Sometimes in life you’ve got to make a brave move to get noticed. Take Ben Henderson’s wicked modified Mk7 Ford Fiesta for example. Some lads wouldn’t dream of rocking around in a bright pink motor, but not our mate Ben! He sticks two fingers up at the norm and does what he wants to make his Fiesta the talk of the town!
After a fateful trip to a local Ford dealership with his dad, Ben returned home with a mint MK7 Ztec-S. With only 3,000 miles on the clock and one previous owner he was laughing. Best of all though the previous owner worked at Ford so the car was in absolutely tip top nick, winner!
Ever since Ben spotted a decked out MK6 he had been making plans for his own motor, now it was time to put them all into action. Things started off nice and simple. The grills, surrounds and rear diffuser were all removed and given a fresh lick of gloss black paint, simple and effective!
A set of rims were added and the car dropped on lowering springs, pretty standard stuff for any motor these days. It wasn’t for a while that things got really juicy though!
Ben booked in with Joe Ninety Bodyworks for some serious slammage. A 6-way hydraulic suspension kit has been fitted to the car along with a wireless control box. At the same time all four arches were pulled and flared so that Ben could swap the rims out, and swap them out he did!
No one seems to know the name of the killer hoops he’s running so if you’ve got any idea, put your answers on a postcard and send them in! After trawling through WheelWhores Ben spotted these for sale in the romantic city of Rome. After much negotiation a deal was struck.
A few weeks later and the wheels arrived on UK soil, safe and sound. The wheels are a three-piece design with gold hardware and weigh in at a respectable 7×17-inch and 7.5×17. He’s wrapped them in 165/45 and 185/35 Nankangs and stuffed them up into the arches.
The car was then shipped off to a local wrapping firm who did their best to wrap his motor light blue, they royally fudged it up though and after four trips back to get the work rectified he had the right hump! Lucky for us though someone was looking out for old Benny boy and he landed himself a job at JD Wraps. JD have had their mitts all over some of the best looking motors we’ve seen so this time Ben knew it was in safe hands.
The crappy old wrap was removed and replaced with this epic looking Fierce Fuchsia pink. To finish off the exterior he’s added a Triple R front splitter and matching side skirt extensions, nice.
With the exterior up to scratch Ben turned his attention to the Fords interior. The rear seats have been removed and replaced with a false floor that now houses a custom purple hydraulic ram box with frozen white rams. The floor itself has been trimmed in black diamond pattern leather that gives it a proper posh vibe!
Up front the standard seats have been replaced with Sparco R100 leather reclining seats and the center console wrapped in the same vinyl as the exterior.
By not being afraid to be different Ben has built himself an awesome motor that stands out from the crowds. Decked out on its mental wheels this motor is a true show stopper and for that, we love it!
OWNER: BEN HENDERSON
TECH SPEC: FORD FIESTA MK7 ZETEC S
Full 3M Fierce Fuchsia wrap by JD Wraps/Joyce Design; Gloss black plastics; Triple R composite front splitter with matching skirt extensions; Team Heko wind deflectors; pulled and flared arches all round.
Joe Ninety Bodyworks 6-way manual hydraulics; wireless control; unknown custom centre-less staggered 7x17in ET12 and 7.5x17in ET12 3pc wheels; Gold hardware; Nankang AS1 tyres.
Sparco R100 leather reclining seats; 3M Fierce Fuchsia wrapped centre console; stripped out rear with false floor trimmed in black diamond patterned leather; custom hydraulic ram box with frozen white rams; metallic purple ram box.
Standard headunit with AUX/USB CD; JBL twin 12in 2,000W subwoofers.
K&N 57i induction kit; JS performance hose kit; custom purple Auto Specialist cam cover.
My work colleagues at JD Wraps/Joyce Design for pushing back a busy schedule to get my car wrapped in time for show season; Joe Ninety Bodyworks for installing the hydraulics and doing my bodywork; all my family and friends who’ve helped me throughout the build; and most of all my supportive girlfriend Charlotte for all her help and hard work on the car.
Words Nick Turner Photos Chris Wallbank