1983 Ford Fiesta XR2



A Mk1 Ford Fiesta XR2, benefiting from a full nut & Bolt restoration costing over £4,000 and taking almost 2 years to complete!

These are now extremely rare cars with only around 200 left on our roads and this has got to be one of the best.
Finished in Sunburst red, exactly as it would of looked in June 1983 when it was new (30 years ago)

Nice registration plate TOE 515Y

We have had many nice cars here, and this little gem really gets the young and old talking!!!


When the restoration took place, the purchaser bought the car with no paperwork (it had been lost by the previous owner) and a new V5 was applied for.
However, this XR2 was stripped to a bare shell, repainted in original sunburst red, and restored with many brand new genuine original parts.
The XR2 has a fully detailed engine bay and underneath has been finished to a very high standard!

New parts include: (Mostly Genuine Ford parts)
Front lights
Spot lights
Headlight surrounds
Front shocks
Discs, pads, brake lines
Back lights
Wheel nuts
Fan and Shroud
Rear arms, shocks & springs
Engine fully stripped and rebuilt
All polybushes fitted
Ball joints
Track rod ends
Steering rack
Rear shoes and cylinders
Handbrake cables

One key works all locks/ignition, would make a great show car, and now starting to really increase in value.

Body & Paintwork

The car benefits from a recent repaint in the original Sunburst Red colour, the engine bay, underside, and boot floor all look as good as the top side of the car.
The car has no rust, and no ‘bubbling’ of the paint in any areas.
All sills are solid, as is the whole underside of the car, all wheel arch mouldings are undamaged and the spoiler is in good condition also.

Glass, handles, lights & badges are all in excellent condition.

Interior & Trim

The interior of the XR2 is overall very good for a car of this age.
Headlining, Carpet, and trim are in good condition, the seats have no rips or tears, although the drivers seat base does have some small holes in the base as shown in the pictures.
All switches work as they should, and the soft finish dashboard with red surround is in great condition.
The parcel shelf is intact, straight and complete with the correct hangers.


The engine was rebuilt and also detailed during the restoration, and runs very well. The engine has no unusual noises, and pulls well through the gears, with its ample 84BHP.
The four speed synchromesh gearbox with remote shift functions without crunches or whines.

Running Gear

The car drives as it should, all brakes are new, and work perfectly well, steering is ‘precise’ and as you would expect from a lightweight 80’s ‘Hot Hatch’.
The majority of suspension bushes have been replaced with Polybushes to help tighten the feel of the car and all other bushes have been replaced with new standard items.

Original Pepperpot alloy wheels have been painted and are in un-marked condition, with new tyres fitted.

The car drives nicely overall, and is smooth with only the setting of the tracking required.