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Do you own Ireland's oldest Ford Fiesta?

Ford Ireland is looking to find Ireland’s oldest Ford Fiesta as part of the car’s 40 anniversary celebrations.

THE FORD FIESTA, one of Ireland’s most loved small cars, turns 40 this year and as part of the car’s anniversary celebrations, Ford Ireland is hoping to uncover Ireland’s oldest Fiesta.

The Ford Fiesta was first introduced in 1976, the same years as Apple Computers and supersonic passenger flights on Concorde and few could have predicted the Fiesta’s phenomenal success story. More that 17 million Fiestas have been sold around the world and some 180,000 have been sold in Ireland.

“The Fiesta has had such a unique and exceptional heritage in Ireland,” said Ciarán 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.”

Back in 1976, the Fiesta cost £2,365 and came with an optional screw-off aerial. And Ford Ireland is hoping that owners of these early Fiestas will come forward and contact their local Ford Dealer.

The owner of Ireland’s oldest Fiesta and their car will be guests of honour at a special celebratory event for 40 years of Fiesta that will take place in late September.

For details of your nearest Ford Dealer go to and also keep an eye on the Ford Ireland Facebook page for regular updates on Fiesta 40 activity.

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