Vehicle: 1983 Ford Fiesta XR2
Work Completed: Gearbox rebuilt and gearstick throw shortened from 200mm to 130mm, replaced the front suspension bushes, fitted a new clutch, faded black window surrounds repainted and a metal fracture welded up and minor rust treated on the window frame, parcel shelf from a donor car refurbished with new paint, carpeting and hanger strings rear interior quarter panels, front bumper, and nearside front spotlight replaced with donor car parts and aftermarket exhaust replaced with original unit.
Notes: Mike spent £1,000 on a donor car for all the spare parts the project car needed; donor car was resold for £873. Restored car brought to Colin Stancombe of Ford Special Vehicles Engineering. Edd ran the car from 0-60 in 10.5 seconds – slightly more than one second slower than the original factory rating of 9.3 seconds.