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SUPER RARE 1981 Ford Escort XR3 IN Diamond White

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A very rare 1-Previous owner with 992-miles from new XR3 in Diamond White.


An icon by Ford had been born and we present this out the box example of an early XR3 in as good a condition as the day it left the factory, With having such low miles can this be the lowest mileage/low ownership XR3 available to own today on the market?


Finished in Ford Diamond White(code B3) the paintworks nothing short of stunning, with bright glossy uniformed panels that sit

as straight as they day the vehicle left the factory. With manual adjusted door mirrors in the very best of condition along with the white rear capping’s. With front and rear spoilers in immaculate condition along with colour bumpers front and rear housing over riders that sit straight and true. Being an early model this vehicle has the black highlighting around the passenger side and driver’s side windows as well as the boot lid along with the factory painted satin black sills. With ‘sekurit’ stamped glass in all side windows along with the ‘sekurit’ stamped rear tinted screen whilst maintaining the original ‘Ford’ factory fit windscreen. Originality remains with the ‘Hella H4’ factory fit front headlamps along with the original indicators and rear lights.

All door locks remain original with one genuine Ford key supplied.


Upon opening the door you are exposed to the very rare and original Red/Grey Special Laser Fabric trim(code TF) In immaculate condition front and rear with the rears looking like they have never been sat in, Along with the grey deep pile carpet showing no signs of wear. The colours are bright on the seating fabric showing no signs of fade or wear. The front seat bolsters stand proud and supportive. With an anthracite headlining unmarked along with the door cards. The wind down windows work as expected. The manual tilt/slide sunroof works as Ford intended along with the factory fit roof Quarts digital clock. The dash sits crack and fade free in the very best of condition as to be expected with controls all working as they should including directional heater controls and 3-speed fan switch. Coin holder sat neatly into the dash opens/closes freely. With centre console ashtray and original cigarette lighter fitted. Amazingly with the original Ford P21 push button radio  in working condition. The smaller 2 spoke sports steering wheel fitted to the early models showing no signs of wear consistent with the very low miles. Binnacles housing speedometer to the right, tachometer to the left, fuel and temperature gauge in the centre. Additional compulsory warning lights all function as intended. With rear heated screen switch and rear wash/wipe all functioning correctly along with the front wiper speed control knob. This vehicle’s as original as they come even housing the rear parcel shelf in its original speaker free condition.


With having less than a thousand miles on it from new this engine has not even been run in, The 1.6cvh engine fitted will glide you to 113mph if desired and will rev quite freely to 6000rpm producing 96bhp. Hailed at the top of its game in the early 80’s and a hot hatch favourite with having the early 4-speed gearbox fitted with smooth precise gear changes. With originality being preserved throughout its one and only service required.


With five factory fit cloverleaf light cast alloys wheels in immaculate condition shod with original Dunlop Sport D3 tyres all round with ample tread on them, Even the spare has the original Dunlop Sport D3 tyre fitted with original paint markings still retained on the tyre, With original jack and brace housed under the spare wheel looking like it’s never been used. With ventilated calliper disc brakes to the front and drums to the rear with servo assisted braking bringing you to a controlled precise halt. 


Built by Ford in Germany in 1981 and registered to a Mr M James on the 1st August 1981 by supplying Ford dealer The Spate Group Malvern. Having had only one previous keeper with a little history, The vehicle originally had been purchased by Mr James for his wife, After Mrs James drove the car she apparently did not like the vehicle simply because it did not have power steering subsequently the vehicle went into their garage and remained having being turned over and moved back/forwards until the late Mr James passed, This resulting in the car still being in the garage. At this point Mrs James needed care and went into a care home resulting in the car still being in the garage and upon deciding to let it go we assisted and so here it is. With original dealer supplied book pack/tax disc holder and showing the one and only ever service required

408 miles..28-09-1982

This vehicles as original as they day it left the factory and probably the lowest original mileage XR3 out there for sale today. It simply has to be seen to be appreciated, This no doubt will be a vehicle any Ford collector will want in their private collection or take yourself back to your childhood and own your dream car.

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