Monday, September 5, 2016
Oakland Street Sighting - 1978 Ford Fiesta
brochure advertised the little car's quick acceleration and braking (0-60 was not listed, nor was the actual braking distance). The biggest selling point was arguably the car's fuel economy, rated at up to 43 miles per gallon in California. Everything else about the car was sold pretty hard, right down to the cast-iron engine block (for more weight on the drive wheels and therefore better traction, of course) and the Weber carburetor (the same brand Ferrari used, doncha know). Also, the base wheels are 12-inchers with 4" width. But for all its cheapness and basic economy, the Fiesta was a cute little car. It's what some would call "cheap and cheerful".
parked outside an art gallery right along Highway 1 on the coast. I was very rarely in the area and both were gone by the time I had a chance to stop by long enough to photograph them. I assume the salt air ate them up.
Photographed February 2016