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Ford Fiesta Mk2 L (1983-1989)

Ford Fiesta L

Engine Choices

The Fiesta L was available with the 950 OHV, 1.1 OHV, 1.3 OHC (CVH), 1.4 OHC (CVH) and 1.6 Diesel engines.


The L was fitted with full height door cards and seats, with upholstered front headrests as standard. Early cars featured the 'poverty spec' dashboard, but this was switched out for the high spec version later on, with a analogue clock taking up the instrument cluster space that was used for a rev counter on the more powerful XR2.


The L model can be distinguished from the lower spec Popular and Popular Plus models by the wide plastic side mouldings. Early cars were equipped with black metal bumpers with plastic end caps, and later with body coloured bumpers with a plastic rub strip and end caps.

Fiesta L 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
BlackSolid1984A4Ford Black
Cardinal RedSolid1984R4Ford Cardinal Red
Ceramic BlueSolid1984E4Ford Ceramic Blue
Coral BeigeSolid1984F4Ford Coral Beige
Diamond WhiteSolid1984B4Ford Diamond White
Ocean BlueSolid1984N4Ford Ocean Blue
Rio BrownSolid1984J4 
Sunburst RedSolid1984P4Ford Sunburst Red
Caspian BlueMetallic198434 
Champagne GoldMetallic1984O4 
Glacier BlueMetallic198454Ford Glacier Blue
Imperial RedMetallic198424Ford Imperial Red
Jade GreenMetallic198484 
Nimbus GreyMetallic198474Ford Nimbus Grey
Strato SilverMetallic1984V4Ford Strato Silver
BlackSolid1988Ford BlackHelixBluestone or Shadow
Burgundy RedSolid1988E7Ford Burgundy RedHelixTaupe or Shadow
Diamond WhiteSolid1988Ford Diamond WhiteHelixBluestone or Shadow
Galaxy BlueSolid1988Ford Galaxy BlueHelixBluestone or Shadow
Ivory White Solid1988Ford Ivory White HelixTaupe
Maritime BlueSolid1988F7Ford Maritime BlueHelixBluestone or Shadow
Rosso RedSolid1988Ford Rosso RedHelixTaupe or Shadow
ChestnutMetallic1988 HelixTaupe
Crystal BlueMetallic1988Ford Crystal BlueHelixBluestone or Shadow
Mercury GreyMetallic1988Ford Mercury GreyHelixBluestone or Shadow
Regency RedMetallic1988 HelixShadow
Silica GoldMetallic1988Ford Silica GoldHelixTaupe
Strato SilverMetallic1988Ford Strato SilverHelixBluestone or Shadow
Willow GreenMetallic1988 HelixShadow

Known UK Fiesta L Vehicles

We currently have 237 Mk2 Ford Fiesta L 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
416* *IL19841.14spd ManualPetrolBeigeYES
88WH **3L19881.04spd ManualPetrolRosso RedNo
A131 **CL19841.14spd ManualPetrolYES
A159 **JL19841.04spd ManualPetrolYES
A166 **TL19841.1PetrolYES
A446 **GL19841.1PetrolCoral BeigeYES
A455 **CL19841.1PetrolGoldYES
A498 **WL19831.1PetrolStrato SilverYES
A51* *TL19841.14spd ManualPetrolYES
A51* *ML19841.14spd ManualPetrolYES
A56* *ULUnknownYES
A577 **HL19841.14spd ManualPetrolCaspian Blue No
A589 **YL19831.14spd ManualPetrolOcean BlueYES
A59* *RL19841.14spd ManualPetrolCeramic BlueYES
A612 **EL19841.1PetrolCeramic BlueYES
A619 **GL19831.14spd ManualPetrolCeramic BlueYES
A623 **FL19841.14spd ManualPetrolNimbus GreyYES
A633 **WL1984YES
A640 **JL19841.14spd ManualPetrolYES
A660 **DL19841.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
A672 **TL19841.35spd ManualPetrolStrato SilverYES
A672 **TL1984PetrolStrato SilverYES
A675 **XL19831.04spd ManualPetrolSunburst RedYES
A710 **ML19831.14spd ManualPetrolTasman BlueYES
A734 **OL19841.14spd ManualPetrolChampagne GoldYES
A747 **VL19831.14spd ManualPetrolOcean BlueYES
A756 **CL19831.1No
A781 **XL19841.15spd ManualPetrolRegency RedNo
A828 **SL19841.14spd ManualPetrolBlackYES
A83* *HL19831.1PetrolYES
A849 **ML19841.3PetrolNo
A871 **LL19841.1PetrolYES
A898 **RL19841.1PetrolImperial RedYES
A912 **DL19831.14spd ManualPetrolCardinal RedNo
A915 **XL19831.1Ocean BlueYES
A929 **JL19841.14spd ManualPetrolBlackYES
A979 **CL1984PetrolParis BlueYES
B112 **OL19841.04spd ManualPetrolYES
B117 **UL19841.14spd ManualPetrolCeramic BlueYES
B137 **KL19851.14spd ManualPetrolRedYES
B172 **ML19841.14spd ManualPetrolCeramic BlueYES
B201 **FL19841.14spd ManualPetrolChampagne GoldYES
B264 **LL19851.1PetrolGreyNo
B286 **PL19851.1PetrolCeramic BlueYES
B296 **YLUnknown1.3PetrolNo
B316 **EL19841.1PetrolBlueYES
B341 **YL19851.35spd ManualPetrolParis BlueYES
B345 **ML19841.1PetrolNo
B432 **PL19841.35spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
B489 **NL19841.14spd ManualPetrolRedYES
B495 **NL19841.1PetrolOcean BlueYES
B519 **ML19841.3No
B536 **VL19841.1No
B584 **ML19831.0PetrolRosso RedNo
B734 **BL19841.14spd ManualPetrolYES
B791 **XL19841.14spd ManualPetrolNo
B805 **BLUnknown1.1PetrolCoral BeigeYES
C104 **HL19851.1PetrolYES
C188 **EL19861.1PetrolYES
C208 **KL19851.14spd ManualPetrolFord LaquerNo
C224 **VL19861.1PetrolNo
C23* *HL19861.6DieselPost Office RedYES
C337 **SL19861.1PetrolYES
C343 **TL19851.04spd ManualPetrolTasman BlueYES
C457 **UL19851.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
C463 **CL19861.1PetrolBlueYES
C501 **NL19861.1PetrolYES
C512 **DL19851.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
C523 **PL19861.14spd ManualPetrolRosso RedYES
C56* *WL19851.14spd ManualPetrolYES
C626 **LL19851.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
C630 **CL19861.1PetrolCeramic BlueYES
C651 **GL19861.1YES
C787 **KL19851.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
C792 **DL19861.1PetrolCeramic BlueYES
C847 **YL19861.45spd ManualPetrolIvory WhiteYES
C849 **EL19861.04spd ManualPetrolYES
C910 **TL1985PetrolYES
C918 **OL19851.104spd ManualPetrolCitrine YellowYES
C92* *SLUnknown1.65spd ManualDieselNo
C96* *WL19861.1PetrolMaritime BlueYES
D144 **PL19861.14spd ManualPetrolRedYES
D164 **YL19861.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
D222 **PL19871.1AutoPetrolBurgundy RedYES
D268 **JL19871.04spd ManualPetrolYES
D273 **WL19871.14spd ManualPetrolYES
D296 **ML19861.1PetrolYES
D321 **XL19861.14spd ManualPetrolRedYES
D414 **AL19871.04spd ManualPetrolRedYES
D472 **KL19861.15spd ManualPetrolCitrine YellowYES
D544 **DL19871.1PetrolYES
D560 **EL19871.14spd ManualPetrolGalaxy BlueYES
D567 **OL19871.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
D581 **KL19871.15spd ManualPetrolRedYES
D590 **ULUnknownPetrolRosso RedYES
D597 **KL19871.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
D604 **PL19861.14spd ManualPetrolRedYES
D609 **FL19861.15spd ManualPetrolYES
D655 **EL19861.1PetrolMaritime BlueYES
D737 **CLUnknown1.1AutoPetrolYES
D771 **VL19871.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueNo
D788 **PL19861.14spd ManualPetrolSilica GoldYES
D796 **PL19861.14spd ManualPetrolYellow YES
D806 **TL19871.1PetrolRosso RedYES
D912 **VL19861.14spd ManualPetrolCeramic BlueYES
D932 **VLUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolYES
D953 **SL19861.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
D98* *TLUnknown1.1PetrolYES
E100 **JL19871.14spd ManualPetrolWhiteYES
E110 **XLUnknownPetrolGalaxy BlueYES
E132 **DL19881.1PetrolSilica GoldYES
E142 **BL19881.1PetrolRedYES
E180 **XL19871.1PetrolBurgundy RedYES
E191 **CL19871.1PetrolCrystal BlueYES
E192 **EL19871.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime Blue YES
E268 **GL19881.1YES
E309 **CLUnknownRosso RedYES
E439 **RL19881.14spd ManualPetrolRosso RedNo
E449 **YL19881.14spd ManualPetrolBurgundy RedYES
E461 **CL19871.1PetrolYES
E464 **HLUnknown1.1YES
E478 **NL19881.1AutoPetrolYES
E506 **GL1988Maritime BlueYES
E521 **RL19871.14spd ManualPetrolWillow GreenYES
E564 **XL19871.1AutoPetrolRosso RedYES
E578 **GL19881.1PetrolStrato SilverYES
E612 **EL19871.14spd ManualPetrolRegency Red YES
E614 **AL19871.1AutoPetrolStrato SilverYES
E628 **ML19881.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
E692 **JL19881.1PetrolBurgundy RedYES
E710 **JL19881.65spd ManualDieselDiamond WhiteYES
E726 **JL19871.14spd ManualPetrolYES
E75* *NL19871.1AutoPetrolCrystal BlueNo
E776 **BL19871.1AutoPetrolGalaxy BlueYES
E780 **LL19881.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueNo
E782 **HL19871.45spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
E785 **NL19871.1YES
E806 **GL19881.1PetrolYES
E832 **OL19871.14spd ManualPetrolIvory WhiteYES
E855 **TL19881.14spd ManualPetrolNo
E867 **LL19871.1PetrolYES
E880 **EL19881.14spd ManualPetrolMaroonYES
E886 **PL19881.14spd ManualPetrolRedYES
E915 **PL19871.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
E938 **PL19861.1AutoPetrolNo
E959 **HL19881.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
E960 **NL19871.6DieselBurgundy RedYES
E973 **XL19881.1AutoPetrolRosso RedYES
F100 **DL19891.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F105 **PL19891.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F120 **LL19891.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F133 **EL19891.1AutoPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F146 **AL19881.1PetrolStrato SilverYES
F151 **TL19881.45spd ManualPetrolGalaxy BlueYES
F158 **LL19881.6DieselBurgundy RedYES
F164 **UL19881.14spd ManualPetrolBlue YES
F164 **FL19881.1PetrolRosso RedYES
F175 **PL19891.14spd ManualDieselMaritime blueYES
F177 **WL19891.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F188 **XL19891.1AutoPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F199 **YL19881.14spd ManualPetrolMercury GreyYES
F214 **AL19881.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
F239 **HL1989YES
F242 **RL19891.1PetrolBlackYES
F247 **HL1989PetrolDiamond WhiteNo
F247 **LL19891.14spd ManualPetrolMercury GreyYES
F261 **HL19891.1AutoPetrolGalaxy BlueYES
F292 **CL19891.14spd ManualPetrolRadiant RedYES
F295 **XL19881.1PetrolYES
F307 **PL19881.14spd ManualPetrolRosso RedYES
F313 **ML19881.14spd ManualPetrolIvory WhiteYES
F31* *OL19881.1PetrolYES
F332 **XL19891.1PetrolRadiant RedYES
F348 **DL1988PetrolMaritime BlueYES
F365 **WL19891.14spd ManualPetrolYES
F36* *DLUnknown1.1PetrolRadiant RedYES
F373 **NL19881.45spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
F373 **YL19881.1PetrolMaritime BlueYES
F387 **XL19891.14spd ManualPetrolYES
F387 **PL19891.1AutoPetrolRadiant RedYES
F427 **AL19881.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
F429 **DL1989PetrolMaritime BlueYES
F463 **OL19891.1PetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F483 **JL19881.1Strato SilverYES
F493 **TL19891.14spd ManualPetrolNo
F496 **YL19891.1PetrolMercury GreyYES
F498 **SL19881.15spd ManualPetrolRedNo
F503 **ML19881.45spd ManualPetrolRadiant RedYES
F513 **UL19891.1AutoPetrolMaritime BlueYES
F513 **YLUnknown1.1AutoPetrolNo
F523 **XL19881.1PetrolMaritime BlueYES
F52* *LL19881.45spd ManualPetrolYES
F52* *HL19881.1AutoPetrolChestnutYES
F534 **AL19881.05spd ManualPetrolNo
F552 **VL19894spd ManualPetrolYES
F557 **RL19881.14spd ManualPetrolIvory WhiteYES
F573 **ML19891.1AutoPetrolRadiant RedYES
F584 **RL19881.04spd ManualPetrolRosso RedNo
F588 **TL19881.14spd ManualPetrolCARDINAL REDNo
F58* *HL19881.14spd ManualPetrolRedYES
F594 **DL19891.1PetrolGreyNo
F604 **VL19881.1PetrolYES
F615 **FL19881.15spd ManualPetrolYES
F639 **ML19881.14spd ManualPetrolBurgundy RedYES
F650 **WL19891.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
F651 **DL19881.1PetrolBurgundy RedYES
F656 **EL19881.14spd ManualPetrolRed YES
F661 **RL19871.14spd ManualPetrolRadiant RedNo
F678 **GLUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolYES
F67* *RL19891.15spd ManualPetrolBlueYES
F682 **RL19891.1PetrolYES
F703 **BL19891.1PetrolRadiant RedYES
F714 **JL19881.14spd ManualPetrolGalaxy BlueYES
F725 **UL19891.1PetrolYES
F744 **RL19891.15spd ManualPetrolRadiant RedNo
F764 **GL19881.14spd ManualPetrolMarine Blue YES
F769 **DL19881.1PetrolYES
F784 **YL19891.14spd ManualPetrolMaritime BlueYES
F808 **JL19891.65spd ManualDieselMaritime BlueYES
F819 **PL19891.14spd ManualPetrolChampagne GoldYES
F837 **TL19881.14spd ManualPetrolRed YES
F83* *EL19891.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond White YES
F853 **ULUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolYES
F86* *SL19891.1PetrolBurgundy RedYES
F894 **WL19881.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteYES
F898 **JL19891.1AutoPetrolMaritime BlueYES
F902 **ULUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolYES
F922 **TL1989PetrolBurgundy RedYES
F92* *CL19881.45spd ManualPetrolBurgundy RedYES
F966 **XL19881.1PetrolYES
F969 **JL19891.1PetrolMaritime BlueYES
F978 **BL19891.1AutoPetrolYES
F999 **JL19891.1AutoPetrolMaritime BlueYES
G32* *GL19901.1Diamond WhiteYES
G880 **ML19891.14spd ManualPetrolYES
G973 **XLUnknown1.1Radiant RedYES
WIJ3 **7L19861.14spd ManualPetrolCedar GreenNo

*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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