A lot of things happened in 1976; the first commercial Concorde flights took off in the UK, Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, U2 were formed after Larry Mullen Jnr posted a flyer on his school’s bulletin board looking for musicians to form a band, and the Ford Fiesta was launched in Ireland.
“The Fiesta has had such a unique and exceptional heritage in Ireland,” said Ciaran McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford in Ireland. “It has been part of the family for countless households down through the years and is the car that most of us actually learned to drive in – experiences like that build a unique and strong affinity.”
When the Fiesta first launched it cost £2,365 and and came with the option for a ‘screw-off aerial’. Since its launch it has sold more than 17 million Fiestas sold around the world and some 180,000 have been sold in Ireland. It has managed to stay popular by changing with the times and staying up to date. The latest version has been the best-selling small car in Europe for the last 4 years.
As part of the celebration of the Fiesta’s 40th birthday, Ford are on the hunt for the country’s oldest Fiesta. The owner of the oldest Fiesta and their car will be the guests of honour at a special celebratory event for 40 years of Fiesta that will take place in September.
Owners of any vintage Fiesta should contact their local Ford dealer, check out www.ford.ie to find your nearest dealer.
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