1991 Ford Fiesta MK 3 RS Turbo


  • 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


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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
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