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Ford Fiesta Finesse (1983)

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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 Interior Sample
Cardinal RedSolid1983RFord Cardinal Red
Coral BeigeSolid1983F3Ford Coral Beige
Diamond WhiteSolid1983BFord Diamond White
Ocean BlueSolid1983NFord Ocean Blue
Pastel GreySolid1983 
Pine GreenSolid1983H2Ford Pine Green
Polar GreySolid1983Ford Polar Grey
Caspian BlueMetallic19833Ford Caspian Blue
Champagne GoldMetallic19830Ford Champagne Gold
Crystal GreenMetallic1983Ford Crystal Green
Havana BrownMetallic1983 
Imperial RedMetallic19832Ford Imperial Red
Nimbus GreyMetallic1983 
Strato SilverMetallic1983VFord Strato Silver

Known UK Fiesta Finesse Vehicles

We currently have 46 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 Status Details
A114 **FFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolOn the RoadYES
A15* *LFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
A166 **TFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolBlueUnknownNo
A174 **XFinesse19841.004spd ManualPetrolCaspian BlueOff the RoadYES
A199 **XFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeOff the RoadYES
A206 **PFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolGreyUnknownNo
A207 **XFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolPurpleUnknownNo
A269 **WFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolBlueUnknownNo
A272 **OFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolWhiteUnknownNo
A281 **XFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolStrato SilverUnknownNo
A353 **BFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolDove GreyOff the RoadYES
A409 **GFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolBlueUnknownNo
A438 **VFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolCardinal RedUnknownYES
A448 **CFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolCrystal GreenOff the RoadYES
A486 **EFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolGreenUnknownYES
A494 **UFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeUnknownYES
A529 **CFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolScrappedNo
A535 **JFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
A66* *HFinesseUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolScrappedYES
A676 **DFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolPine GreenOff the RoadNo
A687 **WFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolCardinal RedScrappedNo
A721 **XFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolCrystal GreenUnknownYES
A759 **FFinesseUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteUnknownYES
A804 **WFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolBlueUnknownNo
A812 **BFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolBROWNOn the RoadNo
A818 **RFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolBlueUnknownNo
A84* *EFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolGreyUnknownNo
A864 **XFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolBlueUnknownNo
CJU7 **YFinesse19831.04spd ManualBeigeOff the RoadYES
COG6 **YFinesseUnknown4spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
DLL3 **YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolOcean BlueUnknownYES
EBJ8 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolStrato SilverUnknownYES
ELW* *YFinesse19834spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
EWD3 **YFinesseUnknown1.34spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
FBE5 **YFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeScrappedNo
FBE5 **YFinesseUnknown4spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
FVC* *YFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeUnknownYES
FVH5 **YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolChampagne GoldUnknownYES
GAH1 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolGoldOn the RoadYES
GPW9 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeOn the RoadYES
HKN4 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolOn the RoadYES
NOT8 **YFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolPine GreenOn the RoadYES
NOW6 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolOn the RoadYES
OGO6 **YFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolBlackUnknownYES
OMB8 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolScrappedYES
PGH* *YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolBlackOn the RoadYES

*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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