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1988 Ford Escort XR3i All White Cabriolet

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  • Mileage~29,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.6L
  • LocationChristchurch


1988 Ford Escort XR3i All White Cabriolet

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Jacob Boodrie
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Equipped with every conceivable extra as standard and further additions this XR3i All White is a rare 80s catch.

This is one of only 150 right-hand drives 'All Whites' ever made, with only 5 registered in the UK - this is #33 of 150. The "All White" came with every conceivable optional extra as standard and even additional ones not available on the options list including fuel computer, heated front screen, ABS, ECU2 radio, graphic equaliser, RS body kit, RS spoiler, White RS turbo wheels, white leather upholstery, beige dash and door cards.

With only 1 previous owner and low mileage on the clock, this is a cracking example of a limited run "Fast Ford". Coming to market with 4 new tyres were fitted ~100 miles ago, along with a new cambelt, water pump and thermostat change very recently.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Mark the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

The rarity of this car really drew me in, I thoroughly enjoy the occasional drive out in the All White.

Mark is a car enthusiast and automotive dealer by trade, when this XR3i came up for sale down the road it really caught his eye, after a little more research realised how rare these "All Whites" really are and purchased to enjoy as a weekend car and keep as a future investment.

A few years later and Mark now requires more garage space for his second passion, motorbikes. With that in mind, he believes it's now time to hand the keys over to a like-minded enthusiast to enjoy the car like he has. Mark will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

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Fully equipped with a full RS body kit, rear spoiler and white RST wheels - you can tell it's a very special edition.

Wheels and Tyres

Equipped with a set of white powder-coated RST alloys from the factory, each wheel looks in great condition, we love the 80s shape and stance these wheels give the car.

The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli Cinturato P1's, also the same spec tryes originally fitted to the car, Mark mentions these we're all replaced together recently (tyres date stamped 2018) and mentions only ~120 miles have been travelled on them.


Straight from the 80s, with the addition of the attractive RS body kit and spoiler from factory. All the bodywork looks great on this particular example on visual inspection. Looking around we didn’t notice any obvious areas of concern on the bodywork, all the panels look straight and true.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.


Finished in its original "Diamond White", the paint looks in great condition with an even finish across the whole car, reflecting the low mileage, ownership and care this "All White" has received over the years.

Please take the time to review the photographs and videos to appreciate the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass looks to be in great condition all around, the black trim/rubber seals look good too and are in line with the rest of the car.

Please view the images and videos of the glass and trim to see in detail.


A major throwback to the 80s with a fuel computer, graphic equaliser, and white leather seats.

Seats and Carpets

A very rare sight to see leather seats in an XR3i, marking it as a limited edition. The seats reflect condition that is in line with the age and mileage of the car, great throughout from our observation.

Beige trim around the door cards and brown dash trim set this "All White" apart from the crowd. Take a look at the interior videos and photographs.


Ford dials, gauges and switches all appear undamaged with no obvious signs of wear.

Mark assures us everything works exactly as it should.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheels look in great original and clean condition. The gearstick is a similar story, classic 80s Ford.

Please view all the images of the interior to assess the condition for yourself.


The original 1.6L multipoint injection engine runs exactly as you would expect for mileage of ~29,000.

Engine and Gearbox

The 1,597cc CVH engine was carried over from the regular XR3i, with peak outputs of ~104BHP, the convertible’s extra mass meant that its 0-60mph time of 9.8sec was 0.5sec slower than that of the coupe - but importantly faster than other soft-top rivals.

Mark reports a very smooth yet sporty drive in the little XR3i - the injectors really help give you that extra punch. As mentioned, the cars had a cambelt change along with service 2 years ago and less than a hundred miles since. We captured a cold start video that shows the car starting without fuss the first time. Please take a look at the detailed media pack to see a closer view of the engine bay and underneath the car.

Suspension and Brakes

The XR3i saw important suspension changes, the front-wheel positive camber was eliminated and revised front struts left the wheels in a vertical stance. They also increased the anti-roll bar diameter and conventional coils were fitted.

Please view the images and photos to have a closer look under the car and see the suspension and brakes in more detail.

The Drive

Mark loves driving this limited edition example with the roof down on long weekends. He mentions the sporty little 1.6L really goes and is great fun in the corners.

Check out the “On The Road” video to share the brief test drive we took with Mark with the roof down.

Electrics and Other

All of the standard electrical fittings are said to be fully functional.

Please take a look at the images and videos for a detailed tour of this car's exterior and interior.

History and Paperwork

Low mileage, low ownership, RHD, #33 of 150 and 1 of 5 reportedly still on the road, this has got to be one for the Ford collectors out there.

This car is coming out of ~3 years of ownership with Mark, he purchased the car having stumbled across it locally, and was blown away by the low mileage and original ownership. The car comes with a decent history charting the cars mostly leisurely life. Mark has had a full service actioned in 2020, and covered less than a hundred miles since.

Mark will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
26.04.2022 MOT 28,649
11.09.2020 MOT 28,632
10.02.2020 Service + New cambelt 28,628
28.06.2019 MOT 28,622
31.05.2018 MOT 28,564
31.07.2017 MOT 28,555
21.06.2017 Service 28,524
02.08.2016 MOT 28,340
17.06.2015 MOT 28,251
24.07.2014 Service 28,125
18.06.2014 MOT 28,000
20.06.2013 MOT 27,880
02.07.2012 Service 26,516
11.06.2012 MOT 27,653
11.06.2011 MOT 27,496
10.06.2010 MOT 27,276
12.06.2009 MOT 27,112
06.06.2008 MOT 26,718
23.05.2007 MOT 26,386
17.05.2006 MOT 25,292
17.05.2006 Service 25,292
23.05.2002 Service 22,872
23.05.2001 Service 22,545
18.01.2000 Service 20,972
24.04.1997 Service 13,002
23.05.1989 Service 6,261
27.06.1988 Service 1,018
Key Details
  • ModelXR3i All White Convertible
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date27.05.1988
  • CC1,597
  • Mileage~29,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourDiamond White
  • Interior ColourWhite
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WF0LXXGKALJG00330
  • Engine #JG00330
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTYes. Exp - 25.04.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned3 years
  • Key FeatureRare edition, low mileage

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