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A sensational unmodified Citroen Saxo VTS with amazing history.
Sports styling with painted bumper skirts and wheel arch extensions, body colour door housing mirrors and handles, rear spoiler, tinted glass, front fog lights, driver and passenger airbag, alarm, remote central locking, electric and heated door mirrors, slide/tilt sunroof, electric windows, white dials, oil and water temperature gauge, oil level gauge, white instrument dials, split folding rear seats, RDS radio with single CD player.
With an assertive sporting look this range topping VTS hot hatch finished in Superlustre Quartz metallic paint, (Code EYCC), looks incredible. Pampered by father and son from new and completely standard the condition is remarkable. The headlamp and fog light lenses are crystal clear and even the supplying dealer number plates are fitted front and rear. The thin panels, (the unladen weight is only 935kg!), have escaped car park dings and only a discreet touch up to the rear bumper is worthy of a mention. Unique 16v badging and the S inscription in yellow inform the knowledgeable this is the fastest most sought after Saxo and the hardest to find in factory standard specification.
A fabulous testament to the care bestowed on this cherished car is the excellent condition of the fragile interior. The Crescendo velour upholstery only fitted to the VTS model is virtually unmarked along with the door inserts. All carpeting is spotlessly clean as is the headlining and undamaged plastic trim. Full instrumentation including the VTS only oil temperature gauge on white dials remind the driver of the sporting credentials. The boot area is clean with only light marks to the entry metal lip. Stonking fun!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The rev happy four cylinder 1.6 16 valve engine develops 120 BHP at 6000rpm to achieve a top speed of 127mph and 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds. Fastidious servicing has ensured superb mechanical performance to enable the next owner to simply enjoy the thrill this car has to offer with piece of mind. The very clean engine bay remains exactly as intended and displays factory stickers, plates and panel stampings. The five speed manual transmission offers light and direct changes with a sporty feel.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15” alloy wheels remain in excellent condition with only faint markings. Uniroyal RainSport 3 195/45 R15 tyres are fitted to all four corners with excellent tread remaining. The ABS braking system is servo assisted with discs all round and ventilated upfront to provide safe assured stopping.
Supplied new on the 1st March 2000 by Citroen Main Dealers, Prestige Garage Ltd of Coventry, this original example has only had two owners from new, Mr Peter Batchelor until 2007 followed by his middle aged son Mr Perry Batchelor. Both father and son have meticulously cared for this car with a full Citroen Dealer history until 2010 followed by trusted specialist servicing annually, without fail. The last service was in February 2017 and every invoice, MOT certificate and itemised expenditure document is included in the comprehensive and full history file. All handbooks, spare keys and dealer literature is included. Items neatly filed also include the important Citroen security card and from point of purchase the new car sales brochure and Dealer staff business cards. A true modern classic and very difficult to find in such a splendid unmodified form with such documented provenance.
MOT February 2018, HPI Clear.
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