Ford Fiesta Mk1 Quartz
The Fiesta Quartz is a special edition Ford Fiesta, introduced in 1983. The advertising slogan 'Precision engineering. Timed to perfection was used across it's English language advertising materials. 4000 vehicles were manufactured in total, making this one of the largest volume special editions of Mk1, joint equal with models such as the Bravo II, Festival and Sandpiper.The Quartz was sold in the UK, and we also have a copy of an Italian advetisiment (see below) which suggest Italy if not wider Europe sales.
Based on the Popular Plus, the Fiesta Quartz was immediately identifiable by its wide, red and black striped body graphic, and distinctive red wheel trim rings with black centre caps, fitted to 5” wide steel wheels with 155/70 tyres.
The spec included two door mirrors with the drivers remote-controlled, halogen headlamps, a heated rear window, tailgate wash and wipe, both fog and reversing lamps, a locking fuel cap, tailgate twistlock and a laminated windscreen.
The engine choices comprised of the usual 40bhp, 45bhp high compression 950cc engines, and the 1.1 economy engine which produced 55bhp, all coupled with the standard 4 speed gearbox.
The technical specification was advertised as low maintenance, and was made up of a thermostatically controlled fan, diagonal split dual-line braking system, printed circuit instrument wiring and a self-adjusting clutch, all items that we don’t even consider to be features worth describing in modern times.
Fiesta Quartz Interior Specification
The interior was finished in a combination of ‘Bristol’ and ‘Sandford’ fabrics with A-frame head restraints with colour keyed woven floor carpet. The load compartment was trimmed with black carpet.
The Fiesta Quartz borrowed a few items from its better equipped ‘L‘ brother, door storage bins, front door armrests, a front grab handle, rear coat hooks, a centre console, a clock and a push button radio.
It was fitted with a four spoke Ghia–type steering wheel. Column stalks operated 2 speed front wipers with intermittent wipe function, and an electric screen wash function.
A special low-price option pack was offered for the Ford Fiesta Quartz, this was made up of a radio with stereo cassette, electrically operated aerial, and a tilting removable screened glass sunroof.
Fiesta Quartz Colour & Trim Variations
Colours listed are based on information taken from 'Ford Cars' brochures, ordered by year of availablity.
The Quartz was available in a range of metallic and solid colours, and was the first Fiesta to be available in the new metallic shade of Havana Brown.
|Colour Name||Colour Type||Year||Colour Code||Paint Sample||Interior Pattern||Interior Colour|
Ford Fiesta Quartz Gallery
Known UK Fiesta Quartz Vehicles
We currently have 11 Mk1 Ford Fiesta Quartz 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|
|AVO1 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Unknown||YES|
|CPV6 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Black||Unknown||YES|
|DTA9 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Unknown||YES|
|EBW7 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Unknown||YES|
|EKR4 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Unknown||YES|
|FWU2 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Red||Unknown||No|
|GKH7 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Unknown||YES|
|GVS6 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Diamond White||Unknown||YES|
|JNO8 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.1||4spd Manual||Petrol||Black||Unknown||YES|
|TME7 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Havana Brown||Unknown||YES|
|VWA6 **Y||Quartz||1983||1.0||4spd Manual||Petrol||Unknown||YES|
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