Monday, March 06, 2017

Automotif CXXXII...

Yes, that is a Ford Festiva (a Mazda 121 built in Korea by Kia and sold in the US as a Ford) with "Historic" vehicle plates. The body-colored bumpers, grill styling, alloy wheels, and hatch spoiler would indicate a '92 or '93 GL with the Sport package.

The owner has added an "EcoBoost" badge under the Festiva badge on the hatch. What significance it might have is beyond me. Of course, this is a car from an earlier day, and is largely a thin sheet metal box of air* compared to more modern autos; it wouldn't take a lot of power to make it scoot.

*Claimed curb weight of about 1,800 lbs.