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Vehicle Details for Mark 1 Ford Fiesta AEL6 **Y

The vehicle information for this Fiesta was kindly contributed by David Matthews.

Original Vehicle Spec

Registration AEL6 **Y
VIN
Vehicle Type Convertible
Vehicle Builder F.English
Mark 1
Model XR2
Fuel Petrol
Engine Size 1.6
Gearbox Type 4spd Manual
Year 1982
Country of registration Mainland UK
Place of registration Bournemouth
Colour Sunburst Red
Trim
Current Status Unknown

Additional Information

This car was recently on e-bay, below is part of a photo record of recent restoration.

MK1 XR2 built by F. English, was the subject of a write up in Autocar magazine 25 June 1983, in which the writer states that over 100 have already been built. Steve Alsford apprentice at F. English remembers taking the roof off the 1st MK1 XR2 which was Strato Silver, and being quite nervous as it was the first!. The write up also compares other Cabrio cars of the time.