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1976-1983 FORD Fiesta specifications


Ford’s arrival in the supermini sector might have been a little late in 1976, but it was an ambitious project. As well as being an all-new car from the ground up, the Fiesta was built in an all-new factory in Spain built on a green-field site. Like all Fords, the Fiesta came in a bewildering number of variations, from the rubber mat 957cc base model to a plush wood and velour 1300cc Ghia. Crisp to drive and utterly practical, the Fiesta was a massive hit from the word go, and the range increased in size as the years passed by. Sport and Ghia versions command a premium.

Production

  • Production:
    307,600
  • Price at launch:
    £1,856
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,500
  • Price (good):
    £1,000
  • Price (average):
    £750
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    17.8secs
  • Top speed:
    85.0mph
  • Power:
    45.0bhp
  • Torque:
    50.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Dead axle, trailing links, Panhard rod
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3648mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2290mm
  • Width:
    1585mm
  • Height:
    1326mm
  • Weight:
    750kgs

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