The Ford Puma was produced by Ford Europe from 1997 to 2001. The Puma was built exclusively at Ford's Niehl plant in Cologne, Germany. All Pumas are front-engined, front-wheel-drive, three-door coupés with four seats. They came with 15-inch alloy wheels as standard, with front disc and rear drum brakes. The car was based on the Mark 4 Ford Fiesta, with new engines, co-developed with Yamaha, a new body, stiffer suspension, wider track and close-ratio gearbox, among other changes.
The Puma was available with four engine options: 1.4-litre, 1.6-litre, 1.7-litre VCT, and the Tickford-tuned 1.7-litre VCT which was only used in the Ford Racing Puma, each of which used Ford's 16-v Sigma engines branded as Zetec-SE. All 1.7-litre-engined Pumas were equipped with low-speed traction control and antilock brakes. The antilock braking system was optional in the 1.4-litre Puma.
The vendor states that this lovely little puma has only 2 former keepers recorded on the current V5 Registration Document. Both of which were local private Lady owners. The Ford Puma is now widely considered a Modern British Classic Car particularly within the Ford Motor Company Model Range.
Unlike the majority of the Puma's on our roads today this car has not been modified mechanically or bodily outside of the original manufacturers spec. Therefore the car is genuine and standard as you would expect of a 1.7 16 valve of this pedigree.This Car has only Covered 80,876 miles. The Current MOT expires 1st Sept 2017 (No Advisories). The car is described as being well Maintained with Service History. The Timing Belt Kit was replaced at Main Ford Dealership at 78,304 miles 31/10/14. This car drives superbly without any major mechanical faults. A chance to invest in a Modern Classic.