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An astonishing Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.4 Ghia with just 34,816 miles from new.
Integral front bumper over riders, wide grey bodyside mouldings with bright insert, remote control door mirrors, halogen headlamps, tinted glass, tilt-or-remove screened glass sunroof, digital header mounted clock, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, stereo joystick balance control, tachometer, cigar lighter. Dealer options; Mud flaps, tailored Ford rubber floor mats.
This exceptional Ford Fiesta is preserved in stunning original condition having covered just 34,816 miles predominately by one lady owner who purchased the car new and kept it for over 31 years! The paintwork finished in Ford Diamond White, (Code B3) has a brilliant pure shine with a beautiful finish. The correct Mid Grey paintwork to the lower sections of the car remains exactly as Ford intended. All original panels are straight with linear gaps, and the car presents to an incredible time warp standard. Virtually no markings are visible and close scrutiny will reveal nothing more than minor blemishes which certainly take nothing away from this stunning Fiesta. The unmolested appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and wide body-side mouldings, correct and in excellent order. Even the supplying dealer number plates, tax disc holder and rear screen sticker remain fitted! A truly impeccable example of Ford’s flagship luxury Fiesta.
The interior of this remarkable example is in spotless original condition and exactly as Ford intended. The Olivia trim in Shadow Grey colour scheme, (Code LE), is pristine and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are perfect. Protected from new by genuine Ford rubber waffle mats, the colour-keyed velour carpet is immaculate and free from wear and the perforated neutral tone headlining is flawless. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the soft finish dashboard is perfect. The header mounted digital clock retains the correct green LCD display and the original Ford stereo radio/cassette (Model ESRT 32 PS) remains fitted and fully operational. The hugely difficult to source trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The most powerful of Ghia models, the time proven transverse mounted 1392cc OHC (CVH) engine with twin-venturi carburettor develops a spirited 75bhp at 5600rpm and 109Nm of torque at 4000rpm. With a top speed of 102mph and 0-60mph in 10.8 seconds, this lightweight and nimble car is certainly fun, and the unmistakable exhaust note is delightful! The standard specification manual choke and electronic ignition are both present and correct, and operate perfectly. The engine bay is spotless and displays factory plates, stickers and original inner wings with Ford emblem and date stamps clearly visible. The five-speed synchromesh gearbox is light and exact, and the extra fifth gear over lower models offers vastly improved fuss-free cruising. A hugely nostalgic drive!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” X 5” steel wheels and special Ghia full wheel covers are in superb order with only light markings. Matching Michelin 155/70 R13 tyres have plenty of tread remaining. The spare wheel is housed in the spotless boot area alongside the original jack. The dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer, Perrys of Benfleet, Essex, and registered new on 29th August 1987, the vehicle was purchased new by Mr and Mrs Anderson. A new vehicle sales invoice from Perrys in the history file is made out to Mr Anderson with an on the road price of £5,908.68. This little Fiesta was registered to his wife, Mrs Jean Anderson, who incredibly kept the car for 31 years until her passing in 2018, whereby it was bequeathed to her daughter Catherine. In February 2019 the car was sold by KGF Classic Cars to Mr Phil Crisp who has covered only minimal miles mainly in attendance at classic car shows. The decision to sale the car was made to garage a brand new Fiesta ST-3. The very low mileage of 34,816 miles is fully verified with every MOT certificate in the history file from the first in 1990 to 2012 when the owner ceased driving and placed the car into dry garage storage. In February 2019 a full service, cambelt and water pump renewal and overhaul of the brakes means this delightful Fiesta is wanting for nothing and is ready for enjoyment. The original Perrys document wallets houses the service book, handbooks, guides and dealership literature as well as the two original Ford keys which operate all locks.
Guaranteed to draw much admiration at any classic car show and ready for enjoyment, this example is wanting for nothing more than its next appreciating owner.
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