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This low-mileage Mk1 Ford Fiesta could be yours for around £8k

Fancy bagging yourself a barely-used, mint Fiesta 'Bravo'?

Published: 30 Jan 2023
 

In the wake of the sad news that the Fiesta is no more, you might be heartened to see this gorgeous 1981 Ford Fiesta Mk1 going up for auction. The rare ‘Bravo’ special edition model has a 1.1-litre engine that has only clocked 12,600 miles in its youthful 40 years.

The two-tone silver/blue combo of this rare soon-to-be-auctioned classic car looks terrific. A limited edition, it was launched in 1981 and is thought to be one of fewer than 20 models left on the road. Originally over £4,000 when new, this particular example is expected to fetch more than £8,000 when it goes under the hammer.

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The Ford Fiesta Bravo is a brilliant example of the marque which enjoyed a 50-year lifespan and became Britain’s best-selling car. It sports its in-period dealer plates, 12in wheels and Mk1-only pinstripe and ‘Bravo’ decals. It’s been SORN-ed for much of the last decade, which goes some way to explaining the low mileage and mint condition.

Chris Pollitt, head of editorial at the auction platform, Car & Classic, says “We know that, since the current model’s discontinuation announcement, Ford Fiesta searches on Car & Classic’s platform have gone up by almost 20 per cent, and those of the MkI, specifically, by over 150 per cent.”

Pollitt suspects interest in the Ford Fiesta is only going to increase this year, making this a rather tidy investment opportunity. The bidding began on 29 January 2023 and ends this Friday (3 February 2023).

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