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An outstanding Ford Ka Collection family owned and just 9,705 miles from new.
Steel safety cage, front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones, side-impact door beams, Passive Anti-Theft System with immobiliser, body colour bumpers and door mirrors, halogen headlights, central locking, remote boot release, electric front windows, opening rear vents, leather trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, driver’s airbag, bright finish scuff plates with KA logo, sports style silver dials, Cosmos analogue clock, driver’s seat height adjustment, 50:50 split back seats, door cup holders, rear cup holders, headlining storage net, revolving lid glovebox, stereo CD Model 6000. Dealer options; Ford carpet mats.
Ford Motor Company’s ‘New Edge’ design language began with the original Ka as the first production Ford to adopt the radical exterior styling mostly recognised with its use of intersecting arcs and crisp lines. This exceptional Ka Collection has covered just 9,705 miles from new and is finished in factory original Vitro Metallic, (Code Z2). The bodywork and paint finish are simply outstanding with only a few miniscule markings. Cosseted by two family member owners from new, this garaged Ka has none of the common bodywork issues often found and the amazing underside still displays factory labels, long lost on most examples. All trim sections are perfect and Ford main dealer number plates are fitted. Far superior to the usual offerings and without question one of the best low mileage cars in existence.
The interior of this cossetted example is beautifully clean and free from wear. The original Squeeze fabric upholstery in Aqua Jade colour scheme, (Code JE), is spotless with no wear or damage to the fabric whatsoever. The carpets are pristine and are protected by Ford Ka carpet mats and the headlining is perfect. The leather steering wheel has very slight deterioration, a common issue, but this does not detract from a remarkably well-preserved cabin space. The funky blob style fascia and incorporated switchgear is as new and all functions operate seamlessly including the original Model 6000 stereo CD. Likewise, the spotless load space boasts an unmarked carpet underneath which the boot floor is as new. Clean, fresh and totally unspoilt.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The dependable and frugal 1.3 SOHC four-cylinder engine produces a power output of 70bhp and 106Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 104mph and 0-60 in 13.7 seconds. The engine is quiet and performs faultlessly and all fluids are clean. The pristine engine bay features all factory stickers, plates, PDI markings and even fragile paper labels fully intact. The five-speed gearbox is light, precise and effortless to use with a perfectly comfortable motorway cruising manner.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The Ka Collection seven-spoke wheels trims in perfect condition remain fitted to 5x13in steel wheels. All tyres including the unused spare are factory fitted 165/65 R13 Goodyear GT2 retaining ample tread. Diagonally split dual line brakes with servo assistance bring the car up to a straight, safe and quick stop.
Registered new on 6th May 2004 by Main Dealer, Heartlands Ford of Birmingham, the car was purchased by Mrs Barbara Mack. The vehicle order form and sales invoice confirm the price paid of £7,674.99 including pre-registration vehicle discount. Mrs Mack used the vehicle sparingly in retirement and kept the car garaged at all times when not in use. In 2017 her Great Niece turned 17 years of age and needed her first car. Miss Charlotte Ellis became the next and only other keeper, at which point the car had covered less than 4500 miles. Charlotte has continued to cherish her Great Aunt’s Ka, the condition of which is a credit to them both and a tear was shed when sold.
The history file contains the vehicle zip wallet containing the handbooks, guides and radio booklet as well as point of sale documentation and new vehicle handover checklists. Every MOT certificate from the very first in 2007 fully verifies the exceptionally low mileage and there is a folder of service and maintenance invoices all from the same service centre that has looked after the car for many years. Completing the history file is an original Ka sales brochure along with two original Ford keys.
Debate over the pronunciation of the name Ka has continued since launch and whether it is to be said with a long or short “a”, or with the letters pronounced separately. Even Ford’s confused press office has used all three but the official Ford stance is with a short “a”! Whichever way you may wish to say it, the first examples are soon approaching 25 years old and the humble Ford Ka represents a superb value entry into classic car ownership, even more so with this incredible preserved example with just 9,705 miles from new!
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