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One of 500, an impeccably detailed Ford Fiesta ST500 with just 27,424 miles.
Computer optimised unitary welded steel body, rigid occupant safety cell, energy absorbing crumple zones, sports ‘Aero’ kit, boot spoiler, ABS, EBD, ESP, sports tuned suspension, uprated braking, performance exhaust system, driver and front passenger airbags, Quickclear heated windscreen, Sony stereo radio/CD model 6006, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Passive Anti-Theft System immobiliser (PATS), remote locking, electric windows, electric heated mirrors, ST scuff plates and metal pedals. Special ST500 equipment; Panther Black paint, Gloss Black ST design 17in alloy wheels, grey side stripes, RS2000 inspired U-shaped grey bonnet stripe, ST500 boot badge, red brake callipers, full leather upholstery, carbon fibre fascia and gear lever bezel, ST500 plaque. Dealer options; Genuine Ford carpet mats, boot protector, auxiliary socket.
The original Fiesta ST is fast becoming a highly sought-after modern classic hot hatchback, and none are more coveted than the ST500 run-out special edition. Just 500 examples were produced for the UK market, all in Ford Panther Black metallic, (Code D2). This outstanding example has covered just 27,424 miles from new and has been detailed for competing in concours events. The pristine and factory original paintwork is incredible with a deep uniform shine to the pin-straight bodywork. A tiny touched in chip to the passenger door is the only imperfection worthy of mention. The racy ‘Aero’ body-styling kit and chunky sports trim sections are as new and the unique ST500 boot badge and special decal kit are perfect. The underside and wheel apertures are spotless with credit due to the previous owner who underwent a painstaking process of underside detailing which also involved extensive replacement of genuine ford clips, bolts, brackets and fixings to complete the concours remit. Factory stickers and labels remain in the door shuts and original Ford dealer number plates, tax disc holder and rear screen sticker still attached. This is a real collector’s example.
Inside this sporting hot Ford are a pair of body-hugging ST-branded sports seats in Ebony Black full leather, (Code 3A). The entire cabin space, seats and trim can only be described as perfect and it is very obvious that this is a very well cared for example. ST emblems to the seats, steering wheel and sill scuff plates emphasise the performance credentials and the plaque on the dashboard proudly declares this as 1/500 ST500 cars. All functions and controls are totally factory standard including the Sony model 6006 stereo radio/CD. Tailored Ford Fiesta floor mats have preserved the pristine carpet. An unmolested hot hatch Ford interior.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Ford 2.0 litre Duratec engine, the power output is quoted as 147bhp at 6000rpm and 190Nm torque at 4500rpm. The maximum speed is 129mph while 0-60 is dispatched in just 7.9 seconds. The engine bay is spotless and displays factory stickers, panels stamps and clear chassis number stamping as well as the often-perished parts component labels. The standard Durashift 5-speed manual transmission is wonderfully tight and precise, perfect for quick and enthusiastic changes!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique Gloss Black ST design 17” alloy wheels are immaculate thanks to a light refurbishment with no curb damage and all matching Ford badged centre caps are as new. Matching premium brand Pirelli PZero Nero of size 205/40 ZR17 are fitted to all four corners. The original space saver spare wheel still wears the unused factory Pirelli rubber, housed in the pristine boot floor which has factory stickers and PDI markings still visible. The factory jack and wheel brace are present. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with discs to all four wheels offer rapid stopping power for this performance hot hatch while bright red callipers, a standard feature of the ST500 help separate this car from the mainstream ST variant.
Registered new on the 1st September 2008 by Main Dealers, Brooklyn Ford of Kidderminster, this prime ST500 has covered a low and verified 27,424 miles from new. The first keeper owned the car for 11 months when it was then sold as an Approved Used Ford by Main Dealer, Dees Wimbledon, to a lady who part exchanged her Fiesta Zetec S. Ownership has since passed to her husband and then in 2016 to the previous owner who is a family friend. He bought the car having known it since it was 11 months old and safe in the knowledge of how well it had been cared for and that it had never been driven hard, the fate of many ST Fiesta’s! A desire to create a car worthy of concours competitions whilst retaining originality led to countless weekends lost to painstaking detailing as well as refurbishment and replacement of small underside components. A huge catalogued file of parts receipts evidences the extensive sourcing of genuine Ford parts and alludes to the no expense spared and no compromise mentality directed at the project. All fluids and servicing were undertaken at the time. The result is simply astonishing, a car that drives as good as it looks.
The Ford zip up document wallet houses the original handbook and service book. Further invoices and MOT certificates date back to the first in 2011 are kept along with two Ford keys and an original Fiesta Range brochure. Representing the next generation of collectable fast Fords, it is virtually impossible to fault this car.
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