The 40-year-old Ford Fiesta hatchback will be sold almost without a runJanuary 22, 2019
The car was bought from the museum
H&H Classics will sell the first-generation Ford Fiesta hatchback in 1978 next month at the British auction H&H Classics. Mileage of the car, preserved in perfect condition, is equal to 227 kilometers.
Fiesta was acquired by the London Science Museum. The car all this time was part of the exposition devoted to the history of medicine and demonstrating how older people sit and get out of the car.
Hatchback was there until 2017, when the floor was closed for repairs. Because of the new elevators and narrower doors, the car could be taken out only by cutting it into pieces. One of the workers offered the museum management an alternative: he removed the engine, gearbox and interior parts of the Fiesta, making it lighter, and using a special crane, which he himself designed, lowered the car to the first floor.
Then he reassembled the car, put it on record, and in June 2018 sold it for 11.5 thousand pounds sterling.
Now Fiesta is put up for auction by the new owner, although now it is planned to bail out 6500-8500 pounds for it
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