In a world of inflated classic car prices, a fiver short of two grand sounds like a bargain for a Ford Mondeo 2.0 Si. Even more so when you discover that it comes with a free Mondeo pen. Where do we sign?
The Mondeo is currently owned by Twitter celebrity Steve Clarke – better known as @ChodSpot – who bought the car as part of a challenge to buy, fix and review every European Car of the Year winner. Steve also owns a Ford Focus and Renault Clio, but other cars are, ahem, on the Horizon…
We’ll Punto a stop to these ECoTY gags, because Uno when it’s time to stop. Besides, you’ve Scenic all before.
The Mondeo had been in storage for around five years when Steve bought it, with the seller advertising it as ‘spares or repair’. A running issue was traced to the fuel pump, before Steve treated it to a full service and some cosmetic repairs.
According to Steve, the car is “begrudgingly up for sale”, but it comes with an MOT until September 2023 and around 102,000 miles on the clock. And the pen. We can’t forget the pen.
In 1995, the Si trim was positioned tantalisingly close to the top of the range. The badge said that you had performed better than Andy in his Aspen, Larry in his LX and Georgina in her GLX, but not quite as well as Gary in his Ghia. Truth be told, we’d prefer the 2.5-litre 24-valve engine (who wouldn’t?), but a 2.0 Si told the world that you were a salesperson on the up.
Please admire the body-coloured rear spoiler and 15-inch alloy wheels. Revel in the Sonic Raven upholstery. Delight at the interior door handle illumination. Lose yourself in the majesty of the Mondeo pen. Did we mention that the car comes with a free pen?
You can send Steve a direct message on Twitter for more information, but check out his 16Valver YouTube channel for extensive footage of the car. His enthusiasm and love for the former EcoTY winner is infectious, so let’s make sure the Mondeo goes to a good home.
Oh, and if you want to read more about the Ford Mondeo, buy a copy of issue 15, in which we celebrate 30 years of the landmark rep special. Unlike Steve’s car, it doesn’t come with a pen. Sorry.
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