75th An­niver­sary

Classic Ford - - SPOTTERS GUIDE -

EN­GINE CA­PAC­ITY: 1117cc YEARS PRO­DUCED: 1978 PRICE WHEN NEW: £2816 First ever lim­ited-edi­tion Mk1 Fi­esta, the 75th An­niver­sary Fi­esta went on sale on June 16, 1978 to mark 75 years of Ford’s pres­ence in the UK (the Model A of 1903). Also known as the Soli­taire, the An­niver­sary or Lim­ited Edi­tion, the 75th An­niver­sary was based on the 53 bhp 1100L, com­plete with pas­sen­ger door mir­ror, wheel rim em­bel­lish­ers, re­clin­ing front seats, velour trim, cen­tre con­sole and clock.Two paint colours were avail­able — Black or Di­a­mond White — with con­trast­ing side stripes; 1000 of each colour were pro­duced but few sur­vive. It set the pat­tern for many cars to come…

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