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Is a 1995 Ford Escort Cabrio a classic car?

I have a ‘black grape’ (purple) 1.6 litre Ford Escort Solar Cabrio bought from new in January 1995 so it’s a one-owner car. It has done just over 50,000 miles and has been regularly serviced. It runs well and is in above average condition. Could you tell me what it is worth or how I can get it valued? I believe it has the potential to be a classic particularly as the car is rare now.

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We've often wondered why these Escort cabriolets aren't a bit more popular, given the UK's love of (almost) all things Ford. Prices for the XR3i soft-tops have started to pick up a bit, but you can still find special editions like the Silouhette for £1800 in the classifieds - you could probably ask a bit more for yours, given the fact is a one-owner car presumably with FSH. One thing we would say is that we've seen one or two of these go through auctions but not sell - so it looks like the demand isn't quite there yet. Great if you're a buyer, not so great if you're a seller. If you need a valuation for insurance purposes then the best thing to do is contact one of the many Ford clubs.
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