An astonishing Skoda Favorit GLXi Estate with one owner and 13,835 miles.
Rear spoiler, halogen headlamps, twin rear fog lamps, two internally adjustable door mirrors, rear window wash/wipe, heated rear window, rear wheel mudflaps. GLXi specification; Halogen front fog lamps, variable interval windscreen wipers, 5-spoke alloy wheels, bodyside mouldings, tilt sunroof, front mudflaps, stereo radio/cassette player, tachometer, interior boot light/torch, contoured seats in polyester trim, knitted fabric interior door trim, cut pile velour carpet, rubber floor mats, bonnet sound proofing, document pockets, split folding rear seats.
This incredible and original Skoda Favorit is an extremely rare survivor and a true credit to its one owner from new. Finished in factory Swan White, (Code 1061), the paintwork presents in fabulous condition with a bright uniform shine throughout. All bodywork panels are arrow straight and the underside, sills and wheel arches are structurally perfect. Such is the factory originality of this 13,835 mile example that Skoda afficionados will notice small patches of dark grey primer at each end of the sills and within the wheel tubs where the car would have been secured to the production line during painting leaving these areas unfinished! All trim, etched glass and light fittings are perfect aside from a small crack to the front bumper corner and the supplying Skoda Main Dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted. Quite possibly the best surviving Skoda Favorit to be found.
This top of the range GLXi interior features plush contoured seats in polyester trim which are in pristine condition commensurate with the 13,835 miles covered. Such remarkable preservation extends to the immaculate trim sections and fabrics with only very light markings to the carpet in the driver’s footwell. The delightfully robust and utilitarian dashboard and switchgear is typical of Skoda’s before Volkswagen involvement of which the Favorit was the last. All equipment and controls operate perfectly including the factory fitted Blaupunkt Boston CC20 stereo. The luggage area is spotless and even the GLXi standard boot torch remains in place. Perfect modern classic family motoring for those who dare to be different!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The front mounted four-cylinder engine was a significant departure from Skoda’s traditional rear mounted engine fitted to the Favorit’s predecessors, the 105/120 Estelle and Rapid range. The 1289cc unit features Bosch Mono Motronic fuel injection and produces 54bhp and 94Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 84mph and 0-62mph in 17 seconds. The engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates, chassis number stamp, PDI dabs and stickers all present and undamaged. Incredibly even the paint code label remains attached to the bulkhead which is virtually unheard of! Likewise, the common areas prone to water retention and corrosion are absolutely perfect in structure. The sturdy 5-speed gearbox is superb in operation.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This exceptional example has factory fitted 13” alloy wheels which are standard on the GLXi model. The wheels are in amazing unrestored condition with clearly defined part number stampings and perfect Skoda centre caps. Factory fitted 165/70 R13 Barum OR52 all-weather tyres are a rare sight on a UK car as UK customers were offered an upgrade to a premium brand Goodyear tyre alternative which most buyers opted for. On grounds of age, the tyres should be replaced if the car is to be used for anything other than display/show purposes. The servo assisted braking system is factory standard and stops the car as it should.
Supplied new by Skoda Main Dealer Main Dealer, Welham Green Cars of Hertfordshire, the car was registered on the 1st August 1993 to the first and only keeper, Mrs Riddle. Purchase documentation confirms the price paid of £6,400. The history file includes service receipts dating back to the first in 1994 when the car had covered just 599 miles as well as every single MOT certificate for each year without fail since the very first in 1996! The original Skoda document wallet holds all handbooks, guides and dealership literature including the service book as well as both sets of keys. Completing the history file are original Favorit and Favorit Estate sales brochures. A miraculous survivor in every respect with wonderful credentials.
MOT June 2023, HPI Clear.