Since the formation of Ford Performance out of so many other Blue Oval divisions (Team RS, SVT, Ford Racing, etc.), the group’s “Liquid Blue” paint hue has been a fixture, helping the automaker introduce such performance cars as the Shelby GT350R, F-150 Raptor, Focus RS, Fiesta ST, and yes, even the Ford GT supercar. Unfortunately, of all those cars, only the GT offers the deep, luscious hue as a factory color.
But if you can’t afford Ford’s $450,000 GT just now, there is an alternative; Ford’s Liquid Blue Fiesta ST show car from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is up for auction right now on website Bring A Trailer. The car somehow passed into private ownership, and was spotted and acquired from a dealer some months ago by an eagle-eyed Ford Performance fan. In addition to the stunning Liquid Blue paint, this show car is further distinguished from regular production examples by its white-and-black leather Recaro seats and white contrast stitching.
The high bid for this singular Ford Fiesta ST currently stands at $17,750, and if you’re interested, you’d better act now; just over five hours remain at the time of this writing. It’s no Ford GT, but it’s the only chance mere mortals like you and I will probably ever have to get our mitts on an original Liquid Blue Ford Performance machine.