CC Outtake: Ford Fiesta

With a number of people lamenting the fact that the intro of the Escort into the US market meant the exit of the Fiesta, it didn’t surprise me that much to see this when I stepped out of my car to gas it up today. 

Unfortunately as I was finishing pumping someone pulled in beside it precluding a good profile shot.

This one appears to be the not so common S model.

Or is it? This one appears to have suffered a little mishap along the way with repairs including a little more bondo that might have been a good idea and a complete repaint. The stripe and stylized S appeared to be decals, which begs the question what dusty back shelf were they found on, since the fact that this red is relatively  nice and shiny, it couldn’t have been done all that long ago.