An age defying Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus with just 11,665 miles from new.
Polycarbonate bumpers, halogen headlights, laminated windscreen, locking fuel filler, two spoke soft feel steering wheel, micro-switches, anti-burst locks, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, remote passenger mirror, digital clock, Ford Keycode stereo cassette, courtesy light, load compartment light. Factory options; Automatic transmission, tilting/removable glass sunroof.
This humble Ford Fiesta being the Popular Plus model is not quite entry level specification but there is still an air of ‘everything you need but not a lot else!’ The original factory paintwork in Burgundy Red (Code E1) remains incredible with a deep glossy shine and uniform finish. Only minor touched in scratches, mainly to the bonnet, can be seen upon close inspection and a chip to the screen are barely worthy of mention. All the trim, rubbers, lights and number plate etched glass are as new. Supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain fitted to further emphasise this cars true originality. A wonderfully preserved example, virtually unseen in this condition.
Perfect in every respect and commensurate with only 11,665 miles covered. The interior of this incredible example epitomizes the term factory fresh and will virtually transport any occupant back to a 1990 Ford showroom! The Medley seat trim in Shadow colour scheme (code LZ) retains all fullness with no wear or damage to the fabric. The instrument binnacle, door cards and headlining are flawless, and the steering wheel still has the prominent natural veins only found on very low mileage examples. The boot area has no lose luggage damage with an unmarked grey carpet and factory stickers to the boot floor visible. All the instruments, micro-switches and driver controls function correctly including the Ford Keycode stereo. The term ‘time warp’ is often used loosely, but this lovely Fiesta entirely deserves the accolade.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1118cc HCS four cylinder engine featuring twin venture carburettor and original manual choke set up produces a sedate 54bhp at 5200rpm. A top speed of 88mph and 0-60 is achieved in 14.9 seconds. The spotless engine bay has original plates, stickers and factory panel stampings clearly visible. A Ford Motorcraft oil filter and the red Ford HT Leads remain fitted, and all fluids are clean and clear. Operating just as it should, the optional CTX automatic transmission provides continuous varying drive for a relaxed and effortless driving manner.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory steel wheels of size 4½ x 13 are in perfect order and the correct Ford wheel centre covers remain fitted. Matching branded 145/80 R13 tyres have masses of tread remaining and no cracking to the rubber. The servo-assisted diagonally split brakes with 9½” discs up front and 7”drums at the rear pull the car up quickly and safely.
Registered new on the 19th December 1990 by Ford Main Dealers GK Group of Chesham, this exceptional example was purchased by a Mrs Joan Reynolds who after five years ownership gave it to her daughter Mrs Diane Fualls who has owned it ever since! With a mileage covered of just 11,665 and mother and daughter ownership from new, this Fiesta represents something very special. The vehicle was used sparingly until being taken off the road and garaged in 2000, where it remained until recommissioning took place in 2014.
The history file consists of the original GK Group plastic wallet containing absolutely every handbook, guide and point of sale literature as well as the business cards for individuals in every department of the dealership! The service book is stamped with annual supplying dealer entries up to 8,515 miles. A collection of previous MOT certificates and invoices completes the history file along with an unused tax disc holder and two keys with dealer fobs. A wonderful entry point into classic car ownership and certain to stir up fondness and nostalgia.
MOT April 2017, HPI Clear.
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