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A scintillating Ford Fiesta XR2 with an incredible 11,188 miles from new!
Wind-cheating aerodynamic front and rear spoilers, halogen headlamps, arch extensions, air deflectors, long range driving lamps, special XR2 bodyside decal treatments, digital header mounted clock, anti-burst door locks, extended black window surround paint, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, tachometer, trip recorder, soft feel special steering wheel, cigar lighter, coin rack, joystick speaker balance control, illuminated interior controls. Factory Options: Tilt-or-remove screened glass sunroof, rear seat belts, alloy wheels.
This adrenalin-pumping Ford Fiesta XR2 has been preserved in stunning, completely original condition. The paintwork finished in factory Paris Blue, (code 35), has a brilliant gloss shine with a uniform finish thanks to being garaged from new. All original panels are straight with linear gaps and date stamped. Three touched in marks have been left untreated to maintain factory paint and certainly take nothing away from this stunning Fiesta. The time warp appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and the single body-side coachline, correct and in immaculate order. The supplying dealer number plates remain fitted and the 80’s red rear screen XR2 decal remains in place. A true fast Ford icon and probably the best available.
The interior of this remarkable example is in spotless factory fresh condition and exactly as Ford intended. The Rainbow cloth trim is beautifully clean and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are as new. The colour-keyed velour carpet is clean and full having been protected from new by Ford rubber over mats and the unique perforated grey headlining is perfect. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard undamaged. An orange alarm light has been fitted to a switch blanking plate, easily replaced. Labels, boot stickers and Ford tags remain attached. The gear knob and small diameter steering wheel are squeaky clean with veins clearly visible and the supplying dealer tax disc holder is present. The header mounted digital clock retains the correct grey LCD display and the original Ford radio/cassette (model RST21P) remains in place. The hugely difficult to source original trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers. Devine.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The potent free-revving 1597cc OHC engine develops a lively 96bhp at 6000rpm which in such a lightweight car enables 0-60mph in 8.7secs and a top speed of 112mph. The smooth five speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift is light and exact, a joy to use and that unmistakable exhaust note makes this car truly addictive!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five Special ‘pepperpot’ 13” X 6” alloy wheels have never been refurbished still showing clear definition to factory stampings and very light marks to the outermost rims are barely noticeable. Still shod in the original factory issued Pirelli P600 185/60 R13 tyres to all five alloys it is advised these are replaced if the car is to be used regularly. The dual line servo assisted brakes with fade fighting ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums would benefit from use but are MOT compliant.
Supplied new by Ford main agents A.J Fryer & Co Ltd on the 23rd March 1986 to Mr Atkin, this amazing low mileage example has had just two former keepers from new and covered an incredible 11,188 miles! In his care for some 13 years before being part exchanged against a new Mitsubishi 1999. Mr Atkin went to great lengths to preserve his pride and joy and extensively wax oyled it from new, even down the door shuts and outer seams! Sold then to a Mr Rycroft who continued to treasure the car for the next 13 years before being sold to a Ford collector in 2012. A collection of MOT certificates and traceable ownerships records guarantee the provenance of this collectable XR.
The original Ford A5 folder contains all original handbooks, guides and radio instructions as well as the service booklet. Two sets of keys and the Ford plastic key tag number is present. This sporting Ford will appeal to the most discerning of owners wanting one of the very best surviving examples known to exist.
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