Ford Fiesta Mk2 Dash (1985)
The Fiesta Dash was the first special edition version of the Mk2 to be released, launched in June 1985, a total of 8600 vehicles were produced of which only a handful of cars are known to remain.
The model was developed as a special promotion, linking the car with 'Dash', a popular leisure clothes manufacturer at the time. The advertising campaign was chiefly targeted at the female market, with adverts appearing is fashion magazines with the slogan 'The Fiesta Dash, park it in your wardrobe'.
It featured tape stripes that matched the clothing company's Spring 1985 collection. The model was fairly luxurious in comparison to other base models with full height door cards with cloth inserts, a fleece carpet and a centre console. The seats and doorcards had a unique, square pattern cloth insert which was only featured on this model.Externally, in addition to the wide side stripes, all cars featured a dash bootlid sticker and 5x13" steel wheels covered with tri-coated white wheeltrims, similar to those fitted to the Escort and Sierra models.
Below is a double spread advert promoting the Dash alongside the Spring clothing range from Dash Leisurewear.As part of this campaign, entry forms were available at Ford dealerships and dash lesisurewear shops, giving the entrant a chance to win a Fiesta Dash car and Dash Leisurewear outfit plus some runners-up prizes.
Two examples of the dash leisurewear brands products are shown below, sporting the same logo. The Dash fashion retailer was started in 1982, and ran a series of high street shops across the UK.
Ford again colaborated with the dash lesisurewear brand with the Mk5 Escort Cabriolet special edition, featuring the same brand font decals as displayed on the Fiesta.
Fiesta Dash Colour & Trim Variations
Colours listed are based on information taken from 'Ford Cars' brochures, ordered by year of availablity.
The Dash was available in six colour options; owners could choose from either Diamond White or Rosso Red as standard solid colour options, or pick from Black (at an extra cost of
|Colour Name||Colour Type||Year||Colour Code||Paint Sample||Interior Pattern||Interior Colour||Interior Sample|
Known UK Fiesta Dash Vehicles
We currently have 16 Mk2 Ford Fiesta Dash 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||Status||Details|
|B103 **S||Dash||1985||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Paris Blue||Off the Road||No|
|B189 **J||Dash||1985||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Rosso Red||Unknown||YES|
|B195 **D||Dash||1985||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Diamond White||Off the Road||YES|
|B269 **F||Dash||1985||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Nimbus Grey||Scrapped||No|
|B335 **Y||Dash||1985||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Rosso Red||Unknown||YES|
|B427 **L||Dash||1985||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Paris Blue||Unknown||YES|
|B579 **L||Dash||1985||Petrol||Strato Silver||Unknown||YES|
|B839 **Y||Dash||1985||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Strato Silver||Unknown||YES|
|B987 **E||Dash||1986||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Black||Scrapped||No|
|C157 **S||Dash||1986||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Diamond White||Unknown||No|
|C422 **M||Dash||1985||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Unknown||YES|
|C67* *V||Dash||1985||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Paris Blue||Unknown||YES|
|C899 **A||Dash||1985||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Rosso Red||Unknown||YES|
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