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Simply the best Ford Mondeo Mk1 2.0 Si with 5,737 miles and 11 Ford services.
Reinforced steel safety cage, bodyside mouldings, body coloured rear spoiler, rear license plate appliqué, halogen headlamps, front and rear fog lamps, power steering, driver airbag, side impact door beams, front seat belt grabbers, perimeter alarm and safeguard immobiliser, remote central double locking, tinted glass, heated rear window and ‘Quickclear’ heated front screen with heated washer jets, electric front windows, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, illuminated interior door handles, driver’s seat height adjust, tailgate remote release, Keycode RDS stereo cassette (model 2006), courtesy and luggage compartment lighting, front and rear headrests and armrests, tilt/slide sunroof. Factory options; Metallic paint. Dealer options; Mud flaps, carpet mats.
Launched in Europe in 1992 by The Ford Motor Company, the first-generation Mondeo was once a very common sight on UK roads, and with early models fast approaching 30 years old modern classic status is increasingly affirmed. This two owner and ultra-rare Si model has covered a fully verified 5,737 miles from new and it is difficult to comprehend there being any better Mk1 Mondeo let alone a sporting Si variant. The factory applied Cuirass Blue paintwork (Code R6) is confirmed 100% original and is virtually flawless. A minuscule touched in mark to the rear spoiler and tiny chips to the driver’s door edge are barely worthy of mention to an otherwise perfect exterior. All trims, plastics, rubbers and badges are as new and the underside is factory original with PDI markings still visible. Further wonderful originality is found in the supplying Ford dealer number plates, front screen sticker and tax disc holder.
The interior of this cossetted example is simply perfect. The original Jigsaw Raven upholstery to the sporty wing-back seats, (Code SR), is spotless with no wear or damage to the fabric whatsoever. The cut pile carpets are pristine having been protected by floor mats from new and the headlining is perfect. Ultra-low mileage traits such as factory fresh steering wheel and gear knob leather coverings are obvious. The driver inclined fascia and incorporated switchgear is as new and all functions operate seamlessly including the original Keycode RDS stereo cassette, (model 2006). An enormously comfortable interior and every inch representative of a 1996 showroom example, truly exceptional.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Factory fitted with the 2.0i DOHC 16v four-cylinder unit, the power output of 136bhp and 180Nm torque allows a top speed of 129mph and 0-60 in 9.2 seconds. With 11 stamped entries from the supplying Ford Main Dealer and having covered such ultra-low miles, the whisper quiet and smooth 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 ever-helpful Ford Main Dealer’s recovery service contact label remains neatly fitted to the fuse box cover! The five-speed gearbox is light and precise to offer sporty gear changes.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original and unique Si model wheel trims remain fitted to the steel wheels and are in perfect condition. Factory fitted 195/60 R15 Pirelli P6000 tyres retain ample tread and will delight originality seekers but due to age replacement is advised if the car is to be used. The pristine boot area with factory labels and stickers also showcases the unused Pirelli P6000 tyre and perfect plywood wheel cover disc. Diagonally split dual line brakes with servo and anti-lock assistance bring the car up straight and steady.
Registered new on 24th August 1996 by Ford Main Dealer, Whites of Bridgewater in Somerset, the first keeper was a Mr Peter Horton who owned the car for almost 22 years! In 2018 the car was purchased by a Mr James Armstrong, a nostalgic gentleman who despite owning a collection of performance cars simply had to buy the Mondeo as it is identical to the car his father once owned! Reluctant sale now is only due to his purchase of a new Porsche for the collection allowing the opportunity for another custodian to own what is quite likely the best Mk1 Mondeo in existence.
Two Ford document wallets contain firstly the original stamped service book with 11 entries, all from the supplying Ford Main Dealer along with every handbook, radio guide and dealership literature from the point of sale. The second wallet houses every corresponding service invoice as well as annual visits for the MOT, all from the supplying main dealer. A further file contains every MOT certificate dating back to the very first in 1999 to fully verify the exceptionally low 5,737 miles covered! Completing the history file is an original Mondeo range sales brochure and both sets of keys including the red master key, code tags and dealership key fob. KGF Classic Cars are privileged to offer this two-owner, 5,737-mile, rare Si model Mondeo in the confidence that it almost certainly cannot be bettered.
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