Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

This week I’ve re­viewed SWVA’s great fi­first-of-the-year sale and pre­viewed both Sil­ver­stone’s vis­its to Stoneleigh and DVCA’s 2016 opener. SWVA was on to a win­ner with its lovely Cos­worth Sierra that made £45,360. How­ever, and per­haps it was a less-no­ticed how­ever, was the third lot, a non-run­ning (failed trans­mis­sion) 1990 Ford Es­cort XR3i con­vert­ible that was sen­si­bly in at no-re­serve (pic­tured below). I’m sure a good few pun­ters thought they’d be tak­ing this dark blue, slightly scruffy drop-top for around 500 or so quid. But no – it was bid up to a frankly as­ton­ish­ing £1728 – and that would be be­fore get­ting it home, sort­ing the gear­box and at­tend­ing to any other work. Looks like the days of cheap 1990s per­for­mance Fords have just about gone – doesn’t it?

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