SMC Heritage are proud to present this incredible Collector Condition 2007 Ford Fiesta ST with just 1 mature owner and driver from new and just 9477 miles.
Fiesta ST Background:
The hot hatch market of the mid 2000’s was a very different place from the one the much-loved and sorely missed XR2i bowed out of in 1993. The Clio 182 and Mini Cooper Works where the new pretenders to the XR2i’s former throne and would take some shifting. However, buoyed by reclaiming the RS Turbos crown with the Focus RS, Ford formed TeamRS and got to work on what was now known as the supermini segment and came out fighting.
The ST150 Fiesta was to be the first project for Ford’s TeamRS as they set about to reclaim their title as the kings of hot hatches. The group parts bin was raided and the 2.0L Duratec from the Mondeo was shoehorned into the engine bay at a 6 degree angle whilst freer flowing inlet and exhaust manifolds helped to up the power to 148bhp. A lighter flywheel was added to sharpen the throttle response and a sports exhaust to increase the drama. To keep all this on the road the suspension was tweaked and then tweaked some more whilst the Focus ST170 was raided for the brake calipers.
The styling was equally important, the fiesta was certainly handsome but it wasn’t mean. Bright finish 11 spoke 17” alloy wheels were added alongside a body- coloured Sports Aero Kit comprising of: chunkier bumpers and sills, high intake front grill and a jutting boot spoiler to complete the look. The inside was treated to half leather sports seats and a smattering of ST branding.
The ST150 was ready for battle, cue the marketing blurb and an elaborate international launch in the Tuscan hills. It was claimed that the ST150 lapped Ford’s Lommel test track in the same time as its big brother the Focus ST170 while the phrase “the ultimate in small car handling” was used for the press packs. The “Bring it on!!!” tagline for the website was equally bullish.
Built in 2007 to UK Specification and registered on the 12/05/07 by Bristol Street Motors of Birmingham to its one and only keeper. The vehicle was sensibly specified in Panther Black Metallic with the optional Reflex and Viability Packs and perhaps most tellingly given the purchasers maturity without the ST Graphics packs. As their first brand new car purchase, they would go on to cosset the car for almost 14 years. As a Semi-retired Mechanic, he was well aware of the short comings of some Main Dealer’s servicing standards and knew that they would fail to live up to his expectations. Consequently, the vehicle was maintained initially by a trusted local garage for warranty purposes before he then began diligently servicing it himself, always using genuine parts. This was done way over recommendation at approx. every 1000 miles, there are 8 stamps in the service book plus additional invoices for further oil changes and sundries. The initial local garage would continue to MOT the vehicle for its entire life.
In incredible condition with a long term fastidious mature owner and a documented service history it really is as good as it gets. The car is supplied with all booklets and instructions in the original book pack including the original stamped service book. The history file is comprehensive with invoices to support the service stamps and the old MOT’s further validating the mileage. We also have the original showroom brochure including the sales executive’s business card. All keys are present and the spare still resides in the original bag along with the supplying dealer keyring and the radio and key codes. The original supplying dealer plates are still fitted and the spare wheel and jack are all present and totally unused.
Evidently having always been hand washed and regularly polished the Panther Black Metallic paint is in fantastic order throughout with perfect factory shut lines and a deep glossy finish. The 17inch 11 spoke ST bright finish alloys are totally unmarked and fitted with factory correct Pirelli P Zeros. The Factory bodystyling, spoiler, bumpers, lights, badges and decals are all correct and free from any damage or discoloration. The glass is all factory with the correct Ford markings including the windscreen. All factory stickers are also present and undamaged. This really is a cosseted time warp car
Engine Bay and Underneath:
Perhaps even more remarkable than the incredible condition of the paint work and trim is the underside of the vehicle. It could easily have just rolled straight off the factory floor, with factory wax and markings still in place it is an incredible testament to the care this ST has received. The engine bay is equally impressive and spotlessly clean. The vehicle remains totally standard and has never been modified or tracked.
Hmmm, new car smell. The interior is simply sublime. The two-tone Blue Diamond and Ebony half leather ST sports seats are in incredible condition. Totally free from any damage or wear to the bolsters, the leather remains factory fresh and feeling supple throughout. The black and blue combo extends to the Passion Blue/Ebony dash too and perfectly complements the gleaming exterior paint work. It would not be unreasonable to surmise that the rear seats have never been sat in, the as new rigidity of the folding mechanism would certainly support this. The switchgear is all in superb order with no scratches or marking to the trim. Fitting with the incredible mileage the often tired, high contact areas of the cabin such as the ST Specific steering wheel and gear knob show almost no signs of any use. The carpets are perfect throughout having been protected from new by an original set of black overmats. Pleasingly the Ford 6006 audio with 6 CD dash stacker is still present and the parcel shelf is correct and unadorned with any aftermarket speakers. The boot area is effectively unused with absolutely no signs of loading damage or wear whatsoever.
On the Road:
Perhaps unsparingly given the low miles and impeccable upkeep it drives with a time warp tautness you that you could only find with a low mileage perfectly maintained example. The ST Boasts 148bhp with a kerb weight of just over 1100kg giving a useful 132bhp per tonne and respectable claimed 0-60mph time of 7.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 129mph. Not startling by modern standards but where this ST truly stands proud from the rest of its peers was in the handling. TeamRS’ input certainly paid dividends and the ST offers superb visceral driving experience that many more modern and often vastly more powerful cars simply cannot replicate.
With less than 10,000 miles, one fastidious mature owner and an impeccable service history this vehicle really stands out among its often thrashed and previously damaged peers. Its condition is best described as time warp. The exterior and interior are quite simply superb. On the road this ST is superb and drives with in a way that you that you could only find with the very best, lowest mileage and perfectly maintained examples.
It really is as new and offers a fantastic entry in to modern classic ownership. As either a depreciation proof low mileage daily driver, a weekend toy to polish, show and enjoy or perhaps most likely a solid investment piece to add to your collection.
Whether you are a performance Ford fan looking for the very best, most attractive and original example or just looking for a shrewd future classic investment you need to see this car.
The vehicle has just undergone a full Health Check and will be serviced and MOT’d by SMC prior to collection for complete peace of mind
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