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A Genuine Mk1 Ford Fiesta Supersport in Phenomenal Condition SOLD (1981)
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A genuine Mk1 Ford Fiesta Supersport in phenomenal condition.
All steel welded construction body, black bumpers with overriders, body colour louvred radiator grille, front air dam, special bodyside tape stripe, rear spoiler, wheel arch extensions, black window surrounds, twin driving lamps, tailgate wash/wipe, door storage bins, passenger sun visor, cigar lighter, tachometer, head restraints, Ford P21 push button radio, clock.
This incredibly rare Fiesta Supersport is finished in optional Strato Silver, (Code V 6), and demonstrates a brilliant shine of a cherished, perfectly stored car. Knowledgeable scrutineers will be amazed how this fragile car has survived in the correct Ford production guise with factory original panels throughout. Unique to the Supersport, one bolt bumper mounts in the correctly sized recess, supplements the known bulged rear valence to accommodate the spare alloy wheel in the boot area. Date stampings in hidden areas remain and production spot-welds even extend to both sills! Correct Hella halogen headlights and Ford twin driving lamps remain fitted and the decals are original factory fitted and not reproduction items. They have been clear lacquered. There is one small scratch and minor stone chips to the bonnet left untreated to uphold first paint credentials. The glass is number plate etched with the rear screen displaying the supplying dealer sticker. Both the screen sticker and front and rear number plates are original items and not reproduction. Amazing.
Mollycoddled will help explain why the reclining front seats finished in Savannah and Carla Supersport Red fabric, (Code K1), are still original items from new. Never subject to a retrim and still in amazing condition they will be the envy of all Fast Ford fans. The soft feel instrument panel is free from cracks and the 4-spoke steering wheel and sports gearshift knob are perfect. All gauges and illuminated switchgear are in working order and there is minor wear to the driver’s window winder and passenger door top. The boot area displays all the hallmarks of an untampered vehicle from the genuine carpeted rear package tray to the blue scribed numbers on the boot floor written in March 1981 when the car was produced.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Kent 2V engine, (KL13G), code J3E with 1297cc produces 66PS and is uncharacteristically quiet thanks to documented owner maintenance entries. Beautifully detailed with Ford leads, cables and Motocraft service items the exhibitionist will be thrilled at the cleanliness and production correct attributes. The Mk1 bodyplate in conjunction with chassis plate is easily reproduced but is correctly mounted and original in this car with codes unique to the Supersport proudly on display for the knowledgeable to cross reference. The 4-speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift operates correctly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Correct Ford 4-spoke 13 X 6 alloys wheels with the black centre caps are stunning with two tiny marks to the front only. Amazingly, Pirelli P6 185/60 R13 tyres are still fitted including the spare which although have ample tread would be advised to change and keep should the car be regularly used. The dual line servo assisted brakes with 8.7” front discs and 7.0” rear drums bring the car up to a steady halt.
Registered new on 4th August 1981 by Ford Main Dealers, South Essex Motors (SEM), to Mr Gregory of Wickford. His long term ownership is best described as fastidious with a 1981 diary revealing the mileage at every fuel stop and when and what maintenance works were carried out. This log covers 46 pages of hand written entries up to 78,687 miles and the mileage is now 84,307. The condition, without exception, reflects a cossetted ownership partly revealed by the diary and in the perfect originality of the car itself. In the care of some very high profile Ford collectors since and now ready for the next custodian. A SEM wallet containing all the Ford handbooks remains with the car. Two sets of Ford keys, with the metal key tag number, fits all locks and the ignition. Representing a fantastic element of Ford’s historic sporting pedigree, this hugely collectable model has become virtually impossible to source in such an unmolested, preserved and original condition.
MOT May 2018, HPI Clear.
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