1991 Ford Fiesta MK 3 RS Turbo

Highlights

  • Superb example of the high-performance Fiesta
  • Lightly modified while still maintaining much of its originality
  • Valid MOT until September 2024 with no advisories
  • Original Recaro fabric interior


The Appeal

The Fiesta RS Turbo has gone down as something of a legend. These hatchback ‘pocket rockets’ were introduced in April 1990 and were in production for two years - during which they became the car of choice for would-be boy racers eager to stomp their wares. Affordable, well-built and capable, they were an impressive example of the 90s Hot Hatch. 
The natural offshoot was that these became one of Britain’s most modified cars - whether they were  souped up within an inch of their lives or crashed into lamp posts. As a result, highly original examples like this one are a scarce sight. 
With only gentle modifications to bring it up to top-notch performance, this RS Turbo is beautifully turned out with its Recaro interior all present and correct. Whether it becomes your new daily, or you’ve a full fleet of fast Fords in your garage, we’ve no doubt this example will be a fantastic, adrenaline-soaked companion. 




The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1991
  • First registered in August of the same year
  • In current ownership since July 2022
  • Valid MOT until September 2024
  • Currently indicates 01,555 miles
  • According to the vendor, this is a true mileage of 101,555

We’re informed that the paperwork file includes:

  • Original Ford booklets
  • Large history file including MOT certificates
  • A selection of invoices
  • Stamped service record book




The Condition

  • The car’s paintwork is clean and well-kept
  • Panel fit is excellent with no unusual gaps
  • Only light wear is visible on the sills and bumpers
  • All trims are present and correct as is the badging
  • The glasswork and lenses are free of any significant chips, cracks or fractures
  • The car’s alloys look in very good order 
  • Shod in an excellent set of Falken tyres
  • Underneath, all looks solid and shows only minor wear
  • Original interior with Recaro ‘Ascot in Raven’ seats
  • Some light wear and marks to the seats, however, they are free of any substantial rips or tears
  • Door cards are in good condition with original fixtures and fittings
  • The dashboard itself is clean and well-kept with original instruments which remain clean and readable
  • We’ve no reports of any technical faults with the cabin electrics
  • The original Ford-branded cassette player is in situ 
  • Original steering wheel and period-accurate switchgear
  • Carpets in good order with only light wear




The Mechanics 

  • 1596cc 4-cylinder 8-valve turbo powerplant
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Modified with a Mongoose exhaust system
  • Roose silicone hoses
  • Valid MOT until September 2024
  • No reports of any leaks, knocks, bangs or smoke
  • Engine bay is clean and well-kept with no issues to report
  • We understand that the car is starting first time and driving as expected





BEFORE YOU BUY

This sale is subject to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following:

If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies.

A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details.

This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only.

✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing.

UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Car & Classic are run through an online HPI check, to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing.

Whilst ****Car & Classic check whether vehicles are recorded as being written off as part of an insurance total loss claim at the time an advert is placed and we provide write-off category labels (Cat C/D/S/N) for your assistance, the presence or absence of a label does not guarantee the vehicle’s status and so you are strongly advised to obtain a full vehicle history check before making an offer on a vehicle.

✓ Buyers are responsible for vehicle collection or delivery.

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Vehicle specification
  • Year 1991
  • Make Ford
  • Model Fiesta
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 101,555 Miles
  • Engine size 1596
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Middlesbrough
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
17 bids
  • Rh•••• £12,000 11/03/24
  • ex•••• £11,250 11/03/24
  • La•••• £10,600 11/03/24
  • Br•••• £10,250 11/03/24
  • ex•••• £10,000 11/03/24
  • ma•••• £9,800 11/03/24
  • Pu•••• £9,201 11/03/24
  • ja•••• £9,101 10/03/24
  • Pu•••• £9,001 09/03/24
  • Pu•••• £8,501 09/03/24
Message C&C Auction Team

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller. More about buying with us
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.

Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.

Anti-sniping

Car & Classic prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.

Auctions are extended by 3 minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
£0 to £9,999 £100.00
£10,000 to £49,999 £250.00
£50,000 to £99,999 £500.00
£100,000 + £1,000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.

You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.

Pre-authorisation

We may hold a pre-authorisation charge on your card until the end of the auction when the hold will be cancelled. If you win, we'll take a security deposit which counts towards the payment for the vehicle and isn't any extra cost to you.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you're able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.