invoices, maintenance receipts, previous MOT certificates and an original sales brochure for the pre-facelift Ford Capri range. Even the factory supplied CEM stamped ignition key, P.J stamped petrol cap key and FoMoCo door key remain with the car, a delight to sticklers for detail! This iconic, unspoilt and desirable Early Capri is very special.

HPI Clear.

Ford Capri 1.6 Laser

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Quite possibly the lowest mileage Ford Capri 1.6 Laser with only 6,680 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Body-coloured grille, bonnet lip and light bezels, body-coloured door mirrors with driver remote-control, black painted bumpers with overriders, spoiler, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated grey headlining, front reclining seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel and gear-lever knob, tilting/sliding steel sunroof. Factory options; Metallic paintwork. Dealer options; Ford front fog lamps, Clarion CRX56 radio/cassette, electric aerial.

EXTERIOR
This incredible special edition Laser was built as a run out model of the Capri and is beautifully finished in Ford Strato Silver metallic, (Code V6), a cost option when new. This example has covered a genuine 6,680 miles from new and the condition of the car is every bit as special as the incredibly low mileage. A bright polished shine and uniform finish looks amazing and the factory original panels are in superb order with only a very small ding to each door. Owing to light markings gained in storage, the previous owner undertook some light cosmetic refurbishment which was carried out professionally to a very high standard and nothing other than small imperfections are visible upon close scrutiny, most notable being a scratch to the driver’s door mirror and tiny marks to the bonnet. Originality seekers will be pleased to see factory ‘Laser’ decals, registration etching to the glass and the supplying Ford dealer number plates and tax disc holder. This is a truly beautiful Capri and a real show stopper.

INTERIOR
The term time warp is often overused but entirely justified with the interior of this exceptionally low mileage example. The ‘Truro II’ cloth trim, (Code XE), with matching door and quarter panel inserts is pristine and reflective of its 6,680-mile credential with absolutely no visible wear to the fabric. The colour matched carpeting and headlining are both immaculate and the dashboard is completely intact with no cracks whatsoever. All controls fully function including the two-speed heater fan and analogue quartz clock. A period replacement stereo has been fitted. The spotless boot area houses the original jack and unused spare wheel still with virgin Pirelli spare tyre with label and coloured banding to the tread. The parcel shelf is pin straight and untouched and factory stickers remains attached to the boot floor. An iconic and instantly familiar classic Ford interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The factory fitted 1593cc OHC ‘pinto’ unit with single venturi carburettor is famed for it’s robust and simplistic mechanics. The engine is quiet and performs brilliantly with a top speed of 99mph and 0-60mph time of 13.0 seconds. The engine bay is beautifully clean with factory stickers and plates displayed and even bright factory markings to the cam cover, long lost or at least very faded on most examples! The 5-speed gearbox is light and works through the gears precisely, and the clutch feels positive.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri Laser remains fitted with the correct RS-style four-spoke alloy wheels which are in superb order with no damage and defined part number and ford emblem stampings to the spokes, a feature lost upon heavy restored rims. Pirelli 185/70 R13 tyres to all four corners have plenty of tread remaining. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted front discs and rear drums stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Factory build records confirm that this special edition run-out model Capri Laser was built in February 1986 at the Ford factory in Saarlouis, Germany. Registered new on 1st August 1986 by Ford Main Dealer, Selwood garages Ltd of South Sheilds, this example has covered a fully verified 6,680 miles from new with just three keepers. First owner, Mrs Norma Wallace, owned the car until 1993 when it was sold to Mr John Chilton. After 19 years of ownership the car was then sold to the third and last registered keeper, Mr Anthony Rear.

The handbooks, guides, dealership literature and original stamped service booklet are present and the history file is able to verify the mileage with a collection of previous MOT certificates and invoices dating back to the early 1990’s. In May 2020 and at 6,390 miles, a documented major service was carried out with all fluids changed including brake fluid, gearbox oil and differential oil. At the same time a cambelt and water pump change was carried out with supporting invoice. Completing the history file are two sets of keys and an original Ford Capri brochure featuring the Laser model. Representing a superb and highly prized example of the final edition Capri, this wonderful 1.6 Laser is ready for its next appreciative owner and would delight any Ford enthusiast or collector.

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Ford Mondeo Ghia X

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A luxurious Ford Mondeo Ghia X with only 20,305 miles and one previous owner.

EQUIPMENT
Body coloured side mouldings, inner safety cell, traction control, driver and front passenger air bags, steel door beams, remote controlled central locking with two-stage unlocking, cruise control, 5-function trip computer, fully electric 8-function driver’s seat adjustment, heated front seats, Quickclear heated windscreen and washer jets, power steering, electric heated door mirrors, air conditioning, electric front and rear windows, front reading lights, stainless scuff plates, Model 7000 radio/cassette with 6-disc autochanger and remote column stalk controls, 60:40 split-fold rear seats. Factory options; Metallic paint, automatic transmission. Dealer options; Ford carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
This flagship model for luxury Mondeo Ghia X is finished in factory optional Medium Charcoal Green Pearl, (Code W9). The original paintwork looks superb with a deep glossy and uniform shine throughout. The body panels are in exceptional condition and common vulnerable areas such as the wheel arches and sills are perfect. Very minor imperfections include a tiny ding to the nearside rear door, a touched in scratch to the boot lid and very faint and minimal blemishes that in no way spoilt the overall very impressive appearance. All trim sections, bumpers and factory glass are undamaged and the supplying Ford Main Dealer number plates remain fitted. This is a remarkable well-preserved survivor.

INTERIOR
The highest levels of ‘affordable luxury’ was how the Ghia X was marketed by Ford, a claim that proves entirely true! The leather upholstery in Medium Dark Truffle, (Code TU), remains in near perfect condition with no wear, markings or discoloration to the hide, commensurate with the mere 20,305 miles covered. The supremely comfortable seats are simply wonderful and the electric operation to the driver’s seat ensures perfect adjustment. Matching door cards are fully intact with only very minimal shrinkage to each front door, barely noticeable. The carpets have been protected by Ford mats and the wood-effect trim is perfect. Absolutely all functions and controls operate perfectly including the ice-cold air conditioning and cruise control. The door apertures are sparkling clean and the boot area appears unused. A truly sumptuous Ghia X interior, simply the best!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The smooth and quiet 2.0i DOHC 16v four-cylinder unit develops 130bhp and 180Nm torque allows a top speed of 118mph and 0-60 in 11.1 seconds. With 12 stamped entries in the service book, this Mondeo has been maintained to a high standard despite the very low mileage and the engine offers flawless performance. The clean engine bay features all factory stickers, plates, panel stamps, PDI markings and even fragile paper labels fully intact. The factory optional automatic transmission with economy and sports modes operates perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The attractive Ghia X 12-spoke alloy wheels are in excellent condition with no kerb damage and only very light outer edge scratches and inner spoke blemishes. Leading brand Continental 205/50 R16 tyres are fitted all round with plenty of tread remaining. The spare wheel is an unused full-size steel item that still has the factory nobbles and coloured banding to the tyre. Dual-line diagonally split servo assistance brakes with front and rear discs and ABS bring the car to a quick safe halt.

HISTORY FILE
This remarkable low mileage Ford Mondeo Ghia X was supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Gates of Harlow, and registered new on the 27th March 1998 to Mrs Janet Weers. After just 11 months of ownership the car was retailed as an Approved Used Ford again by the original supplying dealer and sold to Mr George Glover, a retired gentleman who has owned it ever since! Mr Glover used the car sparingly and kept his pride and joy strictly garaged when not in use, and the condition of the car certainly reflects this.

The history file contains the original Ford document wallet and service book with 12 stamped entries, the first nine being the supplying Ford Main Dealer, Gates of Harlow. The most recent entry is in December 2020 for a service and cambelt change. Furthermore, there is the handbook, radio guide and all dealership literature from the point of sale. A separate folder of supporting Ford service invoices along with MOT certificates dating back to the first in 2001 to fully verify the 20,305 miles covered. Completing the history file are both sets of keys with code tags and dealership keyring. This once common sight on UK roads has all but disappeared, however the memory of the early Mondeo is alive and gleaming with this wonderful Ghia X example.

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Ford Mondeo ST24

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A first generation and immaculate Ford Mondeo ST24 with only 5,138 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Sports bodystyling, body coloured side mouldings, sports suspension, inner safety cell, switchable traction control, steel door beams, remote controlled central locking with two-stage unlocking, 60:40 split-fold rear seats, electric lumbar and height adjust drivers seat, Quickclear heated windscreen and washer jets, power steering, electric heated door mirrors, air conditioning, electric front and rear windows, front reading lights, Model 5000 radio/cassette with 6-disc autochanger and remote column stalk controls. Dealer options; Carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
The unique sports bodystyling including the chrome mesh radiator grille, bumpers, side skirts and tailgate spoiler help separate this sporting flagship model from the rest of the range. Finished is cost optional Stardust Silver, (Code 6), dynamic styling cues originating from the BTCC Mondeo race cars such as the integrated brake cooling ducts and lowered sports suspension make this car very special. Having covered such low miles with two fanatical owners the condition is fabulous with a bright radiate shine. A tiny rub to the lower front bumper, two miniscule stone chips and slight fading to one rear Mondeo badge are barely worth a mention. The Ford factory tinted glass and light clusters are perfect and the underside and wheel arch apertures are spectacularly clean. A collectors dream car.

INTERIOR
Performance and luxury in perfect harmony with the supportive sports seats finished in Midnight seat fabric with Match leather-trimmed seat bolsters, all unmarked. The perfect perforated leather trimmed steering wheel and gear knob have no wear thanks to the ultra-low 5,138 miles and the carpets have been protected by Ford mats. All controls function and are logical and uncluttered with precision focused movements. The Metallic finish on the instrument cluster bezel found only on the sporting models houses crystal clear working instrumentation and the Model 5000 radio/cassette still has the 6-disc cartridge wrapped in factory film never used! All door apertures are sparkling clean and the boot area appears unused. Truly exceptional and unquestionably an enthusiasts car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The free-revving V6 24V Duratec engine offers a scintillating blend of low speed torque and high rev power and at the time was the fastest range topping offering. With 168bhp, a top speed of 139mph and 0-60mph in 8 secs are quoted, all despatched effortlessly and smoothly. Lifting the bonnet will reveal an exhibitionists dream with labels, plates and stickers intact, just as it left the factory and in a squeaky clean environment. The 5-speed gearbox is light and precise with a sporting feel.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Light weight 4-spoke alloy wheels are unmarked and shod in Michelin 205/50 R16 tyres with ample tread. Dual-line diagonally split servo assistance brakes with front and rear discs and ABS bring the car to a quick safe halt.

HISTORY FILE
This incredible low mileage Ford Mondeo ST24 was supplied new by Ford main dealers, H&J Quick Ltd, registered new on the 1st September 1999 to Mr Goodier. Purchased as a second car and strictly garaged, he opted for the Platinum Ford Service Connect Plan giving 3 year/3 services for an advance payment of £628.28. His absolute pride and joy it was annually submitted for an MOT and then placed back in the garage in preparation for the very rare occasional outing. On retirement from driving the car was sold to the second and only other owner, Mr Jenkins in January 2019. This car formed part of his newer Ford collection alongside iconic sporting Ford classics such as the Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000. Unfortunely, recent poor health dictated the selling of the car rather than long-term ownership allowing the opportunity for another lucky Blue Oval enthusiast to cherish this very rare modern classic appreciative of the amazing credentials and the fact it is the first model to wear the ST badge.

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Ford Focus ST225 ST-3

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A striking Ford Focus ST225 ST-3 with 22,107 miles, one owner and full Ford history.

EQUIPMENT
Exclusive ST sports body kit, unique ST bumpers and mesh grille, ST single wing spoiler, chrome tipped twin sport exhaust tailpipes, side and curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Program, Passive Anti-theft System (PATS), CAT 1 Thatcham Approved alarm, Bi-Xenon headlamps with automatic levelling and washer jets, air conditioning, Quick clear front windscreen, auxiliary instrument panel housing turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature gauges, ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip with racing pedals. Exclusive ST-3 equipment; Ford Sony MP3 stereo radio/6CD, Full leather Recaro sport seats, 10-way manual adjustment and seat heating to front seats, rear sculptured bench. Factory options; Electric Orange Tri-Coat metallic paintwork. Dealer options; Space-saver spare wheel, Fortron Shield protection, carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
With one owner from new, 22,107 miles and full Ford main dealer service history, this original and totally standard Focus ST is one for the collector, especially in the desirable top of the range ST-3 guise. A preferred 3-door version in factory optional and highly sought-after Electric Orange, (Code 7 4), which was the signature launch colour. The stunning paintwork is virtually unmarked and all panels are pin straight. The underside is super clean and even fragile labels to the underside components remain intact. Ford main dealer number plates are fitted. The rubber scuttle trim has lifted ever so slightly to the offside edge. Unmolested examples with such outstanding credentials are rarely found and this car will delight even the most ardent blue-oval scrutineer.

INTERIOR
Inside this Fast Ford are the original body-hugging Recaro sports seats swathed in full leather, (Code A 5), and the rear sculptured bench offers the 4-seater configuration, both as per the premium ST-3 specification. The Recaro logos are embossed into the hide which is preserved in perfect condition thanks to the one and only keeper fitting seat covers from new. His desire to preserve the car extends even to resisting the urge to remove the blue factory cellophane protector from the door sill tread plates! The ST Sports steering wheel, jet black headlining, submarine lighting, brushed aluminium gear knob and handbrake grip and racing pedals help to carry on the Fast Ford tradition of injecting excitement into everyday family cars. Low mileage indicators such as unworn touch points are evident and there are a few pixels that have faded not impacting the readings at all. All functions and controls operate and the air conditioning is ice cold. Difficult to distinguish from a 2006 Ford showroom car.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the turbo-charged Ford 2.5 Duratec ST five-cylinder 20v unit with Variable Valve Timing, the power output achieved is 225bhp at 6000rpm and 320Nm torque at 4000rpm. The maximum speed is 152mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 6.8 seconds! The totally standard engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, stickers and labels visible. The Ford Durashift 6-speed gearbox is magnificent to use with precise short throw changes and the sound from the five-pot turbo charged engine is awesome!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique 8 x 18in ST five-spoke rims with correct centre caps are unrestored with no kerb damage. Close inspection reveals very slight tarnishing to the inner spokes which does not spoil the appearance and has been left untreated in order to uphold total originality. Premium brand Goodyear 225/40 ZR18 tyres are fitted all-round with the front two items replaced in November 2020. In lieu of a spare wheel and correct for the ST model is the original Continental zip case with compressor and untouched tyre sealant. A space saver is also included. The braking system with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution incorporates discs all round and provides sure footed stopping power to match the formidable performance.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 28th December 2006 by Main Dealers, Hartwell Ford of Huddersfield, the car was ordered new by Mr Michael Kimberlin who is the one and only owner with zero previous owners on the V5 document. The new car order form and subsequent sales invoice reveals a price paid of £20,864.01 less part exchange allowance for his Ford Focus Titanium. Absolutely all dealership sales correspondence has been kept and the Ford document wallet houses all handbooks, guides and supplements along with the point of sale literature. Incredibly and despite the low mileage, the original service book contains 12 stamped entries, all from the supplying Ford main dealer! In addition to the service entries there are a further nine Ford stamps in the body and paint record confirming the car has been maintained and checked strictly within Ford Service guidelines. The cambelt, V-belt and water pump are documented in the history file as being changed in December 2017 at 18,937 miles. A further large history folder is neatly presented with corresponding Ford Main Dealer service invoices as well as every MOT certificate from the first in 2009. Mr Kimberlin has even kept the previous tax discs! Two sets of Ford remote keys are present. Look no further for a perfectly preserved and highly collectable Focus ST225 with the pinnacle credentials, presented and performing exactly as Ford intended. Do not miss out and regret missing out when prices inevitably escalate!

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