Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special

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A retro Ford Capri 2.8 Injection Special with one owner and 48,919 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Remote control driver’s door mirror, body-coloured grille, lamp bezels body-coloured, power assisted steering, front and rear spoilers, tailgate wash/wipe, tinted glass all round, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated black headlining, front reclining Recaro seats, three-spoke leather covered steering wheel, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, boot light, instrument brightness control.

EXTERIOR
This exceptional one owner example is finished in Ford Black (code A9), a cost option when new. A deep mirror shine from the stunning paintwork is truly breath taking and the finish is uniform. Carefully touched in stone chips to the front and only minimal age related blemishes are visible upon close scrutiny. All factory fitted panels are straight with linear gaps and the exterior trim items and decals are pristine, commensurate with the low mileage credentials. Hard to source fitments such as the rubber spoiler and colour coded front grill are pleasingly immaculate, and the dealer supplied number plates remain fitted. An extraordinary example, exactly as Ford intended.

INTERIOR
The interior of this 2.8 Injection Special evokes a sense of true nostalgia with the supportive Recaro seats looking fantastic finished in the grey high-grade leather with ‘Strobe’ pattern fabric centre panels (code Q5). The driver’s outer bolster has rubbed and discoloured ever so slightly. The deep pile grey carpeting is spotless and the black perforated headlining unique to the 2.8 Special is tight. The leather covered steering wheel and gear knob are in beautiful order with natural veins prominent. All controls fully functioning are housed in an excellent dashboard with just one tiny crack. The factory fitted ESRT 32PS stereo cassette remains fitted and even factory build stickers have remained attached to the seat frames! Correct to Ford’s intention and remarkably well preserved.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Capri 2.8 Injection was the first offering of the new Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) operation that had recently been set up in Dunton, Essex. SVE added a Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection system, an oil/water heat exchanger, viscous coupled fan and an improved radiator making the 158 BHP capable of 130mph and 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. The fantastic engine bay is fastidiously detailed with factory plates, stickers and stamping clear to see. The engine is smooth and quiet whilst producing an unmistakable burble and a deep roar under enthusiastic use! The 5 speed gearbox is direct and progression through the range is effortless.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Capri is fitted with the factory 7-spoke alloy wheels in flawless condition and with correct Ford badged centre caps. Branded 205/60 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs unique on the 2.8 Special stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 10th September 1985 by Ford Main Dealers the Gates Group, Mr Phillip Hutson purchased the car new and has remained the only ever keeper since. The older style blue V5 registration document states no former keepers, and with just 48,919 miles from this is an incredibly special example. The history file contains many previous MOT certificates to track the mileage and verify authenticity. Furthermore, there are various receipts and invoices to document maintenance work, and the original Ford Capri Operating Guide and Motorists handbook are present. Maintenance work in Sept 2016 includes a service using genuine Motorcraft items, brake overhaul and replacement clutch.
Representing a unique opportunity to acquire an iconic unmolested Capri 2.8 injection with amazing credentials and condition to match. One for the serious enthusiast.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000

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An immensely rare AVO Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000 detailed to perfection.

EQUIPMENT
Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) Type 49 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, six pod sports binnacle, heater fan, two speed wiper, courtesy light, cigar lighter, heated rear window. Factory fitted options; Driver/passenger seat headrests.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the only optional and very desirable metallic colour available, Stardust Silver, (Code 3), this genuine RS2000 is stunning. Amazing detailing throughout and extending to the underside will please the most critical of owners and onlookers. AVO workmanship is laid bare for all to see. The chrome, rubbers, and badges are in immaculate order with the distinctive wide blue decals adding the perfect and immediately recognisable RS look. The correct 7” diameter round sealed beam Cibe quartz halogen headlamps are fitted along with the windscreen wiper anti-lift aero-foil to the drivers side. Very difficult to fault in all repects and most certainly show winning quality.

INTERIOR
Fabulous in every respect and true to a Ford RS2000 interior with incredible attention to detail. The brushed nylon RS sports seats, (Code A1), with optional headrests match a spotless loop pile carpet throughout and unmarked door cards. All sports instrumentation functions including the correct 130mph and 7000rpm speedometer and tachometer providing at a glance concise information. The padded facia top has no cracks and the boot area continues the showroom experience. This is one for the RS connoisseur wanting to enjoy a top class motoring legend.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Prepare for gasps of amazement as onlookers marvel under the spotlessly clean bonnet of this Escort RS2000. The 2.0 Ford ‘Pinto’ unit offers ample performance thanks to a downdraught compound twin-choke Weber carburettor and a free-flow exhaust manifold so 100bhp and 0-60mph in 9.0 seconds with a top speed of 108mph is possible. The metal Ford Motor Co chassis plate has been replaced but the original has been retained in the history file for authenticity. The factory AVO plate remains attached. The single selector rail shift four speed synchromesh gearbox offers short, positive snappy gear changes and is an absolute delight to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
5 ½ J X 13” RS alloy wheels are all stamped H71AB-1007-AC and are unmarked shod in matching branded 175/70 R13 tyres. An unused spare is strapped and angled in the boot on the correct RS wheel. The direct acting vacuum servo assistance dual-line braking system works effectively.

HISTORY FILE
Built at Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations factory in Aveley in April 1974 this vehicle is one of 3,759 genuine AVO RS2000’s built for the UK market, of which only a fraction now survive. Purchased by Mr M Holland from the RS Dealer, A.Gray & Co Ltd Guildford, for the sum of £1,883.36 on the 1st January 1975. The original service book remains with the history file along with a lever arch file of other documents including a photo of the car in its amazing discovered original condition. With just six former keepers in total this car has remained with Ford enthusiasts throughout and should be preserved as one of the finest examples currently available.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom

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An iconic Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom in immaculate show condition

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. RS Custom features; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels. Accessories: Ford ESRT 32PS FM cassette player.

EXTERIOR
This fantastic RS2000 is finished in vibrant Venetian Red, (Code XSC-1136) and boasts an amazing deep shine with a polished show finish that will stun onlookers. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in excellent order. Unique Custom features such as the Bronze tinted glass and black back panel remain and all the rubbers, door seals are soft and black. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight and perfectly colour matched along with all other panels thanks to a sympathetic photographed restoration. Originality can be seen with Ziebart plug holes to the door apertures, Ziebart sticker to the rear screen and genuine Cibie headlights. The wheel recesses are detailed in body colour and the underside is remarkably clean with light coating of Waxoyl enabling the grey/red factory finish to be seen.

INTERIOR
Stunningly finished in Chocolate Beta Plus Fabric by renown and trusted experts, Aldridge Trimming Ltd to factory specification. The fascia and undamaged padded dash top houses fully functional gauges and rocker switches and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains fitted in perfect condition. The heater fan is functional on both speed settings but the clock has stopped. The cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition and Ford labels can still be seen on the seat belts. The headlining is tight and clean and a Ford 32PS cassette player is fitted. The luggage compartment has the original Custom spec cut pile carpet extending over the spare wheel and even the colour code sticker attached to the rear panel remains. The Ford jack in the hessian bag is present. Very close to a new showroom experience in 1980!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine has amazing attention to detail. The chassis number on the inner wing, original metal data plates, new engine stickers and black plastic bulkhead cover enable bonnet up exhibiting. A visit to Peter Burgess, automotive performance engineering specialists in Derbyshire, means the vehicle can run on unleaded fuel. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. A 5-speed Type 9 gearbox has been professionally installed to enable relaxed touring and crisp gear changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine machine polished RS alloy wheels with matching Pirelli Cinturato 175/70 R13 tyres including the spare are immaculate. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Rallye Sport Dealers, The Hendy Lennox Group in Southampton on the 4th June 1980 this Mk2 RS2000 Custom has had just five former keepers. A full record of ownership details exist in the history file along with a collection of MOT certificates and invoices. 55 photographs of the restoration leaves no doubt to the level and detail of work carried out on this car. Registered by the RS Owners Club and authenticated personally by the current RS2000 Registrar, Alan Sherwood this example has constantly remained enthusiast owned. Recent outings include the Cumbria RSOC Show at Heaves Hall and the Lakes Tour where the vehicle gained much admiration. Details on the RS Club Register confirm an insurance pay out was made on the 8th May 1990 and this car provides a new owner with a special opportunity to acquire a legendary Escort Rallye Sport.

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Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1L

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A delightfully charming and pristine Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1L with just 40,679 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Wide grey bodyside mouldings, remote control driver’s door mirror, halogen headlamps, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, 3-speed fan, soft feel steering wheel, split folding rear seats, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, digital clock, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls.

EXTERIOR
This wonderfully modest Ford Fiesta L is presented in simply outstanding condition. Finished in the incredibly rare colour of Citrine Yellow (code M5) which was available for the 1986 model year only, the paintwork is truly superb with a brilliant uniform finish and polished shine. Only minor markings can be seen upon very close scrutiny to include a tiny paint bleb to the bonnet and a small blemish to the top of the nearside door, both utterly insignificant. The correct body coloured inner wheel arches remain exactly as Ford intended. The unmolested appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and wide body-side mouldings, correct and in immaculate order along with original supplying Ford Main Dealer number plates. A truly outstanding example of one of Ford’s best sellers, now seldom seen and certainly not in this colour!

INTERIOR
The interior of this remarkable example is in spotless original condition and exactly as Ford intended. The Fife trim in Grey colour scheme (code OC) is beautifully clean and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are undamaged. The colour-keyed velour carpet is truly immaculate and free from wear and the perforated neutral tone headlining is flawless. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the perfect minimalist dashboard with small binnacle creates a surprising feeling of spaciousness. Harking back to a far simpler motoring era with a distinct lack of all but the essentials, this little Fiesta is delightful as it is nostalgic and comes complete with the period Ford smell!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1117cc OHV engine with single-venturi carburettor develops a spirited 50bhp at 5000rpm and 83Nm of torque at 2700rpm. In such a lightweight and nimble car, performance while not exhilarating is certainly fun, and the unmistakable Fiesta exhaust note is delightful! The standard specification manual choke and electronic ignition are both present and correct, and operate perfectly. A spotlessly clean engine bay displays factory stickers and plates with stampings prominent. The four speed synchromesh gearbox is light and exact. Simplistic retro motoring with a huge grin factor!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” X 5” steel wheels are in pristine order and feature the correct silver ‘L’ specification centre caps. The 135/80 R13 tyres have excellent tread remaining and the spare wheel is housed under the false boot floor alongside the original jack and rear washer bottle. Dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealers Gilbert Rice Ltd of Sussex and registered new on 31st January 1986, this superb Fiesta has covered just 40,679 miles from new and remains exactly as Ford intended. The original plastic wallet holds the service book, handbook and dealership literature and the history file contains various receipts, invoices and previous MOT certificates.

Recent maintenance to include a service, new clutch, leads and carburettor rebuild installs confidence for the next buyer and all fluids are clean and clear. With excellent parts availability and absolute mechanical simplicity, this beautiful Fiesta represents the ideal starter or budget classic car, likely to draw as much admiration at classic car shows as any supercar!

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Ford P100 Californian Pick Up

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A rare Special Edition Ford P100 Californian Pick up with an incredible 8,042 miles

EQUIPMENT
Polycarbonate front bumpers and bodyside mouldings with Cobra Red inserts, cab protector frame with work lights, front light guard and nudge bar, remote door mirrors, high security fuel filler cap, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, laminated windscreen, double skinned load box with ribbed floor, moulded nylon lashing points, 180 degree tailgate with 90 degree hold check straps, load mat in thick close fitting rubber, tonneau cover with Ford emblem, cigar lighter, analogue clock, coin stowage tray, electronic Ford Keycode 2015 stereo/cassette, rear mudflaps. Dealer options; front mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
This formidable Ford P100 Pick Up has been absolutely preserved in an incredible unspoilt condition owing to the amazingly low miles covered. The inherent hard working life these vehicles were subjected to means very few survive and virtually none in this prime condition. Finished in factory original Cardinal Red (code P), the uniform paint finish has a glossy shine guaranteed to amaze onlookers. The unique side and rear decal scheme and ‘Californian’ decal on the ‘B’ pillar remain as does the Ford dealer rear window sticker and number plate. The front nudge bar is perfectly straight but the ‘Truckman’ red lettering is slightly peeled. An incredibly clean and damage free load bed is protected by an unmarked rubber load mat and the knowledgeable will spot the unique tonneau cover styled to suit the cab protector frame with the Ford emblem. The support bows are correctly shaped. Correctly date stamped front wings and slam panel are visible and the underside factory colour coded. A real museum piece and much revered classic Ford.

INTERIOR
Based on the instantly recognisable Sierra, this cabin space could, to the untrained eye, be mistaken for Ford’s ever popular range of family cars. However, subtle suggestions towards the robust commercial vehicle range are in the form of wipe clean vinyl door cards and sparse equipment levels to include a coin box in place of the digital clock and an analogue clock instead of the tachometer. This Special Edition model featured comforts such as Chequers cloth trim (code 2P), grey velour carpeting and a Ford Keycode 2015 radio cassette. The upholstery is pristine with no wear at all and the carpets, roof lining and switchgear are clean. The dashboard has no cracks and the vinyl door cards have suffered slight shrinking. A few tiny holes remain from the optional Ford Cellular phone and CB system. A truly spectacular time warp interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the 1.8 turbo diesel version developing 74bhp at 4500rpm this vehicle is best described as a workhorse! The engine bay is remarkable with Ford labels still attached to cables, original identification plates and stickers and even factory wax! A full service and cam-belt change has been carried out by renown specialists Harvey Gibbs at Supreme Car Services. The 5-speed gearbox is light and easy to use and the clutch is positive.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 14 X 5½J steel wheels are immaculate and still have the small black Ford centre caps and wheel nut covers fitted. Ford factory weights remain on the wheels and the Firestone CV2000 185 R14C tyres have masses of tread remaining. As the tyres have been on the car from new it is advised if regular use is intended to remove, keep and replace with a new set. Diagonally split dual-line servo assisted brakes feature a load apportioning valve along with 9.5” ventilated front discs and 10” rear drums to bring the vehicle up safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 24th November 1993 by Main Dealers, Premier Ford in Newport Isle of Wight, this fabulous example would have been one of the very last to roll off the production line. Purchased by a Mr Derek Hatcher as a retirement gift but with clearly little use it has covered a mere 8,042 miles from new. Inspection will simply amaze and the claim of cossetted ownership is clearly upheld amongst the three former keepers. The history file contains the dealer supplied plastic A5 wallet with the original P100 handbook, operating guides, point of sale literature and even the first 1500 mile service voucher! A collection of MOT certificates completes the history file. One for the Ford collector who has almost everything!

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000

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A formidable Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom in original condition.

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. RS Custom features; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels. Dealership accessories; Ford mud flaps, rear seat belts.

EXTERIOR
This excellent RS2000 finished in vibrant Venetian Red boasts a marvellous deep shine and uniform finish. This example has avoided the common modification and lowering tendencies and remains exactly as Ford intended. Minor paintwork imperfections are notable under scrutiny but certainly do not spoil the appeal. Worthy of mention are a small amount of paint lift to the lower nearside door which has not penetrated the original door skin. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in good order. Unique Custom features such as the Bronze tinted glass and black back panel remain. A sunroof has been neatly installed from new and security deadlocks to the doors. The boot floor is very clean with factory markings visible, and the underside is free from excess application of underseal to allow an honest inspection. A very usable and attractive RS2000, one for the avid blue oval enthusiast wanting to exploit maximum enjoyment from classic Ford ownership.

INTERIOR
The interior of this example has remained absolutely original in every respect. The Black fabric (code A8) to the Recaro ‘fishnet’ front seats and rear bench still wear the original coverings which will require a re-trim for those seeking perfection. This task thankfully can be undertaken by renowned and trusted experts, Aldridge Trimming Ltd to factory specification. The fascia and undamaged padded dash top houses fully functional gauges and rocker switches and the original leather bound three spoke steering is undamaged. The heater fan is functional on both speed settings but the clock has stopped. The cut pile carpets and fully trimmed door panels are in excellent condition and Ford labels can still be seen on the seat belts. The headlining is perfect. A classic Ford interior displaying wonderful originality.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine remains fitted to this matching numbers vehicle with standard features such as the Ford plastic air box cover. The engine bay is clean and factory metal data plates and the black plastic bulkhead cover are still present. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. The standard 4 speed transmission remains fitted and is light and exact.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine Ford RS alloy road wheels have just been refurbished to perfect standard with matching quality Kumho 185/60 R13 tyres showing plenty of tread. The spare alloy wheel is housed in the boot area alongside the original jack. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new through the Ford Rallye Sport dealer network on the 6th October 1978, this Mk2 RS2000 Custom has enjoyed enthusiast ownership and is known to the RS community. The previous keeper being an avid collector who owns no less than fifteen Mk1 and Mk2 sporting Escorts purchased this car to add to his collection. His knowledge and passion for the RS2000 is infectious and persuasion to part with the car was achieved only after purchase of our recently sold 1980 example, also in Venetian Red! Details on file confirm an insurance pay out was made on the 28th February 1996.

The history file comprises of a collection of previous MOT certificates and invoices along with the original handbook and marketing material. This superb looking example is ready for total enjoyment and classic car show attendance whereby much admiration is a certainty.

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Ford Escort Mk3 1.6 Ghia

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A sumptuous Ford Escort Mk3 1.6 Ghia with just 49,986 miles

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, anti-burst locks, body-side protection mouldings, protective bumper inserts, tinted windows, wide bright mouldings on windows, belt line moulding in bright finish, tilting/sliding sunroof, remote control door mirrors, additional sound insulation, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, solid state multi-function digital clock, four spoke soft feel steering wheel, adjustable lumber support, loadspace carpet, coin box, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls, joystick speaker balance, Ford SRT 32P stereo cassette player.

EXTERIOR
In the lap of luxury this Mk3 Escort Ghia is finished in Ford Regency Red (Code 44). The metallic paintwork boasts a gloss uniform finish and incredibly the car still wears original panels with date stampings visible. A conscientious owner has touched in numerous chips around the vehicle to preserve and protect and some minor dings do not detract from the cars remarkable originality. The extensive chrome work used to distinguish the Ghia specification along with correct badging remains intact and bright as do Dealer supplied number plates front and rear. All tinted glass including the sunroof is factory standard along with the Halogen headlamps. Wheel arch apertures are remarkably clean and help reveal the pampered existence this once common sight model has fortunately enjoyed.

INTERIOR
Finished in lavish Grey Savoy Crushed Velour the thick contoured seats and condition of the specialist materials unique to the Ghia model are pristine. Fully commensurate with the low mileage and cherished ownership the matching door cards with wood effect inserts are spotless and the colour keyed cut pile carpets have defied the years remarkably well. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the original dashboard top has no cracks thanks in part to a tailored made cloth religiously placed whenever the car attended shows. The original trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the rubber hangers and genuine Ford speakers. Lift the carpet in the immaculate boot area reveals factory PDI stickers and the number in white pen written by the PDI tester. Even the factory Ford radio and cassette holders remain fitted with joystick speaker control! Very retro and very 1980’s!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1600 OHC engine with single variable-venturi carburettor develops 79bhp, achieving a top speed of 104mph and 0-60 in 11.7 seconds. The troublesome automatic choke has been replaced with a genuine illuminated Ford manual item and standard electronic ignition is fitted. Factory stickers and even the bonnet sound insulation remains attached. The five speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact, a joy to use having had a new clutch fitted in October 2015.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 5×13 pressed steel wheels still have the correct Ghia full wheel covers with only light markings to the outer edge on one. Premium 155/80 R13 tyres with masses of tread are fitted. The diagonally split hydraulic circuit servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Elmsleigh of Enfield and registered new on 31st January 1986, this car has only ever had two former keepers. It is also one of the final batch of Mk3 Escorts made before the arrival of the fourth generation in March 1986. The first custodian cherished the car for 21 years before retiring from driving. Title was then transferred to the owners Carer for three years before the previous enthusiast acquired the car in 2010. He kept a diary of all works undertaken which makes fascinating reading and logs everything from an application of Autoglym Super Resin polish to a new cam-belt being fitted in September 2015! The blue Ford A5 folder with handbooks is included along with two sets of keys. A remarkable, preserved example.

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Ford Capri 1.6LS

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An original Ford Capri 1.6LS with an incredible 23,433 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Wide section black painted bumpers, black louvered grill, integral front spoiler, four halogen headlamps, laminated windscreen, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, remote control driver’s door mirror, airflow face-level vents, centre console, glovebox with lid, lock and illumination, tailgate wash/wipe, ammeter and oil pressure gauge, tachometer, quartz analogue clock, courtesy lights, perforated grey headlining, front reclining seats, tilting/sliding steel sunroof, Ford RST 21P stereo cassette. Factory options; Boot spoiler.

EXTERIOR
This remarkable and very rare base model Capri LS is finished in Ford Diamond White (code B3). The factory original paint finish has been preserved incredibly well owing to the amazing genuine 23,433 miles covered and careful storage from new. All factory panels are straight with linear gaps, and only very close scrutiny will reveal minuscule age related markings. Worthy of mention is a small undulation to the nearside front wing. Both front wings and the scuttle panel still have the factory stampings clearly defined. The trim sections, glass, lights and badges are as new including the optional rubberised rear spoiler. The underside is free from an excess application of underseal to allow inspection of this cars genuine unmolested appeal. A superbly preserved and unspoilt example of Ford’s iconic Capri, and very rare in basic LS specification. One for the serious enthusiast.

INTERIOR
The interior of this cossetted example is absolutely worthy of the often misused term ‘timewarp’. The ‘Carla’ crushed velour in Navy check colour scheme (code F0) is virtually perfect with no wear, fading or markings, commensurate with the exceptionally low mileage covered. All trim sections are as new including the fully intact dashboard free from cracks and the pin straight uncut rear parcel shelf. All functions and controls operate seamlessly including the Ford RST 21P stereo cassette and quartz clock. Further hints towards minimal usage and devoted care are displayed in the form of the steering wheel and gear knob with natural veins still prominent and the unused cigar lighter. Lifting the boot carpet reveals the original jack, manufacturer stickers and a light coating of protective wax which has been applied by the careful previous owner and easily removed if desired. Simplistic, unspoilt and exactly as Ford intended with none of the Capri magic compromised.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1593cc OHC unit with single variable venturi carburettor pulls strongly with a power output of 73.5bhp to achieve a top speed of 99mph and 0-60mph time of 13 seconds. The engine bay is beautifully clean with factory wax visible. Attention to detail sticklers and those seeking accuracy will be pleased to note the Motorcraft battery, oil filter and radiator cap as well as all factory plates and stickers intact. The 4 speed gearbox is light and works through the gears precisely, and the clutch feels positive.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This LS example thankfully still remains fitted with the factory 5.5” steel sports wheels and the common temptation to retro-fit alloys has been avoided. The rims are original un-refurbished items with part number markings displaying the clear definition lost upon repainting. Faint age related markings are minimal and inoffensive. The original Michelin XZX 165 SR13 tyres including the spare are still fitted to further add to the unspoilt appeal. Whilst unworn, the tyres display minor cracking and renewal prior to regular use would be a wise safety precaution. The hydraulic dual-line servo-assisted front discs and rear drums stop the car quickly and in a straight line.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st May 1984 by Ford Main Dealers Reg Scull Motors Ltd this amazing example has covered a mere 23,433 miles from new. The extensive history file includes the original service record displaying nine stamped entries with additional maintenance records to show conscientious upkeep despite the very low miles covered. Many previous MOT certificates further support the mileage. Dealership supplied handbooks, guides and radio instructions have also been kept. Completing the history file is three sets of keys including the original torch key.

This car has been enthusiast owned and is now ready for the next Capri aficionado.

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Ford Granada Mk2 2.0L

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A virtually extinct base-model Mk2 Ford Granada 2.0L with just 39,987 miles!

EQUIPMENT
Bright bumpers with centre pads, bright drip rail, remote control door mirrors, laminated windscreen, bodyside protective moulding, anti-burst door locks, childproof rear door locks, adjustable lumber support, two-spoke soft feel steering wheel, heated rear window, hazard lights, dual tone horn, variable intermittent wipe, fabric covered front and rear centre armrest, trinket tray, illuminated ashtray, glovebox with lock, stratified heating system, Ford P21 MW/LW push button radio.

EXTERIOR
This fabulous and very rare survivor is finished in solid Cardinal Red, (Colour Code XSC1592), which gleams brightly along with all the mirror finish chrome. Factory panels have linear gaps and all glass, trim and lenses are unmarked. Dealer number plates remain with the car and a few barely noticeable dings can be seen to the doors and roof, (please refer to subsection History for explanation). Forming part of the Granada Guild and featured on the front page of Issue 19 of Granada News, this car has enjoyed the show circuit and presents in an exceptional manner today. A tiny undulation to one rear arch will not dampen an enthusiasts desire to own a truly unique example.

INTERIOR
Owing to the low mileage and cosseted ownership the Grey Truro fabric seat trim and door cards, cut pile carpets and factory materials throughout are exemplary. The intricate seat pattern is still clearly visible having been protected by wooden beaded seat covers, still included! The headlining is tight and spotlessly clean and all controls function correctly including the Quartz clock and three speed heating fan. Two hairline dash splits are barely visible and the boot area is as new with the liner and even the factory colour code sticker in place. Comfortable perfection and exactly how Ford intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Simplicity, reliability, economy and excellent parts availability are just a few reasons why the 2.0 litre OHC engine with breakerless ignition is a great choice. With 74bhp a top speed of 104mph and 0-60mph in 11.3secs are quoted. The engine bay is very clean with factory stickers, plates and stampings clearly visible and suitable for bonnet up exhibiting. The 4-speed all synchromesh gearbox with cable operated self-adjusting single plate diaphragm spring clutch is light, precise and a joy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Styled 14 x 6 inch steel road roads with plastic centre caps are unmarked and fitted with chrome embellishers. New Vredestin Sprint Classic 175 HR14 tyres are fitted all-round and the spare still retains the factory fitted Uniroyal item from new. Hydraulic dual line vacuum servo-assisted front discs and rear drums have been recently overhauled offering surefooted performance.

HISTORY FILE
A fascinating and fully documentated history file waits to be presented to the new owner. Registered new on the 4th February 1983 by Charles King Motors Ltd to business owners Mr John and Mrs Sheila Field of A.M Leath & Partners. It remained in their care for nine years until 1992 when Granada enthusiast, Mr Richard Slaughter, purchased the car. As a fanatical and proud Granada owner this vehicle remained in his care until March 2014 enjoying the show circuit and in the Granada Guild until illness took hold in 2004 and the vehicle went into a garage block. Unbeknown to the owner some damage occurred by small items being thrown through the ventilation bricks, hence the two small dings in the roof. When discovered his pride and joy was driven home and remained at his property unused. Purchased by Mr Squire in March 2014 after intense interrogation by Mr Slaughter and under promise that the vehicle will be put back to show condition and returned for him to inspect! A recent feature in Februarys 2016 Classic Ford magazine and a detailed thread on Retrorides confirms this vehicle is ready once more to entertain spectators.

Supplied with the original service book contained in the supplying dealer wallet, every MOT until 2004, various correspondence between owners, Granada News publications including issue 19 where it is on the front page and the February 2016 Classic Ford magazine.

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Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000

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An adored Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 in impeccable enthusiast owned condition

EQUIPMENT
Polyurethane front end incorporating four Cibie quartz halogen headlamps, front air dam, rubberised tail spoiler, twin bodyside coachline, RS2000 decals, black door mirrors, laminated windscreen, hazard warning flashers, heated rear window, separate fuel, water temperature and oil pressure gauges, padded sun visors, two-speed heater, aeroflow ventilation with eye ball vents. RS Custom features; Recaro front seats with fishnet headrests, centre console, glovebox, quartz clock, remote control drivers door mirror, bronze tinted glass, full trimmed door cards, cut pile carpeting, vanity mirror, alloy road wheels. Accessories; Autosound Classic 100BT stereo.

EXTERIOR
This iconic RS2000 is finished in ultra rare and desirable Nordic Blue which was only produced from August 1979 to production end in July 1980. The vehicle boasts an amazing deep show shine with a polished finish that will really impress onlookers. All trim sections, RS decals and badges remain intact and are in excellent order. Custom Bronze tinted glass is fitted and the rubbers and door seals are soft and black. The polyurethane droop snoot is straight a perfectly colour matched along with all other panels thanks to a photographed and invoiced expensive restoration in 2010. In 1991 damage to the nearside front wing resulted in an insurance total loss payment. One of the genuine Cibie headlights has a small stone chip. The wheel recesses are detailed in body colour and the underside is spotlessly clean and black waxoyled for protection and use.

INTERIOR
Stunning and recently appointed in Custom specification with Black Beta Plus Fabric by renown and trusted experts, Aldridge Trimming Ltd. The invoice for this professionalism was £1,991.29. The undamaged fascia and dash top houses fully functional gauges and equipment and the original leather bound three spoke steering wheel remains fitted in perfect condition. The quartz clock is operational as is the heater fan on both settings. The carpets and door cards are in excellent condition and a retro Autosound stereo has been fitted. Very close to a new showroom experience in 1980!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original 1993cc SOHC engine has avoided the hugely common modification trend and is factory standard with amazing attention to detail. Recently rebuilt to run on unleaded with a full decoke and new valve stem liners amongst other work with invoices to prove. Performance figures of 108.2mph top speed and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds are more than respectable, even for modern standards. The standard four speed synchromesh gearbox remains exactly as Ford intended and has benefitted from an overhaul in 2014.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Machined polished RS style four spoke 6J x 13in alloy wheels are in immaculate order with matching Yokohama A539 185/60 R13 tyres including the spare. Vacuum servo assisted front disc brakes with rear drums brakes offer fair braking but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Ford Rallye Sport Dealers, The Hendy Lennox Group in Southampton on the 14th March 1980 this Mk2 RS2000 has had just six former keepers. Supplied with the original Ford service book proudly displaying a collection of 16 service stamps and an abundance of MOT certificates dating from 1986. Masses of invoices revealing enthusiast care and totalling thousands of pounds are included along with photographs of the comprehensive restoration, leaving no doubt to the level of work and man hours lavished on this car. Registered by the RS Owners Club with valuation certificates and authenticated personally and in writing by the current RS2000 Registrar, Alan Sherwood. This desirable Ford provides a unique opportunity.

A full complement of handbooks contained within the original Hendy Lennox Group A5 plastic wallet and spare keys are included.

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