Ford Racing Blue Metallic
Grey with Blue Alcantara
Ford Racing Puma
This 1999 Ford Racing Puma is a rare car, indeed, as just 500 were built for the UK market. The car is distinguished by its wider wheel arches, which were created by Tickford Vehicle Manufacturing which hand-built each car, and unique Ford Racing Blue metallic paintwork. Wheels are 17inch multispoke alloys.
The Racing Puma is tuned for fun, with uprated suspension and massive Alcan four-piston brake calipers and larger discs. The revvy 1.7-litre naturally aspirated engine boasts a unique inlet manifold, new camshafts, a remap and rorty sports exhaust to raise the power to 155bhp. Please click here for a useful website about these rare cars.
The interior is pure racing, with Sparco seats trimmed in blue Alcantara, unique door panels and an Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel.
This excellent example has a particularly interesting history as it was a Ford press car, used for photographs, appearances at motorshows and given to the media for magazine articles and television reviews. Ford produced 23 press cars in total, and this was number 009, also known as FMC017. The press cars differed very slightly to the regular Ford Racing Puma in that their inlet manifolds were engraved with the letters FMC (Ford Motor Company) and the car’s number. Also, the engine bays and front slam panels were painted in body colour rather than satin black, and they had spare wheel mounts under the boot floor.
Features include working air-conditioning, electric door mirrors, electric windows, radio/CD player and remote central locking.
The car has covered 60,700 miles and has a well-documented history. A new clutch was installed in 2015 and the following year the sills were repaired and the underbody rust-proofed with photographed evidence. Plus there’s a large folder of receipts showing it’s had plenty of regular maintenance done in recent years. It comes with the original handbooks and a lovely Ford Racing Puma sales brochure.
If you are unable to get to us, please get in touch as we can make a personalised video or organise a conference call to show you around the car, covering all aspects you want to see. We are based in the historic village of Bosham, on the south coast of England, nestled between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a lovely area to visit and you are still very welcome to come and view our stock or just have a chat about cars!
Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.
Each car we sell goes through a thorough mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty underwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. So do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit or a live video. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.
Philip Raby says: “What a fun car this is! The suspension and steering are super-sharp and the engine just wants to rev. Its rarity and interesting provenance surely makes this a great investment'”
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