THE OWNER

Classic Ford - - CF BUYING RESTORING -

Fig­ur­ing that a Mk2 Fi­esta would be easy to in­sure for his son, Stephen Great­batch bought this 1984 1.1L in 2016. As it turned out though, the Co­ral Beige Mk2 proved sur­pris­ingly more ex­pen­sive to cover than a newer Zetec S, but Fi­esta fan, Stephen couldn’t part with it and soon hatched a plan to drop in a Zetec and add some banded steels. With only 26,000 miles on the clock and two own­ers on the V5 though, he soon re­alised it was too orig­i­nal to mod­ify and in­stead con­cen­trated on mak­ing it show ready. “Other than a lit­tle bit of paint and re­fin­ish­ing the wheels, bumpers and a few un­der­bon­net bits, plus sourc­ing a new par­cel shelf, we haven’t ac­tu­ally had to do much. It’s good fun to drive and gets a great re­ac­tion, peo­ple seem to love the brown in­te­rior!”

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