A 1978 Ford Fiesta 950 is up for grabs at H & H Auctions, with just 142 miles on the clock. Pre-sale estimate is just £6,500 to £8,500.
There have been some spectacular prices achieved for older Fords in the last year, with Cosworth models fetching over £100k and a Lotus Cortina almost £178k.
Even older more mainstream Fords are fetching more money than you’d ever have expected – although its mainly for sporty models – but would you expect a 1978 Ford Fiesta 950 to make an impressive price at auction?
Well, although not exactly in the realms of £100k Fords, this 1978 Ford Fiesta 950 has a chance of making more than any other 1978 Fiesta as it is, to all intents and purposes, a brand new car.
Consigned to Ford Personal Export when new, they didn’t get round to registering it before it was bought by The Science Museum to use in a diorama showing assistive technology to help the elderly in and out of a car. And there it sat until 2015.
They had to take the Fiesta apart to get it out of the Science Museum, but it’s been bolted back together and checked over by a man from the Ford Historic Register who declared it is in ‘as new’ condition.
Despite the man who rescued it from the Science Museum flogging it last year for £11.5k, H&H Auctions, who are selling it at their Online Classic Car Auction next month, have only given it a pre-sale estimate of £6.5-8.5k.
Sounds like a bargain.