A sensational Ford Orion 1.6 Ghia with two owners and 29,333 miles
Heated electric door mirrors, rear windscreen incorporated aerial, central locking, tinted glass, tilt/slide sunroof with louvred shutter, split-fold 60:40 rear seats, centre armrest, electric front windows, front and rear headrests, tachometer, quartz digital clock, centre console with integral coin slots cassette storage, cigarette lighter, FM cassette (ESRT 32PS) with joystick balance control, glove box illumination, boot light
This remarkably well preserved Orion is finished in metallic and cost optional, Crystal Blue, (Code U7). A uniform deep gloss finish has been preserved thanks to garaged storage and the low miles covered. Incredibly the car still wears original panels with date stampings and underside originality is visible with items such as the Motorcraft exhaust system. The bodyside mouldings with bright inserts are untouched but the rear bumper has a minor stress fracture and one ding to the drivers door and two to the passenger. All glass is window etched and both front Halogen headlamps are correct Carello items. The car retains its dealer number plates front and rear and all Ghia badging is present.
Trimmed in luxurious shadow Olivia cloth with matching door panel inserts the specialist materials unique to the Ghia model are pristine. Fully commensurate with the low mileage and cherished ownership the coloured keyed cut pile carpet has been protected by genuine rubber floor mats from new. All switchgear is functional and surrounding dash trim unmarked. Lift the carpet in the immaculate boot area reveals factory PDI stickers and even the Ford radio and cassette holder remains fitted with joystick speaker control! Impossible to replicate.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1.6 litre lean burn OHC 4-cylinder engine with a sequential twin venturi carburettor produces 89bhp allowing a top speed of 108mph and 0-60mph in 11.4 seconds. Regular main dealer servicing despite the low mileage covered installs confidence in an immaculately presented engine bay. The optional automatic transmission with oil cooling cost the first owner an extra £525.03 and provides a relaxed driving experience.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
6X13 steel wheels are graced with Ghia specification full wheel covers with chrome inserts and only one displays slight markings. Ford locking wheel nuts with box are included. All four tyres are premium branded with ample tread and the diagonally-split dual line servo assisted braking system with front discs and self-adjusting rear drums stops with assurance.
Supplied by Ford Main Dealers, Dagenham Motors Ltd and registered new on the 16th September 1986, this car has only ever had two owners. Mrs Double was the first keeper for 25 years and while in her possession it made 17 visits for servicing, of which 14 were to a Ford Main Dealer. The last entry while in her care was to Dagenham Motors in 2010 at 23,216 miles. The stamped service book is substantiated by hard copy service invoices. Mr and Mrs Hinson took ownership in 2011 purely as a recreational vehicle for attending classic car shows whereby servicing was bestowed by Mr Hinson himself. A recent service using genuine Ford parts was carried out on the 8th August 2016 at 29,297 miles. All handbooks are present and this fabulous 30 year old survivor is sure to please any Blue Oval fan.
MOT July 2017, HPI Clear.
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