The Escort Mark V arrived in September 1990 with an all-new body shell and a simplified torsion beam rear suspension. Initially the 1.3 L HCS, 1.4 L and 1.6 L CVH petrol and 1.8 L diesel units were carried over from the old model. In early 1992, the new Zetec 16-valve engine was launched bringing improved driveability, while also marking the return of the XR3i which was available with two versions of the 1.8 L Zetec engine. The 150 PS RS2000 also appeared in the autumn of 1991 with a 16v version of the Sierra's 2.0 L engine and also improved ride and handling meaning that this version of the Escort finally delivered on the road. Specifications, however, were also higher than before. The Escort was now available with items such as power steering, electric windows, central locking, electronic antilock brakes, and air conditioning. Some of these options were even available on some of the entry-level models.
This car is described by the vendor as a very rare, one off, wiith this mileage and condition., with only one lady owner from new! There is a Private Plate, which has been on car from new, K2 NGH, said to be worth in excess of £1000, included. Grey Velour Interior, Metallic Red / Moondust Silver, This amazing example has never covered more than 2,000 miles per annum (usually less). 3,000 miles covered in last 10 years, and has been in storage for the last 4 years, and has recently been re-commisioned. No advisories on the last MOT. It is thought that there has never been any advisories issued in it's history. The vendor purchased this car from a friend, who's mother bought the car new. There is a folder full of invoices, including the original purchase invoice and associated paperwork, the Ford brochures, old tax discs (a couple missing), and handbook pack. Most of the servicing was done by the owner's husband, a classic car "nut", who was fanatical about sevicing, "He was always up to his armpits in GTX! Super example. Please note this is one of not many examples that is fitted with Power Steering.