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Ends on 29.Nov, 2022
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  • NO RESERVE! Collection sale off
  • Highly original example of the iconic 1980s hot hatch
  • Original 14-inch ‘cloverleaf’ alloy wheels
  • Spanish market example
  • Rarely seen in such original and unmodified condition
  • After a recent service
  • All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment near Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechia

The Ford Escort is a small family car that was manufactured by Ford of Europe from 1968 until 2000.
The Escort Mark III was voted European Car of the Year in 1981.
To compete with Volkswagen's Golf GTI, a hot hatch version of the Mark III was developed – the XR3. Initially this featured a tuned version of the 1.6-litre CVH engine fitted with a twin-choke Weber carburettor, uprated suspension and numerous cosmetic alterations. Fuel injection finally arrived in October 1982 (creating the XR3i).

This highly original example of the iconic 1980s hot hatch was first registered in Spain on the 12th of August 1985. It spend the whole life util 2021 in this sunny country. Under the bonnet sits a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated inline-four, delivering 105 PS to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.
This original Escort XR3i is in good mechanical condition with a recently replaced exhaust, brake pads and tyres. A new cam belt was fitted two years ago.
This XR3i is finished in red with a black rubber rear spoiler over a grey cloth-trimmed interior. It sits on its original 14-inch ‘cloverleaf’ alloy wheels, shod with recently fitted Michelin tyres. Included in the factory specification are electric front windows and a Ford-branded radio/cassette player. Aftermarket Clarion speakers have been mounted in the rear parcel shelf. The windows have been tinted to a legally approved level. Accompanying the car is the workshop manual, radio manual, and a spare stereo.
The most recent roadworthiness test was carried out on 28 April 2021, resulting in a clean first-time pass.
This Escort XR3i’s engine oil, oil filter, and spark plugs were replaced during its most recent service. Within the last year, a new exhaust has been fitted, as well as replacement brake pads, tyres, and headlight bulbs. The cam belt was replaced two years ago.

The Ford Escort XR3i is a sought-after 1980s hot hatch, described as a “performance legend”. This example is now rarely seen in such original and unmodified condition. Car for sale due to selling off private collection.

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Model

Production date17.05.1985
Body TypeHatchback
Engine1.597 ccm, 105 PS, I4
transmissionManual
SteeringLeft Hand Drive
LayoutFront Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorRed
Color - interiorGrey
Miles/Kilometers shown102.566 km
Chassis / VINWF0BXXGCABFB41
Location - CountryCzechia
Location - CityJablonec nad Nisou

Notes

3-door hatchback body type; FWD (front-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1597 cm3, advertised power: 77 kW / 103 hp / 105 PS (DIN), torque: 137 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4052 mm, width: 1640 mm, wheelbase: 2402 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 920 kg; top speed: 186 km/h (116 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 9.2 s, 0-100 km/h 9.7 s (declared by factory)

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