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An amazing Ford Ka with only 7,141 miles and 11 Ford main dealer stamps.
Driver’s airbag, steel safety cage, front and rear energy absorbing crumple zones, side-impact door beams, Passive Anti-Theft System with immobiliser, halogen headlights, headlight height adjustment, opening rear vents, heated rear window, internally adjustable door mirrors, Cosmos analogue clock, 50:50 split back seats, door cup holders, rear cup holders, headlining storage net, glovebox, stereo cassette model 2050. Dealer options; Genuine Ford overmats.
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 has covered just 7,141 miles from new and is finished in factory original Colorado Red, (Code M0). The bodywork and paint finish are simply outstanding with no markings worthy of mention. Cosseted by husband and wife 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 and the Torque Grey bumpers are perfect and Ford main dealer number plates and rear screen sticker 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 Tic Toc fabric upholstery in Plum colour scheme, (Code PT), is spotless with no wear or damage to the fabric whatsoever. The carpets are pristine having been protected from new by Ford floor mats and the headlining is perfect. The steering wheel and gear knob display a total lack of wear due to the ultra-low mileage and ownership. The funky blob style fascia and incorporated switchgear is as new and all functions operate seamlessly including the original Model 2050 stereo cassette. 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 Duratec four-cylinder engine as fitted to all non-sporting Ka’s produces a power output of 70bhp and 106Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 104mph and 0-60 in 14.1 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 seven-spoke wheel trims in perfect condition remain fitted to 5x13in steel wheels and brand-new premium brand Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres have been fitted in July 2021 to replace the originals. The tyre fitted to the spare wheel has never been used. Diagonally split dual line brakes with Anti-Lock assistance (ABS) bring the car up straight and steady.
Registered new on 31st July 2006 by Main Dealer, Evans Halshaw Ford of Bedford, the car was purchased by Mr Dobinson who used the vehicle sparingly in retirement and kept the car garaged at all times when not in use. In 2015 following his passing, ownership transferred to Mr Dobinson’s wife with whom the car has remained with since. Having now covered just 7,141 miles from new, the condition of this time warp Ka is a credit to them both. The original Ford zip wallet contains the handbooks, guides and radio booklet as well as the service booklet containing 12 stamped entries, 11 of which are from the supplying Ford main dealer, Evans Halshaw. Every year without fail from new to 2017 the car was taken to Ford for servicing and a further independent service was carried out at 7,022 miles with corresponding stamped entry and invoice. A history folder contains service and maintenance invoices from Evans Halshaw as well as MOT history records to fully verify the ultra-low mileage. Completing the history file is an original Ka sales brochure along with two original Ford keys with Evans Halshaw fobs.
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 now 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 7,141 miles from new! Be quick before too many people catch on!
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