The MK1 Ford Fiesta that featured in the Practical Classics Magazine, titled ‘Tight At The Museum’ has now been given the chance to escape once again.
Construction worker Darren Wisdom, who had been working on the premises, rescued the ‘tethered’ Fiesta from a London museum just hours before the little jewel was stripped then shipped to the local crusher.
With only a handful left in daily use, this unregistered and fully MoT’d stunner has only 140 miles on it’s very lazy speedometer.
Mr Wisdom, no relation to the legendary Norman, assures us the car is in ‘mint’ condition and all parts are as stock.
Inspected by the DVLA and given the thumbs up from the Ford Club, the car has also been validated for age and authenticity with documentation to back the claim up.
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40 Years Old
Whoever purchases this extremely sought after classic Ford will be acquiring a 40 year old slice of history and ‘delivery mileage’, with the added bonus of a tax exemption in the very near future.
Built at the Dagenham Ford Plant in July 1978, the car was subsequently bought by the museum in 1980 from Ford Personal Import / Export Ltd. From 1980 – 2015 the car was featured in a display which was then closed for refurbishment
Stripped out and prepared for refurbishment works, the Ford Fiesta was marked for dismantle and disposal. Darren then decided it was time to step in and save this historic time-piece from extinction.
The process turned out to be more difficult than first imagined with little if any space surrounding the untouched paintwork. A series of painstaking tasks were undertaken including gearbox and engine removal, doors and seats lifted out, then a custom jig assembled to finally extract the car side-wards from its location.
An amazing story for an even more amazing car, which could be yours if the bid is high enough.
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