1998 Ford Escort 1.8 LX Estate
Model: Escort 1.8 LX Estate
Registration Number: R887 NEL
Chassis Number: WFONXXGCANVC37711
Engine Number: VC37711
Steering: Right Hand Drive
If a vehicle of over twenty years is considered a classic, then this is also a very useable and easily run acquisition, with plenty of room for 4/5 people plus a generous load area. The sprightly 1.8 litre twin overhead cam engine drives the front wheels through a five speed manual gearbox and performance is more than adequate in modern traffic.
The Escort Estate was purchased new by the late Cedric Sansom from Bournemouth Ford in 1998. It has clearly been well looked after and is in very nice and original condition, having been stored and seldom used. Although the engine has been turned in recent weeks, as the Ford has been in storage for a period of time, it will require recommissioning before returning to the road and will need a new battery.
The well-documented history includes the original handbooks and service guides in their wallet, a model range price list from 1998, an Escort sales brochure, the original Ford order sheet, the original finance agreement, a Ford handover checklist, service records from the late Nineties to the Noughties, invoices dating from 1999 to 2012, correspondence, continuous MOT test certificates from 2001 until 2017, two Ford vouchers from 2000, the V5 document, the V5C registration certificate and its replacement.