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Ford Fiesta Mk1 Quartz

Ford Fiesta 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.
Italian advert for the Mk1 Ford Fiesta Quartz 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.

Optional Extras

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.

1983 Ford Fiesta Quartz Special Edition

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
BlackSolid1983Ford Black
Cardinal RedSolid1983Ford Cardinal Red
Coral BeigeSolid1983Ford Coral Beige
Diamond WhiteSolid1983Ford Diamond White
Polar GreySolid1983Ford Polar Grey
Rio BrownSolid1983Ford Rio Brown
Sunburst RedSolid1983Ford Sunburst Red
Caspian BlueMetallic1983Ford Caspian Blue
Champagne GoldMetallic1983Ford Champagne Gold
Glacier BlueMetallic1983Ford Glacier Blue
Havana BrownMetallic1983 
Imperial RedMetallic1983Ford Imperial Red
Strato SilverMetallic1983Ford Strato Silver

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 **YQuartz19831.04spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
CPV6 **YQuartz19831.14spd ManualPetrolBlackUnknownYES
DTA9 **YQuartz19831.14spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
EBW7 **YQuartz19831.14spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
EKR4 **YQuartz19831.14spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
FWU2 **YQuartz19831.14spd ManualPetrolRedUnknownNo
GKH7 **YQuartz19831.04spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES
GVS6 **YQuartz19831.14spd ManualPetrolDiamond WhiteUnknownYES
JNO8 **YQuartz19831.14spd ManualPetrolBlackUnknownYES
TME7 **YQuartz19831.04spd ManualPetrolHavana BrownUnknownYES
VWA6 **YQuartz19831.04spd ManualPetrolUnknownYES

*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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