"Saving Ford's hot hatch from becoming a fridge"
A resource site for owners of the Mk1 & 2 Fiesta

Project Bobcat Ford Fiesta resource site

Mk1 Ford Fiesta Festival (September 1980)

Following on from the Fiesta Firefly and Supersport versions announced earlier in the year, the Ford Fiesta Festival was the third in the 1980 line of Fiesta special editions, going on sale on the 19th of September.

Developed from the Fiesta base model, the Festival came with a choice of 950 cc engine in either high or low-compression form, or the 1117 cc engine. Standard equipment included a passenger door mirror, electric screenwash, intermittent windscreen wipers, a tailgate wash/ wipe, five-position reclining seats with fabric trim, bright wheel bolts and rim-embellishers and black rocker panels. Each car bears a special interior and exterior Festival badge and striping. The Festival had its own special option pack which could be specified by the buyer. This consisted of a rear parcel shelf, head-restraints and a MW/LW push-button radio.

Mk1 Fiesta Festival Pricing

Launch Prices of the Fiesta Festival were as follows (including car tax and VAT):

Engine SizePaint TypePrice
950ccSolid£3250.00
1100ccSolid£3424.61
950ccMetallic£3321.33
1100ccMetallic£3495.94

The Special option pack for all models added a further £100.00 to the above prices.

Fiesta Festival Colour & Trim Variations

Colours listed are based on information taken from 'Ford Cars' brochures, ordered by year of availablity.

Colour Name Colour Type Year Colour Code Paint Sample Interior Pattern Interior Colour
Diamond WhiteSolid1981Ford Diamond White
Prarie YellowSolid1981Ford Prarie Yellow
Sunburst RedSolid1981Ford Sunburst Red
TerracottaSolid1981Ford Terracotta
Aztec BronzeMetallic1981Ford Aztec Bronze
Solar GoldMetallic1981Ford Solar Gold
Strato SilverMetallic1981Ford Strato Silver

Known UK Fiesta Festival Vehicles

We currently have 9 Mk1 Ford Fiesta Festival cars on the database. If yours isn't listed then please add it by filling out the form on the register page.

Registration Model Year Engine Size Transmission Fuel Type Colour Image
309* *LFestival19811.04spd ManualPetrolTerracottaYES
AEY3 **WFestival19801.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond White YES
HKG9 **WFestival19801.04spd ManualPetrolGoldYES
MEL3 **WFestival19801.14spd ManualPetrolYES
MPK2 **WFestivalUnknownYES
NBA6 **WFestivalUnknownYES
OAY6 **WFestival19801.14spd ManualPetrolSolar GoldYES
PLY2 **WFestival19801.04spd ManualPetrolPrarie YellowYES
RYG8 **WFestival19811.04spd ManualPetrolAztec Bronze No

*Disclaimer: Please note that the information contained in our Retro Fiesta Register is reliant on submissions by owners and enthusiasts, whilst we make every effort to ensure it's accuracy, we cannot be sure that it is 100% correct. If you can improve on the information listed please contact us via email at info@projectbobcat.com

Add a Comment about the Fiesta Festival

Page Last Updated: Monday 13th of August 2018