Escort 1.4 Ghia
A lovely, early MK4 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia. First registered in July 1986, this excellent example has covered just 49804 miles in the care of only two private owners.
Finished in Rosso Red, the paint finish is in excellent condition and is consistent with a low mileage and well cared for example. All the panels are still factory fit and the battery tray still remains in an excellent and untouched condition. All the usual Ford Escort areas that are susceptible to rust issues are completely corrosion free. The car presents exceptionally well and the very odd and well touched in stone chips do not detract from this excellent example. The boot floor is again excellent. All the factory fit tinted glass is still in place and is security etched with the registration number. All lights are clear and free from any cracks or damage. The bumpers are free from any scuffs or scrapes. The plastic chrome plated window surrounds are damage free...the windscreen surrounds have faded. The factory fit tilt and slide sunroof is in perfect working order and the sunroof glass is exceptional and displaying zero staining or rusting between the glass...again another Ford issue that this car has not suffered from.
Internally the car is excellent. The grey cloth remains in a damage free condition and the cloth has not suffered from the usual and common stretching. The foam is fully intact and remains in perfect condition. The deep pile carpet is damage and stain free and the headlining is excellent and still tight. The overhead digital clock is crystal clear with no distortion of the pixels. All door cards and dashboard are again excellent. The electric windows and central door locking are in perfect working order. The rear parcel shelf is perfectly straight and showing no signs of UV fading and has never been cut for additional speakers. The boot carpet is clean and damage free and the whole boot area seems to have had very little use.
On the road the car drives very well. It starts first time and without fuss and is free from any unwanted noises or rattles. Upon sale we have our local independent garage carry out a service and a cam belt replacement, just for peace of mind. With a current MOT until July 2018, the car is ready to be used and enjoyed.
First registered by Thompson's Ford of Dover on the 1st July 1986, the original rear window sticker and number plate still remain. When the first registered keeper retired from driving, the car was then owned by his Nephew and has remained in his care since.
This lovely, low mileage and low owner example will make a perfect starter classic for anyone wishing to enjoy the classic car scene on a very sensible budget.