When cool classic cars go on the block, we’d be expecting them to be from marques like Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. But the “cool classic” that has just gone under the hammer is just not what you think; it is from Ford and no it isn’t a classic Ford GT; it is (as you probably already noted) a Ford Fiesta.
This Ford Fiesta is no run-of-the-mill Ford Fiesta. It is a rare 1981 Ford Fiesta 1.1 ‘Bravo’ Special Edition (MkI) blessed with a 1.1L version of the Valencia engine. What makes it rarer is, there are fewer than 20 models of the Bravo left on the road*.
With this particular example, it retained its in-period dealer plates, correct 12” wheels, and the familiar red pinstripes and ‘Bravo’ decals only found on MkI Bravo. It has had seven owners since it rolled out of the factory and its five-figure odometer shows that it had traveled 12,598 miles (20,274.5 km).
Let’s be honest. A 1981 Ford Fiesta is not quite a classic car but it is a piece of Ford’s history in the U.K. So, yeah, this car is pretty niche as far as collectors go and if you are an aficionado, you may find the quaint little 1981 Ford Fiesta 1.1 ‘Bravo’ Special Edition (MkI) listed on Car & Classic for auction. The auction is in progress as we speak and it will end on February 04, 2034, at 04:45 (UK time).
*According to the listing on Car & Classic.
Images: Car & Classic.