Thursday, 10 September 2015


Exmoor Hall, Royal Bath and West Showground, BA4 6QN



 Registration Number E657 GVC, 

Chassis Number VS6BXXWPFBHL52240, 

Engine Number HL52240

A 1987 Ford Fiesta XR2, registration number E657 GVC, chassis number VS6BXXWPFBHL52240, engine number HL52240, red. Ford are no strangers to the concept of selling hot versions of their everyday cars. With both Cortina and Escort coming before the XR2, the small hot version of the entry level Fiesta. Introduced in 1984, it would have a five year production run before the fuel injected XR2i became available. With 96 bhp available from its 1600cc engine and a top speed of 112 mph it was one of the boy racer’s cars of choice. This example, of what is now a rare car on British roads, is a little different as it has had only one lady owner from new. Purchased from the Ford main dealer in Rugby, Warwickshire for £6,500, the XR2 is a matching numbers car which is presented in mainly original condition. It has had some body repairs to the sills (receipts on file) and a large service was carried out in May 2013 which included the fitting of a new timing belt and water pump. Offered for auction with a history file containing expired MOTs from 16th July 1991 (mileage 18,615 miles) receipts, tax discs and an original owner’s handbook. The XR2 is now only reluctantly for sale due to a recent lack of use and the owner now feels it is time to pass the car onto a new enthusiast owner. V5C, MOT to May 2016 

Viewing for this classic car auction on Wednesday 16th September, being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, is on the sale day only from 9am, with the auction starting at 12 noon.
Charterhouse is still accepting late entries for this auction of classic cars. For further information regarding this sale, contact Matthew Whitney, Head of Department at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email

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