Sat, 20th Nov 2021 13:00

The Winter 2021 Classic Car Auction

  Lot 13

1981 Ford Escort XR3
Only 31000 miles and surely the finest example available

Registration: OUX665X
Chassis: WF0BXXGCABBC22868
Odometer: 31,524
Transmission: Manual
MOT: January 2022

  • Subject to complete professional restoration
  • Desirable sunroof model
  • Matching numbers, early Carb model
  • Fitted with a five-speed gearbox from an RS1600i
  • Stainless steel exhaust manifold and downpipe by Alunox costing £1700 and stainless steel exhaust
  • Fast road specification engine by Norris Motorsport costing £4456
  • New old stock Weber 34 DMTR carb jetted by Karl Norris so original air box can be retained
  • New Bilstein shocks, spax springs, new bushes, steering rack, calipers and brakes, alloy radiator
  • Professionally finished in sunburst red to a mirror finish standard
  • New genuine Ford front wings, new rear arches, new outer sills
  • Original and correct interior
  • Supplied with Ford book pack
  • Original date stamped cloverleaf alloys
  • Equipped with a Sony radio, cassette holder and pioneer speakers
  • Original P Series radio cassette supplied
  • Heated rear screen
  • Matching Uni-Royal rain sport 3 tyres
  • Passed most recent MOT test with no advisories.
  • Full photographic record of the restoration
  • As good underneath as it is on top

Interactive 360° Panorama

This fantastic 1981 Ford Escort XR3 has been professionally restored to the highest of standards. It is one of those restorations that has had absolutely no expense spared and has to be emphasised that it shouldn't be compared to others, you genuinely have to see this first hand if you want the finest example available today.

You could not buy and restore an Escort XR3 for the asking price of this car, and certainly not to this standard. Be sure not to miss this one, you will not find another like it.


Sold for £21,840


Auction: The Winter 2021 Classic Car Auction, Sat, 20th Nov 2021

Viewing: We are delighted to announce that open viewing will be available on the following days, so there is no need to pre-book to attend:

Thursday 18th November - 10am to 7pm
Friday 19th November - 10am to 4pm
Saturday 20th November - From 9am

Bidding: Bidding is available Online, pre-registered Maximum Commission Bid, over the Phone or by Attending in person.

Attending: Track & Trace will be in operation on the day, so you must supply your name and contact details upon arrival.

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