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A absolutely loaded Mk3 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia with a absolutely absolute 11,887 miles!
Laminated windscreen, assurance bottle all round, louvred architecture radiator grille, anti-burst locks, body-side aegis mouldings, over riders, advanced ablaze mouldings on windows, ablaze mouldings to beanie bend and tailgate, belt band moulding in ablaze finish, tilting/sliding sunroof, amateur anatomy ancillary band stripe, alien ascendancy aperture mirrors, added complete insulation, Ghia Badging, two-speed additional capricious alternate wipe, acrimonious rear window, tachometer, solid accompaniment multi-function agenda clock, cigar lighter, aflame autogenous controls. Branch options; Metallic paint, automated oil-cooled transmission, ability steering, electrically operated advanced windows. Banker options; Ford advanced fog lamps, Ford Cyberbanking Multi-feature stereo radio Archetypal ECU1, uprated Ford rear speakers, 18-carat Ford rear sun blinds.
This arresting and unrestored top of the ambit for abundance Mk3 Escort Ghia is accomplishment in Ford Quartz Gold, (Code 1 5), a branch amount option. This well-preserved archetype is structurally absurd and all branch panels are beeline with compatible gaps. A tiny advise to the cossack lid, blemish to the lower rear blind and basal and aside affected in arrangement throughout booty annihilation abroad from the absorbing address of this aboriginal 11,887-mile example. The artificial trim sections are absolutely complete but appearance some ablaze scuffs and one baby able to the nearside advanced division bumper. The all-encompassing and branch aboriginal brightwork to the windows, belt band and lights is appreciably able-bodied preserved. Originality seekers will be added captivated to see all amber brave bottle branch categorical with the allotment cardinal and all ablaze clusters are branch Ford and Hella fitment. A already accepted sight, this admirable Ford Escort is abiding to activity up nostalgia.
Finish in costly ‘Ghia’ blueprint Savoy and Crushed Velour trim in Mocha colour scheme, (Code MR), the aboriginal seats and action of the abstracts is absolutely adequate with such a low breadth example, as are the council wheel, accessory about-face and switchgear that affectation accustomed apparent veins alone begin on such basal use cars. The analogous aperture cards and colour keyed cut accumulation carpets accept defied the years remarkably. All switchgear is anatomic and intact, and the bendable accomplishment dashboard, abundantly for this model, is absolutely uncracked and not warped. The akin bindle shelf is intact, beeline and complete with the actual elastic hangers and alike has the ultra-rare 18-carat Ford rear sun blinds still fitted! The aboriginal amount advantage fit Ford ECU1 stereo cassette charcoal adapted and operational but with a partially bootless affectation screen. This beautifully well-preserved autogenous is absolutely as Ford intended, a absolute contentment for the enthusiast.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time accurate axle army 1600 OHC agent with distinct variable-venturi carburettor develops 79bhp, accomplishing a top acceleration of 101mph and 0-60mph in 11.9 seconds. The agent is affably quiet and bland and has aloof benefitted from a above service, inspection, cambelt and baptize pump face-lifting and aboriginal battery. The accepted blueprint automated asphyxiate and cyberbanking agitation are both present and correct, and accomplish perfectly. The branch alternative automated oil-cooled manual is effortless to use and operates absolutely is it should. Combined with ability steering, this absolutely is the ultimate adequate retroride!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The accepted animate auto abrasion abounding Ghia caster covers which abide in accomplished condition. All alley auto are shod in analogous aboriginal exceptional Uniroyal Rainsport 3 155/80 R13 tyres adapted in December 2019 which replaced the aboriginal Michelin XZX items still begin on the spare. Diagonally breach hydraulic ambit servo assisted brakes with aerial 9.4” advanced discs and rear drums accompany the car up to a steady, beeline and assured halt.
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Billingham’s of Wolverhampton, and registered new on 18th October 1984 to aboriginal owner, a Mrs A Frost, this adorable archetype has covered a appreciably low and absolutely absolute 11,887 afar from new. KGF Classic Cars purchased the car from the antecedent owner’s Nephew, Mr David Howe, afterwards he fell in adulation with our Yamaha FS1E ‘Fizzy’. Mr Howe explained that aloft the casual of his Aunt, he recovered the car from her dry barn in West Wales afterwards she had, abounding years before, confused there from North London with her admired neighbours! Both neighbours had awash their North London homes and purchased a ample bungalow with the ambition of adding it into two homes. Such was their admired friendship, the bungalow was kept as one and they all aggregate this Escort, active appropriately anytime after!
The Ford wallet houses all the new car sales leaflets, handbooks, account book, driver’s manuals and radio guides. A added history binder contains account invoices as able-bodied as every distinct MOT affidavit from the aboriginal in 1988 to 2009 back the car chock-full actuality acclimated and was put into a dry acrimonious garage. KGF Classic Cars accept in December 2019 undertaken recommissioning assignment to accommodate a above service, inspection, cambelt and baptize pump face-lifting and aboriginal array as able-bodied as four new exceptional Uniroyal cast tyres. Three sets of Ford keys with banker fob are present. Both accepting defied accepted expectations, this absolutely admirable adventure befits an appropriately arresting honest car.
MOT January 2021, HPI Clear.
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