A genuine Phase 1.5 Limited Edition car (1200 in total, split equally 4 ways between 1.6/1.9 and Sorrento Green/Miami Blue),not to be confused with later Phase 2 cars that had Miami Blue offered as part of the standard colour choices. The Limited Edition came equipped from the factory as follows:
Full grey leather seats
Glass sliding sunroof
Being a Phase 1.5, the car is also equipped with the 115hp non-cat engine which provides the great revvy experience that people covet in the 1.6. This example is extremely rare in that it has only had two private owners having previously been registered as a demo for the suppling dealer, Yenton. The mileage of 52000 is genuine - the MOT history shows a jump in mileage some years ago, then returning to a lower figure again. This is because the original odometer failed at around 49,000 miles and was replaced with a higher mileage one. The second owner decided to have the original one repaired, corrected to the right mileage and then reinstalled. We still have the replacement binnacle and everything is fully documented and traceable, allowing us to confidently warrant the mileage.
The debates of 1.6 vs 1.9 have largely become academic in recent years with prospective owners seeking the best condition, low mileage examples of either variant. Whilst it would be disingenuous to describe this car as mint, it surely is one of the best, unrestored examples on the market and even more unusual in that it is a genuine limited edition.