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A powerful Ford Mondeo ST220 with just 34,259 miles and Ford history.
Intelligent Protection System, Electronic ABS with Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), front and side airbags, Thatcham Category 1 Alarm, headlamp jetwash, twin exhaust pipes, rear spoiler, power/heated door mirrors, full electric pack, Quickclear heated screen, multifunction trip computer, climate control, Recaro heated front seats, driver’s power seat height adjustment, aluminium ST tread plates. Factory options; Performance Blue metallic paint.
Finished in stunning optional Ford Performance Blue (code H2), the leading colour choice of many Ford ST and RS variants and the must have choice amongst many Ford aficionados ST220. Commensurate with the incredibly low miles covered under avid enthusiast ownership, the original paintwork has been preserved impeccably with a brilliant deep gloss shine and uniform finish. Only the closest scrutiny with reveal faint markings, none to detract from the cars appeal. Supplying Ford main dealer number plates, rear screen and boot stickers and tax disc holder remain fitted. The all too common modification trend has been avoided in this case with this range topping performance Mondeo clearly standing ahead of the usual offerings. Muscular styling and twin tail pipes hint towards the sporting prowess of this performance saloon. A modern classic.
The interior of this remarkable example is in spotless condition and exactly as Ford intended. The Ebony Leather upholstery (code EL) is beautifully clean and absolutely free from wear or damage. The body hugging Recaro front seats are immensely comfortable while holding the occupants firmly in place, even during the most spirited drive! Tailored Ford floor mats have protected the carpets from new and all trim materials are unmarked. All controls and functions are fully operational including the ice cold air conditioning and heated front seats. The leather trimmed steering wheel, gearknob and soft finish fascia are factory perfect. Truly exceptional and unquestionably an enthusiasts car.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Developed extensively by Ford’s Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE), the 3.0i DOHC V6 24V Duratec powerplant pleased Ford’s engineers by surpassing the ST220’s namesake with an actual power output of 223bhp. Coupled with impressive maximum torque figures of 285Nm at 4900rpm, a top speed of 151mph and 0-60 in 6.8 seconds was achieved. Jeremy Clarkson whilst originally testing the ST220 remarked, “Every time I drive one of these cars, I ask myself why do we buy anything else?” The five speed MT75 gearbox is precise and beautifully weighted.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard ST220 18in 16 spoke alloy wheels are absolutely perfect having recently been refurbished at the supplying Ford Main Dealer including brand new centre caps. Quality matching Goodyear Eagle 225/40 R18 tyres all round have excellent tread remaining. The braking system featuring a host of electronic assistance programs offers superb stopping power.
Supplied new on 7th March 2003 by Ford Main Dealer Leesons Garage of Spalding, this example has been truly cherished by just three keepers and covered a mere 34,259 miles from new. Despite the minimal mileage covered, servicing has been carried out regularly with the same supplying main dealer stamps displayed in the service record, the most recent entry being less than 1,000 miles ago at Leesons Garage.
The history file further consists of virtually every MOT certificate from new along with many invoices and supplying dealer service sheets to fully document the low mileage and the fastidious upkeep. Enthusiasts will enjoy adding to the comprehensive file which even includes old tax discs, magazine reviews and more. A highly regarded modern classic Ford presented and maintained to an outstanding standard.
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