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A charming Suzuki Swift 1.0GL with just one owner and 9,427 miles from new.
Immobiliser, side impact protection beams, child-proof rear door locks, adjustable front seatbelt anchorage, halogen headlights, rear wash/wipe, high level third brake light, heated rear window, safety glass all round, water temperature gauge, rev counter, key-in warning chime, lights on warning chime, 4-speed air flow control, 3-position interior light, separately folding rear seat backs, luggage compartment mat. Dealer accessories; PYE CCE500 stereo cassette.
This delightfully humble Suzuki Swift has covered an incredibly low 9,427 miles from new in the hands of just one owner! The factory original Superior White paintwork, (Code 26U), is preserved in excellent order to boast a bright uniform shine, thanks to strict garage storage from new and the unusually low miles covered. All factory panels are straight and free from damage, and only light markings can be seen including a touched in scratch to the boot lid and small mark to the driver’s door edge being worthy of mention. All trim sections are fully intact and the bumpers are excellent with no scuffs. The supplying dealer number plates remain fitted. A rare surviving example preserved in incredible condition.
The interior of this exceptionally low mileage Swift is virtually as new. The original Blue Grey, (Code GR), seat trim is pristine and displays no wear whatsoever and the grey carpeting is perfect having been protected from new by two sets of overmats. The grey plastic door cards are hard wearing and show only light scratches to the driver’s side front. The perfect fascia houses fully functional equipment including the optional PYE CCE500 stereo cassette, and the polypropylene steering wheel and gear knob displays prominent veins found only on very low mileage examples. The boot area is spotlessly clean with original luggage mat and parcel shelf fully intact. A refreshingly basic yet functional interior, a stark contrast to today’s tech-loaded cars!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with Suzuki’s ingenious G10A three-cylinder inline engine with single-point fuel injection, this lively powerplant is surprisingly nippy and emits a rather sporty rasp under load! Power output is quoted at an ample 52bhp at 5700rpm and 76Nm torque at 3300rpm. The engine bay is clean and displays factory plates, stickers and chassis stamping. Benefitting from a 5-speed manual gearbox, this low mileage example has a tight gearchange and fuss-free top gear cruising manner.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard steel wheels wear the dealer fitted hubcaps in good condition and all tyres are the factory fitted Michelin MXT 155/70 R13 including the unused spare wheel. Whilst displaying masses of tread, tyre renewal prior to regular use may be a wise safety precaution. The spare wheel is housed underneath the immaculate plywood boot floor alongside the original toolkit and jack. Even the paper factory build sticker in the boot has survived intact! Active front ventilated disc brakes bring the car up straight and steady.
Registered new on 30th June 1997 by Suzuki Main Agents, Autocar of Nottingham, this remarkable Suzuki Swift has covered a fully verified 9,427 miles from new with just one owner! The history file contains both the original order form and sales invoice for £5,495 made out to Mr Edwin Smith, who upon retirement purchased it as a dealer pre-registered car when it was just four weeks old and had covered 11 miles. Mr Smith was a traditional gentleman of senior years who was conscientious about vehicle maintenance, and even affixed notes in the engine compartment to highlight oil dipstick location and a reminder to cover the belt when checking the oil, presumably to avoid drips! Virtually every MOT certificate dating back to the very first enables the mileage to be fully tracked and verified. Furthermore, the Suzuki Driver Information wallet holds the service book with factory build sticker, handbooks and radio guide. Competing the history file are invoices, welcome letter from Suzuki, two sets of Suzuki keys and an original sales brochure.
A delightful entry level classic with dare to be different kudos. This is quite possibly the lowest mileage example left and will certainly put a smile on your face!
MOT July 2019, HPI Clear.
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