Sand­piper/Sand­piper II

Classic Ford - - SPOTTERS GUIDE -

EN­GINE CA­PAC­ITY: 1117cc YEARS PRO­DUCED: 1979 AND 1981 PRICE WHEN NEW: £3514 Oddly named, un­for­tu­nately coloured but sur­pris­ingly pop­u­lar 1100L-based Fi­esta of Novem­ber 1979 boasted plush Ghia-type seats with head­rests and cho­co­late/tan velour up­hol­stery, Ghia car­pets and four-spoke steer­ing wheel. Body­side mould­ings, 4.5x12 inch wheels and twin chrome mir­rors adorned the ex­te­rior, along with a choice of paint­work: 2500 cars were fin­ished in Ro­man Bronze, while a fur­ther 1500 sold in two-tone bronze over Cordoba Beige. Sand­piper II ar­rived in March 1981, a run of 4000 in Ro­man Bronze over So­lar Gold com­plete with tinted glass and two-tone velour trim; the price was £4060.

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