1994 `L` Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX 5DR 37,000 miles "MONTY"

1994 `L` Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX 5DR 37,000 miles "MONTY"


    In completely standard format this Engine has only done 37,000 genuine miles from new.

    The car was treated to a new Cambelt and service at a Ford main dealer in 2006 and has only done 1200 miles since.

    Performance is perfectly fine and this engine is as sweet and free revving as is possible no doubt helped by the fact it doesnt have all the emmision control systems and nannying electronics that blight a modern car today.


    Not suffering from the dreaded `gaffer taped` bumper syndrome that seemed to inflict all early Ford Mondeos. This example doesnt even have a scratch on the bumper corners. Affectionately named "MONTY" Monty has been pampered and garaged all his life by his elderley owner who drove him only in dry weather hence the reason why Monty has bodywork to shame a 2 year old Mondeo. There is no dents, there is no rust whatsover, all the sills are perfect, the underneath is as clean as it was back in 1996 if you ever want to step back in time and put on your shell suit then take a look at Monty.

    For a car that was in the top 10 best selling in the UK you just don`t see these around anymore, let alone a mint example. Monty will make you wonder why he has survived when all around have fallen.

    It is because he was forgotton. left alone in the garage to stare at the 4 walls whilst his elderly owner had to stop driving due to ill health.

    Monty now has a smile on his face as he back out in the open and appreciated by us, because we just love cars.


    This can only be described as perfect.... As you see he has 2 keys and a working torch on one of them you click open the central locking to see Monty has an immaculate interior, He has never been smoked in, been spilled in, he has lived a clean life and been used sparingly. there is not a tear, a stain a mark even on any of his trims, his seats or his carpets. 

    All his switches work, he even has the original ford radio cassette that works perfectly since he has only ever listened to Radio 4 his whole life.

    The perfectly contoured dash wraps around the driver who sits in monty and the steering wheel fits your hands as if it has been moulded for them, Modern BMW`s have a too thick steering wheel that you struggle to wrap your hands around, this fits your hands like your own skin and feels just right.


    Monty as with all MK1 Ford Mondeo`s was developed by none other than Jackie Stewart and Richard Parry-Jones.

    The reason a MK1 Mondeo handles like a sports car is because Ford were hung out to dry and slandered by the press for the completely underwhelming 1990 Ford Escort, a car that was so boring and mediocre that to drive that even people who werent intersted in how a car drives said they could feel that it was not very good to drive.

    The Mondeo was developed to silence the critics and prove that Ford could build a seriously good car so no stone was unturned in Fords quest for brilliance for the Mondeo.

    The press raved about the Mondeo, the handling was out of this world, The engine was smooth and peppy, the gearbox was slick and precise. The interior was built around the driver and the car was a nice place to sit. 

    The only negative was the slightly bland looks which like any normal looking car gets better with time.

    Driving Monty now will suprise you, He is such a fluid handling car and deft of movement he will make you realise all modern cars are too heavy and cumbersome.

    Monty is a drivers car underneath the staid exterior.

    It is like going out on a date with a Librarian to discover she is the life and soul of the party.

    Monty was a game changer back in his day and still cuts the mustard in our modern digital world, he is analogue and all the better for it.


    As per before 2001 rules this is £245 per year or £21 per month if you tax your cars just during times you use them.


    This has 4 excellent tyres on standard 14" Steel wheels and original Ford wheel trims that came with the car from new.

    Front drivers = 6mm

    Front passenger = 6mm

    Rear Drivers = 5mm

    Rear Passenger = 5mm 


    An optional Sunroof is fitted along with the standard electric front windows and cetral locking.


    Owned by an elderley gentleman since the car was a few years old this Mondeo was put into his garage at 36,295 miles after it was serviced at Dees of croydon Ford main dealer, having had a full service, Cambelt, rear wheel cylinders, spark plugs etc and literally never came out again until 2016 when sadly Monty`s owner passed away.

    Monty was given to a family member, Monty was then used on sunny days until they no longer had the space for him. The arrival of a brand new 2018 VW Golf meant that monty lost his warm , cosy garage space and was offered for sale.

    They no longer had the space or time for Monty.

    Never able to show his true potential he has been unused and unloved as people who owned Monty never got the chance to see Monty for what he was, A brilliant and great drivers car, over engineered and a great example of british car heritage just like the Cortinas and Sierras of this world.

    Now Monty is a rare breed, A once popular and common car that is now a rarer sight than a Ferrari.

    Monty would just like to show of his athletic bodywork and pristine interior, and have someone love and cherish him and and say ...

    Wow I remember those, what a great car they were.....

    And still are today.....  


    Powerful, modern and with no flutter on the brake pedal, these brakes are perfect and work just as they should.


    The Ford Mondeo (first generation) is a mid-size car that was produced by Ford, beginning on 23 November 1992, with sales beginning on 22 March 1993. It is also known as the Mk I Mondeo; the 1996 facelift versions are usually designated Mk II. Available as a four-door saloon, a five-door hatchback, and a five-door estate, all models for the European market were produced at Ford's plant in the Belgian city of Genk.[3] In December 1992, Autocar published a section on the Mondeo, and how it would conquer rivals.

    Intended as a world car, it replaced the Ford Sierra in Europe, the Ford Telstar in a large portion of Asia and other markets, while the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique replaced the Ford Tempo and Mercury Topaz in North America. Despite being billed as a world car, the only external items the Mondeo shared initially with the Contour were the windscreen, front windows, front mirrors and door handles. Thus, the CDW27 project turned out not to be a true world car in the sense that the original Ford Focus and newer Ford developed under the "One Ford" policy turned out to be—that being one design per segment for the world. The first generation Mondeo was replaced in 2000, by the larger second generation; in the United States and Canada, the Countour/Mystique were replaced by the Fusion and fourth-generation Taurus and fourth-generation Sable.

    Instigated in 1986 (just before its Sierra predecessor received a major facelift), the design of the car cost Ford US$6 billion. It was one of the most expensive new-car programmes ever. The Mondeo was significant as its design and marketing were shared between Ford USA in Dearborn and Ford of Europe.[4] Its codename while under development reflected thus: CDW27 signified that it straddled the C and D size classes and was a "world car". The head of the Mondeo project was John Oldfield, headquartered at Ford Dunton in Essex.

    A large proportion of the high development cost was due to the Mondeo being a completely new design, sharing very little, if anything, with the Ford Sierra. Unlike the Sierra, the Mondeo is front-wheel drive in its most common form, with a rarer four-wheel drive version available on the Mk I car only. Over-optimistically, the floor pan was designed to accept virtually any conceivable drivetrain, from a transverse inline-four engine to a longitudinal V-8.[citation needed] This resulted in a hugely obtrusive and mostly disused bellhousing cover and transmission tunnel. The resulting interior front of the car, especially the footwells, feel far more cramped than would be expected from a vehicle of this size. The Mondeo featured new manual and automatic transmissions and sophisticated suspension design, which give it class-leading handling and ride qualities, and subframes front and rear to give it executive car refinement. The automatic transmission featured electronic control with sport and economy modes plus switchable overdrive. The program manager from 1988, and throughout its early development, was David Price.

    By 1989, Ford had confirmed that it would be launching an all-new front-wheel drive car to replace the Sierra within the next four years, although it had not yet decided whether the Sierra name would continue or be replaced, with some subsequent reports even hinting that the Cortina name could make a comeback, having being axed in 1982 when replaced by the Sierra. Several prototypes were tested that year, but the launch of the Nissan Primera in 1990 prompted Ford to made a number of major alterations to the final product, as it saw the new competitor from Nissan to be the benchmark car in this sector, having previously identified the Honda Accord as the class leader.

    The car was launched in the midst of turbulent times at Ford of Europe, when the division was haemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars,[citation needed] and had gained a reputation in the motoring press for selling products which had been designed by accountants rather than engineers. The fifth-generation Escort and third-generation Orion of 1990 was the zenith of this cost-cutting/high-price philosophy, which was by then beginning to backfire on Ford, with the cars being slated for their substandard ride and handling, though a facelift in 1992 had seen things improve a little. The Sierra had sold well, but not as well as the all-conquering Cortina before it, and in Britain, it had been overtaken in the sales charts by the newer Vauxhall Cavalier. Previously loyal customers were already turning to rival European and Japanese products, and by the time of the Mondeo's launch, the future of Europe as a Ford manufacturing base was hanging in the balance. The new car had to be good, and it had to sell.

    It was finally unveiled to the public on 23 November 1992, although sales would not begin for another four months. Only at this stage had Ford confirmed that the new car would feature a completely new name, with press reports frequently referring to the "new Sierra", which would soon be on sale until the announcement that the new car would be called the Mondeo.[5]

    Safety was a high priority in the Mondeo design, with a driver's side airbag (it was the first ever car sold from the beginning with a driver's airbag in all of its versions, which helped it achieve the European Car of the Yeartitle for 1994), side-impact bars, seat belt pretensioners, and antilock braking systems (higher models) as standard features. Other features for its year included adaptive damping, self-leveling suspension (top estate models), traction control (V6 and 4WD versions), and heated front windscreen, branded Quickclear.

    The interiors were usually well-appointed, featuring velour trim, an arm rest with CD and tape storage, central locking (frequently remote), power windows (all round on higher models), power mirrors, illuminated entry, flat-folding rear seats, etc. Higher-specification models had leather seats, trip computers, electric sunroof, CD changer, and alloy wheels.

    During its development, Ford used the 1986 Honda Accord and in the later stages the 1990 Nissan Primera as the class benchmarks that the CDW27 had to beat.