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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 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 GoldMetallic19830 
Crystal GreenMetallic1983Ford Crystal Green
Havana BrownMetallic1983 
Imperial RedMetallic19832Ford Imperial Red
Nimbus GreyMetallic1983 
Strato SilverMetallic1983VFord Strato Silver

Known UK Fiesta Finesse Vehicles

We currently have 22 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 Image
A114 **FFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolOn the RoadYES
A174 **XFinesse19841.004spd ManualPetrolCaspian BlueOff the RoadYES
A281 **XFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolStratos SilverUnknownNo
A353 **BFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolDove GreyOff the RoadYES
A494 **UFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeUnknownYES
A529 **CFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolScrappedNo
A535 **JFinesseUnknown1.3UnknownYES
A66* *HFinesseUnknown1.1PetrolScrappedYES
A687 **WFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolCardinal RedScrappedNo
A759 **FFinesseUnknown1.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteUnknownYES
A812 **BFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolBROWNOn the RoadNo
COG6 **YFinesseUnknownUnknownYES
DLL3 **YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolOcean BlueUnknownYES
ELW* *YFinesse19834spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
EWD3 **YFinesseUnknown1.3UnknownYES
FVC* *YFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolCoral BeigeUnknownYES
FVH5 **YFinesse19831.34spd ManualPetrolChampagne GoldUnknownYES
GAH1 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolGoldOn the RoadYES
HKN4 **YFinesse19831.14spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
NOT8 **YFinesse19831.04spd ManualPetrolPine GreenOn the RoadNo
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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