An exceptional Seat Leon Cupra 20V T with just one owner and 8,513 miles.
Body colour rear spoiler, front fog lamps, sports suspension, tinted glass, chromed exhaust pipe, driver and front passenger airbags, front side airbags, Electronic Differential System (EDS), Traction Control System (TCS), alarm/immobiliser with interior monitoring, Climatronic air conditioning, three spoke leather steering wheel, sports gear knob, remote central locking, electric front and rear windows, Seat Aura stereo with 6CD auto changer, bifocal mirror. Dealer options; Seat Leon over mats.
The Seat Leon Cupra 20V T was the range topping model at the time, prior to the introduction of the Cupra R, and used the hallowed Cupra branding which stands for Cup Racing. This collector quality example almost defies logic with one female Doctor owner and a genuine 8,513 miles from new. The Flash Red paintwork, (Code LP3G), is verified as factory original and boasts a deep uniform shine and high polished finished. Some very light paintwork imperfections gained while the car was in long term storage can be seen. The bodywork is exceptionally clean and all trim sections are as new. The underside displays a preserved factory finish with PDI dabs and fragile paper labels to cross members and suspension components, long lost on most examples! The supplying dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax discs holder remain fitted. A rare modern classic preserved in the most incredible condition.
A product of the Volkswagen Group, this Seat Leon is beautifully made and with just 8,513 miles covered, the interior is justifiably described as perfect. The Geometric Grey upholstery, (Code KJ), is as new with no visible imperfections whatsoever, as are the matching door cards which display none of the common shrinkage. Seat Leon over mats have protected the carpets which remain pristine, as does the headlining. The high-quality fascia and switchgear are perfect and the leather coverings to the steering wheel and gear knob are showroom fresh. The showroom feeling even extends to the rear inner door pulls still covered in plastic wrap, a request from the original owner who never intended to have rear seat passengers! Further originality is found with the factory fitted and fully working Seat Aura stereo with 6CD auto changer. The boot area is pristine with factory build label matching that of the service book and polystyrene holder with the original jack and toolkit. It is difficult to comprehend this interior as being over twenty years old!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This hot Cupra is fitted with the turbo-charged 1.8 20 valve engine developing an impressive 180bhp and 235Nm maximum torque. A family hatchback with very notable performance sees a top speed of 142mph and 0-62mph in just 7.7 seconds, this is a very rewarding drive in a car that feels as tight and solid today as it did new in 2001. The engine bay is super-clean and displays all VIN labels, stickers and the clear Perspex cover over the chassis stamp remains intact and clear, very unusual for a V.A.G car of this era! Incredibly, even the oil filler cap still has the cellophane wrap intact! The six-speed manual gear box delivers sturdy and precise changes and suits the cars performance capabilities brilliantly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 20-spoke 7.0J x 16” alloys wheels and centre caps are in near-perfect condition and have never been refurbished. All five tyres are the original 205/55 R16 Pirelli P6000 items which, whilst having masses of tread, must be renewed if the car is to be put into use but be sure to retain the originals for collection purposes! The spare wheel has never been touched and even has the tyre nobbles, coloured banding and the paper label are still attached. The anti-lock braking (ABS) features discs all round, ventilated to front, and has just undergone a complete overhaul after the cars long-term storage.
Registered new on the 15th September 2001 by Seat Main Dealer, Alexandra Bridge Cars of Southwick, this incredible Leon Cupra has covered just 8,513 miles from new with only one owner. Dr Heycock purchased the car and she returned to the supplying dealer for the first service in November 2003 at which point the car had covered 8,480 miles. Almost immediately after this and before the first MOT was due, Dr Heycock ceased driving and the car was put into dry storage where it has remained until October 2021! KGF Classic Cars were delighted to acquire the car with such amazing credentials and after long term storage a process of full recommissioning began. After initial checks, the fuel tank was drained and cleaned and all fuel lines and system flushed. A new fuel pump assembly and filter was then fitted. A replacement cambelt, water pump and auxiliary belt was fitted and a major engine service included all oils, filters and spark plugs. All rubber brake flexible hoses were renewed and the brake fluid was flushed and refilled. Front and rear brakes discs and pads have been fitted along with all ABS wheel sensors. The clutch fluid was drained, flushed and refilled. A brand-new battery fired the car into life and it is now looking fresh-faced and performing perfectly after an eighteen-year slumber ready for its first ever MOT test which has now been carried out. The history file consists of the Seat wallet holding the full book pack with guides and dealership point of sale literature as well as the service book and an original Leon range sales brochure. The original blue V5 registration document and full documented recommissioning completes the history file of this very special and wonderfully preserved modern classic hot-hatch.
MOT October 2022, HPI clear.