Ford Escort XR3i
|Exterior Colour:||Rosso Red|
|Date of Reg:||19/02/1988|
|Top Speed:||115 mph|
|Transmission:||5 Speed Manual|
|Engine Output:||105 bhp|
|Single-plane tailgate spoiler, Ford uprated suspension with gas-filled dampers, Ford thicker front stabiliser bar - All original Ford updates for the 1988 XR3i|
|Ford Driving Lamps With Original Covers, Alloy Wheels, Tilting/Sliding Glass Sunroof, Rear Seat Belts, Black Paint, Ford Mud Flaps, Heated Screen, Central Locking.|
The original interior is remarkable it even still smells new, as you would expect from such a low mileage example. Snug seats sculptured to provide superb support with attractive Daytona cloth can only be described as new, incredible front and rear with no signs of adverse wear or bagging anywhere and are beautifully clean and bright. The original colour-keyed velour carpet is spotless and free from wear. The small-diameter 2-spoke steering wheel is as new, all switchgear, interior lighting, three-speed heater, perforated grey headlining, front and rear seatbelts, and unmarked dashboard again are all as new as they left the factory back in February 1988. The centre header mounted digital clock works perfectly with a crystal clear LCD display and the original Ford factory fit stereo radio/cassette operates perfectly as does the joystick speaker control. The speedo and tachometer operate perfectly as does the optional heated front screen. Fabric trim door cards are unmarked and still remain as per factory fit. The perfectly straight rear parcel shelf again still looking as new with correct rubber hangers. The boot area is complete with courtesy light and unmarked removable boot floor carpet, the boot floor still retains the factory inspection stickers, and the car jack still wrapped in the factory packaging as it would have been when leaving the factory. Amazing…
This stunning XR is finished in Ford Rosso Red, (Code R5), which has a mirror like uniformed finish and represents a car stored indoors for the last 32 years many of which in a carcoon. The all-original paint and factory panels are perfectly straight as you would expect with such low mileage, all trim sections and decals are correct and original. The rear rubber spoiler is unmarked and as new as are the factory fit Ford mudflaps. Woking Ford Main Dealer number plates remain fitted front and rear, as does the dealer sticker in the rear window, all as per the day it left the showroom. All lights are original Ford fitment and like new, the optional extra Carello driving lamps also come with the covers, which are very rare. This is one special XR...
The 5 optional extra double spoke dog leg alloy wheels 14" X 6" are all original not refurbished along with original Ford wheel weights and original all matching excellent 185/60HR 14 BF Goodrich Comp T/A tyres. The spare is brand new and has never been fitted to the car it looks as if it has never been removed from the boot. The servo assisted brakes with ventilated front and rear discs operate perfectly with a very positive pedal feel. Unmarked original Ford factory fit mud flaps enhance the looks of this 80's icon.
The 1.6 OHC (CVH) MFI (most desirable) Fuel injected engine is crisp and free-revving just as Ford intended for this 'hot hatch'. Producing a lively 105bhp at 6000rpm along with a 0-60 time of 9.6 seconds this is a real fun car to drive and returns a healthy 45.6 mpg as detailed in the official Ford Sales Brochure. The engine is super quiet, starts instantly hot or cold, no smoke or rattles, pulls strong flawlessly through every gear. The super light clutch and 5-speed gearbox operate perfectly as you would expect having only covered a mere 9200 miles. The engine and engine bay is spotless and retains all the original Ford decals.
Registered new on the 19th February 1988 by Ford Main Dealer Woking Ford, Maybury Road, Woking, Surrey and sold to Mrs Elizabeth Reynolds who cherished the car for the next 20 years, the original Ford Extra Cover Warranty, Vehicle Sales invoice dated 19th February 1988 remain in the file, cost new £9300.
The very comprehensive history file is packed with documentation back to day one including DVLA past owner details, MOT's back to the 1990's up to the present day, Ford Safety Recall documents, Ford Service Invoices, Original Ford Order Forms x 2 as optional extras were selected, all meticulously documenting the very low genuine mileage.
Supplied with the original 2 Ford keys, 1 key fits all original locks, petrol cap etc. Ford stamped Service plan from the first on 19th May 1988, all original Ford hand books including operation manual, stereo manual, Dealer Directory etc and document wallet, original Ford Escort Sales Brochure plus old V5 log books.
Un-restored genuine cars such as this are just so rare and the condition of this un-restored example is breath taking. This car will appeal to a Ford enthusiast or serious collector where only the best of the best will satisfy.
A full service, cambelt change and 12 months MOT will be completed at the point of sale and of course this XR is HPI Clear
Wow... dare we say it as it's a term often misused, ‘Time Warp’ feels truly appropriate, this one is not to be missed...
In Ford's words... Bred by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, the new Escort XR3i quickens the pulse, brings a twinkle to the eye and evokes delightful visions of the open road. The new XR3i has been developed by Ford's Special Vehicle Engineering, a team whose track record includes such coveted and charismatic cars as the Capri 2.8 Injection Special and the sensational new Sierra RS Cosworth. Like its predecessor this is a fast character-packed car which achieved the rare distinction of cult status. Perfect...
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