|Make||Model||Year||Reg||Colour||Bought for||Sold for||Bought||Sold|
|FORD||ESCORT XR3i||1983||A432 XGM||GRAPHITE GREY||£6253.97, from Norman Reeves in Slough||£5900, to Mark Kite, Wokingham||1st August 1983||14th March 1984|
My first new car and the start of a mad 1983 where I bought 3 new cars!Always remember being pissed off on the day I bought it because they had forgotten to wash it. I went around 4 Ford dealers until I found a salesman who could actually tell me the performance figures without having to refer to any paperwork – turns out he was the youngest and an enthusiast. I was a Knight Rider fan at the time (I know, I know…), so it resembled his car! Clarion hi-fi, rear blinds, Kamei side & rear skirts – all colour coded by me.
Useless in the wet though due to wheelspin. Mercilessly thrashed everywhere – it didn’t last long before I saw my next toy, the Manta GTE!