Lot 392 - 1992 Ford Granada Scorpio by Cosworth
|Odometer reading||21,709 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,256|
The Ford Scorpio was an executive car based on the Sierra, sitting on a stretched version of its floorpan, and using a similar styling philosophy set by both the Sierra and the third generation Escort. Under the bonnet were well-proven engines but most notably, the introduction of the DOHC engines in 1989 and the Scorpio Cosworth with its 2.9 litre, 24-valve Cosworth, V6 the following year making it both large and fast. With features such as leather heated electrically adjustable seats, air conditioning, electric sunroof and trip computer however, the most notable advance was the fitment of an anti-lock braking system, the first time this feature had been made standard across the whole range on a mass-produced car. It was widely praised as being very comfortable and spacious, particularly in respect of its rear legroom.
This British contender for period offerings from BMW and Audi presents in extremely good order throughout. It appears to have been restored at some point in the past with whells in fine condition sporting Michelin Pilots Sports tyres to the front and Michelin MXV2's to the rear, all with good tread. The interior is also excellent with a factory 10 CD changer fitted, trip computer, as you would expect and an automatic gearbox. The history file includes a UK VGC registration certificate, a current MoT test certificate valid until January, 2015 as well as others going back and some associated bills. Good, clean with a real surprise under the bonnet.
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