1990 MUST SEE ESCORT XR3I For Sale
Hello to you all, the time has come to sell a few cars from my collection. Here we have my lovely 1990 escort xr3i cab. This is the story .
I brought this car about 3 and a half years ago we no history what so ever apart from a couple of tax discs from 1991 and 1992. I was told from the gentleman i brought it off that the car was off the road for 18 years, The millage was showing 11000 miles which i amused was 111000 miles. So i got the car back to my workshop to give her a once over. The condition of the body was pretty dam good to be honest, just a few scuffs on the bumpers and couple of car park dinks. The seats were showing no signs of wear but the offside door card had dropped slightly on the arm rest which after i removed the door card i could see water damage causing the card to become soft. I then got her on a ramp, i could not believe my eyes while looking underneath, there is no rust anywhere, no welding, i mean super clean, i also notices that the whole exhaust was original ford. My plan was the same as i did to my xr2 so i started to remove the engine and gearbox for a rebuild, and again, everything was original, even done to the last ford jubilee clip, now i'm beginning to think this escort's millage is original. i know these cars suffer from rust under the battery tray, looking at this one with my experience in the motor trade, it has NOT done 111000 miles.
another thing which makes me think the miles are genuine is that when i pulled the engine apart, ive replaces the camshaft and lifters, valve stem oil seals, cleaned the valves and laped them in, replaced all the big end shells, now there is no score marks anywhere, ive kept the shells to give to the buyer, genuine ford ones with no signs the engine has done 111000k .
so ive put it back together with also a new clutch, ive cleaned and painted bits to make it look fresh but ive tried to keep it original and reuse as many parts as possible. I have also replaced all the shocks and springs and 4 dunlop tyres as when parked up for such a long time, they needed doing. so then i sent it to the body shop to just have the front and rear bumper painted, small little dink in the boot done and also the front wings done as on had a dent and the other was scuffed which matched the scuffs on the front bumper. ive had the door card repaired but now have sent the nearside one away so it matches. This car is really special and i have put a lot of hours into it.
The stereo and amp are also original.
There is not really any bad bits just couple of little things.
from the age there is a few little marks here and there on the body.
ever so little bit of free play in the steering column but can't seem to get the part i need.
also after putting her back together and doing some miles, one of the driveshaft seals are weeping and also the rad that i just cleaned and painted, is leaking out of the core so im going to replace these.
ALL OF THE WORK HAS BEEN DONE IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS.
any ????????? please phone Dan 07946891980
Now i can not prove this mileage is genuine but from someone who's been working on cars for over 20 years, i would say it is and anyone is free to come and view the car on a ramp.
There is a lot of xr3i on the market, some good and a lot not so good, so if your looking to buy one, i really can,t stress you to come and at least view mine.
RADIATOR AND DRIVESHAFT SEAL HAVE NOW BEEN REPLACED 7/5/2020
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