1988 Ford Fiesta S

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  • Rare 1.4 S sport model
  • Original service book included
  • Original book pack with service history stamped to approximately 55,000 miles
  • Cambelt replaced in 2020

The Appeal

The Ford Fiesta 1.4 S is arguably the most desirable - and certainly one of the rarer - models of the insanely successful Fiesta MK2. A mid-range sports model fitted with a lean-burn 1400cc four-cylinder engine, it was a perfect middle-of-the-road sporty option without the XR2 price tag - and thanks to those factors, was quickly picked up by budding boy racers and petrolheads alike - which is probably why it's a relatively scarce sight today!

This Fiesta S is ready and waiting for some restoration work, and is accompanied by a well-documented history with an original service book and all old MOT certificates. Some work was completed in the past, including a replacement cambelt in 2020. This desirable car is waiting to be brought back to snuff and taken back to the road.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1988
  • The DVLA reports this car was previously based overseas
  • The DVLA records 6 previous keepers
  • MOT expired
  • Currently indicates 73,268 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Cambelt replaced in 2020
  • Original service book included
  • All old MOT certificates included

The Condition

  • Body generally very solid but needs some welding repair to the boot floor
  • Some corrosion to the bodywork
  • A repaint would not go amiss
  • Decals are somewhat faded commensurate with age, as are the plastic trims
  • Some corrosion to the underside
  • Replacement bonnet included
  • Very good interior with no damage to dash or seats
  • Seats appear to be a little faded and dusty
  • Instruments are legible
  • Highly original throughout 

The Mechanics

  • 1,400cc CVH I4 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 5 gears
  • Some corrosion to the engine bay
  • Engine is reportedly starting and running well
  • Cambelt replaced in 2020
  • Exhaust will need replacing
  • Other than this the car is reportedly in good mechanical order

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Auction Details
  • Year 1988
  • Make Ford
  • Model Fiesta
  • Colour White
  • Mileage 73,268 Miles
  • Engine size 1400
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Wolverhampton
  • County West Midlands
  • Country United Kingdom
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  • andrew-•••• £100 19/07/24

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