A delightfully humble and pristine Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1L with just 42,769 miles.
Wide grey bodyside mouldings, remote control driver’s door mirror, halogen headlamps, anti-burst door locks, storage compartment under rear-floor, two speed plus intermittent wipe, 3-speed fan, soft feel steering wheel, split folding rear seats, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, cigar lighter, illuminated interior controls, Harrier MCR200 stereo cassette.
This superbly modest and charming Ford Fiesta L is presented in simply amazing condition. The paintwork finished in Ford Ivory (code H6) is truly superb with a brilliant uniform finish and bright shine. All original panels are straight with linear gaps and the car is preserved completely free from rust or corrosion. Virtually no imperfections are visible with only minor markings to the bonnet edge and a touched in scratch to the offside rear wing worthy of mention. The correct body coloured inner wheel arches remain exactly as Ford intended The unmolested appeal of this special vehicle is accentuated by standard trim sections, bumpers and wide body-side mouldings, correct and in immaculate order along with original registration etched glass complete. Even the supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted! A spotlessly clean engine bay and boot floor display factory stickers and plates to gratify the avid enthusiast. A truly exceptional example of one of Ford’s best sellers, now seldom seen.
The interior of this remarkable example is in spotless original condition and exactly as Ford intended. The Helix trim in Taupe colour scheme (code NC) is beautifully clean and the common vulnerable areas for wear such as the seat bases and bolsters are undamaged. The colour-keyed velour carpet is truly immaculate and free from wear and the perforated neutral tone headlining is flawless. All switchgear is functional and intact, and the perfect minimalist dashboard with small binnacle creates a surprising feeling of spaciousness. The original Harrier MCR200 stereo radio/cassette in full working order remains fitted. The hugely difficult to source trimmed parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct rubber hangers. Harking back to a far simpler motoring era with a distinct lack of all but the essentials, this little Fiesta is delightful as it is nostalgic.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven transverse mounted 1117cc OHV engine with single-venturi carburettor develops a spirited 50bhp at 5000rpm and 83Nm of torque at 2700rpm. In such a lightweight and nimble car, performance while not exhilarating is certainly fun, and the unmistakable exhaust note is delightful! The standard specification manual choke and electronic ignition are both present and correct, and operate perfectly. The four speed synchromesh gearbox is light and exact. Simplistic motoring with huge entertainment factor!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 13” X 5” steel wheels are in pristine order and feature the correct silver ‘L’ specification centre caps. The 135/80 R13 tyres have excellent tread remaining. Dual line servo assisted brakes with ventilated 9.4” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady, straight and assured halt.
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer Gates of Essex and registered new on 27th August 1986, this superb Fiesta has had just four keepers. The incredible low mileage of just 42,769 miles is supported by many previous MOT certificates.
The previous keeper having enjoyed the car since 2008 has now decided to allow another appreciative owner to uphold the cars preservation with the car wanting for nothing. With excellent parts availability and absolute mechanical simplicity, this beautiful Fiesta represents the ideal starter or budget classic car, likely to draw as much admiration at classic car shows as any supercar!
MOT April 2016, HPI Clear.
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