Tue, 23rd Nov 2021 13:00

November 2021 Classics Auction

 
  Lot 101
 

1982 Ford Fiesta XR2
A fine example of the 80s hot hatch icon.

Registration - YLP 747X

Chassis No. - VS6BXXWPFBCU77206

M.O.T. - June 2022

Odometer - 40,894

This eye-catching MK1 example of Ford’s ever-popular hot hatchback has apparently been dry stored for the last decade, and the vendor informs us that it is corrosion-free with no external remedial work required.

We understand it has benefited from a recent engine and gearbox rebuild, with all related elements shot blasted and now looking as-new. However, due to the car’s lack of recent use, the vendor believes it would now benefit from the retuning of its carburettor. Other recent work includes a degree of under-bonnet rewiring, the provision of new gaskets and a replacement thermostat. The vendor currently classes the bodywork and red paintwork as ‘good’; likewise the majority of the grey cloth interior trim, though the roof lining could apparently now do with replacing and one of the door cards needs attention. The Fiesta is equipped with a factory-fitted glass sunroof.

Ford’s Fiesta was an instant hit when it went on sale in 1977. The supermini was produced in a number of variants, but there was not a notably sporty version until the short-lived 1.3-litre Supersport was introduced in 1980. It was in 1981 that the company phased out the Supersport and introduced the XR2, describing it in advertisements as ‘Highly tuned but not highly strung’. The sportier styling, alloy wheels, sports suspension, 1598cc engine, 0-60mph time of 9.3 seconds and top speed of 105mph all helped the XR2 to swiftly become beloved by boy – and girl - racers everywhere. The MK1 XR2 was replaced in 1983 by the MK2 version. Early examples of the breed such as the sale car are now increasingly sought by collectors.

In summary:

  • An apparently low mileage first-generation XR2 which has benefited from dry storage for the last decade
  • Recent rebuilds to both the engine and transmission
  • Comes complete with an MOT valid to June 7, 2022

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Sold for £10,208

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - YLP 747X

Chassis No. - VS6BXXWPFBCU77206

M.O.T. - June 2022

Odometer - 40,894

This eye-catching MK1 example of Ford’s ever-popular hot hatchback has apparently been dry stored for the last decade, and the vendor informs us that it is corrosion-free with no external remedial work required.

We understand it has benefited from a recent engine and gearbox rebuild, with all related elements shot blasted and now looking as-new. However, due to the car’s lack of recent use, the vendor believes it would now benefit from the retuning of its carburettor. Other recent work includes a degree of under-bonnet rewiring, the provision of new gaskets and a replacement thermostat. The vendor currently classes the bodywork and red paintwork as ‘good’; likewise the majority of the grey cloth interior trim, though the roof lining could apparently now do with replacing and one of the door cards needs attention. The Fiesta is equipped with a factory-fitted glass sunroof.

Ford’s Fiesta was an instant hit when it went on sale in 1977. The supermini was produced in a number of variants, but there was not a notably sporty version until the short-lived 1.3-litre Supersport was introduced in 1980. It was in 1981 that the company phased out the Supersport and introduced the XR2, describing it in advertisements as ‘Highly tuned but not highly strung’. The sportier styling, alloy wheels, sports suspension, 1598cc engine, 0-60mph time of 9.3 seconds and top speed of 105mph all helped the XR2 to swiftly become beloved by boy – and girl - racers everywhere. The MK1 XR2 was replaced in 1983 by the MK2 version. Early examples of the breed such as the sale car are now increasingly sought by collectors.

In summary:

  • An apparently low mileage first-generation XR2 which has benefited from dry storage for the last decade
  • Recent rebuilds to both the engine and transmission
  • Comes complete with an MOT valid to June 7, 2022

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars, Motorcycles Watercraft and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £145 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

Auction: November 2021 Classics Auction, Tue, 23rd Nov 2021

This auction of classic cars, motorbikes, registrations & automobilia will take place in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park.

We are delighted to be running this live event in the shadow of Concorde, without doubt the most iconic passenger aircraft in history.

Free parking for auction attendees.

As with all Hampson Auctions there will be a fantastic and varied mix of lots to reflect both the individual interests of collectors whatever stage of the collectors journey they are on. 

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling on of the team on 01606 828124

Viewing Days:
Monday 22nd November 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 23rd November 9am - 1pm
 

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