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Ford Fiesta Finesse (1983)

The Mk1 Ford Fiesta Finesse was a special edition model released in April 1983. 12000 vehicles were produced which is the largest quantity of any of the Mk1 limited run models.

Internal equipment included a 4 spoke steering wheel, Truro trim, A-frame front head restraints, door bins and Ghia-type door trims. Also fitted as standard was a quartz clock, rear coat hooks and front grab handles, cigar lighter and colour keyed fabric.

The Mark 1 Finesse came with a choice of four transverse mounted engines, 950cc units producing 40 or 45bhp respectively, a 1.1 ‘Economy’ engine, or a 66bhp 1.3 version giving the most power.

Externally, the Fiesta Finesse was decorated with distinctive wide side striping, a tailgate finesse vinyl decal, and black centre caps fitted to the 13” steel wheels.
A glass sunroof which could be tilted or removed was fitted as standard, along with a heated rear screen with wash and wipe.

An optional extra pack was available for the Finesse which included driving lamps, front and rear overridders and wheel trim rings.

Fiesta Finesse 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
Cardinal RedSolid1983Ford Cardinal Red
Coral BeigeSolid1983F3Ford Coral Beige
Diamond WhiteSolid1983Ford Diamond White
Ocean BlueSolid1983Ford Ocean Blue
Pastel GreySolid1983 
Pine GreenSolid1983H2Ford Pine Green
Polar GreySolid1983 
Caspian BlueMetallic1983 
Champagne GoldMetallic1983 
Crystal GreenMetallic1983Ford Crystal Green
Havana BrownMetallic1983 
Imperial RedMetallic1983Ford Imperial Red
Nimbus GreyMetallic1983 
Strato SilverMetallic1983Ford Strato Silver

Known UK Fiesta Finesse Vehicles

We currently have 19 Mk1 Ford Fiesta Finesse 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
A114 **FFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolYES
A174 **XFinesse19841.004spd ManualPetrolCaspian BlueYES
A353 **BFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolDove GreyYES
A494 **UFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeYES
A529 **CFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolNo
A535 **JFinesseUnknown1.3YES
A66* *HFinesseUnknown1.1PetrolYES
A759 **FFinesseUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
A812 **BFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolBROWNNo
COG6 **YFinesseUnknownYES
DLL3 **YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolOcean BlueYES
ELW* *YFinesse19834spd ManualPetrolYES
EWD3 **YFinesseUnknown1.3YES
FVH5 **YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolChampagne GoldYES
GAH1 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolGoldYES
HKN4 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolYES
NOT8 **YFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolPine GreenNo
OMB8 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolYES
PGH* *YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolBlackYES

*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

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