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A Millennium Products Ford Ka Millennium, number 484/1000 with 9,485 miles.
The awe-inspiring Dome at Greenwich was designed to be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of human achievement with Ford playing a major part in sponsoring the fascinating ‘Journey Zone’ which was one of the Dome’s ‘must see’ attractions. By way of further celebration, Ford produced exclusive Millennium Special Editions of what it deemed to be its range’s most acclaimed models and indeed those of which had been recognised for their design excellence by the Design Council and named as ‘Millennium Products’. The three cars were of course the Ka, Puma and Focus with 1000 of each model produced in distinctive Millennium Yellow with unique specification and individual numbering assigned to every car.
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, rotating glovebox, stereo CD model 6000. Ka Millennium features; Millennium Yellow body colour, unique 14” alloys, leather trim with embossed Ka logo, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, Millennium Yellow detailing to gear knob and clock surround. Factory options; Front passenger air bag. Dealer options; Mud flaps, Ford carpet mats, Cobra alarm system.
Number 484/1000 has covered a genuine 9,485 miles from new and remains in stunning original condition. Unique to the Millennium Products Ford cars was the Millennium Yellow paintwork, (Code AY), of which the condition to the factory finish is simply outstanding. The conscientious owner recently paying £550 for Gyeon DuraFlex ceramic coating and a further £500 for Dinitrol underbody preservation. The bodywork displays no markings worthy of mention and none of the all too common rust issues now affecting most examples. All trim sections and Millennium Yellow bumpers are perfect and Ford main dealer number plates remain with the car. Far superior to the usual offerings and without question, one of the best low mileage Millennium cars in existence.
The interior of this cossetted example is beautifully clean and free from wear. The original full leather upholstery in black with embossed Ka logo, (Code LB), is spotless with no damage whatsoever. The carpets are pristine having been protected from brand new by Ford floor mats and the headlining is perfect. The leather steering wheel and gear knob display a pleasing lack of wear. There is a tiny scuff to the plastic in the passenger foot well and the unique Millennium Yellow detailing to gear knob and clock surround are present and correct. 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. One for the collector.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The dependable and frugal 1.3 four-cylinder engine as fitted to all Ka’s of the era features electronic fuel injection to produces a power output of 60bhp and 105Nm of torque to achieve a top speed of 96mph and 0-60mph 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 and PDI markings. The five-speed gearbox is light, precise and effortless to use with a perfectly comfortable motorway cruising manner.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique Millennium 14” alloys display the original factory high polished finish and present in beautiful condition with only very small chips to the offside front outer rim worthy of mention. Brand-new premium brand 165/60 R14 Goodyear tyres have been fitted all round including the spare in 2021. 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.
Limited Edition 484/1000 was registered new on 25th May 2000 by Main Dealer, Oxted Ford in Surrey, and the car was purchased by Mrs Long who owned the vehicle for over 20 years whereby it was used only very sparingly and kept strictly garaged at all times when not in use. The verified 9,485 miles from new and cossetted ownership is clearly evident in the exceptional condition throughout. The original Ford zip wallet contains the handbooks, guides and point of sale paraphernalia as well as the service booklet within most recent service entry at 7,054 in miles in October 2020. A history folder contains invoices and MOT certificates as well as both original Ford keys. Completing the history file is a year 2000 Edition 1 Ford range brochure and an original Ford In The Millennium brochure as well as a Ka signature show plate for attendance at classic car shows. A Ka related cherished registration remains with the car.
A collectable example of the fast diminishing Ka model.
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