After he booked his Peugeot 206 in for a full makeover, Tom MacRae went on the hunt for a new daily. To keep the Pug fresh and the miles low he picked up an ex-demo Mk.6 Fiesta. Fully loaded with all the optional extras, Tom bagged himself a bargain, but something was missing.
By his own admission the Fiesta wasn’t really what he wanted. “I needed a cheap daily and the Fiesta ticked all the right boxes,” he explains. Plans to keep the car standard went out of the window just as quick as they went in.
Before the car was even back on his drive Tom had already ordered a set of Cossie wheels. Combining the new rims with a set of lowering springs and shocks saw the Fiesta sitting much better, but it still wasn’t enough for our Tom.
It wasn’t until he split open his headlights to freshen them up with lick of paint that things really started to take shape. Tom started off spraying the lights black but soon ran out of paint. The only other colours to hand were green or pink. Doing the manly thing Tom opted for the latter and started splashing pink paint all over his headlight and fog surrounds.
The car was looking smart but Tom still wasn’t sold so it was time to pull out all the stops. Turning to the guys behind his Peugeot build he headed over to Xquisite Automotive.
The crew got to work and the mods began to run thick and fast. The front and rear bumpers were smoothed along with the boot. The side repeaters and washer jets were deleted and with yet another wheel change on the cards the arches were widened further.
Nest, the whole car was treated to a fresh coat of silver and the roof was finished with a gloss black chequered pattern. By now the car was looking more like a show piece than a daily driver. The staggered 6×16-inch and 8×16-inch mirror polished Porsche D90’s are number 14 in a long list of rims that have graced the Fiesta.
There was no turning back now so Tom went all out and booked the car in with Havair for one of their fast air kits. With almost everything in place it wasn’t until someone suggested that he entered the Top 25 at Modified Nationals that Tom turned his attention to the interior.
With only a matter of weeks left before the show Tom scoured the net for interior ideas. The front seats were custom made using Focus RS bottoms and Porsche GT3 backs. Chucking the whole interior in his van he made the 6-hour trip up to MJ Trimming where they worked their magic.
Continuing with the pink theme the front and rear seats have been covered in pink leather with quilted centres. The door cards and rear parcel shelf are trimmed to match and the roof lining has been covered in Alcantara with a pink diamond stitching. Nice.
TECH SPEC Mk6 FORD FIESTA
Smoothed front number plate recess, bumper, rear reflectors, sideskirt covers, side repeaters, bonnet washer jets, aerial and boot; de-locked; de-wipered; custom front and rear arches; gloss black front and rear lower grilles; pink fog and headlight surrounds; custom painted check roof.
Gaz custom struts all round; 4-way HavAir air-ride system; Air Zenith management; fully polished 6×16-inch front and 8×16-inch rear Porsche Design 90 alloys; Nankang NS2 165/40×16 front and Nankang NS2 165/45×16 rear tyres.
Momo 280mm steering wheel trimmed in pink; custom front and rear seats trimmed in pink with diamond cross sticking; Porsche emblem embossed in front and rear seats; parcel shelf trimmed pink with diamond cross stitched centres; black Alcantara A,B & C pillars; black Alcantara with pink diamond stitched roof lining; pink painted air vent and heater surrounds; custom boot build for air tank.
Kenwood double DIN headunit; JL front and rear components.