This stunning Ford Escort MK3 1.3L 3 door has had just 1 private owner and covered just 20,472 miles since new.
Presented in a remarkably original state and driving like brand new, these low specification 3 door models are a very rare sight nowadays.
In its 33 years, there is only one thing that has ever been done to this car, so we may as well start with that...it has had the battery tray replaced in its early life, however, this has been carried out to a high and professional standard...and that is it. Apart from that, this amazing little car has never been touched.
Still wearing all of its factory fit panels, the Ford stamps and correctly dated numbers will delight the Ford aficianados.The factory applied Rosso Red paintwork remains in a fantastic and original state. The odd very small stone chip and very slight blistering around the rear wiper are completely insignificant and the originality shines through. Original Lucas head lights are crystal clear and free from any damage. Indicators, window rubbers and weather strips are excellent. Plastic bumper corners and are free from scuffs and the texture is still original and unmarked. Supplying dealer number plates, rear window sticker and tax disc holder are all present and in excellent condition. Factory fit glass is all security etched and still original. The boot floor is in a remarkable condition and factory build stickers are still in place. There really won't be many left in such an original state...its just lovely.
Internally is just superb. The Mocha Surrey cloth is as new. The cloth is without marks and it has not detached from the foam or stretched. Seat belt holders still retain their factory stickers. Door cards, carpet, head lining and dashboard are just lovely. A period PYE FM radio cassette was fitted in the 80s...this was due to the original radio not being able to receive FM. The correct Ford radio is provided with the car. Original Ford front rubber mats have been fitted since new. The rear parcel shelf is completely straight and both rubber hangers are still present. Factory fit rear speakers are controlled by the joy stick and the rear gas struts hold the tailgate up with ease. This interior really does throw you back in time and remind you just why these cars sold in their 100s of 000s and very quickly became an instant sales success.
The original steel wheels are still shod with the original fit Michelin XZX tyres at the rear and the spare wheel has never been used. The original tyre is still brand new. The wheel brace and jack have never been used! The steel wheels do have some light surface rust and they have never been refurbished.
Out on the road this little car drives exceptionally well. The manual choke works perfectly and the 4 speed gearbox is smooth and precise and still remains positively tight. Having been stored correctly and unused for the last 10 years, a full service has very recently been carried out and this included the following...oil and oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, timing belt and water pump, anti-freeze, brake fluid, front and rear brake service, battery and mot. An additional 4 services are stamped in the book.First registered on the 1st February 1985 by Dees Of Croydon LTD and remaining with its one and only ever since...hence, zero previous owners. Complete with current V5 registration document, current mot, full handbook pack, stamped service book and all booklets.