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Registration Number: K477 SVE
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Manufacturer: Ford
Model: Mondeo
Type: 2.0i Ghia
Category: Car
Year Of Manufacture: 1993
Owned From: May 1997
Owned To: September 2005
Mileage: 124k
Colour(s): Nouveau Red Metallic
Current Location: United Kingdom
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Record Entered: 11/01/2004
Last Updated: 16/09/2005
Submitted by: Peter Ashworth
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First Joined: 14/10/2003
Vehicles Contributed: 927
Notes: Just to add to the number plate information. They were all registered in ascending trim levels spec, e.g. K21-K282 SVE were 1.6/1.8/2.0 LXs, K283-K395 SVE were 1.6/1.8/2.0 GLXs etc. My Ghia was registered in a batch that ran from K456 SVE to K589 SVE. All 2.0i Ghias in various colours.

I have seen about 25 K registered Mondeos in the UK with SVE on the end. Two were on BBC1 (Nine O Clock News and Clampers at Christmas)

Not only that, Ive also discovered that there are a few more Mondeos with similar registration numbers, and all were registered in the same place. So if you own a K registered Mondeo with either SJE or TCE on the end then they all come from the dealer in Huntingdon. Ive seen a few on websites, in particular one that I thought was a clone of mine until I looked closer. Have a look at K477 TCE on this site...
Fate: Right, now heres a story...

K477 SVE started off life at Hunts Motor Company, Little Stukeley, Huntingdon on launch day in March 1993. Mine is the "Granddad" of all Mondeos!

Now this registration is quite unusual - All K reg cars with SVE on the end are Mondeos. Yes, 1000 Mondeos were given SVE on their number plates. Was it a fleet series?
K388 SVE (Somewhere else on this site) will have been registered at the same time as mine and at the same place.
My car was a demo car for this dealership and it has Air-con and a sunroof which is very unusual now. The whereabouts of my car were unknown up to August 1995, where it had done only 10,250 miles, some information on this would be useful. I bought it from a local dealer in 1997, it wouldnt be unfair to say it was knackered when I got it despite being only four years old.

The ABS was shot, steering rack worn, brakes worn to the metal (all round), plastic vents were broken on the dashboard, a missing bonnet light and the power steering tickover switch was broken (revved up to 5000 RPM of its own accord). Managed to get all this fixed.

Had the problem now of yellowing headlights, which can be fixed by replacing the plastic reflector, they cost about £17 per pair from Fords.

Sadly, it has been scrapped due to the head gasket blowing and causing the engine to overheat and destroy itself. I salvaged a few parts off it and sent it on its way - was the first car I learned to drive in and I will never forget it...goodbye!
K477 SVE


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Submitted on 27/02/2013 16:02 by Paul Crossley
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