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A rare surviving Ford Mondeo Mk1 2.0 GLX with full history and 46,820 miles.
Reinforced steel safety cage, bodyside mouldings, body colour bumpers, halogen headlamps, front and rear fog lamps, driver airbag, front seat belt grabbers, perimeter alarm and safeguard immobiliser, central double locking with torch key, tinted glass, heated rear window and ‘Quickclear’ heated front screen, heated washer jets, electric front windows, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, electric driver’s seat height adjust, Keycode RDS stereo cassette (model 2006), courtesy and luggage compartment lighting, front and rear headrests and armrests, tilt/slide sunroof.
Launched in Europe in 1992 by The Ford Motor Company, the first generation Mondeo replaced the much loved and hugely popular Sierra. With early models now well over twenty years old, the Mk1 Mondeo once a very common sight on UK roads has now become a rare car. This 2.0i 16v GLX example has been incredibly well preserved owing to a mere 46,820 miles covered. Finished in factory original Stardust Silver (code 6 3) the paintwork boasts a bright pure shine and polished finish. All factory panels are completely free from corrosion and the underside is beautifully clean. Minor markings commensurate with age do not offend, but worthy of mention is a small chip above the nearside rear door handle, minimal light scratches from boot loading and a very faint scuff to the lower front bumper, visible upon very close inspection only. A very faint undulation to the offside rear door is barely noticeable. All trim sections and original badges are present and intact and the supplying Ford dealer plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted. A delightful modern classic Ford in exceptional condition.
The interior of this immensely cossetted example is simply perfect. The original Papillon Opal upholstery (code HC) 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. The driver inclined fascia and incorporated switchgear is as new and all functions operate seamlessly including the original Keycode RDS stereo cassette (model 2006). Even sections of the factory protective cellophane wrapping to the inner door steps remain intact! An enormously comfortable interior and even inch representative of a 1990’s 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. Maintained to an exceptional standard and having covered such low miles, the whisper quiet and smooth engine offers flawless performance. The clean engine bay features a correct Ford battery and all factory stickers, tags and plates remain exactly as the manufacturer intended. The five speed gearbox is light, precise and effortless to offer an upmost relaxed manner.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 5.5 x 14in steel wheels have the factory correct GLX wheel trims fitted. A small chip to the nearside rear trim interrupts an otherwise pristine set and four new 185/60 R14 tyres have just been fitted. Diagonally split dual line brakes with servo and anti-lock assistance bring the car up straight and steady.
Registered new on 11th April 1996 by Ford Main Dealer Chiltern Garage of Sudbury, the first keeper was a Mr Derek Johnson. A vehicle order record in the history file confirms the new vehicle order and part exchange of his 1986 Ford Granada. The Ford plastic wallet contains the original stamped service book along with every handbook, radio guide and dealership literature from point of sale. The fully stamped service record displays fourteen entries from the supplying dealer up to 2005 and the same independent specialist thereafter with the most recent entry at 46,653 miles in February 2015. This service included a cam-belt change also. Recently sold by KGF Classic Cars to only the second owner from new who, being the typical car enthusiast type, part exchanged it for our Volvo 460GLE!
Three keys including the original red master key and plastic keycode tags as well as a dealership sales brochure complete the package.
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