NO RESERVE - 1984 Ford Escort Cabriolet

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  • Atypical open-top daily driver
  • Single owner from new
  • Very original condition car

The Appeal

The Ford Escort, be it through rallying or via its popularity in its day, is a staple of the automotive industry. Though the third generation of the car is probably one of the least recognised up against the gorgeous Mk1 and whale tail cossies. 

Though in the right specification such as this Diamond White and black vinyl soft-top model, they can be just as charming. This 1984 model has been with the same Italian keeper since its first registration and has clearly been well used.

It does show signs of wear and tear throughout, though the mechanics has reportedly been well looked after. The bodywork also looks good for its age while the underside appears to be very clean. It certainly has potential to be an interesting, open-top daily driver great for the upcoming warmer months.

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History and Paperwork

  • First registered in May 1984
  • Single owner from new
  • 57,088 kilometres on the clock
  • Original owner’s manual
  • Spare set of keys

The Interior

  • Fully original interior
  • In overall presentable condition
  • Grey carpets look clean
  • Steering wheel, gear knob and heater controls all show little to no wear
  • Door cards look good for the most part
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Manual winding windows
  • Dashboard top showing some flex and wear
  • Seats feature some marking
  • Small tear in the rear bench seat
  • Missing stereo head unit
  • Boot looks clean
  • Jack found in the boot

The Exterior

  • Convertible Mk3 Ford Escort shape
  • Finished in Diamond White paint, colour code BA3
  • Black vinyl roof showing some creasing
  • A “preserved vehicle showing signs of age” according to the owner
  • Wheels show scuff marks in places
  • No apparent fogging of the headlights
  • Black bumpers provide nice contrast to the paint
  • Underside seems very clean

The Mechanics

  • 1.3-litre inline-four engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Engine bay looks clean and tidy
  • Frequently serviced vehicle according to the owner
  • Should run and drive well


This single-owner Mk 3 Ford Escort has clearly been used as it should throughout its near-40-year-long life. There is some wear and tear to the interior while the exterior looks good for the most part. 

It has reportedly been regularly maintained mechanically, and so should run as one would expect.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1984
  • Make Ford
  • Model Escort Cabriolet
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 57,088 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1300
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Roma
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
16 bids
  • david-e•••• €1,600 31/03/23
  • Tonicop•••• €1,500 31/03/23
  • Tonicop•••• €1,400 31/03/23
  • david-e•••• €1,300 31/03/23
  • papa-me•••• €1,200 31/03/23
  • amariss•••• €1,100 30/03/23
  • swjplan•••• €1,000 27/03/23
  • swjplan•••• €900 27/03/23
  • amariss•••• €800 26/03/23
  • andrzej•••• €700 26/03/23

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