Recently discontinued altogether a few years after it departed the North American market, the Ford Fiesta has nonetheless remained a popular vehicle on the used market – particularly among enthusiasts. In that regard, many still appreciate the high-performance ST, and we’ve seen several nice examples pop up for sale at various auctions in recent months. That list includes a 2015 SE with an ST powertrain, a heavily-modified 2016 ST, and an incredibly strange, chopped 2011 model. Now, for those seeking something a bit more collectible, this 34k-mile 2014 Ford Fiesta ST has surfaced for sale over at Cars & Bids.
It is worth noting that this 2014 Ford Fiesta ST isn’t entirely stock, as it’s been fitted with a set of 17-inch Fifteen52 Tarmac wheels, Euro-style LED headlights, an MBRP cat-back exhaust system, and paint protection film, but it’s still in mostly original condition, at least. Aside from the typical rock chips and creasing of the leather seat bolsters, it’s also in pretty fantastic condition, to boot, with its Performance Blue Metallic paint still shining like new.
There’s certainly a lot to like about this Fiesta ST, which is equipped with the optional Recaro package that adds leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats and heated side mirrors, plus factory fog lights, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, an eight-speaker stereo, and a 6.5-inch infotainment screen running SYNC software.
The best part of the Fiesta ST – which was only offered in the U.S. for one generation – is arguably its turbocharged Ford 1.6L I-4 EcoBoost engine, which was factory rated to produce 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque, flowing to the front wheels via a good old fashioned six-speed manual transmission. Fun to drive and in fantastic shape in this case, this Fiesta ST should certainly attract its fair share of interest at auction, though it will be interesting to see just what someone’s willing to pay for that privilege.